Yott Personnel, a pioneer in the industrial recruitment agency, was founded in March 1971 by Robert and Violet Yott. As a salesperson with in a chemical product firm, Robert had noticed that manufacturers recurrently needed temporary labour and struggled to find employees. Therefore, he created his own recruitment agency with his wife. Yott Personnel was one of the first placement agencies specialized in industrial workers in Montreal. Robert and Violet spent most of their life managing and growing the agency. In fact, Violet worked there until 2009, until she retired at the venerable age of 95.