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API Case Study: Embracing Change, an Energy Company Finds Success

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Following is an API Case Study regarding our recruitment and consulting services. During the summer of 2019, the aviation leader for a large, energy-producing utility company contacted Aviation Personnel International (API). His […]

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Your Personal and Professional Annual Report

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Congratulations, and welcome to the (new) Roaring 20s! With the closing of 2019, not only do we celebrate having taken another trip around the sun, we look back on 10 trips! […]

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How to Be an “Employer of Choice” in Business Aviation

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Are you considered an “employer of choice”? That is, do you have the right compensation, benefits, schedule and positive culture? Enough so that when you post a job opening, the best […]

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Benefits as Retention Tools in Bizav

NBAA Insider: Benefits as Creative Retention Tools

Employers are using benefits and incentives as creative retention tools to hold on to business aviation professionals. As some business aircraft pilots continue to pursue what they believe to be […]

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How to Make Meetings Fun AND Fruitful

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Here at API, we recognize how important it is to our company culture—and our values—that we find new ways to stay connected to one another. Part of that “connecting” gets handled […]

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Develop Aviation Professionals to Stay (Not Leave)

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Not long ago, I participated in a conference panel session, discussing ways to develop aviation professionals as a “retention tool.” In particular, we shared ways to enhance people’s skills and abilities […]

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New to Job Hunting? What You Need to Know

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Lately, I’ve been hearing from a handful of aviation candidates who are new to job hunting. Some of them feel like job-hunt novices, mainly because they’ve been at the same company […]

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Offboarding Employees the Right Way

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In the past, we’ve talked about the onboarding process. That is, when a flight department integrates its new hires via a set of processes and training programs. But what happens in […]

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Pilot Pay, Benefits & Quality of Life are Keys to Retention

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Are pilot pay, benefits and quality of life the keys to retention during the talent shortage? Here at Aviation Personnel International, we happen to think so. After all, business aircraft owners and […]

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JETNET iQ Summit Key Takeaways

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It was quite an honor to be invited to be a panelist at the 9th Annual JETNET iQ Summit* in New York. It was my first time attending, but it won’t […]

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IAWA GA Forum Recap: Women in Aviation

Just what are the opportunities for women in aviation? And will the pressure around identifying and recruiting great talent ever let up? Those are a few of the questions I wanted […]

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Bill Garvey’s “Fast Five” with API’s Sheryl Barden

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Earlier this year, I (Sheryl Barden) had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bill Garvey, the Editor of “Business & Commercial Aviation,” one of the industry’s premier trade publications. In every […]

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Parenting in Business Aviation

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Parenting and relationships can be tough for families in many industries. But those who travel for a living (or have a spouse who does so) have an extra set of challenges […]

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Job Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts

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In this competitive aviation job market, a great resume can work to get you noticed. But it won’t guarantee that you’ll end up landing the job. There’s a lot more that […]

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Six Ways to Find and Keep New Pilots

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We are now in the third year of an unprecedented shortage of pilots, and the situation is not going to get better quickly. There simply are not enough pilots in […]

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How to Evaluate Your Total Compensation Package

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One of the most pressing issues facing business aviation is the shortage of pilots and maintenance professionals. And because of those shortages, most aviation organizations are modifying their total compensation […]

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Networking your Local Network

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It’s unfortunate, but I often hear from aviation pros who suddenly find themselves in an unplanned career transition. Life was great, and things were “status quo.” But then an aircraft […]

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Caution! Business Aviation Job Postings Ahead!

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Here at API, we frequently get emails and calls from job seekers asking, “Did you see the latest job posting at XYZ Company?” Sure, sometimes we know about the latest aviation […]

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Striking a Work/Life Balance for Schedulers & Dispatchers

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In the fast-moving world of business aviation, “duty calls” at all hours of the day and night. Especially for Schedulers and Dispatchers. When does a global 24/7 operation stop? When does […]

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Grassroots Education: Answering the Call

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A key message I just heard at the NBAA Leadership Conference was about the value of reaching out to talented young people. The goal being to educate them and pique […]

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