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.

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!”

We did it again!

This year marks TECHEAD’s 4th year of making the Inc 5,000 List! Thanks to our dedicated and hardworking staff for making this possible! 

View Techead’s Inc 5000 Profile.

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009.

Meet the 2010 Inc 5000.

 The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression, The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs” -Inc. president Bob LaPointe.

Turn A New Leaf Over

Techead is your locally grown Staffing Firm proudly headquartered in Shockoe Bottom. Not unlike the Farmer’s Market conveniently located across from us, we are here for you to help nourish and grow your career.

Have you been looking for your next big opportunity with no luck? Are you currently positioned in a company you aren’t being fulfilled in? If you answer yes, well then, the question that remains is, are you utilizing all your resources? Stop aimlessly searching those job boards and pass along the task to our knowledgeable recruiters to be your eyes in the glorious pursuit of job searching.

Register with us and we’ll contact you when the job opening that matches up with your skills and experience arrives! 

Let us help you re-develop where you are and where you want to be with training in the programs that are changing the world.

How do I register with Techead, you ask?   Simple. Upload your resume onto our website here and it will fire off to one of our recruiters.

And just because we don’t want to toot our own horn too much, you can take it from one of our recent contractors:

"For the past 6 months, it has been a pleasure to work for Techead. The staff at Techead has given me guidance and support during my tenure with the company. If you would like to work for an Agency who is prompt, professional, and knowledgeable then Techead is a great place to work for!" -Lauren Stroud 8/24/2010