by: Karen Cayamanda
Friday, May 21, 2010 | Company News |
After about two months of finding skilled individuals and referring them to MicroSourcing, John Benedick Cabang (individual category) and Team Maren Lacanilao (team category) were named as the winners of Race to Summer in an awarding ceremony held last May 19. Mr. Cabang received Php 10,000 while Team Maren got Php 50,000.
Facilitated by the Manpower Acquisition Department, Race to Summer was a special referral program for Yell Adworks, one of MicroSourcing’s fast-growing clients. Its goal was to find excellent candidates through recommendations of Yell employees.
From March 3 to April 30, the program was able to gather a total of 44 successful referrals out of 346 recommendations.
According to Back Office Team Leader Michelle Sacramento, a referral program like Race to Summer is an effective recruitment tool. “Compared to giving out signing bonuses to new employees, Race to Summer turned out to be more cost-effective and a better strategy in finding good talents. The program is not just a good tool in finding qualified candidates. It also helps hype up a work environment which is a good way to retain employees.”
Aside from the cash prizes, gift certificates from various establishments were also given to 10 Yell employees daily (1 referral = 1 GC).
Ms. Sacramento said the department plans to facilitate more programs like this in which all MicroSourcing employees will be encouraged to participate.
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