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It’s G O time!

Written by:  Kraig Ware, VP of Operations

Setting goals are a good thing…obtaining them is an “incredible” thing.  So why is it that some people just set goals and other’s obtain them?

I would venture to say that if you are setting goals, you are obtaining them.  Stay with me…I recently read a great book by Tony J. Hughes called The Joshua Principle.  Definitely a recommended read.  It cited a study from a graduation class that only 3% of students had specific written goals at graduation and when surveyed twenty years later, this minority (3%) made more money than the other 97% combined.

If you have a list of “written” goals, most of the battle is already won.  A written goal is like a destination that you haven’t been to before.  For example:  To get to a destination that you haven’t been before by car, you would obtain the address and then perhaps type it into your GPS or let Siri know where you wanted to go.  More than likely, once the destination (goal) is set, your GPS or mobile device is ready to give you direction, step by step, to your destination (goal).

So, what if you just sit there, engine running, with your car in park?

I realize that this doesn’t make any sense and perhaps is a bit laughable.  But seriously, have you ever had a goal that you didn’t achieve or worse yet, a goal that you didn’t start to do what is necessary to obtain it?  If we’re honest with ourselves, it is no different than a programmed GPS in a running car that is in park.

Everything you need, just no driver.

To review…Step One is to write down your goals.  Once that is completed, it is time for Step Three

It’s G O a l time.

It’s GO time…to keep with the driving analogy.  Now your car is in drive and you are making “progress” toward your destination (written goal).  Perhaps, your car is out of line…meaning, even though you are driving toward your goal, your car keeps wanting to veer off course.  If that is the case, you need to take your car to a shop that can get your car realigned.  By doing so, it will take less effort to get to your destination.  Not only will it take less effort, it will get there with less wear-and-tear on your car.  Like a car, you may need to take the time to think things out or get some help, guidance, knowledge, or other resources to keep from veering off course and stay aligned to your goals.  This leads me to Step Two

Why do so many people fail to obtain their goals?

Failure is not a bad thing, at least an effort was made to get to your goal and valuable things will be learned along the way.  However, I believe that we fall short of our goals because we leave out Step Two.

Once your goals are written down for the various areas of your life, step one is complete.  Then, before GO time, you need to do Step Two and ask yourself 3 questions for each written goal.

Why? When? How?

These three questions are vital as they fuel your passion providing motivation (why), set a timeline/deadline (when), and create a well thought out plan and/or establish needs/resources (how).  Don’t miss this…this is the hardest step.  Let’s keep with the driving analogy and set our destination(goal) for a new restaurant we have been wanting to try out.  How could such a simple goal fail?  Well…to keep things simple, perhaps you “really” aren’t hungry (why), or you missed your reservation time and they’re booked up when you arrive (when), or you left the house without your wallet (how).  All three areas (questions) need to be aligned for a goal to be obtained.

Perhaps you have already set you goals for the near term…good luck, as I wish you the best to make our world a better place.  Hopefully these tips will help you along your current journey.  If you haven’t set your goals just yet, no worries.  The great thing about setting written goals, they can be set at any time.  It doesn’t have to be done when a new year arrives.  However, if we want to make something better or obtain something great, we need to establish written goals.  When we do write them down, remember to truly understand your motivation (why), set a deadline (when), and create a plan (how).  Nothing great really happens randomly, by accident, or is going to show up at your doorstep.  Extraordinary things, take extraordinary people, with extraordinary effort, and we are all capable of being extraordinary.  It’s GO time!

I encourage your feedback and would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can also follow me at twitter @SKraigWare as I focus on striving for excellence within the business world and within our personal lives. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at http://reinventingrecruiting.com/

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Network or NOTwork?

Written by:  Ted Fletcher, Executive Recruiter

RelationshipsMy brother told me about his business professor in college who had a plaque on his desk.  It read, “Network or Don’t Work.”  Catchy.  And true.  Some networking is temporary (lots of cold-calling for referrals are in this category) and some is more long-term (this involves building relationships).  Both are good and have their place.

Fact is…you MUST connect with and rely on others in order to make yourself more effective.

As a recruiter working with industrial manufacturing clients, I contact Career Coachprospective candidates ALL the time.  If they are open to discussing the opportunity at hand, fabulous!  If not, that’s absolutely fine…I’ve at least built an initial rapport with them and may be able to help them down the road providing resources and advice for their career development.  And when people know that you’re there to GIVE and not just GET, it’s much more likely that they will go the extra mile, knowing that you will as well.

Networking…it’s all about connecting with people and building relationships that, as a byproduct, will take you much further than you can go on your own.

Need some fresh ideas at work?  Talk to someone else in your industry.  Need to simply increase your own amount of knowledge?  Talk to someone who knows more than you do.  And if you happen to be in industrial manufacturing and need to consider making a career move or just gaining some industry insight, let’s talk.

At TYGES International, we really are here to help.

I encourage your feedback and would enjoy helping being a “Career Coach” for you.  You can learn more about me at http://www.tyges.com/ted-fletcher, also you can follow me on twitter @tedtcher1 as I focus on helping make good things happen to other people. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at http://reinventingrecruiting.com/

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Your Greatest Asset – People?

Written by:  Tim Saumier, CEO TYGES International

My son Noah turned 6 years old in November and for as long as he could speak he has shared with us that his desire is to become a Lego designer when he grows up. Lego1I thought it would be fun and also educational to put a resume and cover letter together for him to send to the CEO of Lego – Mr. Jørgen Vig Knudstorp – who is based in Denmark.

We wrote it up, took some pictures, and had a little fun with it. We got around to mailing in December. We figured it might be a 50/50 shot that we’d get a response.

Well I got home from work on Friday and there’s a letter from Lego addressed to Noah. Given my occupation, my first thought is that it was going to be the boiler plate rejection letter that so many companies send out, so I kept my eyes on it as Noah opened the letter (just in case I needed to protect his feelings). Fortunately it was not the rejection letter. Lego LetterRather it was a personal letter that was kind, respectful, well thought out, encouraging, and provided him some inspirational motivation to continue to hone his passion & craft for Lego design.

Why do I share this with my network?

I’m an Executive Recruiter and for the most part companies throughout the globe have lost sight of how to treat their associates & potential associates. I see it every day in my role as companies pursue new talent almost from “holier than thou” approach where they perceive themselves to be better than anyone they hire or are recruiting to hire.

  • Whatever happened to humble companies who have a greater mission than only making money?
  • Whatever happened to companies that believed in taking care of their associates and their families versus chasing the quarter?
  • Whatever happened to companies who do the right thing – period?

Companies wonder why associates leave them.  The reality is there’s no loyalty. There’s no common mission with a greater purpose.

If you’re a CEO, it starts with you. You have to pave the path to a greater mission and take care of your people.

I don’t know if Lego is one of the great companies that has a greater mission and knows how to take care of its associates; but what I do know, is they are a company that knows how to treat a prospective associate who is currently 6 years old. While the CEO did not respond directly, he did send it to an assistant located in the US who did a wonderful job penning a very thoughtful letter – thank you Moira for taking time to put a smile on my son’s face.

For those companies who send the boiler plate rejection letters, maybe it is time to take a play from Lego’s playbook and learn that People are your greatest asset.

I welcome your feedback as we continue living out our mission.  You can find me on LinkedIn and at Twitter you can find me at @timsaumierTI.  Also, you can learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Built Hope

In 2015, we shared a story about how our company joined efforts to build an orphanage for 200 kids in Kenya.  Read the whole story Building Hope.

In a nutshell, we joined a local church in an effort to raise a total of $105,000 for this Kenya - Orphanage2orphanage to be built.  To do our part, we pledged $100 for every person that we placed with one of our clients during 2015.  At TYGES, of course we are focused on executing our processes and systems that have been built for well over a decade to bring our clients the the top performers they need to dominate their niche; however, more important than that, we are focused on “WHY” we do what we do.

We are thankful for our clients, for the folks we talk to everyday, and for our team here at TYGES for making this vision a reality.  Our goal was a success and the total $105,00 was raised.  Here at TYGES, we were able to give $12,500.

Kenya - Final1Doing what we do everyday helped to create this building that brought a smile to a child’s face (200 to be exact). These kids had no place to go or sleep.  Knowing that this building will provide shelter and “hope” to these kids fuels our passion to do what we do everyday.

In 2015, we were able to help folks right here in our community with other projects and also make an impact on the other side of the world with this effort.  Kenya - Final2

We will never know where this ripple effect will end; we just know, it’s what we are called to do.

This year, TYGES has joined 3eRestoration that addresses the Five-Fold Reality of Poverty and Brokenness™ and equips and empowers anyone or any faith community compelled to serve others living through homelessness or extreme poverty to be able do so in a highly relational and meaningful way.

We look forward to sharing with you how we are #GivingBack with this effort and others, making a positive impact, as we live out our mission.  We welcome your feedback as we continue to make an impact in our local community and throughout the world.  Share your story with us by using the following hashtag #GivingBack.  You can learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Cold Weather – Is There a Need?

Written by:  Kraig Ware TYGES International

One thing that you are probably aware of in most parts of our country, the temperatures are dropping.  As we all take the time to prepare ourselves and our families for the winter season with the basic needs, ask yourself this question:

Is there a need around you?

Do this for me.  Tonight or in the morning, when you are briskly walking from/to your car from your work and/or your daily activities all bundled up in the basic necessities like a pair of gloves, a hat, a scarf, or a coat to keep warm, just stop for a momeColdnt:

  • Close your eyes
  • Feel the cold
  • Do this for a minute or two, perhaps even longer to really get the effect
  • OK, first make sure your co-workers or neighbors are not looking

When your experiment is done and you get into your car, home, or place of work to warm up, think about how the cold felt.  The cold you felt, even with the basic necessities that you were wearing or perhaps you are still wearing because you are so cold.  If you are really bold, try the experiment without your gloves, hat, scarf, or coat.

Now, Open your eyes…No really, open your eyes.  Take a look around your office, school, community, and neighborhood and see if there is a need for these basic necessities.  Then do what you feel led to do.  Perhaps you could get your office, school club, association, or church you belong to help you out.  LOOK, the need is there.

How do I know there is a need where you are?

Recently, TYGES International, led by Kelly Rangel, our Director of Healthcare, received a phone call from our County where our corporate office resides.  The person said that she was embarrassed to call us; however, there were several students that did not have a coat for the winter; she asked if we could help.  Kelly assessed the need (opened her eyes) and then took action within our office at TYGES International.  Our team was able to purchase 22 coats for those kids, who unlike you or I, didn’t have a simple coat or coat(s) for the sole purpose of just keeping warm and healthy.  Sure 22 is not a big number; but it is 22.

Perhaps you could just do one or perhaps you could do hundreds…either way +one is always better.

Just one of the ways TYGES is #GivingBack.  Perhaps you are doing something else that is making a positive impact on those around you.  We would love to hear how you are #GivingBack.  Please share with us using the hashtag #GivingBack about how you, your company, your school, your organization is #GivingBack.

I encourage your feedback and would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can also follow me at twitter @SKraigWare as I focus on striving for excellence within the business world and within our personal lives. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at http://reinventingrecruiting.com/

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Industrial Manufacturing Outlook

Written by: Tim Saumier, CEO TYGES International

I wanted to share something I’ve personally been following for the past couple of years and it seems to be gaining significant momentum in the industry. If you GEhaven’t heard General Electric is going all in on something they call the “Industrial Internet”. So much so, they are trying to sell off their appliance business and look to be shedding their financial businesses as well. They have and are transforming themselves in to a software development company that will control the industrial cloud – something called Predix (they created this). Take a look at this simple video on how they have been transforming themselves –GE In 2015: Transformation By The Billions

Also – if you are more curious about it – take a look at this write-up which spells out in detail where they are heading – Pushing the Boundaries of Minds & Machines

My question to you is, how are you positioning yourself & your company to be ready for this massive change? 

I welcome your feedback as we continue to make an impact in our local community and throughout the world by keeping on the forefront of our industry’s development and living out our mission.  You can find me on LinkedIn and at Twitter you can find me at @timsaumierTI.  Also, you can learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Afraid of Change?

Written by:  Ted Fletcher, Executive Recruiter

This time of year tends to promote a bit of self-introspection and Happy New Yearevaluation of goals, occupational trajectory, or even the satisfaction with one’s very career.  The following blog published earlier raises a good question, “What is your Exit Strategy?

This applies not only to a company but the people within the company.

In other words…it applies to you.

I’m so impressed (and amazed) at some people with whom I’ve spoken, finding out that they’ve changed industries within their occupation, or even changed their occupation.  In my conversations, one engineer started a brewery; another started a BBQ chain.  Another guy was lacking challenge in his current role and ripe for a change. He initiated his search, rather than letting “life” make the decision for him, and we ended up talking.  Within a few months, TYGES placed him in a role with lots of challenge and a future.  He’s now working in the area of space suit design (talk about your career getting a lift!…..).

change8And my point is….time will march on, REGARDLESS of whether you have an “exit strategy” or “next step” for yourself.  Most people are afraid of change (join the club)…but if we stay where things are familiar and tolerate the lack of satisfaction, mediocrity, etc., we will have, in effect,missed what “could have been.”

Some introspection is healthy.  If you’re in need of a change, take one or two steps toward exiting what “is” so that you can enter what “could be.”  And if you happen to be in the world of industrial manufacturing, I’d love to help you take some next steps.

I encourage your feedback and would enjoy hearing about how you embraced change. You can learn more about me at http://www.tyges.com/ted-fletcher, also you can follow me on twitter @tedtcher1 as I focus on helping make good things happen to other people. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at http://reinventingrecruiting.com/

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Is Enough Being Done for the Growing Adult Population with Autism?

Written by: Kelly Rangel, Healthcare Practice

In the past decade, the prevalence of autism has increased to 1 in every 68 children – 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls, per the Center for Disease Control. The CDC brings up a good point:

“Is autism truly on the rise, or do the new statistics simply reflect the growing awareness of the condition, the expanded definition, and other factors?”

It is estimated that about 1.5 million people in the US have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the exact population count with autism is unknown. To generalize, the support services available include early
intervention, child programs, young adult programs, and adult programs. It makes sense that those in a child program will morautism adult2e than likely transition into an adult program. But there appears to be a limit on the adult services available. Imagine having services available for your child, and then, at a certain age, services are limited, or you get wait-listed, or programs do not exist in your community.
Over the past few years there has been a strong focus on establishing and advancing agendas for early intervention, and insurance coverage for children with ASD, but there has not been much focus on the adult population.

“We cannot wait any longer to take action on this concern.”

Per Angela Lello, Director of Housing and Community Living at Autism Speaks, “more than 50,000 individuals with autism transition into adulthood every year, the support services are already being outpaced by their demand.”
The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act of 2014, also known as the Autism Cares Act, dedicated $1.3 billion over five years to fund autism research and detect gaps in the support for children and adults with autism who are aging out of the childhood programs and transitioning into those designed for adults.

Chris SmithThis Act is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done quickly. Per the bill’s early co-sponsor Rep. Chris Smith, “… In light of the severity of the aging-out crisis, we must do more – and fast – and ensure we are providing a comprehensive and thorough review of available services, and those we need to create.”
As a Recruiter in the ABA field, I find most Behavior Analyst prefer to work with children with autism and/or developmental disabilities rather than the adult population. There are a number of factors behind this preference, such as, some believe they have a stronger positive impact/outcome with children rather than those who have already reached adulthood, and others fear for personal safety while working with the adult population. I believe one main factor could be there are simply more career opportunities in the ABA field for those willing to work with children versus adults.
Fact is, the number of children being diagnosed with autism is growing at an alarming rate and, in the next 10-15 years, these children will become adults.

Do you believe enough is being done in a timely fashion to ensure we have adequate resources available for the increasing adult population with autism?

I encourage your feedback and would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can learn more about me at http://www.tyges.com/kelly-rangel also you can follow me on twitter @kellyrangelTI as I focus on helping those within the world of Autism. Learn more about TYGES at www.TYGES.com, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at http://reinventingrecruiting.com/

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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