Help! My New Company Does Not Have an Onboarding Plan!

Do not panic. Here’s where to start.

Research shows how critical a well-planned onboarding process is to employee retention.  Knowing that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity, along with 50% greater new hire retention is worth noting.  Even though this is the case, many companies do not have formal onboarding.  Does that make them bad companies?  […]

Pandemic-proof Leadership Characteristics

The pandemic has reinforced the importance of strong organizational leadership. A learning from this time is that the companies “caving” from the pressure of constant unknowns were the ones that lacked strong leadership. Our Centennial team has had hundreds of conversations with various industry leaders since the pandemic’s start. From these conversations certain leadership characteristics […]

What You May Not Know About Executive Search Firms

Benefits and processes of an executive search firm

Is everyone in agreement that you need to hire, at least one additional person, to your leadership team? But is there less agreement about the skills that person should possess or how you would go about finding him or her? This is normal. An executive search process requires a lot of work and a lot […]

Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My Consulting Business

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The life of an entrepreneur is exciting but challenging. There are so many lessons you learn when you start your own business – and most of those lessons come with a healthy dose of growing pains.  Mike Sipple Jr. was able to reflect on his top lessons during an interview with Doug C. Brown from […]

Hiring “By Committee”

How a Search Team + an Executive Search Firm Can = Hiring Success

It is a common practice for nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses, and even large organizations to pull together an internal search team or committee when they are seeking their next executive. (In this post, we will refer to this group as the “search team.”)  At Centennial, we are often hired by these search teams to lead […]

How to Hire Board Members for Your Business

Selecting board members is an important process when creating the structure of your business. Choosing the right members of the board can give you access to experience and significant industry connections. Both of these things can improve your ability to grow. Many businesses opt to fill their board with friends and family; however, you should […]

To See a Difference, Be the Difference!

Small steps for being more inclusive

With all the significant media attention, it would be hard to miss the current conversations about racial injustice in our world. You may be thinking about what you can do to positively contribute to the solution (inclusion) yourself. It is natural to wait for some unknown person with significant power to do something – “to […]

Virtual Interview Best Practices

Virtual interviews have been around for quite a while, but the commonality has grown significantly with the advance of technology and our current challenge of social distancing.  If you have gotten comfortable with jumping on a video call, you may have become accepting of your cat walking by your camera or your dirty dishes sitting […]

Take the Opportunity to Build Your Leadership Team Now for the Future of Your Organization

This article was originally published by the Northern Kentucky Tribune and can be found here. Albert Einstein’s name is commonly associated with genius in the realms of physics and science given his revolutionary prowess in both fields. However, what is often forgotten is that he was also heralded for philosophical views, which included the belief […]

Centennial Ranked #3 for Executive Search Firms

The Cincinnati Business Courier released its Book of Lists on July 31, 2020, and Centennial is excited to climb to the #3 spot on the list of Executive Search Firms for our C-level executive placements.

We love to delight our clients by introducing them to courageous, strategic leaders who can make organizations even better and more successful.  It’s not an easy task to find the right leaders, but it’s one we’ve been doing for over 45 years and we keep getting better and better.

There is great satisfaction in helping organizations build highly-effective leadership teams. Our success comes from finding leaders who can answer the character, culture, chemistry, and competency needs of our clients.