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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Brenda Gumbs Joins Centennial as Executive Strategist

HR and people strategy expert adds to Centennial’s talent management capabilities

HR and people strategy expert adds to Centennial’s talent management capabilities Cincinnati, OH — Centennial Inc., provider of executive search and comprehensive talent management services, today announced that Brenda Gumbs has joined the company as executive strategist. Formerly serving as executive vice president of people and culture at one of the world’s leading confectionary companies, […]

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 […]

Fear of Missing Out: Analysis Paralysis in Hiring

Part 2 of overcoming fear to embrace great opportunities

Filling a key leadership role in your organization can unintentionally stir up fear in your hiring committee.  There are a lot of unknowns and you can easily take yourself down a never-ending road of ‘what-ifs’.  The hiring committee needs to consider numerous factors, but a prudent team won’t allow themselves to be derailed by FOMO […]

Fear of Missing Out: Analysis Paralysis in Hiring

Part 1 of overcoming fear to embrace great opportunities

Fear is your friend when it’s protecting you from harm.  Fear is your foe when it’s keeping you from great opportunities.  It takes wisdom to recognize the difference, especially during the hiring process.  We witness the struggle regularly in the realm of executive search. We all fall prey to the “fear of missing out,” FOMO, […]

Derby Fabricating Solutions Selects Jason Kellams as President and COO

Derby Fabricating Solutions, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has selected Jason Kellams as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to Louisville, Derby Fabricating has three additional plants in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Derby Fabricating is part of Private Equity Group Capital Partners’ portfolio of businesses. After evaluating several talent and executive search firms, […]

5 Reasons to Hire an Executive Search Firm – Why Retained?

Whether or not to hire a retained executive search firm is one of the most critical decisions a company can make. Although it may seem like an odd idea if you already have an internal corporate recruiter, it becomes a highly effective strategy. As a retained executive search firm, Centennial strategically partners with companies to ensure success. […]