The Electrical Industry’s Professional Recruiter

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

Emerging Lighting Professionals: Advice

As the third and final blog of the Emerging Lighting Professionals series, here’s the advice lighting firms had for emerging professionals in the lighting industry: 1. Be yourself, understand who you are. Write down your values i.e. helping oth

Brooke Ziolo, President of Egret 2019

Mundelein, IL - Effective January 1, 2019, Brooke Ziolo of Egret Consulting Group, will be President of Egret Consulting Group. Brooke joined the Egret organization in 2008 as an Executive Recruiter and was named a Partner in 2013. Through Brooke

Fallacy of Commissions

We’ve helped scores of clients identify quality sales talent over our 19 years of success. Our clients have a broad range of compensation models to support attracting sales talent; ● Fixed salary with bonuses tied to: individual sales, regional

Gender Wage Gap

When it comes to the gender wage gap, the uncontrolled gap truly represents: women are less likely to hold high-level, high paying jobs than men. PayScale, a leading compensation research company, shows at the start of their careers, men and women te

Emerging Lighting Professionals: Marketable Skills and Qualities

In my previous blog, I discussed the positions lighting companies are looking­­ to hire emerging professionals for and their concerns related to hiring emerging professionals. Now I’ll address the skills and qualities they are looking for in emer

3 interview points you might be missing, if you have not received any job offers

Sometimes you interview for jobs but you don’t get an offer without really knowing why. You want to bang your head on the desk. Make sure you are preparing yourself for interviews by: 1. Thinking about what you are asking or not asking. A


Arne Jacobsen, a famous architect from Denmark, who was noted for avant-garde designs in architecture and objects that ranged from flatware to chairs, was asked for the secret to good design and his response was…“one word: ‘proportion’”. Th

IoT and We

So many people are into IoT…it’s the shiniest object on Earth right now and nearly ‘every’ company is active in it. Which gave me pause…who is really ‘in’ IoT? I did a couple of Google searches and here are the top 10 IoT innovators, ac