Placers’ Insights

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? […]

WDEL Interview 8/20/2020

by placers on August 20, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur again and today they talked about how 2020 has made companies and candidates self evaluate how they have done during the pandemic. They also discussed what benefits and aspects of compensation packages should people be looking for as they search for positions.

Exhaustion in the Age of the “New Normal”

by placers on August 7, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

It’s officially August – about six months since news of a formidable virus with a strange name infiltrated the headlines. For six months, we’ve seemingly been in a constant state of alert while adjusting to a “new normal” – one that will never really feel normal. A reality where we’re continually asking ourselves, what comes […]

WDEL Interview 7/30/2020

by placers on July 30, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

After a couple of weeks, Placers President Chris Burkhard rejoined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur to discuss employment trends and unemployment. They talked about how parents can assist their children, perhaps a recent grad who is looking for a job in the current job market. What to do about the $600 additional unemployment funds stopping and what […]

Finding Peace in Chaos

by placers on July 24, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Here’s the truth, friends – I have a war in my mind that gets fought every day.I am going to bet that I am not alone. 2020 seems to have done this to me and to most people I know – probably even you. We are in a constant state of angst, recharged with every […]

Knowledge is Our Equalizer

by placers on July 10, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

While 2020 is a year we might hope to forget – we will always remember the realities faced and the lessons learned. Why does it seem like the issues, challenges, and obstacles keep coming relentlessly? That behind every crisis is another one waiting to greet us.First, a virus turned global pandemic, then the economic fallout […]

WDEL Interview 7/9/2020

by placers on July 9, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris was able to join WDEL again this Thursday to talk about how to best apply for jobs online as well as how to tailor what you are sending to potential employers in order to make sure you get an edge.    

How to be a hero in the year 2020

by placers on June 26, 2020 in Outside Insights

 

Superheroes of comic books and Marvel movies wear costumes and save the world from evil. Most come from humble beginnings and experience the injustices of their world first-hand. Their experiences forge their character and will in ways that enable them to later protect and fight for the rights of others. Think of Superman as he […]

WDEL Interview 6/18/2020

by placers on June 18, 2020 in WDEL Radio

 

Chris joined WDEL this morning once again. This week they discussed how the job search has changed and perhaps some mistakes that are being made because of the changes. He also provides some wonderful books to further self education and skill development. Check out www.myplacers.com for more information on Chris and the Placers mission.   […]

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