Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Throughout this Pandemic, life has changed in a lot of ways for a lot of people.

Depending on your circumstances and government, there have been options to ensure that people are able to manage during these difficult and trying times.

Support systems were created where before they may have been lacking and policies have been updated to account for employees needing to take time or space away.

Where some companies have downsized or folded entirely, others pivoted or possibly even flourished.

Employee numbers changing in all directions across the board.

Society as we knew it has altered and where we at one time found ourselves battling traffic day in and day out and spending our days at desks or around water coolers, for some we find ourselves working from home or pivoting ourselves.

We’re taking the time to go back to school. Learn more, expand our knowledge or master the things we like or excel in.

We’re taking time and space away from careers, focusing on ourselves – our mental health and our families.

There has been a shift in priority.

We’ve adjusted career goals – either making them loftier or downscaling them to fit with this new world we find ourselves in.

We’ve stepped out of our predefined roles and in some cases found new jobs, new careers, and new routines.

While for us as a society, taking these pivotal shifts and ensuring that our priorities are healthier, more attainable, and more inline with our personal and family values – the economy and more extremely – the workforce, is screaming for help.

The events and hospitality industry is begging for help with this unprecedented staffing crisis we’re faced with.

In some places, you can virtually walk in off the street and start work the same day.

Training programs are running non stop by some employers to ensure that anyone new is brought up to speed quickly, efficiently and properly so that they may fill these roles that have been left vacant.

The demand to support local, get back out there, enjoy events, enjoy restaurants and entertainment has grown exponentially from where we were a year ago.

While the controversy over vaccination and vaccine passports continue to grow, it has not slowed people from getting out and enjoying life.

In Ontario,  as policy and rules are about to shift and ramp up, the next few weeks will most likely be a bit bumpy to say the least as we all work to adapt or get around in this new norm.

Support it or not, will not change the fact that we are all struggling to tread water as we manoeuvre around things.

As a company that works the front lines in the hospital and health care industry, and in the front lines with events and hotels and restaurants, we not only see this shift – we FEEL it.

We’re living the struggle every day of adapting, pivoting, and ensuring our team and those we are supporting are looked after. Physically and Mentally, we support as and when we can.

Our team are given training to best prepare them as possible to this shifting environment.

If you are looking to try your hand in this environment – even if it is a pivot from what you’re used too – we encourage you to reach out.

If you are looking for a future in security or policing – let us know.

If the one thing holding you back is a lack of an Ontario Guard licence – we can help you as we offer the course required to obtain this.

Once you have your licence, we have training available to build you into a Sentinel.

If security isn’t what you’re looking for, but you want to fully immerse yourself in the entertainment and hospitality industry, our friends here are looking for help.

Polish up your resume, suit up, and let’s get back out there.

The world is your oyster and you’re never too old to learn something new or try your hand at what could be a new career.





Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Prot

ection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.

Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.