Category: Outside Insights

What We Actually Need from Our Leaders

by placers on October 30, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

The election feels like the exclamation point on the end of a long run-on sentence (otherwise known as the year 2020). We have been through a range of emotions and sticky situations this year. Many of us have gone from fear to frustration, to now what feels like a general sense of anxiety. With so much […]

20,000 Times a Day

by placers on October 16, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

The average human breathes in and out around 20,000 times a day. Recently, I have been feeling extra blessed every morning. I remind myself that today is my privilege and not my right. We all know that the future is not guaranteed. Yet, I’ve noticed that my mindset and actions sometimes show that I forget. […]

WDEL Interview 10/8/2020

by ashley on October 8, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris joined WDEL once again this week and discussed the recent jobs report and how the economy is recovering based on the numbers. They also talked about networking and power of having a connection when looking for jobs. If you don’t have a connection within a company, Placers can help with that! Chris talked about […]

Hindsight’s 2020: Finding the Blessings in Disguise

by placers on October 2, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

In one of my favorite reads, Zen and the Art of Happiness, Chris Prentiss outlines that things happen in our life for the best possible reasons – we just don’t know why at the time. So, let me ask you a question for you to ponder this weekend. What has happened to you that appeared […]

WDEL Interview 9/24/2020

by placers on September 24, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris joined WDEL once again this morning and talked about the unemployment report that was released this week. He shared his thoughts on a ‘risk vs. reward’ point of view when looking at returning to the workforce. As an entrepreneur himself, Chris shared thoughts and advice for anybody looking to potentially start their own venture.

Unlock Your Potential: Live with Intention

by placers on September 18, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Are you where you want to be in your life? Did you cross all the items off your bucket list? Have all of your dreams been chased? If the answer is yes, yes and yes – congratulations! You can proceed with the rest of your day. But, if you’re like me, you probably answered no […]

WDEL Interview 9/17/2020

by placers on September 17, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris talked about cover letters when you are applying to jobs and the role that they play in your job search. He also talked about the current job market situation with demand for jobs and how people are filling them today. How are people looking at coming back to work while trying to balance all […]

Tired of the Pandemic? Sleep on it.

by placers on September 4, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

I’d like to start this week’s email out with a question for you. If someone offered you a pill that could decrease your chances of cancer and heart disease by more than half, increase your memory and intelligence, decrease anxiety and stress and make you happier with no negative side effects – would you take […]

WDEL Interview 9/3/2020

by placers on September 3, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

This week Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL to continue discussing the employment challenges that are facing in today’s workforce. Chris gave his thoughts on what the most recent unemployment report signifies for future job demand. Also weighs in on what to look for in company culture when searching for jobs.

How Jeremy Saved My Vacation, Summer of 2020

by placers on August 21, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

My week in Block Island was planned when 2020 was looking like any other year. Right now, the idea of a vacation or time away is causing real consternation for many. Those lucky enough to have jobs find themselves exhausted from six months of heads-down work where time off just feels weird – “bad” even? […]

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