Intelex Hits the Fairways for the 5th Annual Spring Classic!

Well the 5th Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament is officially in the books, and wow! What a success it was! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Intelexians who came out and took part in the tournament. AND our hats go off to the Deer Creek Country Club for – once again – stepping up to the tee and delivering yet another great hit for the tournament.

The Spring Classic golf tournament is one of many Intelex organized events throughout the year. It is arguably one of the most anticipated events in the Intelex calendar and continues to get bigger and better every year – and this year’s edition delivered as promised. This year, we had nearly 100 participants who hit the links for a day of sunshine, team building, and a little friendly competition.

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Intelexians Get Creative at 7th Annual Vision Meeting!

Last week marked the 7th annual Intelex Vision Meeting which took place at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. The event was yet again a huge success with over 300 Intelexians in attendance.

Everyone arrived bright and early to get started! As Intelexians arrived they were welcomed with their personalized swag bags. Branded blue hoodies, monkey sling shots, Intelex shades and the classic Vision Meeting mug (VM15 edition) were among the goodies each employee received.

A full day of empowering presentations and opportunities to network and socialize with their peers, the annual Vision Meeting has become the marquee event of the year for Intelexians. The day was hosted by Intelex President and CEO, Mark Jaine, who first highlighted the previous year’s successes and then focused on future goals for this coming year. Mark’s presentations were followed up by the senior executives from each department at Intelex who all spoke about

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The 4th Annual Intelex Spri…FORE!

This past weekend marked the 4th annual Intelex Spring Classic! Equipped with Intelex  branded golf balls and tees, over 60 Intelexians made the trip to Ajax where we invaded the Deer Creek Golf Course. The bus unloaded at noon and a fleet of carts awaited the group. With the assistance of the Deer Creek staff (keeping the excited group organized), the tournament began!

The foursomes took off into two separate courses. The skill level varied from very-first-timers to seasoned golfers, allowing everybody to take part. Each team was divided evenly based on their experience but also by work department – the best part about these events is getting to know people you may not get a chance to spend time with at the office.

While the ultimate goal is to have a great time golfing in the sun with fellow employees, some friendly competition always spices things up. Notable … Read more...

Intelex ½ Vision Meeting – 2014.5

Are we really half way through Fiscal Year 2014? It seems only yesterday that Intelexians were testing their luck and rolling the dice at our annual Vision Meeting’s pop up Casino party. But spring is finally here which means one specific thing for all Torontonians: Jays Games. It also means it’s time for the Intelex team to get together and reflect on the year and to map out goals for the next 6 months. And so begins the Half Vision Meeting – 2014.5.

Blue t-shirts arrived prior to the event to help celebrate our Gartner accomplishments in style. All 250 matching Intelexians were in attendance including two of our British colleagues, Bobby  and Colin, who flew in for the occasion! New products on the roadmap, expansion plans, and marketing initiatives were shared by the executive team. CEO Mark Jaine took the stage for the grand finale, a motivational presentation about … Read more...

Intelex 6th Annual Vision Meeting

December 11th marked the 6th Annual Vision Meeting, hosted by Intelex President and CEO Mark Jaine. Held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto hotel, the meeting was a huge success. With the entire Intelex team in attendance, the event consisted of a full day of presentations showcasing the accomplishments of the past year, as well as the goals and priorities of the coming year, coupled with interactive group activities.

President and CEO, Mark Jaine provided a riveting opening address and capturing presentations were given by all senior executives, including Mark, to help employees better understand Intelex’s plan for the new year. From Sales to Product to Marketing to Finance, the topics covered were all encompassing and showcased Intelex’s new products and ideas to assist the continued expansion of the organization.  

The event also incorporated team-building exercises to help employees get to know one another better. Split into groups, Intelexians used … Read more...

The evolution of EHS systems and the pivotal role Intelex continues to play

On last week’s EHS This Week podcast JP and I talked about the new OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Isocyanate. If you listened you know that Isocyanate is one of the chemicals that was responsible for the devastation in Bhopal in 1984 that left an estimated 20,000 dead and hundreds of thousands injured, with many of them being permanently disabled. 

It reminded me how infrequently we here at Intelex talk about that catastrophic event despite the fact that our company history is deeply ingrained in the story. With almost 30 years between the tragedy and today I suppose it is to be expected that the close tie is all but forgotten.

I thought I’d use this post to remind the Intelex community of the role we have played in helping companies ensure the safety of their employees and in mitigating the occurrence of horrific tragedies such as the one … Read more...

Toronto Tech Companies Raise over $15K Towards Cancer Research

Last Thursday night at the Sound Academy in Toronto some of the city’s leading tech companies came together to benefit a great cause and to showcase some of their internal musical talent. The inaugural GTA Tech Leaders Concert Series went off without a hitch seeing a great turn out from Toronto’s tech community and a lineup of talented musical acts from KPMG, Ceridian, Smithson Martin and Intelex.

Kings of Strachan superfan Brett McLennan awaits their performance

The event provided an opportunity to raise funds for The Ride to Conquer Cancer and network with other tech professionals while enjoying night out with colleagues to let loose and have some fun. Intelex’s house band The Kings of Strachan represented and turned it up to 11 with a set of classic rock and new favourites. The Intelex Army was out in full force to support the band and sporting our new stylish Intelex … Read more...

Intelex House Band to Rock GTA Tech Leaders Concert Series

The GTA Tech Leaders Concert Series is happening on Thursday May 30th at The Sound Academy in Toronto. The event is in support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer and will feature bands made up of employees from some of Toronto’s leading tech companies. Intelex’s house band, The Kings of Strachan, are on the bill and will be tearing up a set of rock favourites among bands from KPMG, Ceridian and Smithson Martin.

The concert will be an ideal opportunity for Toronto’s tech industry professionals to get out of the office, meet some other industry professionals and enjoy a night of their peers providing some great entertainment. Tickets are $40 with 100% of the proceeds going to Ride to Conquer Cancer.

If you would like to attend you can purchase your tickets here. The password is “Intelex”

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Intelex hits the streets for Corporate Clean-Up Day 2013!

Well, our coveralls may be a little stained and our gloves may be a little blackened by the dirt, but we at Intelex can celebrate another successful community clean up!

In advance of Earth Day (Monday, April 22) the City  of Toronto held its annual Corporate Clean-Up Day today, and Intelex participated in full force. Last year we made our way up to Toronto’s beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park to collect litter from the park grounds, but this year we decided to take it to the streets. Just before noon about 30 Intelexians donned white coveralls and green gloves before heading out to pick up any garbage we could find around our headquarters at King and Strachan. Members of the Green Team as well as other interested Intelexians scavenged the grounds surrounding our office, looking for any litter we could find and putting it in its proper place. We found tons … Read more...

Do office betting pools improve workplace culture?

As March Madness gets into full swing, a new survey just released suggests that office betting pools have gained acceptance among workers and can have a positive influence on workplace culture. The Vault 2013 Office Betting Survey found that 70% of their respondents participate in office betting pools and many claimed that such activities work to enhance workplace morale and help build and develop stronger relationships in the office.

Corporate policies surrounding office betting are often unknown or unclear to workers. The survey results supported this notion with nearly half (49%) of respondents indicating they were not sure if it was allowed in their office, 11% reported they do have policies in place and 39% reported they have no policies at all.

As far as what people are betting on, the NCAA March Madness Tournament is the most popular, with the Super Bowl and NFL regular season following. Here is the … Read more...