About The Best Workplaces In Canada 2021
At the heart of every effective business operation is the strategic use of information technology and that’s where we come in. PACE Technical is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company providing proactive Managed IT, Cloud Services & IT Security to small and mid-sized technology driven businesses. At PACE, we build process into every aspect of our services and into our culture. We have the people, innovation and infrastructure to help businesses get the most out of their IT investment. We keep up with the pace of technology to ensure that your business is more secure, productive and profitable.
Here are some of our Perks and Programs here at PACE:
Fresh Fruits, Lunch and Drinks!
The entire team gets together on the first Friday of every month to enjoy different cultural cuisines like Caribbean, Indian or Middle Eastern. Our kitchen is also never without assorted coffee, hot chocolate, tea, juices, sodas, oatmeal and healthy fruits.
Social & Charitable Events
Throughout the year, we organize several non-work-related social events like an executive suite at a Blue Jays Game, go-cart racing, BBQ’s, and theatre shows. We sponsor a yearly event at a Performing Arts Centre and show our support by purchasing tickets for our team and their guests. Our CEO, Shael Risman hosts an annual “One Brave Night” concert in collaboration with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). It’s a night out with talented performances by Shael, PACE team members and other performers – all proceeds go towards mental health awareness, research programs and services.
Since the pandemic, we have gotten a little creative with our downtime for social events. During the week, we normally have a Thursday virtual game night with the whole crew and play a list of different games like Scribbl, Spyfall, Jackbox and more! We also have Friday evening virtual Happy Hour each week!
Mental health and wellness is also a big part of our culture and that’s why our employee benefits include reimbursement for things like gym memberships and a new office expense benefit program has been added in since we are working remotely. We also started a voluntary 15-minute staff-led mindfulness exercise on Teams every morning for a peaceful start to the day.
Departmental & Company Gatherings
We have daily virtual team huddles and monthly one-on-one meetings to gauge how our team is coping with working remotely, track their progress, give feedback and advice. Departments have their own group after work activities at a location of their choosing. These gatherings celebrate events such as a new team member, department goals reached and birthdays. We also have a weekly reoccurring virtual “All-Staff” meeting with our President and CEO where we share wins, highs and lows and most importantly, check-in with each other.
A Word From Shael Risman, CEO PACE Technical
“We are thrilled and humbled to have achieved this award. PACE’s mission is to affect lives positively – both internally and in the world around us – and this GPTW recognition just verifies to our whole team that we are on the right road. True employee engagement is a hard-earned culture and we are really proud of what we have accomplished at PACE.”