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The Connector: Ed. 94

May 8th, 2024 | The Connector

1. Fewer high-paying remote jobs in 2024

HR Dive shares a study from Ladders which indicates most jobs paying $100,000 or more are now fully in-person. In the first quarter of 2024, there was a significant decline in the availability of high-paying hybrid jobs, dropping by 40% compared to the last quarter of 2023, as stated in a recent report by Ladders. The report also highlights a 33% decrease in remote work opportunities for six-figure career positions, continuing a downward trend observed since 2023. Conversely, in-person roles saw a 7% increase, now constituting 89% of high-paying job offerings.

John Mullinix, Ladders' director of growth marketing, remarked on this trend, noting that while there is an overall increase in high-paying job opportunities, they often require in-person presence, indicating higher expectations from employers. Despite hopes for stabilization, the decline in remote and hybrid options persists, suggesting a continued shift towards traditional work arrangements. Read the full article here!

2. Prioritize employee mental well-being

As Mental Health Awareness Month begins, employees are urging employers to prioritize their mental well-being. According to a Harris Poll conducted by the mental health nonprofit Mind Share Partners, 79% of workers believe their jobs would improve if their employers showed more concern for their mental health.

Surveying 1,065 full-time employed adults, the study revealed that over a third of workers (35%) identify mental health as the primary source of stress affecting their job performance. Interestingly, mental health stressors outweigh concerns about physical health (30%), job security (25%), social issues (17%), or caregiving (16%).

Kevin Nix, a spokesperson for Mind Share, notes the significant developments of the past six months, including layoffs, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and political tensions. He highlights the organization's intention to conduct more frequent surveys to capture evolving workplace dynamics. Read the full article here

3. Girls Spark 2024 Summit

Girls Spark's 2024 Summit is on June 1, 2024, at Penn State Brandywine with Keynote Speaker, Jen Croneberger.

Girls Spark is an organization created by teen girls for teen girls!

Their mission is to provide middle & high school girls with a safe, supportive empowering environment where they can learn, collaborate, and overcome adversity in facing today's social issues.

4. Join TOC's Spring Cleaning Celebration

This Spring, Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants, is challenging Philadelphians and tri-state residents to declutter their closets and donate gently used men's suits and business casual attire from April 8th to May 10th. Your donations will benefit The Wardrobe as part of their Suit Drive Challenge.

We at The O'Connor Group are proud to support this initiative and have a drop-off location for donations at our office:

3700 Horizon Drive #100
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Thank you to everyone who has donated!

5. Let's Get Local...

April showers brought Mayfield flowers...and much more! Mayfield Gardens, located in Newtown Square, PA is in full swing this spring.

Stop by and see what Mayfield Gardens has ready for your gardening and landscaping needs this month!

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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