“The fact that we have 2,000-plus employees and get to do things as if we were a small business just amazes me,” exclaims Josh Kelly, a physician recruiter for CompHealth locum tenens in Salt Lake City. Alex Kalpaxis, a sales consultant at Weatherby Healthcare in Durham, NC, agrees. “It really is amazing how much the company gives back to its employees.”
CHG held Employee Appreciation Week — an entire week chock full of fun activities to thank our people for everything they do — in all seven offices May 16 – 21. We asked our people what their favorite part of the week was. Here’s what they said:
- Weenie Wagon cookout
“It was a chance to catch up with people I don’t always have a chance to talk to,” says Nikki Smith, a client administrator at CompHealth allied health staffing in Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Happy hour at Bar Louie
“It’s nice to be able to connect with coworkers outside of the office environment,” shares Katie Oakes, a placing manager, also in our Grand Rapids office.
- Photo booth
“I love that our company encourages us to let our hair down a little,” says Mark Brousseau, a national account executive with CHG in Salt Lake City. “I really enjoyed taking a crazy team picture.”
- Breakfast served by leaders
“My favorite part of EAW was the fun and encouraging atmosphere,” says Andre Nunes, a sales consultant for Foundation Medical Staffing. “And being served breakfast by our leaders really brings value to those relationships and gives a great demonstration of servant leadership.”
- Employee Appreciation Allied Olympics
“It was fun to huddle up as a team, come up with a game plan and then cheer on our country as they competed,” says Patrick Lambert, a licensing coordinator with CompHealth allied health staffing in Salt Lake City.
“It gave everyone the opportunity to get to know other employees on different teams and to socialize in a different environment,” says Cortney Patrick a senior consultant on CompHealth’s permanent placement division in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“The barista was absolutely awesomesauce and those bagels ‚Äî they were so yummy,” exclaims Shannon Miele, a learning and development supervisor at Weatherby Healthcare in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“My favorite part was dominating in Jeopardy,” shares Chris Madsen, a placing manager for CompHealth locum tenens in Salt Lake City. “We learned things about our team that we couldn’t have otherwise and had a blast doing it!”
“I can’t list just one thing,” exclaims Rachel Myrer, a wellness coordinator for CHG in Salt Lake City. “I loved playing ‚Äî and winning ‚Äî Bingo.
“And the mini-massages were the perfect way to relax midday,” Rachel adds.
Jason Townsend, a sales consultant for Weatherby, sums it up best: “Working for a company who treats you like family and proves it though actions is why I love being a part of this team!”
Check out a video recap of the week’s activities: