Egret’s First Quarter News
Reflecting on Egret Consulting’s first quarter, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in companies hiring top talent in 2021. The amount of positions we’ve been hired to fill increased 31% in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020.
Here are the positions we placed in Q1:
VP Sales – Lighting Manufacturer
RSM – Lighting Manufacturer
Operations Manager – Distribution
Branch Manager – Distribution
Project Manager – Distribution
RSM – Wire & Cable Manufacturer
VP Sales – Power Distribution
RSM – Power Distribution
Warehouse Manager – Power Distribution
The greatest focus has been on sales talent from RSM to the VP level. Companies are now, more than ever, looking for specific skillsets, whether that is technical expertise or specific product knowledge.
Lighting companies are requiring experience with certain product types such as linear or high bay, or architectural vs. decorative, etc. Experience with integrated lighting systems (controls and fixtures) is becoming more important than ever before.
Emerging technologies in energy storage, distributed energy resources, battery storage, microgrids and EV charging have created demand for proven talent that not only understands the technology, but can provide strategic direction for new product development and drive market share growth or entering these markets for the first time.
Companies are also looking for people with knowledge of projects across multiple verticals that will be funded by government stimulus programs.
We are seeing increased demand for expertise in IoT / IIoT technology in controls for smart buildings / building automation systems, lighting and energy efficiency retrofits. We are also seeing growth in projects for indoor air quality management systems. Residential construction is also on the rise, which is affecting growth across all industry verticals.
We’ve also seen increased demand for Project Managers with the primary role of end-to-end management of electrical construction projects and facility upgrades.
If you’d like to discuss more industry trends or your immediate or future hiring needs, please reach out to Egret Consulting and allow us to put our industry and vertical expertise to work for you!