Placers’ Insights

The Life List Story: A Plan for Living Intentionally

by placers on August 26, 2019 in Outside Insights


For my entire life, my father, Alan Burkhard, has been my best mentor. At every turn he would share sage advice on seemingly anything – business, life’s obstacles, career crossroads, really any damn topic that the rest of us knew less about than him.   Today, Alan is a 75 year old retired grandfather who […]

Placers Recognized for Exceptional Growth in 2019, Looks Forward to Supporting Delaware Businesses with Total Talent Solutions

by placers on August 16, 2019 in News, Workforce


Leading Delaware staffing and recruiting agency recognized for substantial growth for the sixth time   Newark, Delaware, August 16, 2019 – Placers, a leading staffing and recruiting agency in the state of Delaware, is in the midst of record growth thanks to ongoing innovation, commitment to exceptional service, industry leadership, and their new Total Talent […]

When You Think of Placers, Think of Margaret

by placers on August 13, 2019 in Culture, Workforce


“Margaret is an example of Placers’ long track record of treating people the right way. Placers would be nothing without the Margarets who represent what we stand for.” -Alan Burkhard, Founder of Placers 1.0   At Placers, we’re proud of our bold orange letters. Over the years they have acted as a beacon to Delaware […]

How I Callused My Mind (and Climbed a Mountain)

by placers on August 9, 2019 in Outside Insights


  “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliott   The truth is, those who know me are tired of hearing about my Mount Rainier climb. I don’t blame them – the preparation was all-consuming for me. In fact, I should start with a […]

Build Your Top 20

by placers on July 26, 2019 in Outside Insights


  Build Your Top 20   We often think of being “results based” as simply achieving outcomes. Getting shit done. Hitting your forecast or sales quotas. Winning. You get the picture. But before you work full-steam ahead towards these outcomes you must clearly and succinctly understand what you’re trying to accomplish. What is the desired […]

What 2009 Taught Me

by placers on July 12, 2019 in Outside Insights


In 2009, many businesses ground to a halt – almost a complete stop. Corporate customers stopped buying. Consumer sentiment was down, and people stopped spending. In the U.S., this was our entire economy. Most leaders found themselves navigating uncharted business waters, and leadership became narrowly focused on one thing: survival.   I am proud to […]

Placers Introduces Total Talent Solutions, Launches Redesigned Website

by placers on July 8, 2019 in News, Workforce


Delaware’s trusted provider of workforce solutions strengthens service offerings with Total Talent Solutions and revitalized website NEWARK, DE – Placers, a trusted provider of staffing and recruiting services to the Delaware area and one of the fastest growing companies in the state, is excited to formally introduce their Total Talent Solutions service offering with the […]

The Story of the Bucket

by placers on June 28, 2019 in Outside Insights


  The world of business is fast-changing. Fickle, almost. Climates evolve rapidly, markets come and go, consumer demand is continually in flux. Any company that navigates these inherent trials and tribulations with grace isn’t doing so because of sheer dumb luck. They have a secret sauce: Their employees.   The lifeblood of any company is […]

How to Network in Delaware (Without Feeling Awkward)

by placers on June 28, 2019 in Workforce


Networking: A word to truly send chills down your spine. A tired piece of advice that every job seeker receives, but an equally critical part of professional development. While networking is an ever-present buzzword, it can often feel easier said than done. People hear, “go out and network!” but never actually receive actionable tips for […]

The Master Puppeteer

by placers on June 14, 2019 in Outside Insights


“Recently, I was meeting with our recruitment consultant, Freddy, over lunch and I shared this story. Back in the early days of Placers 1.0 and the CBI Group, we set out to propel one of the key tenants of our culture: employee empowerment. We asked ourselves how self-directed our teams could really be. Would they […]