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What is your Why?

When you wake up each day, “Why” do you do what you do?  Perhaps you are retired, in the middle of your career, or a student.  No matter where you are in your life, we all have to accomplish things throughout our day.  So ask yourself:

“Why” do you do what you do?

The answer to this question is vital, as it is the “key” to your motivation to make those things around you better for everyone.  Yes, even getting your best grade on a term paper is making the world a better place and preparing you to do your part to make that happen.  Each year, TYGES International gives back to those around us in our community and world.  Sure, finding solution’s for our clients is what we do well; however, helping organizations like 3e Resoration is one of our “whys” that fuels our passions to do what we do everyday.

3e-4The 3e Restoration Process© is an inclusive, highly relational and holistic approach guided by a flexible and replicable framework that utilizes an adaptable written curriculum to encourage, equip and empower “Friends/Families in Need” toward systemic change to break the cycle of extreme poverty and homelessness through healthy relational community and God’s sufficiency. Gracious hospitality, relentless hope, compassion, listening, justice, love and friendship are the seven core values that shape all we do and guide us as we address the Five Fold Reality of Poverty and Brokenness™.  WATCH to learn more about 3e Restoration.

Organizations like 3e Restoration cannot exist without volunteers, people just like you.  Tammy Hardin, one such volunteer for 3e, was featured in a compelling news article.  CLICK HERE to Read her story.  Like, Tammy, we all have passions.  Hopefully you have discovered and embraced yours.  When your passions are embraced, your daily activities (no matter what they are) will be energized not by what you do; yet, “Why” you do what you do.

At TYGES, we help our clients every day by finding key performers to achieve their objectives within the world of Industrial Manufacturing, AeroSpace, Defense, and Health Care. That’s what we do.  Every time we have a successful placement with one of our clients, we donate $100 to 3e Restoration.  That’s “Why” we do what we do.

You can learn more about TYGES on our website and stay connected with the latest industry news and resources through TYGES International’s LinkedIn group page, on Twitter, and here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

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




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The Trifecta – Make yourself more attractive to Hiring Managers

Written by:  Steve Sanders, VPGM Industrial Practice

Recruiters spend a lot of time working to find that perfect person who fits a very narrow set of criteria and has the intangibles that make them a good fit with the client. I’m constantly evaluating people based on their work experience, industry experience, location preferences and a host of other things that may or may not be evident by a simple resume perusal.

I remember seeing this chart in a presentation a while back and I even drew a little picture of it in my notebook that I have hanging on the wall in my office.  Many times when I am debating whether someone’s level of fit to a particular position I find myself using this criteria as a guide. I call it The Trifecta.

The Trifecta is a Venn Diagram that describes, in very simple terms, the level of fit that a particular person may or may not possess when it comes to a position I am recruiting.

Let me break it down for you.

There are 3 circles here that each represent some attributes for the particular candidate or job. Skills, Geography & Industry.

  • Skills represent the required experience or skillset that this person must have to be qualified for the role. This might be Education, Experiential or even Knowledge based skills. An example might be someone who has led a lean transformation from the corporate level.
  • Geography is pretty straightforward. It essentially means that the person or job where the role is located is a good fit. Ideally this would be local and within commuting distance but it could also be in a place that is highly desirable for some reason. Maybe it is a virtual role.
  • The final circle is Industry. In the ideal situation the individual or position fits well with the industry background.

Now comes the scoring part of the diagram. As you can see, there are numbers 1, 2, and 3 on the chart.

  • 3 represents a fit for both skills & geography but not industry. This is the least desirable situation as the person might be a good fit based on experience and they are in the right place but they lack experience in that industry. We can’t change this because the person either has it or they don’t.
  • 2 represents a fit for both skills and industry. This is better than 3 because we can do something to change this.  Ex – We can relocate the individual to the location where the job needs them to be.
  • 1 is The Trifecta. The individual has the skills, industry experience and is located in the right geography. This is what we are looking for in the perfect world.

What does this mean for you as a Job Seeker or Hiring Authority?

As a Job Seeker, try to find positions where you meet The Trifecta. This means that you are local, meet the skills requirements and also have experience in the industry. In the popular vernacular this is a “no brainer” for the person who receives your resume. You’ll get an interview, which is what you are after.

As a Hiring Authority, this means that you are screening for skills, industry & geography as you scan resumes and talk with potential candidates. Clearly those who bring The Trifecta are your ideal fit and you can focus on confirming that the cultural fit is there in the interview process.

I welcome your feedback, as well as, any questions/concerns that you may have about your career’s trajectory.  I would enjoy helping you as a Career Coach; who knows, perhaps our combined insight will unlock something better for you and your family.  You can find me on LinkedIn.  Also, you can learn more about TYGES at, 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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#GivingBack – Beyond Boobs

Thank you all for playing and/or sponsoring at the 9th Annual “Breast” Ball Golf Tournament this past Friday presented by Ben Smykowski and York River Electric. Despite the questionable weather conditions, we were spared from the worst of it, and our golfers overwhelmingly said they didn’t mind anyway. The day brought out 340+ players, 60+ volunteers, and raised more than $50,000 all in support of a great cause!

We are truly grateful for our dedicated players and sponsors. For some it was your first 20140425_132049time, and for others you have been with us since the beginning.

Please know that each and every one of you holds a special place in our hearts and helps us to further our mission to improve the lives of young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Next year will be a huge milestone, as Beyond Boobs celebrates their 10th annual tournament on April 21, 2017. Click on the Beyond Boobs link if you have any feedback you’d like to share with them or if you need information on being a sponsor or just signing up a team for a day of golfing for an incredible cause.

#GivingBack is important to TYGES International…thanks to Eric, Jonathan, Maria, and Tom for your time in supporting Beyond Boobs and having some fun in the process.  Congrats on placing #2 overall!

You can learn more about TYGES on their website and stay connected with the latest industry news and resources through TYGES International’s LinkedIn group page, on Twitter, and here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

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



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Team Event – PSCs4Pies

by Kraig Ware, VP of Operations

We recently held our annual team event in Williamsburg, VA.  At this year’s event, we wanted to do something different, something that would outwardly reflect our company’s mission statement.  From that, PSCs4Pies was created.

As a company, we decided to tie one of our key metrics (PSC) to a donation that would go towards someone in our community that impacts us all everyday.  So, for every PSC that we generated as a team, TYGES donated $2.  During this event, we were able to generate about $800. This money was then used to purchase pies for our community servants, the folks that put their lives on the line everyday to protect us, our families, and our communities:

  • IMG_1955_edited-1Fire FightersGA PSCs4Pies
  • Police Officers
  • Emergency Medical Teams
  • Social Services
  • And other community workers that provide basic needs to those who would otherwise do without.

These folks should always hold a special place in our hearts and lives.  Especially with the recent events that have negatively targeted some of these brave men and women.

As a team, we had a great time together enjoying various competitions and team building fun; yet more Team Pic Social Mediaimportantly, we were able to make an impact in our community. #GivingBack

At TYGES, our mission is simple:

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

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What is Impact?

Written by:  Kraig Ware, VP of Operations, TYGES International

If you are an influencer within your business or on the people around you, you need to ask yourself this question, “What is impact?”  The definition of impact is as follows:

…the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

…having a strong effect on someone or something

You may even be an influencer and not even know it.  Look at it like this, no matter what we do everyday, we leave behind “footprints” that will have an impact on someone or something.  As an influencer, you will have impact on those things around you, good or bad…there is no indifferent.  Perhaps a better question to ask ourselves is what is “your” impact on those people/things around you?  I ran across this quote that made me think deeply about that question:

“A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.”
― Jackie Robinson

We all know his story (footprints) and the impact they had on the sports arena and on our world for that matter.  It made me wonder what Jackie’s goal(s) must have been…  Was it just to play baseball in the big league?  Was it for a paycheck? Was it to change/impact the game of baseball forever?  Did he even have a goal?  Regardless of his goal(s), we can all agree that his life had an impact.

There is no doubt that sometimes our actions could have an impact and it be totally accidental.  However, what if we could be more intentional with our actions that ultimately led to positively impacting someone or something?  In other words, set goals in the things we do everyday to make an impact?

Rather accidental or intentional, our actions or lack thereof will have a direct impact on someone or something. 

Try this…within your company or sphere of influence, tie a key metric to an intentional effort to help impact someone else in a positive way.  For example, TYGES International is currently providing $100 for every successful placement (key metric) we make with our clients during 2015, to help build an Orphanage in Kenya for 200 kids that currently have no where to stay.  As of today, TYGES has been blessed to provide about $7,900 toward building this structure.  Intentional impact!  More than likely, we will never see these kids face to face; however, the motivations that we are provided thinking “What if” makes our team strive that much harder for success.

Motivation is not derived from what we do…but WHY we do.

I would really enjoy some conversation about intentional efforts that you or your company have had regarding IMPACT.

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, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at

Our mission is simple:

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