posted by Sheryl Barden on July 24, 2021

“Our flight department needs to replace two pilot positions, but I can’t action the requisition until demand picks up.”In the past week, I’ve heard this statement by aviation hiring managers

posted by Jennifer Pickerel on July 19, 2021

For 20 years, HR organizations and aviation recruiters (like API) have been suggesting that companies hire for “cultural fit.” And now—as we reexamine the implications of our words—it’s the perfect

posted by Jennifer Pickerel on June 23, 2021

Psst! In case you haven’t heard, there’s a talent shortage out there. And, as one HR Director recently told her aviation department, “Not everyone is dying to work for us.”

posted by Jennifer Pickerel on May 21, 2021

These days, we hear a lot about hiring for diversity. After all, it’s a big part of the larger Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) movement—not only in business aviation but

posted by Jennifer Pickerel on March 19, 2021

Most of us—during our business aviation journey—come to a career crossroads. It’s that inevitable point at which we decide which path to follow. Will it be to thrive as an

posted by Jill Henning on November 16, 2020

When 2020 began, one of the last thoughts on the minds of aviation jobseekers was the possibility of considering a “bridge job” instead of a dream job.Now, nine months into

posted by Jill Henning on June 12, 2020

Why are job references important?One major reason is because business aviation is a niche industry. And, as such, it often seems like everyone in business aviation knows everyone else. Or

posted by Codi Quick on June 4, 2020

Business & Commercial Aviation Editor-In-Chief William Garvey talks with Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), based in San Francisco, about the impact of COVID-19 on business aviation

posted by Sheryl Barden on February 17, 2020

Does your flight department participate in an “employee onboarding” program? A way to assimilate a new hire into your aviation organization?If not, I highly recommend nominating someone to take charge

posted by Jill Henning on January 16, 2020

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