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The Connector: Edition 22

Posted by The O'Connor Group
July 7, 2021

We hope you had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! We are happy to share that our hardworking team members are enjoying summer and taking some well deserved vacation time. Read more …


Do We Still Hate HR?

Posted by The O'Connor Group
June 24, 2021

In 2008, I was interviewing for an HR position and was asked by the VP of HR, “What are your thoughts on the Keith Hammonds article, Why We Hate HR?”. Read more …


The Connector: Edition 21

Posted by The O'Connor Group
June 23, 2021

It's the third week of June and summer is officially here! After an incredibly busy spring, we are excited to take a step back and partake in our summer traditions. We hope you have the opportunity to relax and even go on a well-deserved vacation this summer. Read more …


Helping Your Team Manage Their Workload

Posted by The O'Connor Group
June 10, 2021

How can you help your team members manage what they consider to be a heavy workload? With people feeling stressed from the pandemic and companies struggling to hire workers, it’s likely that at least some of your employees are feeling burned out. Read more …


The Connector: Edition 20

Posted by The O'Connor Group
June 9, 2021

June is Pride Month! Since the first protests with the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, this movement against hate crimes and the freedom of sexual orientation and gender has grown. Companies are promoting inclusion and appreciation in the workplace for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more …


Fortune is in the Follow Up

Posted by The O'Connor Group
May 27, 2021

As the pandemic starts to dwindle down, the desire for job stability is at an all time high. As recruiting and HR professionals, it is our duty to give the best candidate experience from initial email/sourcing efforts to final interview and feedback. Read more …


The Connector: Edition 19

Posted by The O'Connor Group
May 26, 2021

It's hard to believe that we are approaching Memorial Day Weekend. We would like to commemorate the men and women who lost their lives in military service for our country. May their courage and dedication never be forgotten. Read more …


The Connector: Edition 18

Posted by The O'Connor Group
May 12, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness month and we will be sharing our Wednesday Wellness Tips on how to avoid stress, stay positive, and how to get physically active. Read more …


Vulnerability in the Workplace – Yay or Nay?

Posted by The O'Connor Group
April 29, 2021

A recent book club meeting led to a discussion on the term “vulnerability” and what it means within the workplace. The Merriam Webster definition of the word vulnerable is 1: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; 2: open to attack or damage. Read more …


The Connector: Edition 17

Posted by The O'Connor Group
April 28, 2021

May is right around the corner and the weather is here to stay! With the sun shining down on us, it will be harder and harder to keep your teams engaged after 3:00 PM...How can you blame them?! Read more …