Philanthropy in the workplace
Community service pays off for staffing agency
At The Bagg Group, employees practise retail therapy, on company time. They shop for toys and clothes, accompanied by agency CEO Geoff Bagg, who splits the bill with them. When their budget is spent, they hand over their purchases to The Scott Mission, and return to the office, energized by the experience.
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This innovative approach to incorporating philanthropy into work time has won accolades from the staffing industry nationwide. The Bagg Group was just named the recipient of this year’s Community Service Award of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS).
At The Bagg Group, giving back isn’t just corporate goodwill, its part of the corporate DNA.
“This company was founded on the deeply held belief that you succeed when you help others succeed. That principle is the reason we have thrived through good and tough times for almost 40 years,” Bagg says. “The most loyal employees are those who work for organizations which support their efforts to make a difference.”
The Bagg Group does just that. Staff continuously support various charitable initiatives.
As for the company’s annual shopping spree for the adopt-a-family program at the Toronto Scott Mission, Bagg says, “We all have a great time and continue to think of new ways we can help others, as this fuels creativity and boosts our own productivity.”
ACSESS is the single voice for the recruitment and staffing industry in Canada. For more information, visit www.acsess.org.