The 2020 Guide to Shopping Local for the Holidays in Central PA

November, 27, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

Happy holidays! Even during a pandemic, there’s something inviting and exciting about this time of year. While your gift exchanges may look different than in past years, we’d argue that showing love through giving has never been more rewarding. When you can’t be physically close to someone, you can still show them you’re thinking of them by buying something you know they will love.

This year, we’re mindful of the …

Celebrating a Very Special Anniversary

October, 02, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

My shining star is celebrating her 10th year anniversary with SGC this month. In our industry, that is an extraordinary accomplishment. In ANY industry, for that matter! Ten years of loyalty, dedication, hard work and pride of ownership – she is simply the best.

Ali Weiand and I met over ten years ago over lunch to see if we thought we were a match. We had such similar backgrounds …

6 Ways You Can “Be Better Every Day” at Work and at Home

September, 24, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post, Uncategorized

There are a lot of things we can’t control right now. We can’t say when life will go back to “normal” or whether schools will be virtual or in-person in six months or if we’ll still be wearing face masks next summer.

But there is one thing we can always control, and that’s our attitude.

During hard times, it can be tough to maintain a positive attitude. We get it. …

Learn More About SGC’s Portfolio Power-Up!

August, 26, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

The pandemic has led to millions of job losses across the country, including in Central PA. As a recruiting firm, we wanted to think of ways to use our connections and skills to aid these talented, smart people who lost their positions during the market turndown through no fault of their own.

Introducing SGC’s Portfolio Power-Up.

On September 15, SGC will hold a special day for information technology job …

15 Kind Things You Can Do for Your Co-Workers This Summer

July, 22, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post, Uncategorized

2020 hasn’t been the year any of us expected. Many of us have adjusted to new situations and new expectations, which can be challenging.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the need to support our co-workers. If anything, that has gotten stronger during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been thinking lately about ways we can help each other. At SGC, we believe practicing small kindnesses is a fantastic way …

Moving Forward in Hard Times: Talking With CPBJ’s Cathy Hirko

May, 18, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post, Uncategorized

The global pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives but also our business lives. We’ve been heartened to see how the small businesses around Central Pennsylvania are pushing forward. To get a big-picture view of the creative ideas and overall attitude of companies in the area, SGC reached out to Cathy Hirko, associate publisher and editorial director at Central Penn Business Journal, whose outstanding coverage …

Small Business Spotlight

April, 15, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Uncategorized

From one small business to another…..we get it.  You are our friends, our family, our neighbors, and we are all in this together.  Your business has employed so many people we know and you have given back so generously to our community. 

We at SGC have spent time thinking how our small business can help other small businesses. One thing we have, as a company built on our relationships, is …

Why Right Now Is a Great Time to Enter the Health Care Industry

March, 24, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Uncategorized

As recruiters, we work with companies and candidates across the health care, information technology and engineering fields, and more. We love hearing from the people we work with about the great things happening in their industries, so we decided to begin a periodic series on our blog about starting a new career. We’ll begin this month with health care.

From now until 2028, the health care industry will see an …

Why Traveling Makes You a Better Employee

January, 16, 2020 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

Many of us at SGC love to travel. It’s a fun hobby, a great way to spend time with family and friends, and a fantastic means of expanding our horizons. But did you ever stop to think that traveling can also make you better at your job?

It’s true. As we planned out our 2020 destinations, we recognized ways traveling improves the work you do at the office. (And if …

Two Kids Reflect on Their Experiences Giving Back Through SGC

December, 13, 2019 SusanGraham | Posted in: Featured Post

Each year in December, Susan gives the children of her employees $50 apiece to use to help others. She encourages the kids to educate themselves and choose how to use this money all by themselves. They all turn in a short writeup of what they did, which Susan collects and looks back on from time to time.

This year, we invited two of those kids, Eli and Asha, to reflect