Category Archives: KSB Consulting

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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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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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 It is amazing to me how many banking professionals have out-of-date, inaccurate, or otherwise … Continue reading

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Holiday Humor from KSB Consulting – 2017

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

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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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Attracting Millennials To Your Bank’s Workforce

I have had many conversations with clients about millennials in the workforce.  The article below provides a good explanation of why millennials are important to the banking workforce and offers suggestions on how to attract and retain millennials.  Take a … Continue reading

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