Placers’ Insights

Colin Powell was my role model for leading from the heart.

by placers on October 29, 2021 in Outside Insights


Every month in our “Placers 101” new employee orientation, team members participate in an exercise that helps them understand the concept of leadership and specifically what I refer to as the concept of “leading from the heart”.  The lesson aims to ingrain an important fact into our team: That we get to choose how we […]

WDEL Interview 10/28/2021

by Jason Mathews on October 28, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this Thursday morning. He talked about the economy’s unemployment situation with the jobs report being announced. Chris also shared thoughts about the continuing Great Resignation as people change their employment situations. Lastly, the holiday season is right around the corner, Chris and Peter talk […]

What Ted Lasso Taught Me About Life

by placers on October 1, 2021 in Outside Insights


I am not sure how you’re choosing to distract yourself these days – lately the world seems to be oh so serious all of the time. If you listen to or read Outside Insights content, you’re familiar with my journey and my recipe for living your best life. I read, meditate, do yoga, work out […]

WDEL Interview 9/23/2021

by Jason Mathews on September 23, 2021 in WDEL Radio


Chris was back on WDEL for the first time since August. He joined host Peter MacArthur to talk about where the unemployment numbers are today and what we can expect to see as the economy continues to deal with COVID. Chris shared his thoughts on the major number of workers changing jobs, The Great Resignation. […]

Are You a Change Agent? – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #13

by placers on September 17, 2021 in Outside Insights


Change agents have learned to embrace change, to plan for uncertainties and to recognize opportunities within challenges. They prefer to make something happen rather than to react when something happens to them. While we’re working towards this level of adaptability, most of us can’t say that we’re change agents – yet.   In my humble opinion, […]

The Never-Ending Pandemic

by placers on September 3, 2021 in Outside Insights


Yesterday I read a meme that referenced the never-ending pandemic. “The new normal” had gone on so long that I had time to get in shape once…and then get out of shape again. I know this is how many of us feel right now. It’s like the pandemic 15 (which is a real thing), not […]

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 […]