Category Archives: Banking

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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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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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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