Author Archives: Brian Soper

Retaining Top Employees – Ask good questions … then listen!

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

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North Pole Adopts Bank of the Future Strategy

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Behavior-Based Interviewing: A View from the Other Side

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

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Quantifying Achievements on your Resume

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.

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Leadership Lessons On and Off The Course

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

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The Positive Aspects of Job Hoppers

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

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If you are interested in some new ideas about this age old question – keep reading.  Steve Tappin poses some interesting questions to ask yourself if you are considering a move to a new organization.  He encourages readers to avoid … Continue reading

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Hiring People Smarter Than You

I have always been a fan of Jack Welch’s business books.  Here is his POV on hiring. Hiring people smarter than you.

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When Christmas Falls on Hump Day!

Thank you for the support throughout the year! We couldn’t resist the hump day reference! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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Happiness: Moving The Average Up!

Food for thought as we all run as fast as we can to meet our goals: Shawn Achor Ted Talk

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