The monthly top 5: May

Somehow, we’re already in the second week of June. Does anyone else feel like a time traveler who can only go in one direction at 1.25 times the speed of regular life?

Please don’t ask for the math on that.

A serious note about serious times

Before we get to the top five, I would like to share this blog post by Bill Priemer, president and CEO of Hyland. Even though we just published it on June 3, it’s our most popular blog post of the year. Clearly, the message resonates right now. People want to know more, they want to know how they can help.

In his post, Bill talks about how Hyland has a social responsibility to acknowledge the crisis playing out across the United States. He also discusses how “the outgrowth of exhausted frustration caused by generations of racial injustice and inequality across our communities” is affecting all of us.

He then details how we share a social responsibility as a company, and individuals, to act. To listen. To reflect. To get involved.

To make a difference.

The top 5

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Following are your favorite blog posts from May:

1. Everyone wins when you bet on our healthcare workers

How can a 12-year-old generate $10,000 and free lunches for 128 doctors and nurses at FirstHealth of the Carolinas?


Pete Myers – son of the author of this blog post, Mike Myers, who is vice president of global sales at Hyland – is a competitive junior golfer. When Pete saw the host of a popular golf podcast out on the course at Pinehurst, he decided to challenge him to a round. Winner buys lunch for FirstHealth employees.

The great idea took off, and not only was Pete able to generate food and funds, he also brought media attention to FirstHealth. This, in turn, created increased awareness of the need for masks, ventilators, and face shields.

Who won? … Every won.

2. Finding our purpose

Purpose is power. From working to save lives, to taking care of sick loved ones, to homeschooling kids while working a full day – we all play different roles right now, and each one is important.

Check out this great blog post – and the accompanying video – by Kathleen Vegh, director of employee experience at Hyland, to see how we’re staying committed to our organization’s purpose. We’re exploring new ways to connect, virtually, to continue to support our customers, each other, and our communities.

Whatever your roles are in life, stay safe. Stay healthy. And stay purposeful.

3. Is gratitude all it’s cracked up to be? Yep

Hyland’s Employee Engagement team recently decided to utilize the positive aspects of gratitude to help Hylanders navigate their new realities and assist those who have never worked remotely adjust to a more isolated work environment. They launched what we’re calling a 3-week Gratitude Challenge.

In the middle of worldwide crises, right now is a good time to stop and reflect on positive aspects of life. It’s not about ignoring what’s going on, it’s about maintaining a positive attitude. That optimism is what gives us the will to create positive change in ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.

For more, check out this great blog post by Hyland’s wellness manager, Ann Marie Hutchins.

4. The virtual Hy-5

Back in May, people were ready – and waiting – to get outside. The trick was doing so safely.

So, with safety in mind, we cancelled our popular 5k race and 1k walk. But we encouraged everyone to get out there, practice social distancing, and go for a run or a walk.

Take a look at yet another fantastic post by Kathleen Vegh to read all about it.

5. Navigating the second tidal wave of SBA PPP loan applications

Since the U.S. Government approved The CARES Act, which seeks to provide fast and direct economic assistance to American workers and industries, the financial services industry has seen a dramatic increase in SBA loan applications through the PPP.

Unfortunately, during the first round of funding, the process was plagued with system glitches, inaccurate applications, and lost documents, which led to many small business owners being left out in the cold.

Read this blog post by Bryan Boynar, Hyland’s global solution marketing manager for financial services and insurance, to see three key technology solutions that will help your organization effectively manage the surge in loan applications. What you learn now will help you to continually improve your loan processes.

Thanks for stopping by!

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed revisiting these blog posts.

As time continues to fly, let’s heed Bill Priemer’s call to listen. To reflect. To get involved.

To make a difference.

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a content marketing manager at Hyland. The author of three books, he’s been writing about tech at Hyland for more than a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA, ecmp, and an MBA.
Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he’s a content marketing manager at Hyland. The author of three books,... read more about: Scoop Skupien