The Electrical Industry’s Professional Recruiter

Giving Thanks

Egret celebrated our 20th year this month. 20 years is a remarkable achievement for any business; according to the SBA, 66% of all new businesses fail within 10 years (50% within 5 years). In our 20-year history we’ve had plenty of opportunities to
Ghosting Newsletter Egret Consulting


A term coined in the dating world to describe when one party suddenly stops all communication and ignores the others efforts without an explanation. A word popularized by those in the dating scene, but an act companies and job seekers regularly pract

And the offer is…

Employees leave companies for one reason: a better opportunity. Depending on an individual’s situation, a better opportunity can mean anything. A person may quit because they want to work with a more collaborative team, develop their skills, help g

(No) Promises

“Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies were founded by first or second-generation immigrants1” The current Administration has kept us on our toes this last year, with the ongoing tariff negotiations, and, most recently, the deregulation of ener

Recruiting your Competition

When I am asked to conduct a search for a client company, I am often expected to find a candidate currently performing the same role and responsibility, from a direct competitor. That’s a reasonable deliverable and where I begin to source qualified

10,000 Reach Retirement Age Everyday…How Do We Develop Future Leaders?

Various elements contribute to the manufacturing labor shortage in the US, such as an aging population. According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 years old every day until 2030. Today, about one fourth of the manufacturing workforce is 55 y
Tariffs Wire and Cable Pati Kelly Egret Consulting

Tariffs and the Future of Manufacturing

At the Interwire Show, Karl Glassman, CEO & President of Leggett & Platt gave a presentation on the state of manufacturing. He credits his work to Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers. The findings were int
Trends in Wire Pati Kelly Egret Consulting

Trends in Wire

In this three part series, I will review the three questions I asked industry leaders at Interwire and the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo. The following are trends leaders highlighted in our conversations: Urbanization and Transportati

Successful Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

We are now in a candidate driven market. Candidates have several companies interested in them. I recruit solely for lighting manufacturers and design firms and while 83% of the people I place were employed and not looking for a new opportunity, they

Do what your competition is unwilling to do!

When you prepare for an interview, phone or in person, remember you’re competing against at least 2 – 3 others for the position. So, remember the following to set you apart and prove your interest and excitement for the opportunity. ● Write th