Cynergy eNewsletter - February 2006    

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"My Two Cents" by Cindy Pickens - Cynergy
Your Love/Hate Relationship With Your Job

Many American employees have a love/hate relationship with their job. Some surveys have found that almost half of the work force doesn't like their job, yet chooses not to leave. Millions of people call in sick each workday just to get a reprieve from a job they hate. They're not entirely lying. Prolonged stress can profoundly affect your emotional and physical health. But instead of dwelling on such bleak statistics, consider an alternative - find ways to get as much fulfillment as possible from your current job while positioning yourself for better employment in the future. (Read on)

New Year Is Opportune Time for Both Job Seekers and Employers, According to Global Survey of Recruiters
By: Elliot Gordon
Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International

Recruiters Say Cultural Fit Gives Job Seekers the Biggest "Edge"

The first of the year is the best time for a job seeker to look for a new position, according to 41 percent of recruiters who completed the eighth edition of the quarterly Executive Recruiter Index, released today by Korn/Ferry International. Spring was the second most popular response, cited by nearly one third (32 percent) of respondents, followed by fall (22 percent), summer (three percent) and the holiday season (two percent). (Read on)

Are Investors Warming to Technology Again?
By Janet Whitman From Dow Jones Newswires

NEW YORK -- After months of dot-com doom and gloom, venture capitalists are growing more upbeat about technology investing. Sort of. (Read on)

Instantly Uncover Your Corporate Culture
By: Michael Mercer,
© Copyright 2005 Michael Mercer, Ph.D.
Best Definition of “Corporate Culture”

If you ask 10 people to define “organizational culture, “you will get 11 different answers! Fortunately, from my consulting and writing on leadership and organizational change, I created my definition of organizational culture: (Read on)

Introducing The Roth 401(k)
By Jim McWhinney

A new type of 401(k) plan funded with after-tax money - the Roth 401(k) - will be available from Jan 2006. This investing innovation was created by a provision of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001. Modeled after the Roth IRA, the Roth 401(k) will give investors the opportunity to fund their accounts with after-tax money. Investors will receive no tax deduction on contributions to a Roth 401(k), but they will owe no taxes on proceeds. Participants in 403(b) plans are also eligible to participate in a Roth plan. (Read on)

PowerPoint Helpful Hints 1.1
By: O'Shea Toran (Cynergy Web Cast Presenter)
Training / Development / Operations Professional

"Be "Master" of your domain in PowerPoint
PowerPoint comes with a special type of slide called the Slide Master. This is an awesome feature when you have a logo or slogan that you would like to have appear on every slide. The slide master controls certain text characteristics - such as font type, size, and color - called "master text," as well as background color and certain special effects, such as shadowing and bullet style. The slide master contains text placeholders and placeholders for footers, such as the date, time, and slide number. (Read on)


The opinions expressed by Cynergy, its Executive Advisors, Affiliates and Associates are intended to be general in nature, mere suggestions and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant.