History


People Store Staffing Solutions is yet another enterprise established by John Nalli. John’s journey within the staffing industry is truly a Canadian success story. Dating back to 1995 when John joined the staffing industry right out of College. He was 20 years old.

John began his career with Adecco where for 6 years he worked his way through Temporary and Permanent Staffing, Business Development, Branch Management and finally Area Management.

With all the mergers and acquisitions occurring in the industry, John decided to take the opportunity to join Spherion as the GTA Regional VP where he was responsible for helping grow the then midsize company to a larger industry player. During his 3 years with Spherion, John had succeeded in his goal of helping to gain market share and did so by opening and expanding many branches for the company.

With a series of achievements under his belt, including 9 years of industry experience, and a track record of success, John felt it was time for a new challenge.

With all of the rapid changes affecting the industry, John noticed the decay of the values within the industry from which he had built his experience on. Thinking to himself that enough was enough he decided to introduce quality back into the industry. He didn’t know it at the time – but this quality standard later became PQAP (People Store Quality Assurance Program).

With the encouragement of a close friend and an already successful entrepreneur, Frank Cianciulli, John decided to set out on his own and build a new type of staffing firm. In 2003 John designed his business plan and launched PEOPLEsource from his kitchen table. With only an idea, a dream, and a ton of ambition, John set in motion one of the most successful staffing firms to ever hit the Canadian market. Some of the most notable highlights during John’s 5 years as President of PEOPLEsource include;

In 2005, 2006 and 2007 PEOPLEsource was voted the best staffing firm by Readers Choice…ranked against over a hundred competitors.

In 2006, 2007 and 2008 PEOPLEsource was honored as one of Canada's Emerging Growth Companies by PROFIT Magazine.

In 2009 PEOPLEsource was recognized as the 9th Best Company to Work for in Canada, as identified by the Best Awards.

Although PEOPLEsource achieved great success as a general staffing firm; John realized that a more specialized approach to the staffing industry was required. In late 2008 John decided to develop specialty staffing departments catering to the unique and diverse landscape of his clients and candidates. After test marketing this concept with tremendous success, John spun off People Store, a staffing firm which for the first time bridges a complete platform across 9 distinct service lines. John then divested his interests in PEOPLEsource and has rebranded under the name People Store Staffing Solutions Inc. This migration allows John to realize his ultimate goal of being able to bring a complete “One Stop” staffing experience to both his clients and candidates in People Store.

Through this rebranding People Store offers a complete staffing platform delivering strategic offerings within 9 key verticals: Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Office & Clerical, Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Mining, Warehouse & Industrial, Call Centre, Transportation & Logistics, Management & Professionals.

Timeline

2003

  • Launch of the company in 2003
  • Office opens in Mississauga

2005

  • Won Readers’ Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award

2006

  • Ranked #22 in Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 List
  • Won Readers’ Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award

2007

  • Ranked #25 in Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 List
  • Won Readers’ Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award

2009

  • Won Best Places to Work in Canada (ranked 9th)
  • Ranked 8th on Profit's Magazine PROFIT 100 list
  • Rebranded as People Store

2010

  • Won Readers' Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award

2011

  • Won Readers' Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award
  • John Nalli listed as one of the Top 40 Under 40 List

2012

  • Ranked as the 25th Fastest Growing Company in Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 List
  • Won Readers' Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award

2013

  • Won Readers' Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award
  • Ranked as one of the country’s 500 Top Companies list

2014

  • Listed as Canada’s #1 RANKED STAFFING FIRM

2015

  • Listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 Best Employers
  • John Nalli receives the ICCO “Next Generation of Leadership” Award
  • Won Readers' Choice BEST STAFFING FIRM Award
  • Ranked as one of Canada’s 500 Top Companies in CANADIAN BUSINESS PROFIT 500 list