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IoT and We

So many people are into IoT…it’s the shiniest object on Earth right now and nearly ‘every’ company is active in it. Which gave me pause…who is really ‘in’ IoT? I did a couple of Google searches and here are the top 10 IoT innovators, ac

Do you know what you’re looking for?

If you are looking for the perfect candidate, that person does not exist; but you may need help finding industry professionals. As recruiters, we talk to industry people every day, we know what candidates are looking for, from salary to culture to g

Emerging Lighting Professionals: What Companies are Looking for and Their Concerns

Part 1 I was invited to speak at the IES Annual Conference in Boston presenting for the “Marketable Skills for Emerging Professionals in the Lighting Industry” seminar. Over the next 3 blogs, I’ll review the topics I discussed in that presenta

Market Growth

In 2010, I prepared a presentation for a consulting client that had a diversity of products; from electronics to alternative energy to lighting equipment. I summarized raw numbers of companies that were in their space to give them an idea of how dive

It’s Not Always About the Money

There are many reasons people change jobs but it’s rarely about money, yet it’s the first defense when a manager is handed a resignation. When a candidate gives notice, one of two things occur: a counteroffer or an escort out of the office

Candidate Driven Market: How to Retain a Prospective Employee

It’s not new news that we are in a candidate driven market. If your hiring process is not focused on attracting and landing top candidates, you will lose talent to your competitors. Candidates are choosing their employers. Candidates I speak wit

What We Don’t Know…Is a LOT

Global general lighting market was $37.5B in 2017, going to be $48.3B in 2023 (BCC Research) Global LED lighting market was $26.09B in 2016, going to be $54.28B in 2022 (Zion Market Research) Global Lighting fixture market to be $26B in 2017 an

Hiring: How to Choose the One

This is very much a candidate driven marketplace, compounded by the baby boomers retiring, creating a huge shortage of talent. Nowadays, we are lucky to find 1 or 2 candidates for a job that are both qualified and interested. However, I still hear th

First Trade Show: Growth in Wire and Cable

I attended my first industry trade shows, the Wire Processing Technology Expo and the Wire Expo in May.  I do appreciate all the people and industry leaders who met with me and talked to me about the industry, their companies and the future of wire

How to Encourage Growth Through Industry Changes

The search for qualified talent in the electrical industry is more difficult than ever. As growth continues in distributed energy, distributed energy resources, distributed generation, microgrids, energy storage, and distribution automation; along