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 […]

What is Talent Strategy – Why Should You Care?

A Well-Planned Talent Strategy Allows You To be Proactive as Opposed to Reactive

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“Talent strategy” is a buzzword being tossed around more and more, but not many know what it really is.  Financial strategy, operational strategy and marketing strategy are all terms that are commonly used and accepted. These topics are thoroughly discussed and planned for in the effort to reach the organization’s goals.  However, it’s people –“talent”–who […]

Success That Got You Here, Could Very Well Get You There

Sometimes success doesn't need to be tweaked

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There are so many conversations that we have each and every week that center on the idea that what got you here will not get you there.  However, I’d like to shake things up a bit and declare that, in regards to talent, what got you here might very well take you there. When business […]

Answers to Onboarding FAQs That Lead to New Hire Success

Insights from Guest Blogger Jenna Filipkowski

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Think about your first 90 days in your role. Remember the anticipation, the ambition, and dedication you felt? Who greeted you at the door? How did you hear about the company’s products and business model? How did you meet your teammates? Did you fill out benefit forms, tax forms, and review the handbook? What kind […]

To Invest in Your Biggest Asset, Elevate HR

Your people are your competitive advantage

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If you surveyed a group of CEOs and asked them what they consider their organization’s biggest asset, I’m certain their instant reply would be, “our people.”  Ask that same group of CEOs about their top concern for the organization and the answer might vary. What should their top concern be? Logic says that if the […]

A Succession Plan: You Need One Unless…

The topic of succession planning may not be one you want to pull out of Pandora’s box just yet. I understand. However, the fallout of not addressing this topic early enough can be quite devastating. Since we don’t know what the next year – much less the next three years – will hold, it’s important […]

Shiloh Turner to Lead Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Local leader has deep roots with CPP

Centennial is honored to announce that we led a successful Executive Director search for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise. It is an honor to represent organizations focused on children, families and making communities stronger. Shiloh Turner will lead the Cincinnati Preschool Promise (CPP) as executive director. Turner was part of the Leadership Cincinnati team that developed […]

How to Win the Talent Your Organization Needs to Succeed

3 Tips for Winning Top Talent

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The competition to win top talent is currently very fierce.  There is a shortage of qualified candidates, and the more senior the role, the harder you have to fight to win over the talent. Does this discourage you?  Read on. If your organization is poised for near-term growth, you will certainly need strong, competent leaders.  […]

Hiring a Non-Family Executive into a Family Business

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Here’s the situation: you run a successful business and you love the camaraderie you share with the other top executive.  That executive also happens to be your brother.  It’s a great set up because you and your brother complement each other well and you’re experiencing incredible growth in your family business. In fact, you’ve seen […]

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 […]