As 2016 ramps up, we’re looking back at some of the best moments and stand out events at ERG over the past year. 2015 was ERG’s 11th year in business, and our team couldn’t feel more grateful for our continued success in such a dynamic market. We continue to be fortunate to have some of the best engineers in the Silicon Valley as colleagues, and strong relationships with amazing companies in the area.
We wanted to share a sneak-peak into some of the highlights of 2015 at ERG, and also express our gratitude for our relationships built and grown over the past year.
Here are a few of our team’s favorite 2015 moments:
Consultant Appreciation Casino Night
If we had to choose one single event as our favorite of the year, our Consultant Appreciation Casino Night would be a strong contestant. While over the years we’ve held annual consultant appreciation events, this was our first time holding a Casino Night in our office. We hosted our consultants and their guests for a night of roulette, blackjack and craps. For those of us who needed to learn the games, we had professional dealers to walk us through the steps. Let’s just say, it was a good thing we didn’t play with real money. Our consultants didn’t walk out empty handed though- at the end of the night we raffled off a bunch of cool gifts to our consultants and guests. We are already excited for next year’s Casino Night!
This year, ERG was honored with being placed on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies in North America. With over 52% growth over the past three years, ERG made the list! To be named an Inc. 5000 member was a huge accomplishment for us, and we largely attribute that success to the strong relationships we’ve built with clients and consultants. Our team works relentlessly to meet the ever-changing needs of the dynamic Silicon Valley technology market, and this award recognizes our proven results. What an honor for ERG!
Best of Staffing Award
This year we partnered with a research firm, Inavero, to survey our consultants to get their feedback on their experience with ERG. Based solely on their responses, we were awarded the Best of Staffing Talent Award for 2015. This award is given to companies who demonstrate excellence in service and provide top-notch service to their consultants. To be recognized by our consultants as having excellent service was really special to our team. As a team, it’s our goal to constantly get better and find new ways to improve the consultant experience, and this award demonstrates our dedication to that mission.
ERG Consultant Holiday Party
One of our favorite traditions each year is getting our team of consultants together to celebrate the holidays, and this year was no different. In true ERG fashion, we raffled off amazing gifts, had incredible food, and shared lots of laughs. This year’s party also included festive sweaters, cheesy holiday photo props, and even a few future engineers running around. Thank you to all of our consultants and their families who came out to have some fun with us during the holidays!
Celebrating our Team
This year we celebrated milestone anniversaries for many of our team members. Matt, our Director of Client Services, celebrated his five year anniversary, alongside Ed, one of our Technical Recruiters. Ed and Matt joined ERG just days apart in 2010, so our team was really excited to celebrate this milestone with both of them. Another notable anniversary in 2015 was Tyler Martin’s eighth year with ERG. Although Tyler worked closely with Tim Penick throughout the entire company history, he officially joined ERG in 2007. In the past eight years Tyler’s leadership has helped grow all aspects of business, including building our internal team. A few other anniversaries we celebrated: Tim Dawson with 4 years at ERG, Mike Smith with 3 years; Kevin Martin with 2 years; Kim Anderson, Sabrina Martinez, and Josh Giles all with a year at ERG. If you’re looking for a Technical Recruiter or Account Manager role with ERG, please apply online!
Volunteering with CityTeam
Another long-standing ERG tradition is giving back to the community during the holidays. This year we joined CityTeam for their Thanksgiving food-packing and distribution event at Avaya Stadium. At this event alone, over 3,000 Silicon Valley families were given the groceries that they needed to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were responsible for our own assembly line of packing the bags of groceries that would be handed out. Our team got a bit competitive- timing ourselves to see how fast we could fill the bins with completed bags. We had an awesome time knowing that our contribution would help so many families in need. It was such a rewarding experience for all!
Things to expect from ERG in 2016
In 2016, our consultants, clients, and prospective candidates can expect the same high-level of service that remains a constant at our company. This year, we’ve expanded our benefits package to W-2 employees to include health care, vision insurance, and paid time off! We look forward to finding more ways that we can collect feedback, implement internal improvements and share knowledge with job seekers. Thanks again to all who helped us make 2015 such an amazing year. We look forward to creating more memorable moments in 2016.