About Brian Soper
Get an email when I post a new article.
Tag Archives: Soper
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
Thank you for your support throughout the year. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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