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The Connector: Ed. 93

Apr 24th, 2024 | The Connector

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! 

Today, we take a moment to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our Administrative Professionals. Their unwavering commitment, exceptional organizational skills, and dedication are the cornerstone of our daily operations.

Behind every successful team, there's an administrative professional ensuring efficiency, coordination, and smooth communication. Their meticulous attention to detail and proactive approach significantly contribute to our overall success.

1. Turn a wasted day into a successful one, with the 5-hour rule

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. How we use that time can differ based on culture and gender, but everyone has some hours for leisure.

The 5-hour rule encourages us to dedicate at least one hour daily to learning, trying new things, and introspection. This strategy is employed by some of the wealthiest and most accomplished individuals globally. Read the full article here!

2. What to consider before you settle for a "good enough" job

What you want right now might not be what you want five years from now. There are five things to consider before you settle for a "good enough" job.

From their 2022 survey, Flex Jobs shares 63% of respondents

said they'd rather take a job with a better work-life balance than one with better pay. Defining your "good enough"  and considering your long-term goals are a few recommendations. Read the full article here!


3. April Signature Events

TOC HR Office Hours

Thursday, April 25th🔷 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Join us tomorrow 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. Become the most interesting person in a conversation

If you are a manager, you might want to check out this simple strategy to drop one-sided conversations at work to advance your communication skills and conduct engaging conversations with your team.

Inc. shares three easy steps that will make you the most interesting person in a conversation and it starts with selecting well-intentioned questions, replacing "why" with "what," and letting the silence hang. Read the full article here!

5. Let's Get Local...

May in Philadelphia is a transitional season where April showers become those mid-spring flowers before the heat of summer descends. With that comes the season to get outdoors for concerts, events, garden shows, carnivals, hiking, biking, sports, and dining.

But above it all, May is the month that festival season kicks into high gear. Some of the best spring fests of all varieties return, including music festivals like Sing Us Home Festival, beer fests such as the Main Line Outdoor Beer & Wine Festival, foodie gatherings like Media’s Dining Under the Stars, and one of the first major pride events of the year in the nation, New Hope Celebrates PrideFest.

6. Good News Corner: 

Last week our team had the opportunity to attend the WRC's Breakthrough Breakfast. Our very own, Meghan Popoleo, VP of Growth, sits on the WRC Board and is the Breakthrough Breakfast Chair.

Witnessing so many people unite for such a meaningful cause was heartwarming and inspiring. Here's to lifting each other up and making a difference!

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.

Let’s start with a conversation.