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5 Ted Talks to Inspire Your Career

Whether you’re planning your staycation or hitting the road for a long drive, here are 5 TED talks to keep you inspired and help you find a new way to think about your job search, ...

Building High Performing Teams at Work

I’ve been thinking a lot about teams and how they interact lately, and I’ve found a few articles worth mentioning on the subject. I thought that rather than write a new article I would share some ...

Are You Tired? I am! But That’s Not Going to Stop Me.

We’re now at the halfway point of 2020 and it has been quite memorable for mostly the wrong reasons. It has affected me physically, mentally, and spiritually. My mental health has been the biggest challenge. Whether it’s ...

Top 6 Resume Red Flags and How to Avoid Them

At TYGES we know a thing or two about resumes because we read them all day. In fact, that’s one of the things that puts us ahead of other firms – our attention to detail ...

Behavioral Interviewing

If there are two words in the English language that strike fear in the heart of a Job Seeker more than “Behavioral Interview” then I am not aware of them.  I prep people for interviews ...

Expect More from Your Talent Acquisition Partner

TYGES has been blessed to be in business for nearly 18 years. We got in right at 9/11 and thrived. We survived the 08-09 recession. We are now faced with the repercussions of COVID-19. We continue to work ...

Go Ahead. Take the Call.

We’ve all grown suspicious. Modern technology brought us closer and then less than stellar folks figured out how to use it to take advantage of others. Whether you’ve ever gotten an email purportedly from your ...

Maybe I’m Crazy but I don’t Want to go Back to Normal!

Over the past week, I’ve heard people make statements like, “I can’t wait to get through this” or “I can’t wait to get back to normal.”  As I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the ...

Winners & Losers in the Industry During this Time Period

Companies will either come out of this time as a WINNER or a LOSER when we move past the virus and the effects it has had on the economy end. What are the WINNERS doing ...

Career Evolution in the Time of Pandemic

One of the gifts of the pandemic has been the opportunity to gain clarity about what you do, and do not, want to do with your career. Thinking back to that infamous September 11th day, ...

We’re Here to Make Good Things Happen For Other People

Just when you start to wonder what your purpose at work and in life might be, we get a reminder. Here at TYGES, we were recently reminded of why our mission at TYGES is “We’re ...

Results vs Activity

My biggest challenge when I was job hunting was articulating the RESULTS I had achieved across my career. This was definitely a stumbling block. I'd been a recruiter for years and still, I struggled. I'm ...

Choose Gratitude

Most likely we’ve all heard the song Gravity by John Mayer, and the line where it says, “Gravity...it’s working against me.” In this time of fear and uncertainty, I choose Gratitude and have my own ...

Helping People is What Recruiters are Hard-Wired to Do

Now is the time for recruiters to shine. As companies shut their doors in order to combat the fast-moving COVID-19 threat, people are facing fear and uncertainty about their livelihoods. In recent memory, forest-fires, drought, ...

Our Response to Coronavirus and Its Lasting Impact

As I sit here enjoying my coffee while spending time with the Lord, it struck me how fortunate I am. It also struck me that we are at a tipping point as a nation and ...

The Coronavirus Could Impact Recruiting

The Coronavirus could impact recruiting, hiring, and working in general. Imagine the following – Flights have been cancelled indefinitelyWe are restricted to our geographical locationsWe have to work from home and avoid daily contact with ...

Recession Preparation

It’s an interesting time to be in business.  As a manufacturing & supply chain centric recruiter, we tend to have a different set of lenses into the things that are happening both on Wall Street ...

How did we come up with the name “TYGES?”

Every once in awhile someone asks me how did we come up with the company name – TYGES? As the story goes, I bought a franchise from MRINetwork back in the summer of 2002 after ...

BBQ for a Cause

This past Sunday (June 30, 2019), the Rotary Club of The Historic Triangle out of Williamsburg VA put on its 2nd Annual Williamsburg Pro-AM BBQ Cook-off. TYGES was a primary sponsor again this year and ...

fernweh

I love words.  Words can be compelling enough to lift people up and help them realize their dreams.  Foreign words that are unique in their meaning and without an English equivalent absolutely fascinate me. “Fernweh” ...
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What’s in a mission statement?

Over the years, I’ve been asked a common question in many different forms – What do I stand for?  Since starting TYGES back in 2002, my goal was to change the approach and deliver a ...

Military Brats

At TYGES, we honor those who have sacrificed so much for our great nation. Today we are honoring an often unspoken group of people who are so vital to our military members, and that group ...

Shark Tank Virginia

At TYGES, our mission is “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.”  Yes we are recruiters but we do so much more than just help clients find people. We impact the communities ...
Ted Talk Leadership

Our Top 3 TED Talks on Leadership

https://www.ted.com/talks/chieh_huang_confessions_of_a_recovering_micromanager Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking ...
Purple Squirrel

Where have all the candidates gone?

Throughout my recruiting years, I’ve noticed that qualified and interested candidates are becoming harder and harder to find. I’ve often wondered, "Are employers being too picky or not paying enough for talent?" Purple squirrel is ...
girl riding a horse courage

Core Value – Courage

We are wrapping up our series in highlighting the TYGES core values that help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.” Over the past month, we spoke ...
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Supporting Colonial CASA

If you know anything about TYGES, you know our mission is “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.”  Yes, this applies to the client, companies, and individuals we assist with on a ...
Millennial

What Do Millennials Want?

I grew up in a middle-class family where my dad worked for the same corporation for 35+years. He worked hard, had a predictable way about his everyday life, and instilled in me a work ethic ...
Determination

Core Value – Determination

As we continue to spotlight our core values here at our TYGES to help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people,” determination is up next.  We stay ...
Accountability

Core Value – Accountability

As we continue to spotlight our core values here at TYGES to help us achieve our mission of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people”, accountability is up next. Accountability is a ...
respect

Core Value – Respect

Spotlighting the second of five core values at TYGES is respect. ”We are mindful of our conduct and its impact on others”.  This value aligns well with our mission – “We’re here to make good ...
Integrity spelled out in scrabble

Talking about Core Values

The first of our five core values, integrity, is a major pillar in supporting our overall mission: “We’re here to make good things happen for other people.” Yes, we will be honest and ethical in ...
Budget and planning

The budget is approved. Now what?

This is the time of the year when most business leaders are getting their budgets approved and reviewing last month’s progress toward their new annual goals. Many leaders will find out that results are not ...

Clarity and the New England Patriots. What do they have in common?

  Let me start this conversation by saying I'm not a Patriots fan. In fact, they are considered the enemy to my lowly Miami Dolphins who have brought nothing but disappointment for the past three ...
Donations to Humane Society

Animals need donations too

Bring on the puppy breath! Last week, our Georgia office played Santa to some adorable puppies and kitties. You can give back in many forms and Katrina, Carol, and JT decided to donate treats, food, ...
Santa's Workshop

Backpacks for the homeless

And the backpacks were packed and placed under the tree with care. In Williamsburg, we stepped away from our desks and spent #NationalGivingDay in our own Santa’s Workshop. We assembled backpacks filled with necessities like ...