Placers’ Insights

I Want a Career Agent Too! – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #12

by placers on August 20, 2021 in Outside Insights


Athletes, singers and actors/actresses have them. Performers spend all of their time honing their skills and perfecting their craft while someone else helps guide their career. They go to their career agent for advice, counsel, and opportunities because they lack the know-how or the time to do it themselves. What about us mere mortals? Today’s […]

Questions that will help you be a better teammate

by placers on August 6, 2021 in Outside Insights


At many points in our lifetime, we’re put into positions where others depend on us to be a good teammate. You’re a teammate to your colleague at the office, your partner on a college partner, your roommate, and your significant other. These people depend on you. How do you know that you’re upholding your end […]

WDEL Interview 7/29/2021

by placers on July 29, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this week to talk about the unemployment claims number that was released and shared his thoughts on what that means for the job market’s recovery. He also discusses the adjustment to the higher demand for remote work for the job seeker and employers out there. Lastly, Chris […]

The Power of Knowledge – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #11

by placers on July 23, 2021 in Outside Insights


Group brainstorming sessions are usually the birthplace of a spark of an idea that turns into something big. Whether you’re discussing the next roll out with colleagues or deciding what to name the new family puppy while trying not to shut down the name “cupcake”. While brainstorming, the first wave of responses are often narrow […]

WDEL Interview 7/1/2021

by placers on July 1, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Welcome to July! Chris joined WDEL to start the month off talking about the continued recovery of the job market and what he thinks could continue to head towards. He also talked about the ‘Resignation moment” of people looking to make a change in their career now that jobs are becoming more available and what […]

The Day Your Second Life Begins: Thoughts on Happiness

by placers on June 25, 2021 in Outside Insights


Summer time is about fun, travel (finally) and spending time outside with friends and family. The season also presents an opportune time for self reflection, to learn and to grow. A favorite Outside Insights topic, I have often asked you all: How much time do you set aside to work on and get to know […]

WDEL Interview 6/10/2021

by placers on June 10, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Chris joined WDEL once again this week and talked about the continuing unemployment recovery. As more states continue to open back up to a pre-COVID status and vaccines are more available, Chris shares his thoughts on how companies are operating with asking/requiring employees to get the vaccine. He also talked about teenagers looking for summer […]