Beyond the Paycheck
This article from the LA Times claims that you are more likely to be satisfied when you find meaning and pleasure within your job than when you soley perceive receiving a paycheck as your only reward.
Since we no longer have to hunt for shelter and food, we have stored up that energy which shifts to other areas in our life. Still ingrained in each of us is the ancestral urge to link effort and purpose.
In several recent studies, social scientists have zeroed in on why paychecks alone can’t explain the link between work and well-being. The evidence shows that people can find meaning in seemingly insignificant jobs and that even trivial tasks make us far happier than no tasks at all.
“We become very dedicated to things it would be hard to be dedicated to if we were perfectly rational,” says behavioral scientist Dan Ariely, author of “The Upside of Irrationality,” published in June. “It turns out you can give people lots of meaning in lots of ways, even small ones.”
People consider work of just about any kind to be better than no work at all, and it improves their mental health in most cases.
So tell us what you think. Are you satisfied just bringing a paycheck home or do you find yourself happier when you get to see the fruits of your labor?
Let us help you put that energy towards a new opportunity; register with us and we’ll work with you on finding a new job that takes you higher. www.techead.com/staffing
Each month we will begin showcasing our Talented, Hardworking Team so you can get an inside view on who we have working behind the scenes for you!
An internal employee will be awarded as our “Terrific Techead Talent” (or TTT) which is decided on by votes from fellow teammates/co-workers for their outstanding contribution for going above and beyond in the workplace!
Our TTT for the month of October is none other than our fabulous Recruiter, Stephanie Lowery. Coming from over 13 years of Recruiting for Finance, Sales, Customer Service, and HR positions; ranging from working with the big guys, the large fortune 500 Companies, to the small yet powerful non-profit/family-owned businesses, she has established herself as a Sharp and Successful Recruiting Professional. We are honored to have this stellar lady on our team.
Recruiting for TECHEAD since July 2010, Stephanie says, “I enjoy that TECHEAD is a minority owned business that has been in existence for over 20 years and continues to grow and expand, which is an atmosphere that I certainly can and have prospered in. My gratitude goes out to everyone in the office, who did or did not vote for me. We all put forth great effort daily and each one of my co-workers are certainly more than worthy of the title TTT! —-TTT to me is Terrific Techead Team.”
Stephanie is a fine representation of the bright and knowledgeable staff you will be working with when you do business with TECHEAD. We congratulate Stephanie on a job well done and we hope that she inspires you to live every day “Terrifically!”
“It is an HONOR to be almost the last to join the team, and the first to “WIN”! What an accomplishment!”
Have you overlooked Contract Work in your job search?
What about if we told you that most of our Contractors get their contracts renewed in advance of their ending date? Or how about the possibility that your position will turn into a Permanent hire? Whether you’re stuck in a job that leaves you unfulfilled or you’re one of the many still unemployed, while you are waiting for that Permanent position to come along you could be overlooking numerous job matches that will utilize your skills and build up your resume in the interim.
Leaving Contract work out is leaving Solid Experience and Income out as well. When you use TECHEAD to help you find hidden openings, you always have a friendly and knowledgeable Recruiter on your side backing you up. We want you to stay employed just as much as you need to stay employed! We diligently look for ways to keep that contract going while continually sourcing for open positions to place you in long before the contract ends.
The Top Five Benefits of being a Contractor:
1. A Short term gig can become a Long term gig.
2. A Temporary assignment can help you get your foot in the door of a company or organization.
3. A Temporary assignment lets you find your likes and dislikes.
4. You can get GREAT experience in a new field that may guide you to a new career path.
5. Your Temporary agency already has a lot of contacts that you might not have, helping you find that perfect job!
We take the Con out of Contract work! With all of the Pros of being a Contractor there is no reason to let unemployment play a part in your Professional life.
In-between careers and looking for a temporary job? Out of work and looking for that long-term great opportunity? Employed and looking for something different? There’s a pretty good chance we have a position for you.
We cover all sides of the spectrum; from new grads to seasoned professionals, we are here to be your gateway to better opportunities. Saving you time, energy and resources; we staff Top Talent for companies all across the Mid-Atlantic.
If you’ve never given it a shot, why not try something new? Take the scary out of job searching and apply with us online. Your resume will get sent straight to a recruiter who will contact you with any openings that are a fit. We’re here all week, every week so take that step and connect with us today.
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