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It’s a New Year and I Just Can’t Contain Myself

January, 06, 2015 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

There’s nothing better than starting a new year. You get to make up fresh spreadsheets filled with hopeful objectives and glance at a clean, white calendar not yet filled with the scratch marks of cancelled appointments or rescheduled meetings. All of our 2014 folders can go in the closet once we go to Staples and buy new containers. Nothing feels better than being organized and starting out the year with …

Talking Turkey

November, 18, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

This time of year gets crazy – no matter what industry you’re in. In our country Thanksgiving is billed as a holiday in which we gather with family and loved ones to enjoy a feast of traditional foods and old fashioned customs. For some people this moment of togetherness is bearable for about the length of the meal – 15 minutes. After the last bite of mashed potatoes and gravy …

Impressions Matter

October, 07, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post, Job Seeker Help

We’ve all heard it – you never have a second chance to make a good first impression. How true this is both in our personal and professional lives.

I recently attended a seminar on Branding Your Business, taught by an amazing company called Ephyra Group and sponsored by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania. In summary I learned what’s important is what is said about you when you’re not …

Goals

September, 25, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

I am a goal setter. I make goals for everything – travel, business, personal, family. You name it – I have already set a goal or am in the process of making one. A goal could be the same as a bucket list, but personally, I think of them as two completely different things. Setting goals, for me, keeps me motivated and gives me focus. I must have been related …

CHANGE

September, 03, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

RETREAT

re•treat/riˈtrēt/
noun: retreat; an act of moving back or withdrawing.

Moving back? Withdrawing? Not on my watch. For reasons in this blog the word Retreat means “taking a moment to pause with your team to set goals for moving forward”. And that’s just what we’re doing this month.

How many companies require their crew to have a laptop/cell phone ‘banned day’ in order to focus on the future? How …

Cooking With the Competition

August, 14, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

Recruiting is a very competitive business. We are constantly striving to place our candidates with the very same customers as our competition and are motivated by this competitive spirit that is in our DNA. Without it, we’d be left in the dust.

I have always found it interesting how competitors fear each other. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. How ridiculous that notion is to me! In the …

Moneyball

August, 05, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: SGC

A colleague suggested I watch Moneyball – a movie made in 2011 starring Brad Pitt. He thinks I am too close to my employees which makes it harder to make difficult hiring/terminating decisions. That doesn’t seem like such a bad homework assignment, I thought. “You’ll learn valuable lessons in that movie.” he told me. “I’m going to quiz you once you’ve watched it.”

Moneyball, I learned, is about “baseball during …

He Accepted our Rose

July, 22, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Local Events, SGC

I’m not into Realty TV. OK – I occasionally watch Long Island Medium, trying to figure out if Teresa Caputo can really connect with loved ones who have passed. I’ve watched an episode (or two) of Sister Wives trying to figure out WHAT really goes on in that family. I’ve never watched Honey Boo Boo and have never met anyone who does. This season – however – I broke down …

The Importance of 50

July, 15, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: Local Events, SGC

When my kids were in kindergarten, they came home from school with a homework assignment while they were learning how to count. On the 50th day of school they were told to bring in 50 ‘of something’. I remember counting out pennies, cheerios, gummy bears, toothpicks, and M&M’s. 50 was an important number, they learned. It is halfway to 100. There are 50 United States. Turning 50 usually means you …

We Are Storm Chasers

July, 03, 2014 SusanGraham | Posted in: SGC

Recruiters need time off, too. Our minds are spinning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our network of candidates twists around and around in our brains like mini tornado’s – constantly strategizing how to best match our clients with those who have the best skills and personality. We love it. We’re like storm chasers. The more we have going on, the better we produce.

I recently took a …

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