Forward Thinking in the Workplace Wins Bold Top Employer Recognition

Bold Wins Top Employer Recognition

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Bold was recognized in the Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers.

The timing couldn’t be better for Bold who is in the middle of a hiring blitz to ramp up production on their numerous innovative tech and ecommerce projects.

Since hiring their first employee at a Starbucks in downtown Winnipeg to come work in a makeshift basement office, the founders have been determined to create a workplace that they would want to come to everyday.

Less than four years later, Bold now inhabits a sprawling 26,000 square foot office in Winnipeg’s south end. The Globe has the company listed at 41 full-time employees, which was true at the time of the nomination. As of today Bold employs 88 full-time staff.

“At first it wasn’t easy.” said co-founder Stefan Maynard. “We had great products and a great little company, but hiring was difficult. We were [at the time] in a rural area. We had to show people what we were all about.”

From day one, Bold has offered flexible work hours, daily lunches, social activities in the office, and profit sharing, and an overall comfortable place to work. Their ethos has paid off.

The result is a buy-in to the company’s work hard/play hard mentality. “All the games and activities and lunches are surface culture.” said Jason Myers, one of Bold’s co-founders. “The real office culture is how hard everyone works to take owenship of their have pride in the company and the products we roll out.”

Also this week, the Bold founders were nominated for CBC’s Future 40 as all four founders are currently under 40 years old.

Jason Myers, 36, Stefan Maynard, 33, Yvan Boisjoli, 33, and Eric Boisjoli, 30, are the founders of Bold Innovation Group Ltd.

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Scott Riddell

Written by Scott Riddell

Scott is a chin-scratching gentleman who has a wealth of eCommerce experience. He works as a product manager at Bold, envisioning and shaping new apps that empower entrepreneurs to sell more.

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