4 Things I Learned From the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) Conference

On June 16th, I attended a Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) Houston-area Roundtable Conference that was hosted at Halliburton’s offices in north Houston. It was great trading notes with the contract manufacturers, logistics firms and other industry professionals. Here were a couple key take-aways I had from the afternoon: Generally speaking, participants were bullish…

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3 Things Chris Yee (a Houston fan) Learned From a New York Yankee Fan

We’re big sports fans here at Zenith and that includes baseball. So when we came across this truly touching story from ESPN, we knew had to share it with you. Our three takeaways from the article transcend sport and yes, they even apply to the chemical industry and the world of work. 1. President Jimmy Carter…

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What wrestling and recruiting have in common?

When thinking about recruiting, I often compare it to the sports I played in my college years, specifically wrestling. Similar to our recruiting team here at Zenith Search Partners, while we leverage each others strengths and ideas as a ‘team’, many times it comes down to a single, 1-on-1 interaction with a client or candidate.…

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Happy New Year from Zenith Search Partners!

We at Zenith Search Partners ask you to join us in three R’s as 2021 comes to a close – rest, reflect, and recharge. We wish you a 2022 full of good health, blessings, and success. To us, success is not measured by dollars or return on investment. Instead, we measure success by how effectively…

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2021 Looks Good for Water Treatment Industry

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I feel that the water treatment industry as a whole will be picking up big time in 2021. When Covid-19 first hit last year a lot of companies took precautions and had to downsize in order to sustain the hit in loss of revenue. But, coming up on a year now these companies are realizing…

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“​Nothing New Under The Sun”​

A February ice storm brought historically cold weather to Texas. Power plants went offline as demand spiked and millions of Texans lost power due to rolling blackouts or what electrical grid operators call “shedding load”. Simply put, power was cut to millions of Texans to keep electrical supply and demand balanced while temperatures were well…

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Now is the Best Time to Hire Top Talent, Here’s Why

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” — Ricky Bobby As with most business during this pandemic things have been slow, and is being chalked up as a loss. As we continue to live through this Coronavirus we are all learning and adapting on how to live our everyday lives as close to normal as possible. But,…

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Working From Home, Skeptics See the Light

In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll published on April 19, 2020 seventy-seven percent of the respondents felt that the coronavirus has changed their life  in a “very major” or “fairly major “ way  versus only twenty-six percent responding that way in the previous month’s survey. One of the life-changing elements the poll measured was…

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Rebounding From a Coronavirus Pay Cut

If you’re like many Americans today, the coronavirus pandemic has forced you take a cut in pay. For some it’s a relatively small amount; for others it’s significant. For everyone, it’s unknown when their full pay will be restored. As people begin to return to work over the months ahead, it’s surely one of the…

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How Should Candidates Evaluate Potential Employers?

Hiring is, of course, a two-way street. Not only are the employers conducting a series of interviews to evaluate how a person would perform if hired, a job candidate must also see if they want the position and would feel happy in the role. After all, taking a new job is a huge move and…

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