The Connector: Edition 47

The Connector Newsletter

We LOVE spreading summer vibes at TOC! Summer is one of the most important seasons of the year to engage your teammates. Our TOC Culture Club creates monthly incentives and events to keep our team engaged. Although our team is scattered throughout the country, we never miss an opportunity to stay active, have fun, and have a little competition.

From May 16 to June 20 we held a Step into Summer Challenge where team members tracked their daily steps. Can you believe 40 of our team members completed over 10,732,771 steps?! We know, it's amazing! We are so proud of all our participants and congratulations to the winning team who tracked 3,531,203 total steps! We cannot wait to roll out another fitness incentive soon!

Do you need help with engaging your team, especially in a remote setting? Drop us a line...we are here for you!

1. Taking on Summer Interns

Is your organization taking on interns this summer? Many universities require undergraduates to participate in an internship program prior to graduating.

Paid or unpaid, providing undergraduates with an opportunity to join your team can benefit both the individual and the organization. NACE shares best practices for bringing on an intern...there are 15! Read the full article here!

2. Red Flags to Avoid When Applying for a Job

As the competitive labor market continues to grow, more and more scammers are on the move to get your personal information, solicit payments from you, or hire you for an illegal task.

CNN recommends being vigilant and aware of the red flags as you are looking for new opportunities. Read the full article here!

3. IRS Raises Gas Mileage

The IRS raises the standard mileage rate for the final half of 2022 from 58.5 cents to 62.5. The last time the IRS made an adjustment was in 2011. Don't forget this starts officially July 1, 2022!

SHRM shares mileage rate changes through 2022, fuel, and other costs, using FAVR plans, and more! All of these details can impact your business. Read the full article here!

4. Growing Your Business by Building a Stronger Network

For many of us, we have a close group of professionals that we call our network. If you created a business, you know how critical it is to create and surround yourself with a strong network with different skillsets.

Inc. shares three ways you can build a stronger network. Check out the social media tips and understand that is not about the number of connections, but the quality of individuals. Read the full article here!

5. TOC Talent Series - Everything You Need to Know!

Last week, we hosted our first TOC Talent Series! With the war for talent and the future of work forever changed, our Talent Acquisition and Human Resources leaders are teaming up to bring you recruitment and retention strategies to build and improve your talent pipeline.

Did you miss the webinar? Today is your lucky day. Here is a detailed follow-up from our TOC Talent Series including the webinar recording!

6. Thought Leadership - 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, Best Practices to Enhance or Kick-Start Your D&I Talent Acquisition Strategy. This blog dives into how to evaluate, start, and ensure that your talent acquisition team is on the right track to an equitable recruiting process! Check out the full article here!

7. Let's Go Local...

Summer is here! Check out what's happening in Philadelphia this summer. VisitPhilly shares the biggest events and festivals. Who attended the PHS Flower Show at FDR Park!?

Our friends at Bringing Hope Home's Sea Isle City STOMPS Cancer 5K Run and Family Walk is on Saturday, June 25 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Register here!! Can't make it to the shore, don't worry...there is a virtual option!

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. If you are in the Greater Philadelphia Area, DiscoveryPhiladelphia shares great attractions for you and your family to check out!

Wellness Wednesday...

Schools are out for summer, vacations are happening, and we are spending a lot more time outside. Today shares a great Summer safety Guide around water safety, those pesky ticks, cooking, entertaining, and more! We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!