The Connector: Edition 53

The Connector Newsletter

Happy September! We hope you and your family had a wonderful summer and although summer is not officially over, we are excited to "fall" back into the swing of things at TOC.

This is a big week for us as we start our expansion down the east coast with our first stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are excited to bring business leaders together and host a roundtable discussion to plan and prepare for the next 6 to 18 months.

As you know, we love making connections and bringing leaders together. After our Raleigh visit we will be heading to Nashville, Tennessee in October and Tampa, Florida in November...do you like how we timed the Tampa visit?

If you have any contacts who would benefit from our roundtable discussions and are in the Raleigh, Nashville, and Tampa areas, please make the connection! We would love to meet them in their city!

1. Quiet Hiring

There are discussions around quiet quitting and quiet firing...but have you heard about quiet hiring? This little-known but extremely effective recruiting strategy, quiet hiring, is used by Google.

Quiet hiring occurs when companies focus on employees who are already going above and beyond, perhaps even taking on additional responsibilities that prove they have what it takes to excel in a given role, according to Inc. Brilliant, right? Read the full article here!

2. Talent Dilemmas HR Leaders Face

HR leaders are facing a new combination of talent dilemmas in a time of uncertainty.

Gartner shares three economic pressures that are challenging HR leaders:

  1. Persistent, high inflation creates challenges around salaries.
  2. A highly competitive labor market and low unemployment: More organizations (57%) expect increased talent competition over the next six months as of August 2022, compared to 50% in July 2022, according to a recent Gartner survey.
  3. Strained global supply chains.

Read the full article here!

3. Create a Better Work Environment

Whether your team members are coming into the office on a daily basis or have the option of a hybrid schedule - creating and maintaining a positive work environment will help boost employee morale, retention, and productivity.

Business News Daily shares four ways to improve your office work environment from hiring to lighting, you will definitely find a takeaway to start incorporating in your office setting! Read the full article here!

4. DE&I Initiatives Leadership Panel

Join our CEO & Founder, Marcia O'Connor and DE&I leaders Peter Leahy and Joseph Lingle on Tuesday, September 20 8:30 - 10:00 AM EST for a discussion on the changing landscape of workplace culture at Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives.

Together they will explain the strategies they are undertaking to improve DE&I efforts within their organization. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from thought leaders about the lessons they have learned during their professional experiences, and bring questions on how you can improve your organization's DE&I efforts. Register here!

5. TOC September Signature Events

Are you ready to connect this fall? WE ARE!

Over the summer, we took the opportunity to refresh our signature event programming to bring you the quality and structure that TOC stands by. We are excited to announce we are now an HRCI Approved Provider and an SHRM Recertification Provider! Be on the lookout for our panels and presentations that will be eligible for credits!

TOC HR Office Hours (Ask HR Office Hours)

Thursday, September 22 🔷 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Join our HR Experts and Sales & Marketing Team for a FREE hour of HR consulting on trending topics that are heavily impacting our organizations. Weigh in to provide your feedback as an industry leader!

Register for TOC HR Office Hours here!

6. Thought Leadership - The Latest Trends!

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, "How a Childhood Love for Building Blocks Sparked a Passion for Creating Learning Organizations," Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Janice Rath, MBA, PHR shares the importance of how shifting from a training mindset to a learning mindset can be the tie that binds talent together while growing towards future and ultimate success.


Check out the full article here!

7. Let's Go Local...

It is almost time to put on a flannel and head to the orchard to pick some apples! Check out these 15 orchards for apple picking located within an hour's drive of Philadelphia!

This month we are raising awareness for Suicide Prevention and supporting the 2nd Annual Jake Topley Golf Memorial as our September #ConnectorsWhoCare organization. The proceeds of this event are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. The event is organized by friends and family of Jake, a Bucks County native and graduate of Archbishop Wood and LaSalle University, who died by suicide in 2018. Since then his loved ones have come together to form a non-profit, The Jake Topley Foundation, Inc, to host this event and make their own contribution to the AFSP and help to reduce the stigma around suicide and promote mental health awareness.

Wellness Wednesday...

We hope you are starting your day with us, a cup of coffee, and a bowl of oatmeal! Oatmeal...huh? EatingWell shares what happens to your body when you eat oatmeal every day. Benefits include feeling fuller longer, decreased risk of heart disease, a healthy gut, and more! Check out their overnight cinnamon-roll overnight oats recipe here!