Leadership in Tech Episode 29: Interview with Sheldon Wolitski

In Episode 29,  Zac and Errol are joined by special guest CEO and Founder of The Select Group, Sheldon Wolitski. The Select Group, a technical services firm, offers three solutions for connecting great companies with IT and engineering resources: managed services, direct placement, and contingent staffing. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, The Select Group has 12 branches throughout North America, including Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC.; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; District of Columbia; Greensboro, NC; Huntsville, AL; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; and Toronto, Ontario. Listen in as Zac, Errol, and Sheldon discuss current trends in the technology sector, as well as the impact of leadership in technology!

To learn more about The Select Group, you can also check them out on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 29: Interview with Sheldon Wolitski Outline

2:09: Introduction of Sheldon Wolitski, CEO of The Select Group. 

5:05: What roles are placing the most positions in tech sector today? 

6:10: What makes someone qualified for a particular tech position? A degree? What is TSG looking for when they place, or on the resume? 

10:40: Where is TSG finding recruits these days and has it changed over the last 5-10 years or stayed consistent?

17:10: What is the skill that is toughest to find and is in most demand?

18:25: Technology OnRamp background information.

23:23: Transition to soft skills. what are customers saying about leaders in technology? Do customers recognize they need leaders in tech, in addition to tech expertise? 

25:00: What level of leadership does TSG strive to achieve for employees (all ranks)? 

26:45: What is the thought process behind TSG's significant investment in young, non-management, employees? 

30:15: What is stopping companies from training new employees so they can begin to promote from within?

33:20: Vulnerability of top executives bringing in leadership development and investing in themselves. 

37:22: Trends - what is the tech industry/placement going to look like in 5-10 years? 

42:30: Where can listeners find out more about The Select Group?

Errol Doebler