The Electrical Industry’s Professional Recruiter

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

Egret Consulting Welcomes New Executive Recruiter

Mundelein, IL - Egret Consulting Group, the largest search firm serving the Electrical Industry since 1999, is growing. Egret welcomed its newest Executive Recruiter, Martin Rodriguez, to the organization June 5, 2019. Martin has a year of experie

IoT for Free

We attended LightFair, as usual and in general it felt a little less crowded, with fewer exhibitors and lighter foot traffic. LFI has become the mega-show for the lighting industry; but is now facing multiple competitive shows across the country (LED

Experts Not Needed

We’re busy updating our training regimen; as we will be adding a couple of recruiters over the coming months. Our training regimen has been in place for over 15 years; the process is well-defined and includes a variety of approaches to help a new r

Communication

As growth continues in Distributed Energy Resources, Grid Edge Technology, Microgrids, Energy Storage, and Distribution Automation, along with the IoT and IIoT influences in electrical and electronic power generation components and automation control

GDPR and Indentured Servitude

In the past, I’ve often referenced the issues of employee non-compete contracts; basically, where an employer can effectively block the ability of a former employee to work for a period of time (regardless of the circumstances of their departure).

2019 Changes and Opportunities

Egret will celebrate its 20th year later this Fall. 20 years!!! We’ve been fortunate to become the industry’s largest and most professional search firm and have been awarded the Forbes Top 250 Executive Recruiting Firms listing for two consecut

Everyone is a Volunteer

Every one of your employees voluntarily works for you. David Dye made a great point in his article, Motivate Your Team – Avoid This Mistake: if you truly want to motivate your team, understand everyone is a volunteer. Every employee you le