The Connector: Edition 45

The Connector Newsletter

We LOVE our team at The O'Connor Group. Last week we held our company update where we joined together virtually and in-person to connect about business but really...to get to know each other! Our teammates are spread across the country, and nothing is more important to us than to make our TOC culture known, no matter where you reside.❤️

Breakout rooms were the perfect way to do just that! We learned about each other's personal and professional wins of the week and vacation plans for this summer. We closed out our meeting with a gift card drawing and a Philadelphia Phillies Ticket raffle! Don't forget to get to know your team outside of the office...it will go a long way!

1. Stop Managing and Start Leading

Are you managing or leading? A manager sets goals whereas a leader defines a vision. Being a manager is not easy. Not only are you managing a team, but you are also managing goals, performance, and execution.

FastCompany explains four strategies to enable growth, maximize engagement, and foster retention to grow managers into leaders. Empowering your team is a big takeaway! Read the full article here!

2. Revitalize Your Company Culture

Company culture is extremely important to us. It's the heart of our business! This year we were listed in Inc. Magazines Best Workplaces and it all starts with our culture.

Inc. shares the importance of bringing your hybrid workforce together by being intentional in building a workstyle that prioritizes teamwork! Read the full article here!

3. Don't Procrastinate - Work Your Calendar!

It's time to build some strategy and motivation into your calendar to avoid the one thing we can be guilty of...procrastination.

Entrepreneur shares six ways to build out your calendar to get tasks completed on time. They are so eye-opening and honestly, simple to start incorporating. Good luck and let's start checking things off our to-do lists! Read the full article here!

4. Build Trust with Employees

Gaining and building trust with your team comes from the way you communicate. HRMorning shares nine communication tools to build trust with employees.

These quick tips will create an environment for your team that will lead to quick clarity and understanding. Leading with empathy kicks it off. How are you building trust with your employees? Read the full article here!

5. The Celebration of Business Leadership

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is bringing people together in person for The Celebration of Business Leadership on June 23, 2022, at the Philadelphia Country Club.

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate a CEO of the Year, a Business of the Year in different size categories, and a potential Community Service Award winner that will go to an individual, among other awards. Please take a minute to look at the full list of potential award categories. Registration is open for this event! Register here!

6. Content Sharing - The Latest Trends!

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 and trends impacting the people part of your business.

We recently shared a blog, Who Takes Care of HR? This blog explains how HR professionals pride themselves on the care they extend to their employees. This care for others makes HR professionals prime for the byproduct of not caring for themselves and experiencing an emotional overload. The full article provides ways to avoid or address burnout and compassion fatigue!

7. Let's Go Local...

Join us at Bringing Hope Home's Sea Isle City STOMPS Cancer 5K Run and Family Walk on Saturday, June 25 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. We created a team TOC and would love for you to register under our discount code TOC for 20% off your registration! Can't make it to the shore, don't worry...there is a virtual option!

Are you hungry? You will be after this! Visit Philadelphia shares 12 Essential Philly Eats! From Appetizers to Desserts...yummy!

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Staying in Philadelphia for the weekend? The Philadelphia Inquirer shares tips on how to spend Memorial Day weekend in Philly!

Wellness Wednesday...

We kicked off our TOC Culture Club STEP into SUMMER Fitness Challenge last week. 39 of our employees are teamed up and tracking their daily steps until June 20. The team with the most steps will win a prize! We love keeping our team connected and they love to stay active doing so! Do you need ideas on team engagement? Connect with us!