Placers’ Insights

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 […]

Finding Success Off the Corporate Ladder – A Sit Down WIth Chris Bystriansky – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #40

by placers on December 22, 2023 in Outside Insights


  In this episode of Outside Insights, I chat with Chris Bystriansky, an author, attorney, real estate investor, coach, speaker, and endurance athlete. Yeah – some people really can do it all.   During our discussion, Chris shares his journey from a challenging childhood to pursuing higher education and then eventually finding himself climbing the […]

WDEL Interview 12/15/2023

by placers on December 15, 2023 in WDEL Radio


  Peter MacArthur interviewed Chris Burkhard of Placers Staffing about the current job market and economy. They discussed the latest jobs report, which showed 199,000 jobs added in November. Chris said this is a sustainable level of job growth that could lead to lower interest rates and avoid a recession. He noted the unemployment rate […]

My Holiday Lifesaver (Soon to be Yours)

by placers on December 8, 2023 in Outside Insights


  I have been open about my health journey and have discussed candidly in my self care blog. This year I have been, not so simply, learning to breathe. I found that I was kind of stuck in that fight or flight mode, where your nervous system is stuck in a constant state of stress. […]

A Misfit Thanksgiving – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #39

by placers on November 22, 2023 in Outside Insights


We’re officially kicking off the 2023 holiday season this week! With that in mind, I wanted to bring you some fun, lighter content to be consumed while recovering from too much tryptophan and your leftover turkey.   Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to recognize our abundance and it is my hope […]

The Evolution of Sales – Less Push and More Consultative

by placers on November 10, 2023 in Outside Insights


  All businesses share a fundamental goal: finding buyers for their products and services. In today’s dynamic marketplace, where competition is fierce and noise is abundant, it’s crucial to differentiate yourself and connect with prospects on a deeper level. This is where consultative selling comes into play—a powerful approach that goes beyond traditional sales techniques. […]



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