Our family holiday traditions

Our family holiday traditions

The Staffworks team is a small but mighty combination of people of different cultures and holiday traditions. We invite you to take a (virtual) peek into our homes and share in our family holiday traditions. Click the links below to be taken directly to a short story! The Enns FamilyThe Gray FamilyThe Gordon FamilyThe Berhane FamilyThe Brown-Gentles FamilyThe Burke FamilyThe Moreira FamilyThe Sears Family The Enns Family The Gray Family The Gordon Family The Berhane Family The Brown-Gentles Family The Burke Family The Moreira Family The Sears...
Staffworks Fall 2021 Professional Development Event

Staffworks Fall 2021 Professional Development Event

Click here to Register on Eventbrite Sylvia Apostolidis is the President at The Jasmar Group, a behaviour change consultancy helping companies build team belonging, culture, and performance. She’s been working with companies to build diverse and inclusive workplaces since 2005. Committed to finding real solutions to a complex issue, her company draws on insights from behavioural economics, neuroscience and design...
A TED that takes the “tough” out of tough conversations.

A TED that takes the “tough” out of tough conversations.

TED talks regularly come into my inbox, but only a few make the status of viewed.  This one, in particular, had me listening and engaged in what Micah was saying and thinking about how I could put his thoughtful words into action. Tough conversations can make us sweat, but it is helpful to remember they are usually harder for the leader of the conversation than the listener.  When I listened to Micah I was reminded how important it is for listeners to be clued-in to how the message is being conveyed, not just words but tone and body language.  These cues can help us respond in a way that is in keeping with how the message is intended.  It also reminded me of Steven Covey’s fifth habit:  Seek to understand then to be understood. When someone is sharing this part of who they are, understanding them and their relationship with who they are is paramount.  Remember, if someone is trusting you with this conversation, you have the important responsibility to honour that trust.   Use the opportunity to make them glad they did! Have a listen to Micah and challenge yourself to be a better ally to your colleagues, family and...
Lockdown Lessons

Lockdown Lessons

It took a pandemic for me to realize two things:  One is that we can work just as well, if not better, from home (yes, took me long enough) and the second is that we can service any region we wish with the same level of professional service and results that we’ve been delivering here in the GTA for 20 years! I could sit around and kick myself for taking so long to figure it out, but I’d rather leverage these 2 great revelations to make Staffworks an even greater place to work.  We now have feet on the ground in Vancouver, in the form of Lexi Balshin, who cut her teeth in Toronto but has now settled back into her home town.  We are now partnering with customers in Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto!  Hats off to my team for embracing the opportunity and making Staffworks the go-to staffing firm from B.C. to Ontario!  And remember, Staffworks next event is coming this Fall. Click here to sign up for Staffworks Event invitations and Staffworks...