The Staffing Edge has entered to win Canada’s Passion Capitalists Recognition Award. The Passion Capitalist Award Contest is derived from the book ‘Passion Capitalist’ written by the President of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Mr. Paul Alofs. The national awards program came about to recognize and celebrate great Canadian organizations that have achieved sustainable success by creating ‘Passion Capital’ among their people.
What is a Passion Capitalist?
As seen on Canada’s Passion Capitalist website, the definition for a Passion Capitalist Organization is:
“A Passion Capitalist is an organization that has achieved long term success by creating Passion Capital; the energy, intensity, and sustainability needed to generate superior results. It’s what enables small start-ups to compete with large multinationals, and large multinationals to stay relevant over time.”
The Staffing Edge believes we have achieved our own long term success over the last 19 years through a cumulative passion for the staffing industry and the drive of each employee to help our staffing agency members succeed. Of the 29 employees at The Staffing Edge currently, well over half have been with the company for more than 5 years.
Larry Lacombe, Credit and Collections Manager at The Staffing Edge, credits his own longevity at the company with the contagious energy inside TSE. “We push each other forward with technology, customer service and coaching. We are a very cohesive team dedicated to our members and what we can do day in and day out to aid in their success.”
Culture at The Staffing Edge
The distinctive culture at The Staffing Edge makes for a fun, think-tank type of environment. We celebrate company achievements, member achievements and personal ones as well. Our motto should be work hard, play hard, as we do both well. Everyone’s opinion is valued and everyone’s contributions are acknowledged. Holly Power-Cormier, Marketing Coordinator, has worked at TSE for less than a year but understands why people stay with the company; “everyone’s input and opinion is valued and there are no closed doors”.
The culture at TSE is one of a kind as we have maintained a small business, family like feel among the different departments although we’ve grown to support over 120 contract staffing firms across Canada. We maintain great relationships with our members, getting to know them as people as well as entrepreneurs. We hold member appreciation events, networking opportunities as well as our Annual Staffing Summit.
Don Wilson, owner of Nu-way Personnel and PDQ Personnel, has been a member of The Staffing Edge since 1998. “Throughout the years, I’ve always known I can count on TSE to be there no matter the situation, they work with us hand in hand until the job is complete.”
Our Passion Capital Video
The Passion Capital contest was brought to the TSE’s attention from Ingrid Gondoza, a member of the credit and collections department. “I saw an opportunity for TSE to really shine with this award as I see passion in my job and in my co-workers every day. At TSE you don’t feel like a number, every person has the ability to help the company move forward”
With only one week to create and edit our passion capital video as part of Phase 1 in the application process, we decided to split the team into groups: the newbies who’ve been with TSE for less than a year, the veterans who have over 10 years of tenure and those in between. We even invited a few members to comment on our passion and how it affects their business.
Chris Malakovski from Clek Staffing was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the video. A member of The Staffing Edge for just over a year, he had lots to say about how TSE helped him build his budding business. "I've had the luxury of dealing with TSE for various challenges from workers comp to RFP's and it has been a very rewarding experience."
Watch TSE’s Passion Capital video on our YouTube channel.
The great news is that our video passed and we are now in phase 2 of the contest! The next steps for winners selection; Regional Judging Panels will select finalists from each of the following regions; Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The winners will be announced on November 20, 2014.
For further information on Canada’s Passion Capitalist Recognition Award or Paul Alofs' book ‘Passion Capital’ please visit www.canadaspassioncapitalists.com and cross your fingers for us!
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