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The regional landscape in community banking is changing quite dramatically. For evidence of this, look no farther than the three significant acquisitions that were announced in North Carolina in the past several months: Capital Bank acquiring CommunityOne Bank, Yadkin Bank acquiring … Continue reading
Given all of the activity lately, it is bound to be an interesting 2016! Thank you for your support throughout the year. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
In human resources or industrial/organizational psychology, 360-degree feedback, also known as multi-rater feedback, multisource feedback, or multisource assessment, is feedback that comes from all around an employee. “360” refers to the 360 degrees in a circle, with an individual figuratively … Continue reading
The banking industry is going through a period of significant change right now. The last 12 months have seen increased consolidation and noticeable movement of bankers from one bank to another (a number of times in groups). I attend a … Continue reading
Thank you for your support throughout the year. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Behavior-based interviewing is founded on solid research in the behavioral sciences, and its effectiveness has been validated repeatedly in a wide variety of corporate environments. The author of the article referenced below encourages those being interviewed to prepare for interviews … Continue reading
As an executive recruiter in the financial services industry, I review many resumes. I wholeheartedly agree with this author’s approach to quantifying achievements. Take a look.
This blog post was inspired by the recent U.S. Open golf championship. Analogies abound from the sports world to the corporate world, and I thought this one was worth sharing. This article highlights Steve Williams, caddie to the winners of … Continue reading
The article linked below shares an interesting perspective on candidates who have changed jobs frequently. This perspective has some merit in our industry, especially given the staff reduction and consolidation we have seen in banking the past several years. I … Continue reading