Author Archives: Brian Soper

How to Identify a Toxic Work Environment During the Interview

This infographic was sent to me by a colleague and has some useful information about how to spot a potentially toxic work environment throughout the interview process.  Please read through to the end – there are 7 great questions to … Continue reading

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2020 Holiday Humor from KSB Consulting

Thank you for your support throughout the year.  Have a safe and happy holiday season!    

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The Interview – A View from Both Sides

As an executive recruiter, I hear a great deal about the interview process from both sides: the candidates I have presented to clients and the clients who are interviewing the candidates.  Here is what I have gleaned from these conversations: … Continue reading

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Holiday Humor from KSB Consulting

For the past 10 years, KSB Consulting has been poking fun at the industry with a bit of holiday humor.  This year’s cartoon pokes fun at rebranding after a merger.  If you would like to see a retrospective of our … Continue reading

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10 Year Retrospective: Holiday Humor from KSB Consulting

For 10 years, KSB Consulting has been poking fun at the industry with a bit of holiday humor.  As seen in this retrospective of our cartoons, each one is reflective of the unique circumstances in our industry at the time it … Continue reading

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Why Are Good Younger Bankers So Hard to Find?

I’d say that I have some version of this conversation with my clients at least once a week.  The reality is that it is getting harder and harder to meet the demand for strong bankers who have a well-rounded skillset … Continue reading

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Creating Teams That Reflect Your Customer Base

“Decades of filling senior roles with executives from inside the industry have dulled the skills necessary to attract, assess and successfully assimilate talent from wide-ranging industries and experiences.”  Robert Voth and Jane Bird, Co-Authors As an executive recruiter, my role … Continue reading

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Holiday Humor from KSB Consulting – 2018

Santa is struggling to decide where to put his NP2. He is wondering how Bezos decided. Continue reading

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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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