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Feb 28th, 2024 | The Connector

Employee Appreciation Day is coming up this Friday, March 1st! 🎉

On this important day, we want to take a moment to recognize the importance of celebrating the incredible work our teams do day in and day out.

Employee appreciation is so important because it not only boosts morale and motivation but also fosters a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. When employees feel appreciated, they are more likely to go above and beyond in their roles and contribute to the overall success of the company.

At The O'Connor Group, we truly value every one of our employees and their dedication, passion, and hard work. It's vital that our team's contributions do not go unnoticed, and that we express gratitude for the hard work that makes our teams successful.

So today, and every day, let's continue to show our appreciation for one another and create a supportive and uplifting work culture where everyone feels valued and empowered!

Best Ideas to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day in 2024

1. Quiet quitting among the highest-paid workers is driving the average workweek to pre-pandemic levels

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive and the cost of living continues to rise, American workers are facing unprecedented challenges. With unemployment rates at historic lows and businesses actively seeking new talent, employees are pushing themselves to the limit to secure their financial stability. This dedication is reflected in the resurgence of pre-pandemic workweek levels, as individuals strive to navigate the economic landscape and maintain a steady income.

Read the full article here!

2. 9 Habits to Start Doing Now to Get Ahead of Everyone Else in 5 Years (a toolkit for change)

We all possess a variety of habits, some beneficial and others not so much. However, consider this - the habits you choose to nurture today have the power to shape where you will be in five years.

Have you ever wondered how certain individuals appear to be light-years ahead of everyone else? They have discovered that success is not solely about putting in more effort, but about working smarter. A significant aspect of this is establishing the right habits.

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.

HRCI 1.0 Credit

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Register here!

4. Economists see a brighter outlook for 2024. Here's why.

The U.S. economy is currently experiencing what experts are dubbing a "Goldilocks" moment. A group of economists are anticipating a year of accelerated growth, decreased inflation, and robust job creation, a stark contrast to the recession fears that loomed over 2023. The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) recently forecasted a 2.2% increase in gross domestic product for 2024, a much more optimistic projection compared to their previous estimates just two months ago.

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, "2024 Economic and Job Market Forecast " written by Strategic Relationships Manager, Charlie Wessel. In this article, Charlie explores the rollercoaster journey of employment markets since the pandemic hit in 2020. From layoffs to a hiring rebound, GDP fluctuations, and the inflation rollercoaster – we've got the insights! Check it out at the link below.

Read the full article here.

6. Attention Business Owners: Join us for How to Attract and Retain Top Talent in 2024 for EOS Companies

The O’Connor Group is excited to invite you to our upcoming event, where we will explore effective strategies for attracting and retaining top-tier talent in 2024, particularly for companies leveraging EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). Join us as we delve into the key insights and practices tailored to organizations utilizing EOS to enhance their employee recruitment and retention efforts. EOS has been a tremendous asset to our growth, and we're excited to share how it can help you elevate your business.

🔷 Wednesday, March 13, 2024 🔷

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Founding Farmers

Register via the QR on the invitation or

via the link below through TicketLeap!

RSVP via Ticketleap here!

7. Local Happenings

11 Ideal Destinations For A 3-Day Weekend In Pennsylvania:

  1. River House At Odette’s, New Hope
  2. The Lodge At Glendorn, Bradford
  3. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs
  4. Gettysburg
  5. Altoona
  6. Jim Thorpe

Click here for the full list! 

8. Women's Resource Center: Breakthrough Breakfast

Our very own, Meghan Popoleo, VP of Growth, has joined the WRC Board and is proud to lead in partnership with The O’Connor Group. WRC supports women in the greater Philadelphia area, this breakfast event helps to raise money for the Women’s Resource Center efforts that occur throughout the year. Kim Jenson will be featured in a fireside chat. Network with peers and enjoy breakfast all while giving to this incredible cause.

Register via the QR code in the graphic or at the link here!

9. Wellness Wednesday...

9 Ways to Get Healthier in 2024 Without Trying Very Hard!

Trying to prioritize health can often feel like just one more task on an overwhelming to-do list. But fear not, here at NPR's health team, we're all about reducing stress, not adding to it. The great news is that staying well doesn't require superhuman feats of fitness or unwavering dedication to good habits. Sometimes, simple changes can lead to significant improvements.

  1. Get healthier without even going to a gym
  2. Flip hunger into satisfaction with this cheap superfood
  3. Little acts of joy can have a big payoff
  4. Outsmart dopamine and screens
  5. Learn from the Japanese way of life
  6. Combat loneliness through creativity
  7. Find a therapist you can afford
  8. Cut back on the ultra-processed foods in your diet
  9. Manage back and neck pain

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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