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The Connector Ed. 83

Nov 8th, 2023

Connections are BREWING this Fall!

Your friends at The O'Connor Group, Birch Benefits, and the Eliassen Group welcome you to a night of networking at Workhorse Brewing Company in King of Prussia, PA.

Did you know that 85% of jobs are filled through networking?

The Connector Happy Hour is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships. Whether you're an industry veteran or just starting out, this event offers an excellent platform to expand your network and discover new opportunities.

Stop by anytime at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you on November 28!

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1. If it were up to you, where would you opt to work?

In the current scenario, a majority of American employees (54%) are predominantly working onsite, while just a quarter of them are working remotely and only 18% have a hybrid schedule. However, if given the freedom to choose their work location, this distribution would undergo a significant transformation.

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2. Gen Z’s New ‘Happy Place’

Are Gen Zers surpassing expectations on LinkedIn with their career aspirations? Many corporate leaders have concerns about the next generation entering the workforce, as a recent survey reveals that three out of four managers believe Gen Z employees lack dedication and drive.

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3. A silver lining for working mothers

Thanks in part to remote work brought on by the pandemic, the number of working mothers is at an all-time high. Since the 1970s the number of women in the workplace has skyrocketed to over 77% in the 1990s, brought in part by changes in welfare and the earned-income tax credit programs.

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4. In September, the Federal Reserve's key inflation gauge rose as expected by 0.3%, while consumer spending surpassed estimates.

Inflation ticked up by 0.3% in September, boosted by an
increase in consumer spending. The core Personal Consumer Expenditure (PCE) index – a key inflation measure that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve – increased by 0.3% in September.

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5. Don't let the quantity of job applications hinder your chances of getting hired.

Beware of overwhelming potential employers with an excessive flood of applications, as this can have a negative impact on your prospects.

According to an economist, inundating potential employers with an excessive number of job applications could hinder your chances of being hired. It is advised to steer clear of sending a deluge of applications, as this may have a negative impact on your prospects.

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6. Fostering Peace, Productivity, and Partnership Between Generations Webinar

Are you ready to bridge the generational gap and build a more harmonious workplace, home, and community?

Join The O'Connor Group and CBIZ on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 8:30 – 10:00 AM EST for an upcoming webinar on Fostering Peace, Productivity, and Partnership Between Generations presented by Beth Zurcher, SHRM-SCP, Senior Manager of the Human Capital Practice at The O'Connor Group.

This is a must-attend webinar for anyone looking to promote understanding, collaboration, and unity across different age groups. In an ever-evolving world, where multiple generations come together, it's essential to find common ground and leverage the strengths of each age group. This event will provide insights, strategies, and inspiration to help you achieve just that.

*This webinar has been approved for SHRM Recertification Provider and HRCI Provider credits.

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7. KOP Insiders: Marcia Zaruba-O’Connor, President & CEO of The O’Connor Group

KOP Insiders delves into the stories of the people who make King of Prussia one of Pennsylvania’s most dynamic live-work-play-stay destinations.

In depth interviews provide insight into the companies that make up King of Prussia's diverse business community and put a face to the individuals behind the business. In this edition, our very own, Marcia Zaruba-O’Connor and The O’Connor Group are featured as one of the remarkable women and business owners who contribute to the uniqueness of King of Prussia. Discover more about Marcia's inspiring story in the full article below!

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8. Thought Leadership - The Latest Trends!

Each month our Human Resources and Talent Acquisition team members deliver this valuable resource to keep you in the know of the latest topics and trends impacting the people part of your business.

In our latest HireWire Blog, "Navigating Mental Health in the Multi-Generational Workplace" Marketing Coordinator, Julia Carminati, outlines the intricacies of mental health in the multi-generational workplace, acknowledging the diverse perspectives and values each generation brings. She highlights the importance of addressing mental health in this context and provides practical strategies to promote a healthier and more inclusive work environment for all generations!

Read more at the link below!

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Let's Get Local! November in Philadelphia is a month filled with exciting events that bridge the gap between fall and the holiday season. From thrilling races to high-profile concerts, cultural festivals, and sports action, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the standout events is the AACR Philadelphia Marathon, a historic race that draws participants from across the nation. Additionally, music enthusiasts can look forward to separate concerts featuring artists like Tool, Lil Uzi Vert, and The 1975 at the Wells Fargo Center. Theater aficionados will have the chance to experience the enchanting runs of "Wicked" at the Academy of Music and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" at the Walnut Street Theater.

Film lovers will be delighted as two cultural film festivals return to the city: the Philadelphia Jewish Film + Media Fall Fest and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Sports enthusiasts can catch big games hosted by the Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers at the South Philly Sports Complex.

Veterans Day weekend (November 10-12, 2023) offers a unique opportunity to experience Philadelphia's military history during Siege Weekend at historic Fort Mifflin. Heroes are honored at the Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival.

November in Philadelphia promises a diverse array of events to make the most of the season's transition.

Wellness Wednesday: A short and SWEET Wellness Wednesday tip, pun intended!

Most of us have more sweets and candy in the house than we typically do... let yourself indulge! Maybe don’t eat your kids’ ENTIRE bucket of candy, but don’t completely restrict yourself or make yourself feel bad for eating some either!

The holiday time should be fun with family and not spent worrying about some of the extra sugar we are consuming.

Enjoy yourself!

This information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. The O’Connor Group makes no representations as to the completeness, suitability, or validity of any information contained herein and will not be liable for any errors or omissions.

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