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Finding Employees with Mental Strength

We all want to hire employees with mental toughness and grit.  But what does true mental strength look like?  The attached article provides a great description of mental strength including the abilities to delay gratification, to keep fighting when you … Continue reading

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Top 10 LinkedIn Tips for Banking Professionals

As a recruiter for mid-senior level positions in the financial services industry, I spend a fair amount of time researching candidates and referral sources on LinkedIn. It is amazing to me how many banking professionals have out-of-date, inaccurate, or otherwise … Continue reading

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Time to clean up and speed up your recruitment process?

The article below has some good advice.   Perhaps now is the time to step back and evaluate how effectively you are responding to top talent (or are you missing some altogether?). Many very good HR people I know are overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Advice for my College-Bound Son

The article below was written by the Founder of Redbox, and is a note to his son as the son begins his first corporate internship.  Given all my interactions with both candidates and employers, much of the advice rang true … 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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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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