Wednesday, January 25, 2017

FSG Stars Shine In Red Carpet Recognition... And The Winners Are...

"Last night was a genuine show of support and morale building— an example why FSO is the industry's differentiator."


We are proud to continue the tradition of hosting our annual awards ceremony, which took place at our headquarters on January 17th. The ceremony is our opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and say THANK YOU to all of our employees who go above and beyond. By offering our associates this recognition, along with career opportunities and advancement, we receive the reward of their commitment and PRIDE in their accomplishments.

We believe in training, motivating, and building a career path for the passionate people who consistently do a great job for our clients. Our goal is to become the “Best Place to Work,” and highlighting achievements is just one of the ways that we fulfill that ambition. 

We thought that you would appreciate learning who the award winners were and seeing the pictures as they accepted their award.

Here are the winners, with names below each photo. Congratulations to all!

1.       FSO Associate of the Year
Winners: Maria M, Sharifa C, & Rossi C (not pictured) 

2.      FSO Top Direct Hire Producer
Winner: Daniel W

3.      FSG Associate of the Year
Winners: Jackie J & Clark D

4.      FSG Sites of the Year
Winners: Financial Service Leaders in New York & Chicago

5.      FSS Top Consulting Producer
Winner: Lijo T

6.      FSS Top Temp Producer
Winner: Gail B

7.     FSO Top Client Renewal
Winner: Luther H

8.     FSO Site Manager of the Year
Winners: Gil Q (not pictured), Demetrius P, &
Pat M (not pictured)

9.      FSS Salesperson of the Year
Winner: Curtis D

10.    FSO Top Client Renewal
Winner: Luther H

11.    Loyalty to Royalty
Winner: Natalie H

10.    FSS Top Client/Candidate Services
Winner: Jeffrey R

11.    FSO Top Sales Executive of the Year: 

Ron Kelly

12.    FSO Senior Vice President of the Year: 

Winners who are not pictured include:

FSO Top Billing: 
Kaci P & Bobby D

FSO (re)IMAGINED New Revenue: 
Lissette U & Cacharel H

One of FSO’s true differentiators is our CARE for our employees, and there is nothing we enjoy more than recognizing and rewarding their awesome performance.

Please join us in congratulating everyone. I hope that you feel the FSG difference from our teams every day.

Have a great day and thanks for being a part of our amazing journey.

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

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"Keep the fire burning in yourself."
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ted Tuesday: Success, Failure and The Drive to Keep Creating with Elizabeth Gilbert

"Know your purpose and it becomes your rock in the good and bad times"

Good Morning Folks,

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

Her message: "Stay true to yourself. Possess your passion, indulge your passion. Do it for yourself and live with the results whatever they may be."

Please enjoy her TED Talk about finding your way back home again when you feel like you run out of your creative juice.  

She’s funny. She’s passionate. She talks about rediscovering “whatever in this world you love more than yourself”. And with over 15 million YouTube and Ted views between her talks, she's proven to be well worth a listen.

With assistance and graphics from Chris Donner and great thanks to Ted and to you for watching.

Have a fabulous, productive day filled with love and inspiration.  


Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TED Tuesdays on highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TED Tuesday: Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong | Julia Galef

"We need to learn how to feel intrigued instead of defensive when we encounter some information that contradicts our beliefs"

Good Morning Folks,

Whether debating politics on Facebook or trying to get approval on an expense from your boss, perspective is everything— especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

Julia Galef co-founded the Center for Applied Rationality, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people improve their reasoning and decision-making, particularly with the aim of addressing global problems. Julia’s background is originally in statistics, and she did social science research at Columbia and Harvard Business Schools for several years before becoming a writer for venues such as Slate, Science, Scientific American and more. Enjoy!

We strive to have the most inspired, motivated, and best trained employees in the industry! I hope these TED Tuesday presentations keep you well informed and enrich your life both personally and professionally.

Have a GREAT Day!


"Blazing into 2017 with Energy, Vision, Innovation"

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TED Tuesdays on highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE.  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Shout-Out: Going The Extra Mile — "She Is Well Organized, Attentive To Details And Helps Out Whenever Possible"

"We were able to prep, scan, file name, convert data, reassemble documents and transfer to media just 8 business days."

Good Morning Folks,

Today I share compliments I received from a talented group of employees who always jump in and help whenever and with whatever. They truly go the extra mile!

From our AMLAW 200 Clients
Re: Greg – NY
"Thanks to Greg Drouinead for all he does every day especially during those urgent times. He always manages to come through for the client no matter the task and he does so without hesitation."

Re: Jennifer – Records, Newark
"Jennifer has done an excellent job. She is well organized, attentive to details and doesn’t hesitate to help out whenever possible. She is truly an asset to the client and the organization."

From Our Clients In Property Management
Re: Glendaliz
"Glendaliz has made terrific efforts to keep her team and the client happy and engaged through her diligent hard work and her sensitive awareness of how to make her operations successful. She has continually been identified as have major impact for us, our tenants and the employees. She did an awesome decorating her site which shows just how much she cares for her team."

Re: The Park Ave. Team
"We would like to give a great big shout out to the entire team (Ashley, Michael, Ricky, Shanell, Dari & Omar ) for all their hard and strong team work. They great communications with each other has been essential and ensuring that all matters are handled quickly and correctly. We appreciate all they do each and every day."

Re: Carlos – New York City
Carlos went above and beyond to help on an urgent project. He jumped in, took the initiative, made all the necessary arrangements, and even offered to come in on his day offer to make sure everything went smoothly. His professional, and attention to details made the process so easy and quick."

From The World's Largest Professional Services Firm 
Re: Kimberly – Madison Ave.
"Kimberly goes the extra mile. Every morning she walks around the office checking in to see who needs assistance and greets everyone with a pleasant smile and cheerful attitude. She handles every request with urgency and efficiency. She is always ready to jump in and help whenever and with whatever. She is the constant professional in all she does."

Re: Ezra – Madison Ave.
"Ezra goes above and beyond in delivering quality services. HE has often provided assistance on critical matters. He takes initiative and helps out in anything and everything that is needed and asked of him. He checks in several times a day on items he can be of assistance and handles or request efficiently.

From Our Financial Services Clients:
Re: Rene – Wall Street
"Rene is constantly going above and beyond to keep life at here running smoothly. Recently we've hosted a few events for members of the press. Rene sprang into action helping Marketing with all of the logistics. I was especially appreciative of his calm demeanor and positive attitude even when a few things didn't go exactly as planned."

At One Of The Big Four Mobile Communications Companies
Re: Cacharel – Bellevue, WA
"I wanted to take a moment to recognize Cacharel for her hard work and amazing customer service to keep the mailroom running and our customers happy. No matter the situation, Cacharel always has a calm demeanor. She is quick to respond to phone calls and emails no matter the time of day. She has had to tackle numerous challenges here and yet always keeps a positive attitude and a smile on her face."

Re: Zachary – Bellevue, WA
"A big thank you to Zachary for all his outstanding contributions. Throughout the year he has been essential in helping with anything and everything in the mailroom. He is quick to respond to all the needs and does it all with a spirit of service that has not gone unnoticed."

Sharing photos from just two of a multitude of holiday events that took place across the organization. Great times were had by all of our employees. While hundreds of cans of food and warm coats were collected and donated to various organizations to help families especially during this holiday season.

We are always getting kudos like this on our team's amazing work. We could not attain such great success without passionate people doing great things for great clients. It's not a moment in time but a culture that has allowed us to be the company we are today. We truly appreciate everything you do!

Have a GREAT day as I look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

"What we know is a drop. What we don't know is an ocean"
~~ Isaac Newton

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TED Tuesday: Put Down Your Phone And Be Here Now

"When you're standing with someone and you're on your mobile device, what you're saying to them is, 'You are not as important as, literally, anything that could come to me through this device.'"

Good Morning Folks,

Today— Renny Gleeson’s talk viewed by millions: “Our antisocial phone tricks”

In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world — where the experience we're having right now is less interesting than what we'll tweet about it later.

Have a look:

Let me close as Renny did. "We are creating the technology that is going to create the new shared experience, which will create the new world. And so my request is, please, let's make technologies that make people more human, and not less."

Have a GREAT Day and Love Life!


Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. TED Tuesdays on highlights some of today's most intriguing ideas. Look for more talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more— HERE.  

Monday, December 19, 2016

At Christmas, All Roads Lead Home.....

Greetings Folks,

Holidays are a time for family, celebration, and giving thanks. 

As we celebrate the end of a year filled with innovative ideas and positive change, I want to say thank you for helping us (re)IMAGINE better ways to work. 

Whether you are already part of the FSO revolution or just pondering the possibility of a future with us, I very much appreciate your time and attention. 

We look forward to contributing to your wealth and success in 2017 and beyond. In the spirit of the season.... CHEERS!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Shout-Out Wednesday: Smart, Creative, Passionate and.. Appreciated!

"We truly appreciate your hard work, efforts and dedication to the company and our clients."

Good Morning Folks,

Our success is all about our clients knowing they can always count on us, we will always be there for them, we care about their success and we would never let them down.

Here are what we are hearing about FSO staff:

From One of The World's Largest Advertising Agencies...
Re: Christopher
"Chris always finds a way to uplift his fellow teammates. He leads by example and has really come into his own now that he is leading the closing shift."

Re: Jaclyn
"Jackie is a super star! She is always lending a helping hand. Her help in training our recent new hire, has really shown how much she cares."

Re: Jason
"Jason has acclimated well to our site. He has taken on a lot of responsibility and been a huge asset as the holiday season picks up."

Re: Raven
"Raven has been crucial in keeping our mailroom organized and up to date. We are extremely grateful for the skill sets she has and her willingness to help the team grow. She is a delight and always has a smile on her face. She is always willing to go out of her way for us and I just can’t tell you how much happier I am at work.  It is hard to always work, but then when you work with employees like Raven, you don’t mind having to come in to work."

Re: Demetrius
"Demetrius Pelzer was a huge help a couple of weeks ago in helping us to prepare for our annual event. This day is a huge event with lots of presentations and activities happening simultaneously throughout the day. Demetrius was able to step in and assist with some of the technical difficulty during the set up. His assistance was absolutely essential in having a successful event."

From Our Clients In Property Management
Re: Carlos — Wall Street
"Carlos was a great asset in assisting to make sure that UPS was delivering and picking up packages every day from the client site. The client had previous issues in setting up and confirming this information with UPS and Carlos made sure to follow up with both the client and UPS until this was all settled."

The team at one of our prime luxury buildings celebrates Cindy’s birthday last week with a beautiful cake and a thoughtful gift.

From Our AMLAW 200 Clients
Re: Lisa & Team - Hartford, CT
"The team assisted at very big awards event in Hartford. They helped with greeting guests, checking coats, cleaning up and all the other little things. Guests truly felt welcomed and it was truly appreciate by all. They were also a great help in decorating the office for the holidays. The team was able to make the office looks absolutely amazing."

Re: Blaine  Drinker Biddle
Even though Blaine has only been with the company for a very short time he has already had a positive impact in the operations at the client site. He has acclimated very well and helps out whenever and in whatever is needed. Welcome and thank you!!!

Re: Ryan — Dallas
"Ryan’s great work has been impressive. His customer services and communication skills have been essential in getting projects and requests execute quickly and efficiently. His sense of urgency and importance are appreciated every day."

Christian & Sergio — New York Cit
"Special thanks to Christian & Sergio who definitely went above and beyond last week. After the client closed for the long holiday weekend, a rush high profile request came through. Both Sergio and Christian jumped right in staying late into Wednesday night as well as working all day Friday and Sunday to ensure the project was completed for set deadlines."

Re: Andrew
"Andrew is so helpful and efficient. He jumps right in and helps in all things. He responds to request immediately and makes sure that things are followed through to completion."

At a Client in the Healthcare Industry:
Re: Yang — California  (Also our "Site of the Month")
"Yang is hard working, experienced and very knowledgeable and a great asset to us. She has been very cooperative and quite often goes the extra mile to support all project and needs."

From A Large Electronics Manufacturer
Louie & Mailroom Staff —  New Jersey
"HUGE thank you to the team lead by Louie for turning a space at the client into a functioning conference room for a large workshop that was taking place the day after. The teams quick response and efficiently not only allowed the conference to proceed as schedule but it helped avoided other logistic issues had the team not reacted so quickly."

From The World's Largest Professional Services Firm 
Re: Francis & Floor Host Team — Madison Avenue
Kudos to Francis and her team!!! Her great spirit and bright smile make working with her such a job. Her leadership skills are apparent in the way her team pulls together and attends to all who arrive onsite. Her pleasant and professional attitude have definitely rubbed off on her team and it was very apparent during last week’s Thanksgiving event. All guest were attended to with little to no wait which made the event even more enjoyable."

A huge thank you thank you to the Training Team for our amazing team building event. We built vision boards and had the best time ever! We had an amazing year with many accomplishments! Cheers to you and we are looking forward to an amazing year ahead!

Our team is committed to hiring quality employees who are trained, incentivized, and motivated. They are passionate about their purpose, excited about what they do, and you will feel like they are truly an extension of your business. We have a proven track record of reshaping our clients’ success by always improving service, controlling cost and taking better care of the people who serve them.

It’s a great joy for me to get to work every day with a team of such smart, creative, and passionate people. Know that you are all APPRECIATED!

Have a great day and thanks for being a part of our amazing journey.

Mitchell D. Weiner
Chief Happiness Officer  

'"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right"  ~~ Zig Ziglar's New Year's Resolution

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