Let the Games Begin: Whitridge Olympics 2020

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10 January 2020 0

What does it take to be in sales and recruiting? A competitive spirit and the will to win are traits that have catapulted Whitridge's salespeople and recruiters to success. For our 2020 kickoff meeting we decided to test those competitive spirits by hosting the Whitridge Olympics! Our staff was divided into four teams - Quality, Regulatory, and Compliance, Financial Services, Technology, and Back Office... I know, I know, not the most creative team names, I've got big plans for 2021.

The staff went head-to-head in two grueling rounds of official sanctioned Olympic games** including ping pong, bag toss, skeeball, and the putting green. From the start, QRC and Financial Services showed they were forces to be reckoned with. Pulling ahead early, it looked like this Olympics may be a runaway, however, Senior Recruiter, Joe Priscella's ping pong elbow injury offered a weakness for other teams to exploit. Hoping for a Cinderella story, the perennial underdogs a.k.a. the back office team, anchored by Michael Servatius, Recruiting Manager and Craig Zimiroski, VP of Staffing Operations were the sleepers of the tournament, nearly making it to the gold medal games. But alas, the powerhouse Financial Services team captained by Brian Driscoll and Tyler Grothusen along with QRC's dream team duo of Joe Priscella and Patrick McNulty crushed the competition and would be facing each other at the ping pong table for one final match. As the ping pong ball careened back and forth over the tiny net there was heated discussion as Brian Driscoll seemingly made up rules as he went - ping pong-gate 2020 anyone? With one final back hand, QRC eked out a win and stood at the podium to collect their gold medals... and more importantly, the glory. 

** These are not officially sanctioned Olympic games. 

This blog post was written by Danielle Larson, Talent Acquision & Engagement Specialist

About Whitridge Associates

Whitridge Associates provides expert talent to a diverse group of technology companies, financial services, defense contractors and healthcare providers throughout the country. With a history of 29 plus years of unparalleled service to both our clients and consultants, Whitridge is one of the most highly regarded staffing companies in New England. Whitridge has won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for four consecutive years and was presented with The Excellence Award from TechServe Alliance the industry’s leading trade association.

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