Latest headlines: Scott Tiner on how “The Great Resignation” is affecting higher ed, Michael Katz on selling your value, plus news from DVDO
October 4, 2021 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 19
Hello everyone, and happy October! Let’s see if I can make the newsletters this month extra spooky.
Let’s start with a spooky topic — “The Great Resignation.” As Scott Tiner notes, “Retaining employees has become a major issue across our country.” People all over the country have been quitting their jobs to move on to the next thing; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has studied it. Well, in Scott’s latest piece, he discusses how this has affected higher ed and how it works with integrators. Could the Great Resignation actually help integration firms? Is that good or bad for an institution? Read Scott’s column for more!
In that same vein, Michael Katz writes about the same phenomenon but from the opposite end: How to market yourself so that you can get your dream job. So if you’re in AV and are looking for the next position or next step in your career, Michael has some great advice in this series.
Enjoy those columns along with some new updates from Audinate, JBL Professional, Barco and more.
For the past 18 months, firms in most industries have struggled with the dual challenge of hiring new employees and retaining current employees. Retaining employees has become a major issue across our country as the number of people quitting their jobs has been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in July of 2021, four million people quit their job. In the state and local government education sector, the number of people quitting increased by 14,000 people. These numbers pose questions for workers in these sectors, along with those who service these sectors.
By the time I was ready to move on to new job opportunities, I made sure to apply to places in which I had contacts. I spent some time at a video managed services company and then moved on to two different jobs in the AV integration industry. By applying to places where I had contacts (aka champions), I was able to learn each company’s interview process. This was incredibly valuable. A piece of advice: Always leverage your contacts to join a company; it saves a lot of time and lowers stress.