SAN DIEGO—Eastridge Workforce Solutions (“Eastridge”), one of the nation’s leaders in workforce solutions, gave away a Tesla to one lucky employee at the company’s annual conference on December 5, 2015.
In response to the highly competitive labor market, Eastridge has invested heavily in programs designed to increase employee engagement through communication and collaboration. One of the ways the company has done this is by creating an incentive program honoring those who collaborate internally. The program’s grand prize—a brand new Tesla Model S.
Why Tesla? Besides its more obvious role as a technological marvel, Tesla Motors designs and manufactures eco-friendly cars in the U.S.A., adding jobs and boosting the U.S. economy, without compromising their commitment to hiring and developing the best talent from around the world.
The incentive program is based on collaboration and serves as a way for Eastridge to demonstrate commitment to its core values and drive employee engagement. Employees participated in the program by collaborating across divisions, with each act of collaboration resulting in a raffle entry. The program proved extremely successful as employees met and exceeded the program’s goals with nearly 500 acts of collaboration.
The program’s first prize of $25,000 and the grand prize of a Tesla were given away at Eastridge’s annual conference that was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The conference consisted of celebrations of recent successes, discussions of future goals, informative breakout sessions, and a $25,000 donation to Eastridge’s charitable partner for 2016, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). Nonetheless, all the employees who were in attendance were excited for one particular reason—the chance to win a Tesla.
The new incentive program is based on collaboration and serves as a way for Eastridge to demonstrate commitment to their core values and drive employee engagement.
Nearing the end of the conference, employees gathered outside of the Grand Hyatt for the moment everyone was waiting for—the drawing of the two winners. All raffle entries were entered into a raffle drum and the two lucky participants were chosen at random in front of those in attendance. Abraham Penuelas, Manager of Technical Search of the Manufacturing & Distribution Division, was the lucky recipient of the first prize of $25,000.
Anticipation grew as the grand prize winner was announced. The winner of the brand new Tesla Model S—Amber Alejos, Operations Supervisor of the Administrative Division. Amber was not just handed the keys to any base model, but she will have the freedom to customize the Tesla to her liking—from the paint color to the interior. “Wow, I’m in shock! Out of 500 tickets and 76 participants, my name was drawn at random. It’s unreal and a fantastic way to end our annual conference,” said Alejos, “This was the cherry on top as working for Eastridge Workforce Solutions is already a blessing and my true calling in life.”
After over 40 years of growth and years of being a top San Diego Staffing Firm, Eastridge is continuously innovating. This year’s raffle is the first time Eastridge is giving away prizes of this magnitude but is only one of the many ways the company is setting itself apart to stay ahead in the competition for talent. The conference and the lavish prizes that were raffled were made possible through the hard work delivered everyday by Eastridge employees who, in large part, left the conference with a greater sense of unity to the company’s purpose—to provide opportunity and enrichment through work.
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