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

Your internal recruiting team is probably doing a good job for your organization.  There are, however, always roles they just can’t seem to fill or present you with the qualified talent to succeed.  So, when is it the right time for integrating a third-party recruiter and search firm to supercharge your efforts, ultimately saving you…

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Egret Consulting Attends the 2024 NAED Western Region Conference

Brooke Ziolo, Pati Kelly, and Rob Wieska represented Egret Consulting at the NAED Western Region Conference in Austin, TX January 15-17, 2024.  Egret Consulting recently became a NAED Allied Partner.  This further solidifies our relationships in the industry with distributors, manufacturers, rep agencies, and engineering firms.  Egret Consulting’s approach to serving our clients with specific…

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Letting go of a toxic employee, even if they’re a top performer

Toxic employees have a negative impact on your team. They can disrupt team dynamics, lower morale, hurt productivity, increase turnover and disrupt company culture. But what if that toxic employee is a top performer? While the toxic employee may bring value and revenue to your organization, the damage created does not justify keeping them.  By…

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Why you should work with a Professional 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 Renewable Energy Rep Agencies Utilities…

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Unlimited PTO – Is it good for you and your organization?

Unlimited PTO

How is success measured in business, regardless of individual function and responsibilities?  I feel most would respond it’s measured in quantifiable results and not hours worked.  If you agree, does unlimited PTO make good sense for you and your organization?  Of course, any time off must be scheduled with consideration for business commitments. According to…

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Artificial Intelligence at the Edge: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges

White Paper written by:  Adventech Edge AI  www.advantech.com Artificial Intelligence at the Edge: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges Technological innovations are driving widespread deployment of AI-based computer vision for industrial IoT applications, resulting in safety, quality, and efficiency improvements. Introduction Once confined to data centers, artificial intelligence (AI) is now on the network edge. Hardware and…

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It’s Okay to Feel Burnout

It’s easy to feel some level of professional burnout.  It’s not only easy, it’s okay.   A lot has happened in the past 2 plus years.  We felt the effects of the pandemic.  While trade shows and travel have resumed, many pre-pandemic “normalcies” in the workplace have not.  Perhaps you’re feeling stress coming from a heavier…

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Retention

You’ve gone through the hiring process.  Your recruiter has presented you with a short list of well qualified and fully vetted candidates.  You’ve chosen the one to move forward with, an ideal fit both professionally and culturally for your role and organization.  You’ve negotiated salary and benefits, and an offer was extended and accepted!  Congratulations!  Now…

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What is the cost of not filling a position?

I’m surprised that when I ask a client (or prospective client) what their cost is to not fill a position, they don’t have a quantifiable response. Each day that a position goes unfilled, it costs your organization lost revenue and productivity as well as the additional strain on your current employees. There are ways to…

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Industry Recruiters

Part 2: Retaining Candidates and New Employees I present hiring managers with 3 – 5 of the best candidates. Presented candidates were selected from a few hundred potential fits. It’s critical to move forward quickly with the interview process. If the process begins with a phone interview, schedule them within the week.  Offer clear and…

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Industry Recruiters

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…this ‘stuff’ is no longer ‘coming’…it’s here. Savvy and qualified talent is a must. The opportunity for attracting…

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Professional Recruiter Fees – Return on Investment, Not an Expense

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You have a vacancy in a sales, operations, marketing or engineering role. One of your top performers left unexpectedly, or you need to replace an under-performing team member. In either case, you realize the role needs to be filled in a timely manner and with a stronger candidate that can solve the challenges the predecessor…

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Generalist vs. Industry Niche Recruiter?

Lately I’ve had conversations with candidates asking me whether or not I would follow up with them after submitting their resume to a client. That’s a great question and something candidate’s should be asking. I’ve seen postings on LinkedIn that share stories of a recruiter asking for a candidate’s resume and then never hearing back from…

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How the Executive Recruiter Uses LinkedIn Profiles

As a recruiter in the electrical industry, I have a lot of tools at my disposal to help present a qualified candidate to one of our clients. LinkedIn is certainly one of the most important. While I always receive a resume from my candidates, the LinkedIn profile is all about branding yourself to the world.…

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