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OPINION: When “just enough” is just right

By Synergis / September 7, 2022
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I recently read an article about a Swedish philosophy – Lagom – that changed my view on life. It translates as “just the right amount.” The concept is not new, but applicable to many things in our lives, especially how we look at work and making money.   Lagom means knowing when enough is enough…

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Make social media a part of your job search

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / August 31, 2022
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Some view social media as an addicting time-killer, others as a communication tool lacking emotional rapport. But has it made us as a society lazy when it comes to communication skills? I don’t think so.   Social media has created opportunities for connection across distances and between humans that may never have interacted otherwise! And…

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Why companies need to support working parents

By Sofia Krasny, Sr. Account Executive / August 24, 2022
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Powerful. That is the one word I would use to sum up the Georgia March of Dimes (MOD) Partnership in Parenting event I attended last week.   The event focus was “How Atlanta’s Top Companies are Supporting Working Parents” and was held at the beautiful King & Spalding building. Partnership in Parenting brings together individuals…

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Don’t leave your employees out of the profitability equation

By Sara Yousif / August 17, 2022
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After reading the article “The New Customer: Our Greatest Assets” from Staffing Industry Analysts, it made me think about my own experience in corporate America and the staffing industry specifically. And how making an employee feel like a person and not just a number has impacted my perception.   The article puts emphasis on being…

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Are Project Management certifications worth it?

By Lindsey Carbo, Technical Recruiter / August 10, 2022
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Good career development planning is about skill development. Often, when people think of skill development, they think of educational resources such as certifications.   Educational resources are important and can provide us with key information to push our careers forward, but knowledge and skill development are not the same thing. In my own career, I…

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What job seekers truly care about

By Synergis / August 3, 2022
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Some have said that the “Great Rehire” is akin to throwing a pack of cards in the air. Eventually, you can put the deck back together, but not everyone will end up in the same spot.   In this job market, we’re in the “putting-the-deck-back-together” stage. I attended a webinar recently that I’m hoping has…

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Thinking beyond the traditional four-year degree

By Ashley Harwell, Director, Learning & Development / July 27, 2022
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Back-to-school season always makes me a bit nostalgic. It transports me back to the end of summer days I spent eagerly anticipating the start of a new school year. Sadly, my kids don’t always share my enthusiasm for heading back to school.   Last week, talk of the new school year prompted my youngest to…

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Why employers should focus on employee mental health

By Team Synergis / July 20, 2022
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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July. It is designed to bring awareness to the unique struggles of racial and ethnic minority communities regarding mental illness in the United States.   According to the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH), racial and ethnic minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due…

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How to best partner with your recruiter

By Christy Cifreo, Sr. IT Recruiter / July 13, 2022
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In my 20 years of working in recruiting, I’ve come to realize that working with candidates is a lot like dating. I know that may sound strange but hear me out.   Both are relationships that take time and effort to develop. Building and maintaining relationships with my candidates and consultants remain the most enjoyable…

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How to communicate effectively at work

By Meredith Pannek / June 29, 2022
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Some might call ‘the rules’ of workplace communication obvious – be polite, be engaged and choose your words carefully.   But what parameters are many offices missing the mark on when it comes to workplace interaction and how we can make it most effective? Let’s talk about it… 🙂   First, some research on what…

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