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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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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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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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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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Infusing New Ideas or Hiring Yourself?

Sometimes, in an attempt to hire a candidate who will be a good “cultural fit” with the organization, managers make the mistake of hiring themselves.  The article below discusses why that can be a big mistake.  One reason that rang … Continue reading

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Great Question!

The author of the attached article suggests some great questions that can help organizations determine whether a candidate is a cultural fit. Take a look! Unconventional Interview Questions

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Limit my choices?

Given too many choices, some companies just can’t pull the trigger on a hiring decision.   The attached article describes a company that couldn’t find a viable candidate out of 25,000 applicants, and another company that bypassed on a candidate … Continue reading

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