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The Connector Ed. 87

Jan 31st, 2024 | The Connector

Introducing: Recruitment-as-a-Service (RaaS)

As a leading player in the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition industry, The O'Connor Group is thrilled to announce the launch of our groundbreaking Recruitment-as-a-Service (RaaS) model!

This modern take on an alternative Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is set to redefine the way companies approach talent acquisition.

As the business landscape evolves, organizations are seeking agile and innovative solutions to meet their hiring needs. The O'Connor Group's RaaS model is designed to provide a comprehensive and flexible approach to recruitment, tailored to the unique requirements of each client.

We are so thrilled to introduce you to RaaS, please watch our short video below featuring our CEO and Founder, Marcia O'Connor, and our VP of Growth, Meghan Popoleo. We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with exceptional service and proven results!

Learn more about RaaS here!

1. A fresh perspective on ambition: Employees prioritize work-life balance and a sense of belonging over traditional corporate ladder-climbing

According to the recent January 17th Workmonitor report by Randstad, even though 56% of employees worldwide consider themselves ambitious, a surprising 47% are not primarily focused on climbing the corporate ladder. This highlights a new perspective on ambition, where work-life balance, flexibility, equity, belonging, and upskilling play a central role in shaping career decisions.

Read the full article here!

2. Washington Area Sees AI Job Surge With Federal Agencies Embracing New Tech

New research reveals that the US capital is seizing a significant portion of the rapidly growing jobs that require artificial intelligence skills. With the government and its contractors fully embracing this emerging technology, Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland have become hotspots for AI-related job postings.

In fact, the region has experienced one of the fastest rates of growth in this field. Additionally, according to a study conducted by academics from the University of Maryland, it is also leading the nation in terms of AI job intensity, demonstrating the high demand for such positions among all listings.

Read the full article here!

3. February Signature Events

TOC HR Office Hours

Thursday, February 29th🔷 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Join us for TOC HR Office Hours where our dedicated HR experts address some of the critical issues we are all facing in the workplace. We are an SHRM Recertification Provider and an HRCI Provider.

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Register for HR Office Hours here!

4. Meet the “Introvert Economy”: Less going out, earlier nights, and more entertainment on demand since the pandemic

Introverts rejoice: the pandemic changed how many Americans spend both their time and money. Americans are now buying more products than ever online, aren’t staying out as late, and
Gen Z is starting to look like the most sober generation in U.S. history. An increase in in-demand entertainment via the numerous streaming services currently available, has altered how we plan our evenings. The overall trend is quite clear: the average American consumer is increasingly demanding more flexibility and control over their schedule while taking more time for themselves alone
or in small groups.

Read the full article here!

5. 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.

Check out our latest HireWire Blog, "New Goals for the New Year" by Sr. Project Manager, Janice Rath. Janice provides valuable insights on prioritizing growth for the upcoming year and shares some excellent points to help you thrive in 2024.

Read the article at the link here!

6. Local Happenings

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Philly in 2024! Discover the grandest events, festivals, and exhibitions that will leave you in awe.

Legacy Reclaimed: A 7th Ward Tribute Walking Tour

Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Winter in Franklin Square

Winter at Dilworth Park

Philadelphia Auto Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Winter Wonder at Longwood Gardens

Center City District Restaurant Week

...and so much more! Read the full list here!

7. Good News Corner: Love is in the air!

Matchmaking ‘Magic’ at Philly’s Oldest Bar May Lead You to Find the Love of Your Life–Like Hundreds of Others

Experience the enchanting atmosphere of Philadelphia's oldest tavern, a true gem among the historic establishments in the United States.

At McGillin's Olde Ale House, love is in the air, with countless couples finding their perfect match and embarking on a journey of lifelong commitment. Since its establishment in 1860, this iconic tavern has witnessed the beginning of hundreds of beautiful love stories, surpassing any other venue in the sprawling city of Pennsylvania.

But these are not fleeting romances; they are lasting unions built on true connection. Take Kay Scorboria, for example, who chose love over a life as a nun and found her soulmate at McGillin's. Kay and Preston's love story blossomed into a family of five children and eleven grandchildren, spanning nearly six decades of marital bliss.

Discover the magic of McGillin's Olde Ale House, where love is not only brewed but also celebrated. Join the countless others who have found their happily ever after at this historic tavern.

Read the full story here!

8. Wellness Wednesday...

Too much screen time? You're not alone!

Here are some benefits of lowering screen time and social media intake:

  • Better sleep
  • Increased productivity
  • Eases anxiety
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved relationships
  • Reduce eye strain
  • Boost physical activity
  • Improve posture

The list could go on, but these are a few notable ones. The next time one feels like reaching for the phone for a quick mindless scroll, it might be worth considering these health benefits. Instead, try grabbing a book, heading outside for a quick walk, or engaging in a little stretch session. For those who enjoy using their phones or computers at night, changing the blue light settings or using blue light glasses can be helpful, especially considering the extensive screen time during the day.

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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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