Here at Eastridge, the past three months have been a whirlwind of working hard, giving back, and making progress. 2017 is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year, and our Eastridge family can’t wait to share some news and updates with you.
On Valentine’s Day, our Mission Valley office coordinated with every Eastridge location to come together and help donate to our 2017 charity organization, Make-A-Wish San Diego. While in the holiday spirit, generous hearts were able to give to Make-A-Wish by sending a Valentine gram to any of their colleagues at Eastridge. All of the proceeds went directly back to Make-A-Wish!
We’re Making Moves!
On March 9th, we announced an exciting piece of long-awaited news. Eastridge is opening a location in Phoenix! The new Eastridge location will provide the Phoenix Metropolitan Area with specialized workforce solutions across 10 specialty staffing divisions with an initial focus on the manufacturing and distribution sector. The new office is located at 4041 S. McClintock Drive, Suite 301, Tempe, AZ 85282. Eastridge looks forward to serving the workforce needs of the Phoenix community.
Opportunity at Work
At Eastridge, one of our driving forces is the concept of offering enrichment through work. Our San Diego Finance and Accounting business development team celebrated with one of our most exceptional placements, Sarah Slaughter, at the annual San Diego Business Journal CFO Awards. Sarah was a finalist for CFO of the Year, proving just how invaluable her work is at Second Chance San Diego.
Networking and Employee Engagement
On March 16th, NHRA (National Human Resources Association) celebrated its 21st Annual Human Resources Executive of The Year Celebration. The event honored excellence, recognized accomplishments, and professional standards of three Human Resources Executives from King’s Seafood, BSH Home Appliances, St Joseph Health Systems. This event also celebrated and announced the winners of this year’s Rising Star Academy members. This accomplished group of professionals was nominated by their Vice Presidents of Human Resources based on their achievement of specific criteria within Human Resources They will participate in a year-long development program, which includes a mentor, networking and learning with subject matter experts. Finally, Three Human Resources Teams were selected as HR Teams of Excellence, Edwards Lifesciences, Arbonne, and Taco Bell. The event had over 800 attendees and was hosted at the Irvine Hotel. JC Carrion, Board Member of NHRA, was also in charge of Program for the event. Eastridge played a strong role in the evening by hosting over 20 of their key customers and prospects. We were also the main sponsor for the “Members Only Drawing” which drew a great deal of recognition during the evening. The event was highly praised by many of our clients and it was truly a very special evening.
Our very own Lina Savage will be attending the Pinnacle Conference in Chicago on April 19th. Lina has been a member of Pinnacle, an honor society for the nation’s top recruiters, for over ten years. To be accepted, you must be a direct-hire recruiter and bill over one million dollars’ total in three consecutive years. For Pinnacle, their conferences serve to give back to the community where the conference is held. April’s conference will include distributing “Blessing Bags” to Chicago’s homeless. Bags will include everyday necessities and will be distributed throughout the week long conference. Thank you, Lina, for your generous heart and hard work!
St. Patrick's Day Networking Breakfast
Eastridge never misses an opportunity to get in the holiday spirit. A few of our office locations hosted a quarterly networking breakfast for internal employees on Friday, March 17th. Everyone was encouraged to wear their most spirited St. Patrick’s Day attire, including green wigs, top hats, and plenty of green glitter to go around. Congratulations to our spirit contest winners, we hope you enjoyed your Lucky Charms and other prizes!