The Person Beyond the Resume

Not all great candidates look great on paper

Not all talented people are good resume writers. Not all impactful leaders have had a seamless career journey. Not all effective managers can clearly communicate their value on piece of paper. Simply put, resumes can be misleading.  They can lead you to believe someone is disqualified for a role when that is not true at […]

Executive Search vs. Volume Recruiting

The world of recruiting can be a great mystery to people outside of the industry.  Many companies rely on recruiters to find people to make their businesses run.  Sometimes that means hiring hundreds of people in a short amount of time – as in the case of an expansion project – and sometimes recruiters are […]

Best Practices for an In-Person Interview

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Since COVID has become a regular part of our world, video interviews have become a lot more common.  However, in-person interviews are still a typical part of the hiring process.  Some things have not changed for in-person interviews, but it’s good to review best practices and address the changes COVID has added to the process. […]

Essential Questions to Answer Before Changing Jobs

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There are a lot of people looking for a new job.  As a matter of fact, according to CareerArc’s Great Resignation + Rehire survey, 23%  plan to quit their job within the next 12 months.  That is almost 1 out of every 4 people! While we appreciate a talent pool, full of outstanding people, we […]

Centennial Names Marcus Gardner as President

Centennial Executive Search announces the promotion of Marcus Gardner from Chief Growth Officer to President.  Gardner joined Centennial earlier in 2021 at Chief Growth Officer and has repeatedly proven his strategic prowess and strong discernment for business growth and vision.  He joined Centennial with a lengthy history of delivering results by caring for and empowering […]

How You Should Treat Resigning Employees

Retention vs. Brand Ambassadors

I am passionate about helping business leaders be successful and we all know that people are the biggest factor in making that happen. For that reason, our team often talks about the best-case scenarios regarding employee engagement and retention. Those topics are incredibly important, but I also want to offer that I have learned that […]

How to Retain your Employees During the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation is a hot topic in the business world. It’s exciting for some and infuriating for others. Those in the ranks of the excited are the people who are eager to make a jump and and try their hand at a new opportunity.  On the flip side, the business leaders who are wrestling […]

Hire for Success

Questions to Ask When Interviewing Your Next Key Leader

How do you know if you are hiring the right people for your organization – people who will help you go places and motivate others to do the same? What questions should you be asking in an interview to be confident that you are hiring the right person for your organization? These are excellent questions […]

8 Emotional Lessons of Succession

This is an excerpt from an article we authored for Family Business Magazine. You can read the full-length article HERE. In 2012, our family business began a healthy succession process – but do not mistake “healthy” for “painless.” We did all the right things — planned, brought in outside advisers. However, while the emotions were […]