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PACDA: Top 10 Recruiting Trends in Pennsylvania for 2024

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar: Link sent after registration


  • For members of ATD-PHL, CTL, DVAPT, L&D Philly, MACCA, MCDA, NJCDA, NSA-PHL or PSCA.
  • The registration fee for guests is $25.

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Top 10 Recruiting Trends in Pennsylvania

for 2024

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

12 - 2 PM

This program will describe recruiting and hiring trends across the state of PA, including information about growing industries and professions. 

Presenter: Marcia Zaruba O’Connor

Marcia Zaruba O’Connor is the CEO and Founder of The O’Connor Group (TOC), a leading provider of Human Resources outsourcing and Recruitment-as-a-Service for the Life Science, Healthcare, Professional Service, Information Technology, and Manufacturing sectors. Based in King of Prussia, PA, The O’Connor Group has over 60 employees nationwide and has received the following recognitions: A Top 100 Woman-Owned Business / certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council; Recipient of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Businesses; The Philadelphia Business Journals’ Best Places to Work; The Inquirer’s Top Workplaces (#18 among small companies); Philadelphia Titan 100; Entrepreneurs Forum Philly 100

TOC offers monthly webinars on an array of HR and career topics and Marcia has spoken to My Career Transitions, a local nonprofit organization that support job seekers. In March 2023, she launched a non-profit called Shadow Her that empowers women entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities and provides mentorship, advocacy, and educational resources. Marcia also created the region’s annual HR Person of the Year Award, the monthly Women’s CEO Breakfast Club, and the Executive Women Networking Series.

Before founding TOC, Marcia held senior-level positions at Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting and was the Director of the Human Capital Practice for the Philadelphia Office of Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a global leading provider of project professionals. She earned her MS degree in Human Organization Development from Villanova and her BS degree in Accounting from Widener University. Marcia is also a graduate of Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Program. LinkedIn

NCDA CEUs: This program is eligible for 2 NCDA CEUs.

  • CEUs are free for PACDA members
  • New! CEUs are free for non-members too!
  • If you attend the program live, simply complete the post-program survey and receive your CEU certificate.
  • If you register for the program but do not attend live, you will receive an email with a link to the recording. Watch the recording and then complete the post-program survey to receive your CEU certificate.
  • NCDA is the National Career Development Association ( See for information on NCDA credentials and Continuing Education requirements.

Act 48 credit:

PACDA and PSCA members: After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance, which you can then submit via the PSCA website.

Not a PACDA or PSCA member?: You may be able to obtain Act 48 credit. After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance. Submit this to the Pennsylvania Department of Education via your local education agency, which will have the final say on whether this program qualifies for Act 48 credit. Or, you may submit via the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association for $10.

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