Happy New Year! With the New Year upon us, we would like to share our 2014 resolutions and invite you to share yours in the comment section below.
Aron Gilbody, National Account Manager
“My work-specific resolutions for 2014 include working more closely with my clients to better understand what drives their hiring and temporary labor needs. One of my goals is to continue to travel in order to visit my customers and attend more diverse conferences in order to paint a more complete picture of for potential candidates and to break into new industries. Personally I am resolving to spend more quality time with family and friends and to challenge myself to learn something new daily.”
Nathan Horsman, Technical Resource Manager
“2013 has been a crazy year for me, especially the second half of the year. My wife and I are expecting not one, but two children any day now. We are having twins…crazy right? With it being so crazy the second half of this year having hardly any time to work out, I recently purchased the Insanity Asylum DVD’s. Has anyone tried these yet? I completed the Insanity 1 last year and it lived up to its name! I have attempted to start the next round of DVD’s but had some things pop up and I couldn’t complete. My New Year’s resolution is to complete both Asylum 1 and 2 as we kick of 2014 – to ring in the New Year with good health and fitness! So, I’m curious, what’s your New Year’s resolution?”
Dede Nickerson, Technical Resource Manager
“So, about those New Year’s Resolutions; let me think…one thing that always comes to mind as the new year approaches is losing weight but, every time I resolve to lose weight, I gain weight—so I don’t think I’ll try that one again! As far as my profession, it goes without saying that in 2014 I will do my best to find talented job seekers great positions at our clients – more than last year of course!
What else should I aim for this coming year? Maybe I’ll chip away at a few things on my “to-do” list – that might be fun. So, what are some items on my list? Here goes: Try Zumba and take Rumba lessons; volunteer more with the Special Olympics; paint my living room; hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (my folks got there by donkey many years ago); go back to Ireland, Italy, Aruba and Florida (okay – maybe too much travel to accomplish in one year but it’s nice to dream); read more books; perfect my bowling and ping pong techniques and practice my trumpet so I’ll be ready to return to the Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra in January. I guess I better start practicing today (right after work) and get to everything else later. Hope you all had a great holiday, and I wish you an awesome 2014!”
Lori Noel, Business Development Representative
“Personally, I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I have made one New Year’s resolution in my life and that was back in roughly 1983, when the seat belt law went into effect and I resolved to adhere to it. Let’s face it; we grew up riding in the front seat standing next to our parents as they drove. When they slammed on the brakes, they’d whip their arm out and save us from the dashboard. So, wearing a seat belt was NOT widely accepted and I was pretty proud for sticking to it the last 30 years. But, I digress.
The reason I don’t believe in resolutions doesn’t really have anything to do with the fact that they have a pretty low success rate. I just think that if you want to do something to improve or change your life – just do it! Be nicer to people, have more patience, spend more time with your family, call your parents, eat healthier, get more exercise, and get control of your finances. These are all noteworthy, positive choices but they have to be important enough to start doing today! Otherwise, they fall on the wayside with all the other resolutions. Good luck with your resolutions, whatever they may be…and Happy New Year!”
Gerry Noumi, Director of Operations and Marketing
“My resolution for 2014 is to leverage social networking more for professional growth. Like many, I spend time on LinkedIn connecting with peers, but there is a lot more that I can learn and bring new techniques into my day-to-day projects. I want to spend more time learning different viewpoints on tasks that others have shared their experience.”
Wayne Marshall, VP of Professional Services
“My 2014 resolution will remain the same as it has for a decade or more – not to make any resolutions, since I can’t keep them anyway.”
Barbara Feldman, National Account Manager
“My New Year’s resolutions in no particular order – exercise more, drink more water, travel to a destination I have never been before and take a break from mobile technology when on vacation!”
What is your New Year’s resolution?
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