To Invest in Your Biggest Asset, Elevate HR

Your people are your competitive advantage


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


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


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 […]

When an Executive Search Firm is Unnecessary

What to consider if you want to try a search on your own

Many organizations feel an executive search firm is not worth the expense.  They are of the opinion that they can do everything internally that an executive search firm would do and by doing it themselves, they can save a bunch of money.  That could be. I’ve identified 4 components that will help you identify if […]

List of Employer Branding Consultants

Centennial President, Mike Sipple, Jr., was listed by HRmarketer as a top Employer Branding Consultant. It is an honor to be on a list with so many great consultants and friends. We want to say thank you to HRmarketer for including us and congratulations to all who made the list.

Here’s to guiding organizations in making their employment brand a competitive advantage.

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