Reason #7 – Why You Should Work At Redfish Technology – “Top Producer Trips!”
Meredith Dean in Iceland, Ireland & Hungary. Leah O’Flynn on the Big Island, HI. Jon Piggins on Kauai, HI.
Since 2004, Redfish Technology has rewarded it’s top producing recruiter every year with all expenses paid trip which has included journeys to; Europe, Hawaii, Iceland, and Asia. Redfish’s CEO Rob Reeves believes, “Our annual trip award is our way to say thank you for all of the time & hard work our people put in for our clients 12 months a year. The trip is awarded to our Top Producer AND a guest, who can be their spouse, close friend or kids…it’s our way to say thank you to those who have supported us and our people throughout the year as well.”
In their own words, Redfish Technology Top Producers on what it means to win the award:
Meredith Dean, Lead Recruiter: “Something that is important to me is being recognized for my hard work and achievements and Redfish’s Top Producer Award does just that. I love to travel internationally and our Top Producer Award has taken me to Hungary, Czech Republic, Iceland, Guatemala, and Ireland.”
Leah O’Flynn, Chief Revenue Officer: “In 2014 I won Top Producer and it was one of the highlights of my career for a few reasons. The main reason was that 2014 was my ‘A ha’ moment for recruiting. It took two years for me to really find my flow around technology, sales and strategy. It accumulated to me winning Top Producer – the secret was matching those skills with my work ethic. I look back now and it was more than a vacation because I took my childhood best friend and soon after we each got married and had kids. More than likely, it will be 10+ years before we can justify us running away together without family. I’m super thankful to Redfish for giving me these memories with Leah – yes, her name is Leah as well.”
Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter: “Winning Top producer meant a lot to me because of all the hard work, help from my colleagues, late nights & weekends it took to make it happen. It was extra special because Redfish sent both of my daughters with me, which was such a nice way to let them see how hard work pays off & thank them for the sacrifices they made when I was putting in extra effort at work.”
The Best Cities To Work In
In the new Glassdoor survey respondents ranked the best cities to live in in terms of employment satisfaction. Overall employment satisfaction was compared by city, with factors such as compensation and benefits satisfaction, senior management satisfaction, expectations for company outlook, and the number of employers hiring per city taken into consideration.
San Jose and San Francisco took the lead at a score of 3.4 – Way to go brother friars! Each city is home to five Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work for 2013 companies: San Jose (Google #6, LinkedIn #14, Agilent Technologies #30, Intel #31, Apple #34) & San Francisco (Facebook #1, Riverbed Technology #3, Chevron #13, Workday #19, Salesforce.com #22). The top five were in a photo finish! Seattle, WA also scored 3.4, with Salt Lake City, UT and Washington, DC nipping at its heels at 3.3 each.
Software Engineer was the top in-demand job in 4 of the top five cities, and among the top three in-demand jobs in 7 of the top ten cities on the report card. Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Business Analyst and Sales Associates ranked high in the top cities, and Personal Trainer was in the top three in San Diego, proving that the economy must truly be in recovery.
When you are considering relocation, employment satisfaction surveys like this are a great source of information among othes. For other important criteria to consider, read Redfish recruiter Leah O’Flynn’s article “Should You Move for a Job?”
Check out the complete results:
To Counter Offer or Not to Counter Offer? Part 2
In part one of this article, we considered the costs of recruiting, hiring, and training as well costs of a bad hire and the opportunity costs involved when a valued executive’s departure leaves the company in the lurch. Can you avoid this hassle and extra cost? Should you making him a counter offer and keeping the team intact, the projects on time, the sales meeting on track, the product launch as planned?
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To Counter Offer or Not to Counter Offer?
Whether a prized executive has been actively looking for another opportunity, or unexpectedly recruited for a new position, should you make a counter offer to keep him or her? Read more »
How To Evaluate a Job Offer
Congratulations! You’ve received a job offer. Now what?
First of all, ask yourself if you want this job. Hopefully you spent the time up front to evaluate the company and the position prior to pursuing it. Sometimes things happen faster than you expect and you haven’t fully explored the opportunity. There are a lot of important aspects to research and consider when you are evaluating an employment opportunity. The more you know before the offer, the better position you’ll be in.
A company’s values, vision and corporate culture are going to fundamentally affect you on a daily basis. Does the company you are evaluating motivate and speak to you? Do you feel like it will be a fit with your personality and work style? Just as dating someone with a fundamentally different belief system would be a great challenge, so will working for a company where you do not buy into the mission and vision. Read more »
The Great Balancing Act
By Rob Reeves, President/CEO Redfish Technology
Work-life balance is something we at Redfish have always taken seriously. Part of the reason is because I personally have fallen completely out of balance in this arena.
Off the deep end
My recruiting adventure started Read more »