Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Being a virtual company, TEEMA’s servers are always being monitored and updated to prevent any security breaches that can be harmful to our members, clients and job seekers. TEEMA takes security very seriously and is always on top of the latest security threats out there.

Lane, our in-house IT expert, manages all the technicality of TEEMA. He also provides any IT-related support to our members so they don’t have to waste their time driving down to their nearest Geek Squad and get back to what truly matters – finding quality candidates for their clients!

In honour of Cyber Security Awareness Month, here are a few crucial tips that Lane recommends to protect your computer from any harmful threats:

  • Make sure your anti-virus/anti-malware software is up to date regularly.
  • Run anti-virus/anti-malware scans regularly (you can schedule scans to start automatically on specific days/times).
  • Always be wary and check what e-mails/files you open – only open files from trusted senders!
  • If you get taken to a Google Login page, go to and see if you are already logged in. If you are, refresh the “offending” page, and if it does not redirect you to a fully logged in site leave immediately.
  • For additional security ensure that you have 2-Step Verification (a.k.a. 2-Factor Authentication) enabled via your Google My Account Page (Link).

Safe browsing, everyone!

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Las Vegas community and to the families and friends that lost their loved one(s) in the tragic incident that took place on the evening of Sunday, October 1st. All TEEMA members were accounted for during this incident but on behalf of all of TEEMA, we send our condolences.

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Brian, our CEO, gave a speech the following day, telling his team, “not to let fear hold us back… but to let fear move us forward”. Throughout the day, members lent an open ear and a shoulder to lean on for each other. One of the teambuilding initiatives and a way to give back to the community was to have TEEMA members donate blood but unfortunately, officials had no use for our group as the community’s ongoing support was tremendous.

Instead, TEEMA members had a friendly top golf competition amongst each other, and we used the quality time to further establish friendships, got to know one another better, relax, and recoup from the stressful events of the previous night. And of course, there were lots of making fun of each other’s swings.

However, it’s not all fun and games here at TEEMA! On our last conference day, TEEMA was back in session for class as scheduled. Our TEEMA members sat in on a sales training seminar coached by the wonderful Peter Leffkowitz while the TEEMA Back Office team was in another room being coached by the dynamic Trevor Throness on workplace culture and team building.

TEEMA Annual Conference

TEEMA Annual Conference

Despite the tragic event that took place while TEEMA was in town, we believe the event made us stronger while we supported each other and participated in some fun team building activities. For a virtual company, it was an amazing opportunity to put a face to a name (and get some members out of the house!).

We look forward to our next TEEMA conference and can only imagine how big the next one will be!

Thanks for having us, Luxor!

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Every year TEEMA hosts an appreciation party for our clients and consultants to show how much we appreciate them. For many, this party was the first time consultants and clients met with our TEEMA members face to face! For some, it was an event to reconnect with some of their favourite recruiters.

It was a great time for everyone to mingle, reconnect, and get to know each other while having some great appetizers and drinks. There was close to 200 attendees so thank you all for coming out and we hope you enjoyed our appreciation party!

Special thanks to our TEEMA member, Rick Oleksy, for organizing this party for all of us, and to our back office members, Irina, Ivi, Shohreh, Jessica and Juan for helping out!

Check out some of the photos from the party!


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The 12+ years of staffing industry experience has lead Jody to understand people don’t hire resumes, they hire people. She takes the time to understand companies & candidates to find out who they are and what they are looking for, all the while keeping PEOPLE in mind.


Meet Andrea Rishmawi
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With an early career history in hospitality & software sales, Andrea found the perfect combination of service and technology. A “connector” & “matchmaker” both professionally and personally , everything fell into place in the path of recruiting.

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