This past week, we saw companies helping sea turtles and continuing to help healthcare and front line workers. Here are our favorite ‘feel good’ stories this past week:
Turtle and Hughes: Sponsors Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC)
Ocean Power Technologies: Providing face shields
Distributor Wire & Cable: Through April 30th, DWC will provide special healthcare support pricing
Milbank: Supporting local healthcare providers
THANK YOU to all these companies and others for their commitment to local communities!
In the past week, we have seen companies in the Electrical Industry help their local communities and educate youth across the US. Here are our favorite ‘feel good’ stories this past week:
Maxlite: Supporting Local Communities with Meals
Graybar: Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Local Hospitals
Southwire: Assists Youth with Virtual Learning
Energetic Lighting: Donated 10,000 masks to COVID-19 relief efforts
Xcel: Supports COVID-19 Efforts
THANK YOU to all these companies and others for their donations and efforts.
Egret Consulting employees began working from home when Illinois Governor, J.B. Pritzker, enforced a “stay at home” order last week.
Working remotely is new to us, as I imagine it is for many of you. We are all adjusting to our current circumstances and our new “coworkers” like children and pets; but we’re adapting and remaining positive. Egret Consulting continues to serve the Electrical Industry. We’ve survived two recessions; and we will continue to serve our amazing clients and candidates.
Egret Consulting is committed to helping our clients and candidates through this situation. Please reach out to us with any questions, comments and concerns. We are happy to guide you, your company and offer any help with your strategy through this COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay safe. Thank you!
Brooke Ziolo is a contingent and retained executive recruiter working exclusively within the Lighting Industry. To learn more about how she can help your Lighting company, LED company or Lighting Design Firm attract talent, check out her biography, LinkedIn profile or email her at email@example.com.
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 employment rose; although there is a record low number of people filing for unemployment in Puerto Rico due to lack of electricity and internet access.
The biggest concern for employers is the shortage of skilled workers to fill a great deal of job openings. The unemployment rate for college educated people is significantly lower than the national average and puts those people in great demand.
Not only are there not enough degree holders to go around, companies are competing for talent at every turn. Of the candidates I’ve placed in the last year, 100% received a counteroffer, 29% of those people accepted that counteroffer and added a minimum of $10,000 to their salary (one candidate received over $30,000). This is the time of year most companies build out next year’s budget. Call an expert, like me, to recruit top talent to your company.
Prudence Thompson is a contingent and retained recruiter entirely dedicated to the Electrical Distribution industry. To learn more about how she can help your company attract talent, check out her biography, LinkedIn profile or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.