Category: Outside Insights

WDEL Interview 12/22/2022

by placers on December 22, 2022 in WDEL Radio


As we end 2022, Chris Burkhard was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur one more time to share his thoughts on the job market and trends as we turn the corner into 2023. Chris talks about how to set those new year career goals and how to make them a reality. Lastly, he talks about […]

A Sit Down With David Friedman – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #27

by placers on December 9, 2022 in Outside Insights


Is your company culture by chance or is it by design? The BEST companies in the world understand just how important their culture is and how much impact it has. They don’t leave culture to chance. Instead, they’re purposeful, intentional, and systematic in the creation and development of their culture. Culture: chance or design? It’s […]

Self-Acceptance Everyday and the Holidays

by placers on November 23, 2022 in Outside Insights


  I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can live my best life: Do I have good habits? In what areas can I improve?  Is my morning routine optimized? Did I meditate three times this week? Did I go through my ten-point morning checklist? Is it […]

WDEL Interview 11/17/2022

by placers on November 17, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this week to talk about the current job market as we start to get into the holiday season. Chris discusses not only the unemployment numbers that are reported but also what the midterm election outcomes can have on the economy overall. Pete asked Chris about the headlines […]

A Sit Down With Eric Herronkohl – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #26

by placers on November 11, 2022 in Outside Insights


You’ll glean valuable information and smile too when listening to lifelong friends, colleagues, and authors Eric Herronkohl and Chris Burkhard during this week’s episode of Outside Insights Podcast as they discuss: staying in front of workplace challenges finding “A Players” developing personally and professionally gaining congruence between personal and professional “self” benefiting from hyper focus […]

Build Trust and Keep Promises to Impact Relationships

by placers on October 28, 2022 in Outside Insights


Service is why I founded Placers. Our purpose (why I get out of bed), is to create trustworthy, “Nth Degree” experiences for everyone we interact with. One of the annual projects that brings me the most joy and satisfaction is selecting a theme for the year. At Placers, we’re pretty practiced at it. Personally, I’ve […]

WDEL Interview 10/6/2022

by placers on October 6, 2022 in WDEL Radio


WDEL’s Peter MacArthur had Placers President Chris Burkhard on today to talk about how jobs are being effected with the current economic changes and interest rates raises that have been in the news recently. Chris shares thoughts on how to best leverage yourself for career growth as we enter the fall season of 2022. He […]

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 […]