The Connector: Edition 43

The Connector Newsletter

As #ConnectorsWhoCare we are happy to support The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education as we prepped their Earth Day Forest for new trees to be planted!

We learned the environmental importance of planting trees and Land Stewardship. For over 50 years, The Schuylkill Center has run all types of Wildlife Clinics, Camps, and programs for families and kids.

We hope you had the opportunity to get outside and do something wonderful for the world on Earth Day! 🌎


1. Business Growth Strategy

Growth drives profit and allows you to be competitive with similar businesses in your industry. Growth doesn't happen overnight and it doesn't happen just by working hard.

Entrepreneur shares three ways to know if your growth strategy is actually helping you grow. Defining business growth, lining up strategy, and relying on your team can help drive your business growth strategy. Read the full article here!

2. Show You Care About Employee Well-Being

Gallup defines wellbeing through the five essential elements:

  • Career wellbeing: You like what you do every day.
  • Social wellbeing: You have meaningful friendships in your life.
  • Financial wellbeing: You manage your money well.
  • Physical wellbeing: You have the energy to get things done.
  • Community wellbeing: You like where you live.

Leaders can show employees they care about their well-being with 10 tangible steps. By focusing on employee well-being, organizations will see a positive shift in culture and productivity. Read the full article here!

3. Leave the Door Open for Employees

A returning employee aka Boomerang employee can be considered a potential future customer, business partner, referral source, and even a potential future employee.

HBR breaks down the importance of leaving the door open for employees who may leave your company. There are eight factors to consider and they will help cultivate your talent pipeline. Read the full article here!

4. How to Get DEI Right

Currently, HR leaders' top priority is to recruit and retain for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 80% of organizations admit they are not effectively developing their DEI programs and DEI is very top of mind for employees. Read the full article here!

5. New Graduates Entering the Talent Pool

Graduation season is quickly approaching and a new talent pool is entering the market. These Gen-Z candidates were picky prior to the pandemic, and it can take four weeks to fill an entry-level role. Inc. shares the biggest takeaways that recent graduates are looking for in their job search. By reviewing these three takeaways, your organization can look more attractive to the new graduates entering the talent pool. Read the full article here!!

6. Content Sharing

Content sharing is one of our specialties. That is why we created our TOC Hire Design Blog. Each month our Human Resources and Talent Acquisition team members deliver this valuable resource to keep you in the know of the latest topics impacting the people part of your business.

In our latest blog, Unlock the Door to Your Next Hire, we dive into four keys to success while you are recruiting in the 2022 market. The full article will give you everything you need to know! Read more Hire Design Blogs here!

7. Let's Go Local...

Visit Philly is back again with a list of 11 iconic Philadelphia foods and must-have eats! Cheesesteaks, roast pork sandwiches, and hoagies are on the list! See the full details here!

Are you looking for a sweet treat to gift this season? Check out Dr. Brownies' variety of brownie boxes. Trust us, you don't want to miss out!

Calling all Delco residents or Delco wannabes. The D3LCO Effect is a local candle company that brings the realness and unique lifestyle of Delco (Delaware County, PA). Each candle represents favorite Delco-isms by transforming them into warm and inviting scents while being aesthetically pleasing to your home décor.

Wellness Wednesday...

In support of Child Abuse Awareness Month, we visited our #ConnectorsWhoCare for April, Mission Kids Pinwheel Garden at CHOP in King of Prussia.

1,026 pinwheels represent how many children Mission Kids has served in 2021. The whole idea behind the pinwheel is to “re-frame” child abuse prevention by abandoning the bruises represented by the blue ribbon and replacing them with the colorful image of carefree children playing with pinwheels. This re-framing is based on extensive research showing that the majority of people see child abuse prevention as a national priority but cringe at the stark pictures and stories of child victims. Instead, community members want to know what they can do to help prevent abuse and neglect from happening in the first place.

To learn more about Mission Kids and how you can get connected, visit www.missionkidscac.org.