Community Service Pays Off for The Bagg Group


At The Bagg Group, we practice retail therapy, on company time. And we urge our clients to consider undertaking a similar practice. Our recruiters shop for toys, books, and clothes, and split the bill with me.  When our budget is spent, we hand over our purchases to The Scott Mission, and return to the office, energized by the experience.

For us, philanthropy is part of a day’s work.  We are honoured to be recognized for our dedication to empowering others by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) which awarded us the 2010 Community Service Award. We first received the award in 2004, and it feels great every time.

The Award champions commitment to charitable, educational and community initiatives. We couldn’t agree more on the importance of this. In turn, we want to champion Hayley Rosenbaum, recipient of the HRPA Scholarship which The Bagg Group sponsors annually to enable a student to complete studies in human resources.

At The Bagg Group, giving back isn’t just corporate goodwill, it’s part of our corporate DNA.  This agency was founded on the belief that you succeed when you help others succeed.  And it is because we live this principle every day that we continue to sustain strong, positive relationship with our clients. 

We have successfully placed people in full-time positions, contract positions and temporary opportunities for decades.  Over the years, we have interviewed thousands of job-seekers. The result is that  we know what people need to feel engaged and productive on the job. And it’s not just money.

The most loyal employees are those who work for organizations which support their efforts to make a difference to their company, and to their community.

We can verify this first-hand.  Our staffing solution experts continuously launch and support various charitable initiatives, and their enthusiasm, optimism and actions invigorate their colleagues, clients and candidates.  Most recently, our recruiters got together to help send myself and my teen son to Honduras to do volunteer work and donate a house to one of the poorest families in a region ravished by poverty and neglect.  

As for the company’s annual shopping spree for the Adopt-A-Family program organized by the Toronto-based Scott Mission every year at Christmas, it is proof of how community service is a tremendous workplace practice.   We have a great time, and are motivated to think of different and more ways we can help others.  This fuels our creativity as a group, and ends up boosting our own productivity.

Geoff Bagg

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