The Connector: Edition Three

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Somehow we manage to find ourselves halfway through October. How can this be? Schools are beginning to return to hybrid options, there is more traffic on the road, and sports are back...although it's tough to be a Philly Sports Fan right now!

We recognized World Mental Health Day last Saturday, October 10th. As you can imagine, the past months have brought on many challenges and impacted the mental health of millions of people. Check out what the World Health Organization (WHO) is doing this year to increase awareness and the incredible resources they have provided to those affected during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out this short video that may resonate with you. Remember...you're not alone.


1. A Love-Hate Relationship with Zoom

Zoom fatigue is REAL! Zoom fills our day with networking, client meetings, webinars, and even our personal lives...like dating! It can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Check out this awesome article that provides insight and solutions. Additionally, this article provides four brilliant ideas that would make Zoom work a lot better. Let's take the "hate" out of this relationship 😀 Read more on Zoom Fatigue here!


2. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Unite For Her is a nonprofit that aims to enrich the health and well-being of those diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers for life by funding and delivering integrative therapies. There are many events you can get involved with to help contribute to their cause. Join their Mojo Fitness HIIT Hop – Party in the Park on Saturday, October 24th, for a de-stressing and calorie-burning workout that also gives back! Check out all their wonderful events supporting their cause here! Learn more about Unite For Her here!


3. Are You In The Holiday Spirit?

Hallmark has released the schedule for its count down to holiday movies. It all starts on Saturday, October 24th - can you believe it?! This is a perfect activity to relax and unwind from a long day! Grab your hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and big blankets, and get ready to watch your favorite Holiday movies.


4. TOCGRP Upcoming Events

Recruiting sure has changed in 2020. Join us on Thursday, October 15th at 8:30 AM ET for Talent Talks, an engaging conversation on how talent leaders can use social media effectively for recruiting.

Ask HR Office Hours is on Thursday, October 15th at 3:00 PM ET. Come see what the buzz is all about! Whether you are an employer or an employee, jump on to ask your HR question or stay for the whole hour to hear what others are asking!

Are you going through a career transition or thinking about making a jump? Join us on Tuesday, October 20th at 8:00 AM ET for Coffee and Connections. Hear the conversation on how to ace the interview and get the inside scoop from one of our Senior Talent Acquisition Partners.

Reach out to Brenna Connelly for more information!


5. PA Overtime Rule

Attention Employers! As of 2020, employers must follow both the new federal overtime rules and the overtime requirements of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act. Employers must follow the rule that provides the greatest benefit to the employee. Both rules are similar, but the federal law does not affect the enforcement of state overtime requirements. See the complete article below to learn more about the differences, fact sheets, and FAQs! Click here to read the full article.


6. Let's Go Local!

There is nothing we love more than supporting small businesses. Check out some of our favorites right now!

Green Eggs Café has all your breakfast and lunch needs! This Philadelphia restaurant has unique combinations that will leave you wanting more. Red Velvet Pancakes, Chicken and Waffles, Avocado Toast, and Salted Carmel Banana French Toast are all must-haves on their menu. There are many locations located all around the Philadelphia area. This restaurant has something for everyone, and is a must-try on our list!

Check out Peddler’s Village. This “mini-town” throws you right into fall with the amazing scarecrows that are on display until October 24th. Hurry over before they’re gone! Every year, they host a scarecrow contest, with the most amazing designs, funny and scary! Peddler’s village also has restaurants, a brewery, and a ton of unique shops you can’t find anywhere else! This is a great family spot that will enhance your fall weekend plans.

Have you read through all your books at home during Covid-19? It is time to swap them out! Try out The Book Trader located in Philadelphia. This second-hand book shop allows you to trade in books for store credit. This is a great way to clean out your old collection and start fresh!

Contact us to share your ideas!


Did You Know...

Today is National Dessert Day! Why not treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert? Grab your family members and all pitch in to make a yummy treat. Check out this amazing article for a three-ingredient Nutella brownie or how about this Easy Fruit Crisp!