Millennials – Challenges in the Workforce

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Everyone knows that the millennial workforce thrives on coworking, coffee and flexibility in their chosen career path(s). There is even a study called NextGen to support this! “Where Generation X values control over work, development opportunities and pay satisfaction, Millennials are driven by the more social needs of flexibility, appreciation and team collaboration” (PwC, 2014). Many millennials identify their work habits as multifaceted; calling themselves entrepreneurs, tech-pros, freelancers and bartenders all at once. A one track career path is seen as boring or lacking in opportunity these days. Life-work is connected now more than ever, and everyone wants a personal experience, and to work for a brand that represents them (think Coca-Cola’s name bottles).

The challenge is this:

How can I merge my personal goals with my career and income generating goals?

You could take the advice ‘follow your passion and the money will come’. Well what if your passion is watching full seasons of ‘Friends’ on Netflix, with no breaks, all week long?

Or follow the trend right now and become an insta-famous tech startup! Maybe move to Silicon Valley, wear awesome Chive t-shirts and have a man-bun.

It works for these guys —-> https://www.pinterest.com/explore/man-bun/

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Ultimately you should start by envisioning and outlining what you expect in a job – any job! Salary, type of coworkers and boss (if any), environment (office, home, coworking space, the jungle or the beach) and specifics of what you will actually be doing!!

Just saying “I want to start a business” won’t start the business. Usually taking action and getting out into the world is better than spending hours planning and talking about what you are going to do.

Millennials are not ‘lazy’ or too ‘entitled’. Most millennials, like any other generation, want to work hard; they just want to work hard at something that they believe in. Young people have tons of great ideas, sometimes it is just hard to know where to start.

A good place to start is with a virtual office and coworking membership.

You get the best of every world with these packages.

A professional business address will give you an edge in any field – especially when writing to potential investors/donors/funding opportunities.

Also it will save time and money – all your mail and packages are collected for you and arranged nicely for pick up or delivery! No more waiting around for deliveries or worrying about cheques being lost in the mail. You won’t need to hire a receptionist or assistant either!

Coworking and coworking spaces are in generous supply around the world today. Providing an alternative to busy coffee shops; like-minded individuals and teams can bounce ideas off of one another or work quietly without the restrictions of a coffee shop or distractions of home.

Before signing up to any ol’ space on the block, explore your options! Be sure to make a list of what you envision your coworking experience to be.

Is free coffee important?

Can you have a dedicated, personalized space with a locked filing cabinet?

Is there 24/7 access?

You may have a day job and want to work on your other ventures by night!

What about when you have guests, coworkers or potential investors stopping by…is there meeting room space available on the fly?

tech_news2Does the technology and digital tools available meet your needs?

There are a variety of workspace cultures available. Be sure the one you choose aligns with your goals and expectations in your career and personal life.

Coworking and Virtual Office Memberships – http://www.torontomeetings.com/cowork.htm

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Team Space Office – Move-In Ready

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Join the Waterfront work community today!

20 Bay St, WaterPark Place, on the 11th floor has everything your business is looking for!

You will be minutes from Union station, connected by the PATH – Toronto’s indoor pedestrian walkway that connects the downtown core.

Fully furnished and customizable team space to suit your business, with Wireless Internet and phones included.

You have 24/7 secure access to your space; including the Rostie Kitchen and Lounge, reception and mail services, fax/copier/printer services and use of meeting room space.

Save on overhead costs with flexible terms.

Cleaning, lights, AC, security and more all included.

NEW – On-site WaterPark Athletics Centre – for tenant use only!

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Book your tour today!

info@rostiegroup.com                        416-214-1840                1-800-648-1840

Happy Birthday Coworking

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The newest buzzword ‘Coworking’ is here to stay and its taking the world by storm with over 2500 coworking spaces now operating across the globe.

It was August 9th 2005 that Brad Neuberg opened the first collaborative workspace, called Spiral Muse, and dubbed it “coworking”. He was quickly joined by other early coworking leaders like Tara Hunt & Chris Messina, who were original founders of the Hat Factory (along with Brad Neuberg and a few others), and finally Citizen Space, which is still a thriving coworking space to this very day in San Francisco.

Join us in celebrating Coworking’s 10th birthday and try a FREE week of coworking at The Rostie Group!

Book today – 416-214-1840 – info@rostiegroup.com

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Kajama Summer Boat Cruise!

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This is your chance to get on board one of Toronto’s best attractions and sail the Kajama, a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat cruise!
Sit back and relax with a cold drink from the fully licensed bar, and a delicious meal as you set sail on Toronto Harbour and beautiful Lake Ontario. The best Toronto attraction in our work community!

Join us in celebrating summer!

When: Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Where: Queens Quay terminal, just outside of 20 Bay St., WaterPark Place
When: the cruise boards at 5:30p.m. The perfect after work drink spot.

Tickets are $21+HST.
Email rsvp@rostiegroup.com to reserve yours now!

Freelancers Unite – with Coworking

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Are you a Freelancer looking for a place to connect, network and get work done?

We are offering free coworking hours and a special discounts  on coworking packages for freelancers. Get your creative juices flowing and let us take care of the rest.

Enjoy an all-access workspace with Wi-Fi, printing/ fax capabilities and of course complimentary coffee!

Be inspired. Take a stroll along Toronto’s Waterfront, only a few short steps away from your workspace.

Be connected. Coworking encourages like-minded people to come together and share ideas. Our shared office environment encourages networking and is home to an array of entrepreneurs, startups and business owners.

Be productive. Focus on your work without the stress of a home-office or crowded coffee shop. We take care of all your workspace and caffeine needs.

Call today!

416-214-1840

Toll-free:1-800-648-1840 info@rostiegroup.com

Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group

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Introducing our new blog series: Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group.

With our centre bustling with creativity and many innovative projects taking place at The Rostie Group, we have decided to launch a series on our blog that will feature both our clients and other trendsetting companies that are doing exciting work. The Let’s Chat with The Rostie Group will begin this week and will provide industry insight and a venue for you to meet local entrepreneurs and inspiring individuals.  Stay tuned for our first interview.

When a Recruiter Calls…

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates

You know the call, as soon as you hear it’s a recruiter on the other end of the phone there’s a good chance that the first thing you say is “thanks, but I’m not looking”. Fair enough. The majority of the people we call are happy in their current role. But does that mean you shouldn’t take a few minutes to find out what they’re calling about? It may not be for you but perhaps you have a friend that’s on the market or maybe, just maybe, it’s your dream job.

It may not be the time for you to make a move, maybe not the right role, but why not take a few minutes and get to know us a little. Hopefully you’ll never be in the position where you have to find another job, but eventually you may want to. And we’ll be here…waiting for your call.

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

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Happy Birthday Cynthia!

The team at The Rostie Group would like to wish Cynthia Rostie a very Happy Birthday. We hope she has a wonderful day and is enjoying her travels. We look forward to celebrating with her upon her return!

Starting a new business can be scary

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newbusiness-triangle001From our experience over the years serving startups and running our own startup we are always interested in what it takes to help young companies survive the early stages.

A clear business plan, a tight well-balanced team and the right attitude are among the things that go a long way to making it as a startup business.

According to writer, Murray Newlands’ one should be able to “anticipate failure.”

Fail well i.e. have the ability to fail and learn from your mistakes quickly in order to succeed.

Read the rest of this great article by Reid Kanaley here…