The Connector: Edition 31

The Connector Newsletter 2

Daylight saving time has come to an end. We hope you adjusted your clocks and are enjoying the additional hour of sleep...or at least getting a laugh out of the picture below😂! Hang in there working parents...we are all in this together!

The competition continues as our Culture Club aka Social Club challenged our team members to a fall photo contest. Team members submitted their favorite fall photos and the winners will be announced at our company update next week! Check out just some of the beautiful photos our team members sent over!

Top Left: Montana Top Right: King of Prussia, PA Bottom Left: Saint Petersburg, FL Bottom Right: Ashville, NC

1. Great Resignation or Great Retention?

Creating solid retention strategies can keep your organization ahead of resignations. Culture is a driver of retention and tenured employees are culture bearers who share their positive experiences with others.

What is your organization doing to improve employee experience and retain good employees? HR Morning shares six strategies and tactics to do just that! Check it out here!

2. Calling all Leaders!

It's not easy to be a leader. As you develop your team and bring on more senior management roles, it is important to know what it takes from them to become a good leader. Entrepreneur shares the seven things to know that can shape your team's success before starting a leadership role. Check it out here!

3. The Future of Work

The next phase of remote work may impact the economy as companies revise their plans and policies to accommodate employees who are permanently working remotely.

Quartz shares the next phase of the remote work will be even more disruptive for the economy as it relates to geography and technology. Check it out here!

4. Office Behaviors

As many of us worked remotely through the pandemic, companies are now operating on a hybrid model. Transitioning back into the office is going to be a change for many.

Commute, attire, and human interaction are just a few behaviors Fast Company shares that you may have forgotten and can relearn as you head back to the workplace! Check it out here!

5. Fraud & Cyber Threats to Business in a Remote Environment

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the way we work, with most companies having to quickly switch to employees working remotely. This rapidly changing environment has required businesses to modify day-to-day operations and procedures.

Join M&T Bank on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST to learn about the threats that may impact your business operations in a remote environment. Register here!

6. An Ally at Work

DEI can effect real change in workplaces. But who is going to take the lead? An ally is someone who is not a member of an underrepresented group but who takes action to support that group.

The Muse shares roles that allies can play to support colleagues at all levels to take simple actions and make a big difference to create diverse and inclusive workplaces. Check it out here!

7. Let's Go Local...

The holidays are fast approaching and it is time to start shopping! Support your community and shop local! Check out Locally to see the retailers in your area and support local businesses!

It's the most wonderful time of the year to explore Greater Philadelphia! Visit Philadelphia shares 25 must-see holiday attractions this season!

Did you buy your turkey yet? This Thanksgiving, support our friends at Home of the Sparrow by donating a frozen turkey!

Have a wonderful week...only 51 more days until 2022!

Wellness Wednesday...

Did you know that each step you run consumes movement from 200 muscles? It does!

Thanksgiving is 15 days away...why not get moving on Thanksgiving Day and participate in a 5K? (that rhymes).

Check out 5K's in your area this Thanksgiving. 🦃 #TrotOn