Plugging Into the Grid and the Source—and Playing Ping-Pong for Keeps

IN THE GRID Marlene Velez, VP of the Source, PDI’s department of human resources, at one of the company’s training sessions in its St. Petersburg home office.

TO PUT IT IN SPORTS TERMS, Power Design Inc. recruits athletes rather than position players. The company, an electrical contractor in St. Petersburg, Florida, that has 180 ongoing projects in 21 states, figures it can teach the technical part. “We hire and retain people for their soft skills. We look for someone who is professional, communicates

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