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How to Prepare for a Performance Review

The words “performance review” can cause panic in employees. But we promise, there’s nothing to worry about as long as you’re well-prepared.

Performance reviews offer a chance for employees and employers to get on the same page. You go over your work from the past year and discuss both areas where you did well and areas where you can do better. They sound scary, but they’re actually designed to help …

Win with Humility, Lose with Grace, and Do Both with Dignity

by: Ali Weiand, Director of Recruiting and Business Development

How does this apply to you the “Candidate” or you the “Employee”?

It has been an interesting election year to say the least and I know many friends and colleagues have very different views of whom they wanted to see in office.  After the results were in I spent a lot of time reading comments and posts in favor or against …

Veteran’s Day – It’s More Than Having Free Breakfast at Bob Evans

My Dad served in the Korean War.  This entitles him to lots of freebie’s this Friday November 11th (Veterans Day)  I know Bob Evans, IHop, Applebee’s, and Chili’s, to name a few, offer a free meal to the men and women we salute on Veteran’s Day.  Some establishments are handing out complimentary movie tickets.  Others offer no charge for the entrance fee into a museum or …

12 Fun Halloween Activities for Families in Central PA

Halloween is sneaking up on us! If you’re like the parents at SGC, you’re excited to partake in all the fun festivities surrounding this spooky holiday, from selecting costumes to trick-or-treat night to (OK, we admit it) stealing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or two from your child’s haul.

In between all that, why not make time for a night or day of Halloween-themed family fun? Here are 12 great …

Celebrating 10 Years of Susan Graham Consulting

 

On September 6, 2006, Susan launched Susan Graham Consulting. She had a vision of a company where people worked hard, worked well together and gave back whenever possible, a place where her employees would enjoy themselves and her clients would place great trust.

Over the years, SGC has grown and grown. We’ve been more successful every year, but we’re not just about the numbers. We’re also about connections and …

One Candidate At A Time

Today marks our 10th year anniversary at Susan Graham Consulting.  This significant milestone kicks off a very happy week for us – one where we’re thinking about lots of cool statistics, unusual accomplishments, some interesting hires, and many conference room conversations and banter to keep us giggling for decades.  Most of all it’s an opportunity for me to thank more people than I could ever count.

We thought …

Why We Love the Olympics (And Your Business Should, Too)

rioWe have been carried away by the Olympic spirit here at Susan Graham Consulting. Every night at 8 p.m., you can find us plopped on our couches, cheering on the red, white and blue. (And, okay, occasionally we check in on the events at work, but Susan is cool with it, we swear!)

Everyone at SGC has their favorite events.

Eryn loves watching swimming and gymnastics, two events where the …

How to Hold a Successful Conference Call

A few months ago, someone in the office stumbled on this YouTube video about conference calls. We couldn’t stop laughing.

It depicts what a conference call would look like in real life. The video includes all of the blunders you might encounter on one of these virtual meetings, from the dropped call to the dreaded “am I the only one on here” to the guy whose dog starts barking in …

Glamour Shots

We can’t be more excited about our 10th anniversary.  One of our goals this year is to update our website to look fresh and current.  It’s not as easy as it sounds!  This new look, it turns out, is taking hours of our time and even a little bit of our collective sanity.  Have you ever tried to take a picture of 5 women and have them all agree …

Celebrating Our 10-Year Milestone

milestones Ten years.

Ten years ago, Daniel Craig made his first appearance as James Bond.

The first “Cars” movie was released.

“American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars” were the most popular shows on television.

People had just started using a little online video site called YouTube.

Smartphones were but a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye.

Also in 2006, with little more than a phone and a computer, I started this …

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