Placers’ Insights

50 Years in Words

by placers on September 30, 2022 in Outside Insights


Mash and the Waltons premiered on prime time TV the same month and year that the Placers story began. Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente crushed his 3,000 hit then, too. The 1972 Summer Olympics ceremoniously showered seven gold medals on US swimming sensation Mark Spitz (my mom’s favorite), and we all watched in horror […]

50 Principles for Year 50

by placers on September 2, 2022 in Outside Insights


In a few weeks, on September 26, Placers turns 50 years old. This year isn’t like any other year – it’s not comprised of same days. We’re not stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day.” In our fiftieth year, we’re having a distinct year, characterized by distinct days, and throughout, we remain resolute to our brand […]

Earned Fifth Ranking in Top Places To Work In Delaware

by placers on August 26, 2022 in News


Not only were we named as a Top Place To Work In Delaware, we were ranked fifth, which puts us in the nineteenth percentile! The honor is 100% an employee appreciation accolade and part of a partnership between the News Journal, part of the USA Today network, and Energage, a B Corp that helps leaders […]

A Sit Down With Megan Roudebush – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #24

by placers on August 19, 2022 in Outside Insights


In present, professional networking spaces, “careful, cautious, methodical relationship building” is the through-line of purposeful networking, said Megan Roudebush, founder, keepwith, an enterprise platform that helps the world network and build relationships better. In this week’s Outside Insights Podcast, Megan explained that sustainable networking requires reciprocity. She offers five, trending networking processes that deliver professional […]

Named on Inc. 5000’s List Again

by placers on August 18, 2022 in News


For the seventh consecutive year, Placers’ has made Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America! This is the eleventh time the Delaware-based staffing company has made the list – nine times under the name of Placers and twice under the name of The CBI Group, a former subsidiary of Placers. In 2022, […]

WDEL Interview 8/18/2022

by placers on August 18, 2022 in WDEL Radio


WDEL’s Peter MacArthur had Placers President Chris Burkhard on this Thursday to talk about the where the job market is currently. He also shared ideas on how to leverage the summer seasonal jobs into your next position. Pete and Chris discussed the Great Regret dynamic in the job market as people changed positions and now […]

Eight Books for Your Best Life

by placers on August 5, 2022 in Outside Insights


I have a confession to make – I’m addicted to reading. I find few things in life that enable me to calm my thinking mind, stop the to-do list, and create space like reading does. It soothes me. I love my reading space because it’s a form of meditation for me. I ideate when I […]

WDEL Interview 7/28/2022

by placers on July 28, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Placers’ President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur once again this morning to talk about the job market with the economic conditions today. They also discuss the evidence of a shift in power from the employee towards the employer in the job market, and what to do about it. Lastly, Chris shares thoughts around how […]

A Sit Down With Ed Wallace- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #23

by placers on July 22, 2022 in Outside Insights


Author Ed Wallace, in this week’s Outside Insights Podcast, shares a personal, family story that illustrates it’s not always formal training and education that shifts career-changing moments to meaningful work. Worthy intentions with a conscience create profound thought leadership strategies that facilitate workplace processes. Ed Wallace’s book, “The Relationship Engine,” and the steps detailed in it, spotlight connections — how to […]

Life, 20 Years Ago

by placers on July 8, 2022 in Outside Insights


I was 32 and had just left my big corporate job to start my first business, the CBI Group. My kids were 3 and 5 years old and with a growing family, there were many more conventional options than risking it all on a dream. But Kim, my wife, knew I would never really be […]



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