Options Personnel Inc (OPI) was incorporated in 1991 in the midst of a recession. We were small players in a very competitive market. Servicing the entire downtown core of Toronto with merely a fax machine, telephone and a photocopier. With zero automation and an employee base of 4, we were forced to quickly build credibility and produce results in order to ensure sustainable wins.
In 1995, we experienced extraordinary growth. Our vision was to make a lasting impact within the recruitment business sector. With over 50+ clients and doubling our staff to 8, we implemented a new network system to automate some of our processes. Determined to set and maintain high standards, we quickly realized that in addition to resiliency, we needed to ensure that all OPI staff shared the same values and standards as the business model. Thus, OPI institutionalized core principles and values to drive this new company culture forward.
We were determined to provide only the best and to manage the entire “Client – Candidate life-cycle” to generate real value to all those we touched. The OPI mission was to become the “recruitment partner of choice.” This rebirth, new focus, and determination drew OPI closer to its ultimate goal. OPI became a “one-stop shop” service for our clients with extended offerings to include positions in IT, Finance, Operations, Manufacturing, Apparel, Legal, Travel, Sales & Marketing and Administration. We were able to mitigate the down turn risks of the recession by quickly adapting to the business environment and retained our clients by offering additional valued services such as loyalty discounted rates and free-testing of non-registered candidates. By differentiating ourselves from our competitors, OPI was able to better leverage the relationships of both our clients and candidates.
In 2005, we expanded to become what is now known as Options Consulting Solutions (OCS) with new services that included consulting for “right-sizing” human capital and introducing executive search for senior and very specific roles, resulting in a greater market share.
Today, Options Consulting Solutions (OCS) is a fully automated, full-service recruitment firm with more than 4500+ clients and a private office located in the heart of historic Yorkville, Toronto. We specialize in partnering with our clients and candidates to facilitate their staffing requirements, both in Public and Private Sectors. OCS staffs for positions at all levels, ranging from entry level to C-Suite including positions that require proficiency in French, English, and Spanish languages. As generalists, we staff for clients within a variety of industry sectors and have successfully assisted with recruitment mandates on a global scale.
OCS successfully brings people and career opportunities together by taking a unique approach to working with our clients and candidates alike. We assist with several types of candidate searches including Temporary, Contract and Full Time for Contingent and Retained requests.
By keeping our entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of who we are, we have successfully built our business to become a fierce contender in this business sector.
At Options Consulting Solutions (OCS) our main focus is recruitment and we revel in it. We excel at the hunting and digging required to uncover elusive talent and provide unmatched options.
The Consultants at OCS focus on niche markets best suited to their professional backgrounds, expertise and interests. By catering to a diversified market, our Consultants are able to broaden their network and further the connections required to meet your needs and expectations in a more efficient and timely manner. OCS functions in a team-oriented environment to better support each member, their candidates and clients in achieving success.
With over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry, OCS has many long-standing clients and a high degree of repeat and referral business. This has enabled us to firmly establish our strong position within the industry. We take pride in our ability to find the perfect match between company and candidate.
With an overwhelming number of staffing agencies in Toronto alone, OCS differentiates itself from its competitors through our quality, delivery times, talent base and retention rate which are driven by the following:
- Our strong referral system
- A longer guarantee period on full-time hires
- 24/7 communication capability
- Cost saving initiatives
- A thorough, in depth, and personal analysis of all candidates before presenting them to clients
- Certifications for Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) designation/Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) are obtained by Consultants
- Continuous training and coaching
At Options Consulting Solutions our mission is “to establish a successful, committed partnership between our clients and candidates by matching the right individual to the specific culture, values and environment of each unique organization”.
At OCS we believe that giving back creates exceptionally well-rounded individuals, which in turn, makes for an extraordinary team of professionals.
Since its inception, OCS has been deeply involved in volunteer activities and fundraising opportunities with various not-for-profit organizations. As active volunteers in our community, our ties are strengthened and we are given the opportunity to see firsthand the difference time and effort can make.
OCS is proud to have participated and volunteered with the following reputable organizations: