The #ConnectorsWhoCare Thrive Guide - Eighth Edition

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It’s August! How did that happen? Did you know that today, August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Who knew? Thank goodness for Ruth Graves Wakefield. In 1938 she added chopped up bits from a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar into a cookie. Voila - the introduction of the chocolate chip cookie! We thought it would be great to share this delicious video that shows how to make them...with a little help from some toddlers! Yum 😀 nothing more delicious than a warm chocolate chip cookie!


Join us for Talent Talks!

Calling all talent leaders! Are you ready to connect with others to discuss COVID-19's impact on the hiring goals at your organization? You are in luck! Join us for Talent Talks, a virtual series, that enables strategic, professional talent leaders to share new struggles and solutions as our world is transformed.

Next Meeting Date: Thursday, August 6th at 8:30 AM ET

Register here and receive links for all bi-monthly meetings


Tip #1: Resources for Working Parents

As schools are beginning to go virtual or provide hybrid options, employers are beginning to worry about how their teams will home-school and produce quality work. Each week we will be providing resources to help YOU help THEM get through this. We are all in this together!

  1. Our friends at NeighborSchools aim to provide high-quality childcare for families everywhere. In the middle of COVID, this is more important than ever. NeighborSchools will match you with a trusted childcare provider in your area, no matter where your family is located! If someone you know is looking to start a home daycare, they will partner with them and help them to open a licensed daycare for the benefit of even more children and families in need. NeighborSchools is truly there for all of your childcare needs, and we couldn’t be more thankful!
  2. Care.com has created a program, Care@work, for employers to purchase care for employees. They provide backup care, memberships, senior care solutions, care search, and more. This is a great option for employers who want to give back to their employees!
  3. Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization offering online courses for students Pre-K through College. The number of courses available, the trusted content, personalized learning, and tools to empower teachers and parents is unbelievable. We can’t wait to get all of the kids of TOCGRP involved!
  4. One of our dear friends, Wendy Sachs runs a company called The Philadelphia Nanny Network. She is a local women entrepreneur and has a great team of nannies to choose from! Let’s keep helping each other out there!


Tip #2: COVID-19 Resources with Daily Updates

With accurate Coronavirus information constantly changing, this pr&la resource page is essential! This site summarizes current PA laws and provides links to helpful webinars and other guidance for employers. Be sure to make this site a favorite and check back often for the latest information!

Be sure to also stay up to date with CDC updates. A COVID-19 symptom poster was published last week and it’s perfect for businesses. Check it out here!


Tip #3: Wellness Tip - Employee Fitness

It is no secret that physical and mental health are tied hand in hand, yet it may have been hard to keep that in mind amidst the pandemic. After months of not utilizing their company gym, Best Buy has conveniently shifted their classes from in-person to online, providing a great model for other employers to emulate. Best Buy created a “Wellness Zone” Facebook page where their employees are able to attend their usual fitness classes live or on-demand. About 1,100 of their employees are participating in these classes! Read the article here and explore ways your company can put physical and mental wellness first!


Tip #4: Beach Trips Made Easy

Beach Caddy is there for you for all of your beach trips in Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, and Ocean City, NJ. Download the Beach Caddy App, pick a time, and a beach caddy will come to carry and set up your chairs, umbrellas, tents, etc. on the beach so you don’t have to! They also offer another service that will move you in/out of your rental home. Subscribe to their emails for a discount!

Vacation at the Delaware beaches? Check out this awesome list of resources that will help you safely plan your trip, give you dining recommendations, exercise options, and more!

Unsure whether you’re ready to venture off on a vacation right now? Check out this Business Insider Article that complied a great list of options to safely getaway!


Tip #5: Virtual Lectures with Road Scholar

The top-rated travel organization Road Scholar is providing a myriad of FREE online educational lectures! Some of their topics include: The Origins of London, Picasso’s Masterworks, Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland, The History of Native American Cuisine, and more! Perhaps listen to a lecture or two then plan a trip for next Summer to that location, you’ll already be ahead of the curve with your new knowledge!

Join us for Ask HR Office Hours!

Our Zoom line is open and we are here to help answer all of your HR questions this Thursday, August 6th from 3-4 PM EST. Jump on for the entire hour to hear the latest in the HR world, or join at any point to have your question answered. We hope you can make it - Register here!


Did you know...that we can provide Pandemic Safety Officers for your business?

With the rapidly changing information on COVID-19 and uncertainty for the Fall, Pandemic Safety Officers are highly recommended to ensure that your company is staying up to date on restrictions, adhering to in-person operation safety procedures, communicating to employees, and more. Unsure if your company is prepared? We can help! Contact us!

Positive vibes for a great week!