The #ConnectorsWhoCare Thrive Guide - Tenth Edition

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This is a BIG day! On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified giving women the right to vote – 100 years ago! This was a major milestone for women in the U.S., but it certainly did not come easy. Check out this fun video with 6 Surprising Facts about the 19th Amendment! Bravo!

You know we love our food over at The O’Connor Group, so we found out that today is also National Fajita Day – mmm! We wanted to share with you a recipe that looks absolutely delicious! Enjoy!

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 20th at 8:30 AM ET

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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!

  • TutoringHour is an amazing website that provides CCSS-aligned educational resources like worksheets, lessons, and quizzes for kids in Kindergarten through High School! Their core philosophy is to help students across the world excel in their academics by enabling them to absorb each concept at their own pace. This will be a huge help for working parents turned homeschool teachers!
  • Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community. More than 75 partners and supporters have come together to meet the change in the learning needs of students, teachers, and families due to the pandemic. Their resources accommodate children in preschool through High School. We love that all their resources are in English AND Spanish!
  • Don’t forget to check your social media, such as your neighborhood/town Facebook Page for information on Local Homeschooling Pods. Many parents are organizing these pods in their neighborhoods to allow a small group of students to follow an online curriculum together. This is a great idea to allow the kids to interact while still adhering to social distancing guidelines!

Tip #2: Updated Guidance on Wearing Masks

Last week, the CDC updated its considerations for wearing masks. Face masks are required in most states, and it’s important to stay up to date on the changes and recommendations when it comes to your employees and customers. One of the newest updates is that the CDC does NOT currently recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for masks. Read more here!

Tip #3: Wellness Tip - On the Goga!

Business owners… this one's for you! On the Goga enables you to build a fully-remote or on-site well-being program that your employees can access right from their computer or phone including digital employee well-being resources, remote management training, live-video team building events, and remote benefits consulting. Their FREE starter pack is a bundle of their most popular tools including their digital wellness library, a free workshop, and other digital well-being tools. This is the best way to keep your employees healthy and happy. If not now, when?!

Tip #4: Philly's Salary-History Ban Coming Soon...

On September 1, the city of Philadelphia will start to enforce a ban on employers asking candidates about their salary history or relying on pay history to determine wages. The 2017 law is considered by many to be a test for the future of salary-history bans across the county. This is extremely important to stay on top of as you consider your interview process in the Fall. Read more from SHRM here!

Tip #5: Let's Have Some Fun!

We think we can all agree that we miss socialization! There are SO many fun things to do even during this modified Green Phase. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Check out some of the following when you are ready to get out of the house:

  • The Philadelphia Film Society created PFS Drive-In at the Navy Yard! They are excited to welcome back Philly’s extensive community of film lovers for a socially distanced viewing experience of a diverse and exciting curated slate of films, all from the safety of their own cars! The Drive-In is able to accommodate 200 cars per screening. Get your tickets here!
  • If you’re like us, we forgot how fun picnics can be! A picnic is such a fun outdoor activity that you can do with the whole family. There are some extremely affordable picnic baskets that you can fill with goodies on a beautiful day. If you are not ready to head to the park, you can have a picnic in your backyard! Here is a fun idea for the kids: Pick a country name out of a hat, research the country, make your food/drinks from that country, and viola: a themed picnic!

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 20th 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 were recognized on the Inc 5000 (#3,285 to be exact!), as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the first time?! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team, clients, friends, supporters, and mini marketers. THANK YOU and can’t wait to show you what we can do next!