With SRC staffing nationwide, we have felt the effects of the hurricanes through our candidates and clients. We have also found ways to help everyone out.
In these times of natural disasters, it’s always assuring when we know that we are a team. Not even speaking about SRC as a team, but people in our community. People rallying up and willing to extend a hand, donate, and other various ways to help each other.
It had been a dozen years since a major hurricane hit landfall in the United States. But on August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit and caused what seemed to be insurmountable damage.Though it seems to be over, the damage is not done. Though the rebuilding process will be a very long one, it is going to happen and you can take part, just as SRC is taking part in helping out the community and the cities affected.
Meteorologists have said that there will be massive damage in Florida and it might be the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The current track of Irma will bring the most severe impacts to the eastern side of the state, including Miami, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. However, with the forecast track now taking Irma right up the Florida Peninsula, hurricane-force winds will reach western parts of the state as well, including Tampa, Fort Myers and Sarasota.
SRC wants to extend our thoughts to everyone affected by both Hurricanes, the brush fires going on in Portland and the 8.2 Earthquake that just hit Mexico/Guatemala
Here’s How You and SRC Can Help
SRC normally has our season of giving back and donating during the 4th Quarter. Although that is still in effect (more information to follow as the time gets near), we are all hands on deck when it comes to unexpected and natural disasters. The following are charities that some of the team have donated to or have recommended through a legitimate source. All of the logos you see below are linked to their respective websites.
Disclaimer: SRC doesn’t have “favoritism” towards any charities, if you have a charity in mind, please comment or email us and let us know.:
Salvation Army – “The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can”
Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies – “Portlight Strategies, Inc. was founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work.”
AARP Foundation – “AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income vulnerable older Americans have a safe way out of the hurricanes and disaster relief.”
Save The Children Charity – “We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.”
Hurricane Pet Rescue Inc. – Hurricane Pets Rescue Inc. (HPR) was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and began as a disaster relief organization for animals.
These are just a handful of organizations that help.
SRC talks frequently about our stout work ethic, but seeing it first hand, I do recognize the attitude and willingness to help in many ways across the organization; not just from a business standpoint. At the end of the day, we’re all human and as much as you prepare for natural disaster, it is comforting to know, there will be help.
I’m at work, listening to serene, peaceful music as I type this.
Last week, members of SRC attended the SDHR Forum, where we heard guest speaker, Marc Koehler of Lead With Purpose speak about achieving harmony and having a work-life balance.
We listened to his insights and then among ourselves asked the age old questions, “What do we do to achieve that work-life balance?” “How do we get stress relief?”.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, i’m big on definitions, so (thanks Google):
Stress: /stres/ noun - A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
Work-Life Balance: /wərk-līf baləns/ - A concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition_ and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). This is related to the idea of lifestyle choice.
Ok that last one, isn’t a full on dictionary term [yet] but the idea behind it is true!
Anyways, after talking about it, we decided to throw some ideas together that helps each of us not only relieve stress, but achieve that harmonious work-life balance. Keep in mind, we’re all different and different ideas work for different people. But there is no harm in trying something you’ve never done before out (unless it’s dangerous..):
Make a playlist of stress relieving music.
It could be Zen music, it could be instrumentals, it could be anything of your liking that makes you release tension. One of our employees actually listens to ASMR..which is interesting!
Practice stress relieving exercises, yoga, pressure points.
It doesn’t have to be a formal class or take an hour of your time, it could be as simple as going on YouTube and finding a quick video at your desk or on your phone.
We actually made a playlist that we are adding on to of some of our favorite music/techniques that you can find on our YouTube Channel!
Get a good night sleep!
Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean a full 8 hours, it could just be enough so that you feel refreshed and well rested.
On the weekend…focus on the weekend.
I’m one to talk. I pride myself on having everything as organized as possible the night before. But when it’s the weekend or after work hours, spend time away from your computer.
Go outside, get fresh air, stretch your legs, take a walk
Walk your dog (if you have one)
Watch a movie with your friends or family
Stroll down to your shopping area and get yourself a small treat but don’t go to the grocery store and make it a chore!
Get a hobby or learn something new.
Again, don’t make this one a chore. Be sure it’s something you’re truly interested in and go for it!
I asked some of our team members what they do for fun or as a hobby and it’s across the board:
Try to read 4 books a year
Learn to cook
Learn to play the Harmonica
Teach their children how to ride a bike by the end of year.
The list goes on and on and on and on.
Above all, it is absolutely important to focus on your health, be it mental, physical or emotional. At the end of the day, if you don’t have your health, you won’t be putting in your best effort at work or in your life.
As the 3rd quarter commences next week, we take a look back at all that we’ve been able to work on and achieve in the 2nd quarter as a team.
2nd Quarter Reflection
These past 3 months have not only seen success but lessons well learned. SRC had a wonderful increase in internal staff this quarter.
That means there’s an additional Account Manager, Recruiter and Marketers that are prepared to assist clients and contractors alike with wonderful opportunities. Our range of jobs available has increased in positions as well as different industries; take a look at that on our jobs section.
The 3rd Quarter for SRC comes with great opportunities. Not only to grow as a company, but to continuously help other companies find the talent that they are looking for while simultaneously helping people find the right job opportunities for them. We are also expanding on our social responsibility! Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on our Charity projects and a special “slogan” campaign!