Placers’ Insights

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. […]

Helping Our Communities Thrive: Zip Code Wilmington. A Sit Down With Desa Burton – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #38

by placers on October 27, 2023 in Outside Insights


As many of you know, I’m a proud Delawarian. There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching our local businesses thrive. When a business’s core mission is helping other Delawarians thrive, well, I’m sold.   In this episode of Outside Insights, I sit down with Desa Burton, Executive Director of Zip Code Wilmington, a nonprofit coding […]

WDEL Interview 10/26/2023

by placers on October 26, 2023 in WDEL Radio


  Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Host Peter MacArthur this Thursday morning. They covered a variety of topics revolving around the workforce and the job market.   The Great Resignation has passed its peak, but it can still be a good time for job seekers to make a change if you are unhappy or […]

The Power of Nth Degree Thinking

by placers on October 13, 2023 in Outside Insights


  Imagine you could simply “keep score” of every relationship in life and business. And, for example, if after every interaction your “score” would change depending on how much value you brought to the person you were speaking with..   While for some this idea may be anxiety inducing, it doesn’t have to be! I […]

Prioritize Your Passions: Tech Leader to Creative Visionary. A Sit Down With Nick Wilkinson – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #37

by placers on September 29, 2023 in Outside Insights


In this episode Outside Insights, I sat down with Nick Wilkinson, Founder and CEO of Wilkinson Advisory services. Prior to launching his own consulting firm, Wilkinson built a successful career spanning various industries and has collected multiple hats over the years, including CEO, entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker – more on that later.   Nick and […]

Why Opposite the Crowd?

by placers on September 15, 2023 in Outside Insights


  For the past few years, a significant focus of mine has been working with my dad to write and publish our first book. In the process, we started a podcast that would turn into our cumulative life lessons, finally recorded.   As we started to record, we began to think through what we would […]



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