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Brian Soper has been helping regional and community banks in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions identify and recruit talent for over 18 years.
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Tag Archives: banking
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 – 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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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
What is 360-Degree Feedback? Why is it important?
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
Posted in Banking, Executive Recruiting, KSB Consulting Tagged 2015, 360 Degree Feedback, banking, executive recruiting, human capital, Soper Leave a comment
Retaining Top Employees – Ask good questions … then listen!
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
Posted in Banking, Executive Recruiting, KSB Consulting Tagged 2015, banking, growth, KSB Consulting, leadership, retention, Soper Leave a comment
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