Have you ever had a job where you enjoyed the work, but you didn’t fit into the culture leaving you unmotivated and dreading going to work every day? Of course you have! Everybody’s had those kinds of experiences, right? In retrospect it most likely had nothing to do with the job itself, and everything to do with the company culture.

When it comes to evaluating the best places to work, company culture is EVERYTHING. Company culture is what makes your workplace feel welcoming and energizing instead of cold and unfriendly. Company culture directly impacts your everyday life. It makes you feel valued, fuels your energy levels and drives your motivation. Positive company culture does more than just make you feel happy at your job. It’s the difference between feeling like you have “just a job” vs. a key aspect of your life.

How We Create Positive Company Culture

How We Create Positive Company Culture

As a top employer, we are proud to have created one of the best places to work. And it didn’t happen by accident! There are a lot of behind-the-scenes decisions that went into creating our company’s culture. Here are some of the things we do on a regular basis to make working for us one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.

  • We hire the right people. The people we choose to work with us is super important. They help us create the culture and environment we strive for. Are you an energetic, fun-loving people person with an interest in tech and gadgets? If so, you’re just the sort of person we’re looking for.
  • We make no secret about our values and our mission. At OSL, we value people over product. Strong, long-term relationships, with both employees and clients, are why we were recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2018 and 2019.
  • We know the value of a good idea, no matter where it comes from. A great idea is a great idea. If you have a suggestion, no matter who you are, we want to hear it! You have a voice at OSL, and we encourage our people to express ideas that they feel can help make us better.
  • We prioritize teamwork. Our culture is based on teamwork, not competition. We always support each other. Is there a little bit of friendly competition? Of course, that’s just a natural part of working in retail sales. But we never pressure our staff to compete against each other. We believe in carefully selecting team members who can work well together, valuing every member equally, and encouraging strong relationships and a positive working environment.

Signs We’re Succeeding

A lot has been said about how to evaluate the best places to work before you actually work there, but ultimately, a lot of this comes down to company culture. So how do you – and we – know that OSL is one of the best places to work? Here are a few indicators to look for when you consider a new job.

  • Everyone wants to work there. Want to interview for the position? Get in line.
  • Once employees come, they stay. Low turnover means our employees love their jobs!
  • Our employees wear happy faces. Walk through the office and stores our employees are staffed at. You’ll see smiles and hear laughter!
  • Our people are visibly confident. Another thing to look for when you visit: the confidence that can only come from working in an energetic environment and for a company that truly values you.
  • Our jobs have staying power. You won’t have to worry about job security at OSL!

The OSL Difference

So, what makes us different than other retailers? Rather than focusing solely on productivity and cold, hard numbers, OSL recognizes that it’s the people who make the company. We invest in YOU by creating an environment where you can work at your best, and since happy people are also more productive, in the end, it benefits both of us. But don’t just take our word for it! Browse our available positions today and find out firsthand why OSL is one of the best places to work.

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