Long tail distributions are a relatively arcane fascination by statisticians. Roughly, a long tail mimics the 80/20 rule; also known as a Pareto distribution. But in a series of articles and books by Chris Anderson (editor of Wired), it’s clear tha
Part 1: How to Acquire Top Talent
In the electrical industry, technology is playing a huge role in the lack of qualified talent. Smart controls, IoT / IIoT influences, distributed energy, DER, DERM, blockchains, microgrids, wind, solar, storage…
You’ve made the offer and Superman has accepted…recruiting process is complete. Or is it?
In my 18 years of experience recruiting in the electrical industry, one thing is very true: candidates fall off 50% more in electrical distribution than
We have arrived at a sad point in history where 'facts' are deemed subject to belief; i.e. not accepted as 'facts'. For decades we have always had an objector viewpoint; e.g. 'scientific' studies showed that smoking wasn't a contributor to cancer; de
I have had companies ask me about assessment tools and what I think of them. I believe they have some value in evaluating personalities or cultural attributes, but I know of no assessment tests that can predict success in your company.
Part 1: Branding Your Company to Attract Top Talent
Interviewing isn’t just about bringing a candidate in and asking them questions. It’s an opportunity to sell your brand and company. Eighty four percent of the candidates I placed were employed
In over 18 years of professional search, we’ve ‘met’ a lot of people. We’ve had 100’s of 1,000’s of conversations over those years. Of those, we’ve captured over 113,000 individual contacts within our database. Many of those, we’ve ha
We have hit an unemployment rate that hasn’t been seen since February 2001. In September, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%, ironically, during the hurricanes. Since the storms, people in Texas and Florida returned to work and payroll employmen
A $2 word for cutting out the middle man.
We’ve talked a lot about the changing channels throughout the electrical industry. Changes are not particularly new to the industry. In those way back years, elect
Being a recruiter is one of the most rewarding experiences. There’s nothing more gratifying than helping grow my client companies. When I follow up with a candidate I’ve placed and they share they’ve grown sales by $5MM, cut manufacturi