Category: Outside Insights

50 Years in Words

by placers on September 30, 2022 in Outside Insights


Mash and the Waltons premiered on prime time TV the same month and year that the Placers story began. Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente crushed his 3,000 hit then, too. The 1972 Summer Olympics ceremoniously showered seven gold medals on US swimming sensation Mark Spitz (my mom’s favorite), and we all watched in horror […]

50 Principles for Year 50

by placers on September 2, 2022 in Outside Insights


In a few weeks, on September 26, Placers turns 50 years old. This year isn’t like any other year – it’s not comprised of same days. We’re not stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day.” In our fiftieth year, we’re having a distinct year, characterized by distinct days, and throughout, we remain resolute to our brand […]

A Sit Down With Megan Roudebush – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #24

by placers on August 19, 2022 in Outside Insights


In present, professional networking spaces, “careful, cautious, methodical relationship building” is the through-line of purposeful networking, said Megan Roudebush, founder, keepwith, an enterprise platform that helps the world network and build relationships better. In this week’s Outside Insights Podcast, Megan explained that sustainable networking requires reciprocity. She offers five, trending networking processes that deliver professional […]

WDEL Interview 8/18/2022

by placers on August 18, 2022 in WDEL Radio


WDEL’s Peter MacArthur had Placers President Chris Burkhard on this Thursday to talk about the where the job market is currently. He also shared ideas on how to leverage the summer seasonal jobs into your next position. Pete and Chris discussed the Great Regret dynamic in the job market as people changed positions and now […]

Eight Books for Your Best Life

by placers on August 5, 2022 in Outside Insights


I have a confession to make – I’m addicted to reading. I find few things in life that enable me to calm my thinking mind, stop the to-do list, and create space like reading does. It soothes me. I love my reading space because it’s a form of meditation for me. I ideate when I […]

WDEL Interview 7/28/2022

by placers on July 28, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Placers’ President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur once again this morning to talk about the job market with the economic conditions today. They also discuss the evidence of a shift in power from the employee towards the employer in the job market, and what to do about it. Lastly, Chris shares thoughts around how […]

A Sit Down With Ed Wallace- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #23

by placers on July 22, 2022 in Outside Insights


Author Ed Wallace, in this week’s Outside Insights Podcast, shares a personal, family story that illustrates it’s not always formal training and education that shifts career-changing moments to meaningful work. Worthy intentions with a conscience create profound thought leadership strategies that facilitate workplace processes. Ed Wallace’s book, “The Relationship Engine,” and the steps detailed in it, spotlight connections — how to […]

Life, 20 Years Ago

by placers on July 8, 2022 in Outside Insights


I was 32 and had just left my big corporate job to start my first business, the CBI Group. My kids were 3 and 5 years old and with a growing family, there were many more conventional options than risking it all on a dream. But Kim, my wife, knew I would never really be […]

My Life Would Be Incomplete Without…

by placers on June 24, 2022 in Outside Insights


Our Outside Insights community often discusses the importance of taking the time to reflect on where you’re at in life, the work that it took to get there, and how you feel about the journey. The next time you’re taking the time to reflect or journal, consider starting out with this prompt: “My life would […]

WDEL Interview 6/16/2022

by placers on June 16, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Chris Burkhard was back on with Peter MacArthur on WDEL this morning talking about the current status of the job market. If you retired during the early part of the pandemic but are looking to come back to the workforce, Chris shares some thoughts around that. He also discusses why more pay might not mean […]