Employers, Don’t End the Courtship Once the Offer Letter is Signed

Top tips for showing the same amount of interest to an employee as a recruit

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Hiring managers often do a great job of wooing a prospective candidate when they are eager to add him or her to their team.  They put a lot of effort into representing their organization well and putting their best foot forward.  However, all too often their enthusiasm wanes once the offer letter is signed and […]

Rock-star Employee Engagement on May 4th

Invest in yourself and your employees

The benefits of employee engagement are innumerable.  It’s something every organization needs to do well but it often takes a backseat to all the other pressing issues.  In less than 2 weeks, you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on your employee engagement with very little effort.  This impact comes in the form […]

As a Leader, Do You Have a Green Thumb?

3 tips on cultivating healthy growth in your team

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How green is your thumb when it comes to cultivating high-producing teams?  Do you throw a few available people together and expect great results?  Just like a green thumb in the garden, you must give proper care and consideration for your team to see award-winning results.  What can you do to develop a thriving team?  […]

America’s Low Unemployment Rate and Your Talent

8 tips for being an attractive organization inside and out

America’s incredibly low unemployment rate sounds phenomenal as a stand-alone metric.  However, if you back up and look at its ripple effect, you’ll see many challenges that come from the economy being at, or near, full employment. The natural repercussions of such a low unemployment rate, such as wage inflation and shrinking talent pools, affect […]

Giving Back to the Community

Becky Scheeler, Centennial’s VP of Client Engagement, serves as the Board Secretary for Impact 100.  Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in our community.

Centennial puts great value in volunteering, recognizing it as a win for ourselves and for the community.

Becky shares the benefits of serving with Impact 100 in this article

Diversity and Inclusion – where to start

Have you taken the #CEOAction pledge?

As a nation, we’ve made great strides in racial equality since Martin Luther King Jr. stated his dream to live in a nation where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin.  However, that said, we still have a lot of work to reach true inclusion.   The topics of diversity […]

What Your Thanksgiving Dinner Has to do with Executive Search

3 Parallels of a Successful Thanksgiving Feast and Executive Search

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Thanksgiving.  The word alone conjures up so many homey feelings. Food. Family. More food. Warmth. Laughter. And more food.  The spread of abundant food is the star of Thanksgiving.  In the spirit of the holiday, let’s consider how your Thanksgiving feast is similar to your executive search strategy.  Farfetched?  Keep reading. Surprisingly, there are some […]

Servant Leader vs. Selfish Leader – and Why It Matters

How your motives affect your business

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Leaders are driven to succeed.  It’s a necessary quality that moves society forward, that finds solutions to problems, and improves our quality of life.  However, as with anything, that drive can be too extreme and too self-focused.  That’s what we want to examine.  Who are you serving in your drive to succeed? Your Motives Determine […]

Talent Shortage and What You Can Do About It

Interview with Mike Sipple Jr.

Centennial’s President, Mike Sipple Jr., was recently interviewed by Jamie Smith from the Cincinnati Courier to discuss a common cause of frustration and concern for businesses – the shortage of talent.  Hiring and retaining top talent is widely recognized as a pivotal aspect of business success.  Consequently, a shortage is a significant issue for businesses […]