As the only agency to rank, Talk Shop is one of Canada’s most inspiring organizations for a core philosophy that provides a positive and forward-thinking work environment and culture.
While providing media relations, social media, and experiential marketing to industries including tech, retail, luxury, lifestyle and more, the company also places emphasis on purposeful projects including Habitat for Humanity, For Women Entrepreneurs, and PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs.
When it comes to employees, partners Beth Boyle, Katie Dunsworth-Reach, and Sara Padidar emphasize a culture driven by values. Offerings include flexible and remote working options, leading maternity policy (including 100% maternity leave top-up for employees over five years), professional development budgets, extended vacation, leadership training and development, and organic food delivery.
If there’s something other companies can learn from how Talk Shop treats its employees, it’s the importance of walking your talk in how you treat colleagues.
In 2018, the company launched its In Residence program, where a portion of annual profits are reinvested into its people and their ideas to incubate new ventures and new entrepreneurs. In 2019, two business concepts brought forward by employees were greenlit for investment.
By providing the mentorship, skills, and capital necessary to imagine, explore, and incubate concepts, Talk Shop is leading with a philosophy that everyone is stronger when they work together. For more information about Talk Shop’s award-winning culture and In Residence program, or to apply for current opportunities, visit TalkShopMedia.com.