Placers’ Insights

Lessons in Leadership: Mac Macleod’s Entrepreneurial Journey – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #44

by placers on April 12, 2024 in Outside Insights


  Hello, In this week’s episode of Outside Insights, I was joined by Mac Macleod, the co-founder of Carvertise, a successful media company revolutionizing ride-share advertising. Mac and I go way back to the start up days of Carvertise as I worked closely with his co-founder, and previous podcast guest, Greg in local not- for-profit […]

Our Theme Is To Be

by placers on March 29, 2024 in Outside Insights


Every year at Placers we pick a theme that’s more than just a word – it’s our rally cry and our shared vision. Choosing our theme is a team sport that we all participate in by throwing different ideas into the mix. To help us brainstorm we consider key questions like: What do we need […]

WDEL Interview 3/21/2024

by placers on March 21, 2024 in WDEL Radio


  In a recent interview on WDEL, our president Chris Burkhard shared insights into the latest workplace trends and the current job market landscape.   Chris discussed viral workplace lingo like “quiet quitting” and “coffee badging,” highlighting how employees are seeking better work-life balance after the pandemic allowed more flexibility. While the job market remains […]

Community Spotlight: Empowerment Through Connection – A Sit Down With Cierra Hall-Hipkins – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #43

by placers on March 15, 2024 in Outside Insights


  I’m a Delawarian through and through and perhaps one of my favorite characteristics of our little state is the big impact that local nonprofits have on our communities. I’ve been honored to speak with many leaders from these non-profits and am thankful that I can further their message through the Outside Insights platform.   […]

The Energy Vampires: Navigating the Draining Forces in Our Lives

by placers on March 1, 2024 in Outside Insights


  In life, we encounter a diverse cast of characters. Among the cast that surrounds us, there are characters that particularly stand out, such as energy vampires – individuals who, knowingly or unknowingly, sap our vitality and leave us feeling drained. These individuals aren’t confined to our social circles; they can also reside within us, […]

WDEL Interview 2/22/2024

by placers on February 22, 2024 in WDEL Radio


  Placers President Chris Burkhard joins WDEL’s DelAware to discuss Delaware’s job market status, 2024 hiring trends, changes in degree requirements for state jobs, and insights from his book “Opposite The Crowd” on personal development.   Talking Points: Delaware’s Job Market:    – Delaware’s unemployment rate stands at 4.2%, slightly higher than the national average.    – […]

Do You Have a Career Agent? You Should

by placers on February 2, 2024 in Outside Insights


  I’m going to share a little secret about your job and career. It’s a simple truth: You, and only you, are responsible for managing your career. This wasn’t always the case. Our grandparents lived in a world where careers were often linear and lifelong, with a single organization rewarding decades of loyalty with a […]

Leveraging Tech for Social Good – A Sit Down With Pat Callihan – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #41

by placers on January 19, 2024 in Outside Insights


In this episode of Outside Insights, I chat with Pat Callihan, CEO of the national nonprofit Tech Impact. During our discussion, Pat shares how his organization is creating meaningful change through technology and workforce development programs.   I’m inspired by Pat’s commitment to leveraging technology for greater social impact through workforce development and nonprofit empowerment. Many of you know about […]

Taking Control of Your Career in 2024: A New Beginning

by placers on January 5, 2024 in Outside Insights


As we step into 2024, it’s a time for reflection and planning as we work to consider the endless possibilities of the new year. Many New Year’s Resolutions involve honing our skills, new and old, advancing our careers, and nurturing our dreams. Self-improvement is crucial for getting to know ourselves. Understanding our desires and aligning […]



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