Egret Consulting Lighting – When is it time to integrate a third-party recruiter into your hiring strategy?

Your internal recruiting efforts (including an internal recruiting team if you have one) are probably doing a good job for your organization. There are, however, always roles that can’t seem to be filled or  be able to find qualified talent to succeed.  So, when is it the right time to integrate a third-party recruiter and search…

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Why you should work with a Professional Lighting Recruiter

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Partnering with a recruiter that has proven industry expertise can make all the difference in executing a successful search. Egret Consulting serves the following markets: Automation Technologies Building Automation Systems Cybersecurity & IT EPC’s, ESCOs, & Contractors Electrical Distributors Lighting Design, AE & MEP firms Lighting Manufacturers Power Distribution Manufacturing & Rep Agencies Renewable Energy…

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Attending a much smaller, but impactful LightFair from the Lighting Recruiter’s perspective

Cass, Jacque and I attended LightFair 2023 in New York City May 23 – 25. While the event may not have attracted the massive crowds as it had pre pandemic, it was a valuable experience from our perspective. One of the primary advantages of attending LightFair lies in the networking opportunities it provides; from meeting…

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Lighting Labor Shortage

Nearly three years into the pandemic, America is still experiencing a labor shortage. According to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, about 3.5 million workers are “missing” from the workforce. This has affected the manufacturing industry greatly after losing roughly 1.4 million jobs at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, manufacturers have struggled to fill…

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Ted Konnerth Retiring

Egret Consulting Group announces that Ted Konnerth is retiring from executive search. Ted will continue to support our clients with M&A (mergers and acquisitions) consulting for the next several years; in association with Merrimack Group. Ted founded Egret in 1999 and grew the firm to the largest executive search firm dedicated solely to the electrical…

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Note to Self: Get Out of My Own Way

Not to self Egret Consulting Brooke Ziolo

I attended an inspiring recruiters conference a few years ago and walked away with a new mindset that’s stuck with me, although some days more than others. It’s simple: stop holding yourself back. At some point, we all fall into a rut and/or start skipping steps. Yet, your rookie training is what lead you to where…

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Branding

Part 2: Candidates, Branding Yourself to Ensure a Solid Job Offer Similar to Part 1: Branding Your Company to Attract Top Talent, candidates also have the opportunity to “brand” themselves.  Here are 3 things to focus on: 1) Prepare for the interview! I can’t stress this enough. Fully review the company’s website and the LinkedIn…

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Branding

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 when I contacted them. Candidates are not actively looking and need to be courted. If…

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Gender Stereotypes from age 6, Perpetuated in the Electrical Industry

Did you see the NBC News story “Girls May See Boys as Smarter starting at age 6” this summer? I did, and it really struck a chord with me. [https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/girls-may-see-boys-as-smarter-starting-at-age-6-new-study-indicates-984808515719] The news story was based on the research of two psychology professors (Lin Bian and Andrei Cimpian) and a philosophy professor (Sarah-Jane Leslie) who authored…

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LIGHTFAIR and Future Thoughts on Technology

Ted Konnerth and Brooke Ziolo returned from LFI last week with a list of thoughts and ideas that came from their meetings with dozens of exhibitors and clients. Nearly everybody they spoke with had comments on the trends of IoT. The industry appears to be quickly adopting IoT concepts into their product line and the future of…

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Forbes names Egret Consulting amongst the Top 250 Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017

Mundelein, IL – May 15, 2017 – Egret Consulting Group, the largest search firm dedicated solely to the electrical industry was named amongst the top 250 “Best Executive Recruiting Firms” listed by Forbes for 2017. The recent article was published on www.forbes.com on May 3, 2017, written by Jeff Kauflin. Forbes worked with analytics firm…

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Please DON’T do these 5 things in an interview

As a candidate looking to get hired at a new company or a manager looking to bring in fresh talent, you need to know what to do and what not to do in an interview. You will also need to prepare for what questions to ask and what questions will be asked. As recruiters, we educate both potential employees…

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The Ugly Truth About Gender Wage Gaps

The gender wage gap is alive and well and still rearing its ugly head in the workplace. With all our progress towards equal pay, it’s unfortunately still a fact that men and women are not always compensated equally. A recent Time Magazine article compared the salaries of women and men working in the same field…

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The Ugly Truth About Gender Wage Gaps

The gender wage gap is alive and well and still rearing its ugly head in the workplace. With all our progress towards equal pay, it’s unfortunately still a fact that men and women are not always compensated equally. A recent Time Magazine article compared the salaries of women and men working in the same field…

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How to Standout in a LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn is a great networking tool for professionals.  It’s also a tremendous tool to help you in your job search.  I’ve had several candidates ask me recently for suggestions on how to make their LinkedIn page more searchable so I’ll discuss some points from my perspective.  The biggest things to focus on are filling in…

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