diversity

Happy Juneteenth: Our National Independence Day

By Davida Rhoades, Technical Recruiter / June 22, 2022
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Juneteenth is an often-misunderstood holiday because of its complicated history. Even in the Black community, we celebrate in different ways. So, let’s clear up some of the confusion.   What is Juneteenth? The date June 19th is abbreviated as “Juneteenth.” Alternate titles include Black Independence Day, Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day and Juneteenth…

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How to Include LGBTQ allyship into your DE&I efforts

By Lindsey Carbo, Technical Recruiter / June 1, 2022
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“Don’t ask, don’t tell” was implemented in the military as a way to reduce any prejudice by forcing those in the LGBTQ community to keep their sexuality a secret. For some reason, that mindset translated to the corporate workforce. However, the amended version I’ve experienced is “Don’t ask, but let me tell you about my…

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WIT Forum inspires professional development with purpose

By Lily Payne, Account Executive / May 4, 2022
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As a young female, who’s figuring out how to make her mark in the business world, the April Women in Technology (WIT) Forum was an encouraging and enriching event to attend. These events are designed to provide a unique opportunity for technology professionals in Atlanta at all levels to network and connect.   Learning how…

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6 technologies inspired by the Deaf

By Lindsey Carbo, Technical Recruiter / March 30, 2022
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I work with technology professionals every day. While I can’t code or configure, I use technology every day, just like most people. One thing I didn’t consider about the technology I enjoy, like texting, is why the technology was created in the first place. Technology is a tool to help us all accomplish difficult tasks…

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Why you need moms in your workforce

By Karissa Buckner, Recruiting Manager / March 9, 2022
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Moms are amazing. I personally have accomplished way more as a Mom than I ever knew I could. Years ago, when I asked a friend of mine how balancing motherhood with working full time was going, she said something like, “it’s incredible how much you expand.” I didn’t quite know what she meant – until…

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How to influence from any seat

By Ashley Harwell, Director, Learning & Development / March 2, 2022
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How many of us have longed for a seat at the table? And how many of us view those seats as being limited only to those in leadership? Now, more than ever, it’s critical for employees to speak up and help shape our new world of work.  Shifting priorities during the pandemic impacted all workers,…

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Celebrating the lesser-known figures in Black history

By Team Synergis / February 9, 2022
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February is Black History Month. To celebrate, we want to share some of the key Black figures in history that you may not have heard of before. They may be lesser known, but their impact is still great. Here are just a few of these truly impressive and inspiring individuals.

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Diversity & Inclusion: why it matters

By Tracey Klein, Executive Vice President, Strategy / December 8, 2021
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The workforce is changing every day, and with that change comes the need for awareness. This awareness is about people, who they are, and what their stories tell. So why does that matter in the workplace?

At the AITP Atlanta November Chapter meeting, the topic of diversity & inclusion was covered. Featuring Eric Schrock, an Atlanta-based CTO who is passionate about DE&I, he tackled some of the most common problems in today’s workplace and offered a variety of solutions. Here are the highlights from that conversation.

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7 ways to diversify your hiring

By Anna Geyer, Account Delivery Manager / May 26, 2021
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I have recently been working on a lot of roles for recruiters who have a focus on diversity and inclusion. And it’s really taught me a lot about diverse hiring processes along the way. So, I wanted to share my learnings with our Synergis community.

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Diversity & inclusion: having a seat at the table

By Doug Ross, Founder and President / February 24, 2021
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A seat at the table. That’s what we all want. Ever since grade school we’ve wanted to feel like we belong and know that we have a voice. When I first started Synergis I knew I wanted to be different than other companies. I wanted my company to be one that puts people first.

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