Category Archives: Executive Recruiting

Attracting Millennials To Your Bank’s Workforce

I have had many conversations with clients about millennials in the workforce.  The article below provides a good explanation of why millennials are important to the banking workforce and offers suggestions on how to attract and retain millennials.  Take a … Continue reading

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How To Negotiate The Salary You Deserve

The article below encourages candidates to understand and communicate their value to a prospective employer.  This is something I frequently discuss with candidates, and an important “lens” to use from the first meeting to the final negotiation.  Understanding the value … Continue reading

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Recruiting and Enticing High Performing Teams

See below a great article from Laura Hay at Pearl Meyer about recruiting and enticing teams.  We are seeing banks get more aggressive and creative to get top talent in key expansion markets.  I encourage my clients to understand WHAT is … Continue reading

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Attracting and Retaining Commercial Bankers

The article below highlights the challenges that many of my clients are having attracting and retaining top commercial banking talent as they work hard to profitably grow the bank.  I thought it was worth sharing. Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:54 … Continue reading

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Characteristics of High Emotional Intelligence

At KSB Consulting, we pay attention to Emotional Intelligence as a part of how we evaluate candidates in our recruiting process.  Our sister company, Ascend Profiles, uses personality profiling to assess each candidate’s Emotional Intelligence.  The article below provides 10 … Continue reading

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Leveraging the Dramatic Changes in the Regional Banking Landscape

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

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What is 360-Degree Feedback? Why is it important?

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

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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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