The Connector: Edition 48

The Connector Newsletter

Our first-ever company retreat, Connect 2022 was a total hit! 70 of our team members came in from across the country for three days of FUN at The Inn at Villanova University!

From our welcome dinner, and guest speakers, Michael Allosso and Brandon T. Adams, to a night out in the city where we laughed, bonded, and even met Benjamin Franklin, it was truly a remarkable time. We are so thankful and blessed to have the most amazing individuals on our team. We can confidently say we've never been more motivated! #connect2023

Check out a few of the pictures from our retreat and stay tuned for a video created by our friends at Koi Fly Creative!

1. Become a Change Leader

For executive leaders and senior managers, leading change can be demanding, but it is a crucial leadership skill.

Entrepreneur explains five methods on how to become a successful change leader. By aligning your leadership team it may not be as difficult as you think to lead change within your organization. Read the full article here!

2. What's in Your Inbox?

Do you get more than 100 emails a day? We spend hours sifting through the junk, priority, and can be exhausting!

Here are some tips from themuse to keep your inbox organized. What do you do to stay on top of the day-to-day action items in your inbox? These 10 ways can help you create a system to help your inbox sanity and stay organized! Read the full article here!

3. Rage Quitting...What HR Can Do!

The root cause of turnover is company culture. In fact, more than 65% of employees who quit say they were working in a negative company environment. This has been stressful for HR professionals.

HRMorning shares ways HR professionals and leadership teams can address rage quitting. Focus on being proactive, advocating for boomerang employees, and creating a fun environment! Read the full article here!

4. Future of Work Trends

In the current competitive labor market, your Employer Value Proposition (EVP) needs to shift in order to retrain and attract talent and their expectations.

Gartner shares nine trends that will have a big impact on the employee experience. These trends will help set the stage for how you prepare for the future of work. Read the full article here!

5. Make the Most of Your Time with the Boss

Let's face it, we are living off our meeting schedules and jumping from one to the next. What does it look like when you need Zoom facetime with the boss?

CNN provides ways to make the most out of the time you have scheduled with your boss so you both walk away feeling like goals have been accomplished. Read the full article here!

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.

In our latest Hire Design Blog, "Networking- it's Not Just for Job Hunting Anymore," Senior Human Resources Advisor, Liz Bligan shares why it is critical to start networking from the moment you take on your first professional role. 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!?

Are you staying active this summer? Take advantage of the outside and hit the trails in your area. Check out My Circuit Trails to locate scenic trails in your area!

Did you know there are 340 acres of fields, forests, ponds, and streams in northwest Philadelphia? You can find it at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Bring the family and get outside to explore nature!

What would the Connector be without a food mention?! We are loving this list of the 40 most popular summer recipes of 2022 by Half-Baked Harvest. This will leave you feeling hungry for sure!

Wellness Wednesday...

Listen to Classical Music! A study by Stanford University used FMRIs to capture brain activity while listening to classical music. Their research found “that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions, and updating the event in memory.”

  • Classical music lets your mind focus and stop multitasking.
  • If you play classical music like its background music (not blaring loud), your mind can focus on the words you are studying or writing, rather than the lyrics in regular music. This is how you will dive into a deep focus without realizing it.

Classical music increases your brain activity but doesn’t distract it. It’s a perfect storm for creativity.