The Electrical Industry’s Professional Recruiter

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 Every Day…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 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

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


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