Scheeler Promoted to Centennial EVP; Alexander Joins as VP

Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search has promoted Becky Scheeler to Executive Vice President and has added Durran Alexander as Vice President of Client Engagement. Scheeler joined Centennial in 2008, as an Executive Search Consultant. She was most recently Centennial’s Vice President of Client Engagement, working to grow the firm’s global clients through their executive […]

Why A Drawn-Out Hiring Process is a Bad Hiring Process

The issues and the solutions to a drawn out hiring process

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Hiring a top-level employee is admittedly a big deal and is not a decision you want to rush into.  Making a final decision feels so…well, final.  Many times this weighty decision drags on–spanning weeks and weeks–to the detriment of the whole process. Those vacuous weeks can have a very big impact on the top candidate’s […]

Where Hiring Managers Fail – 7 Costly Mistakes

No one wants a hiring process to end poorly.  Whether you end up with the wrong hire or don’t hire anyone at all, bad results are frustrating. Because hiring is time-consuming and costly – especially for your senior roles – you want your efforts to end right the first time.  While failures are opportunities to […]

Finding Employees is Not Your Organization’s Biggest Problem

Finding employees to fill a production line or to expertly lead a team is always a concern.  Talent is currently in short supply and growth cannot happen without it. Surprisingly, attracting and finding employees is not the biggest problem facing organizations. Rather, it is only a small component of a more complex issue. Defining Your […]

The Metropolitan Club Hires Joe Hoffecker as Executive Director

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Centennial was honored to represent this executive search engagement which ultimately led to a great leader, Joe Hoffecker, who will continue the Metropolitan Club’s mission to serve the region and The Met Club members with excellence. COVINGTON, KY – March 27, 2019 – The Metropolitan Club, Greater Cincinnati’s unique and distinctive private business club since […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 2

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In part one of this two part series, we took a look at 3 of the 7 enemies of success for newly promoted leaders. They are sneaky enemies that can easily take you by surprise, which is why so many really talented individuals fail in new roles.  A deeper dive into each enemy can be […]

Is the Leader You Need Hiding in Plain Sight?

Consider Promoting from Within

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This article was originally published on the Human Capital Institute blog. Have you ever bought something for your home only to realize you already have exactly what you need? This same phenomenon happens in the workplace, and on an even larger scale. The leader you think you need to hire from outside your organization may […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 1

In a previous blog article we introduced you to the problem that many organizations and individuals are facing: Leaders fail in newly promoted roles about 40% of the time.  In this blog, we will highlight 4 of the “Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders” and provide some useful insights for each one. A more comprehensive […]

Executive Relocation with Lasting Impact

How to Relocate Your New Hires In a Way that Will Leave Them Amazed and Appreciative

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When the competition for top talent is fierce – and when is it not? – you will want to ensure that executive relocation is a pleasant experience for your new hire.  After investing time and energy into screening, interviewing and choosing the right person for your team, you certainly don’t want them to regret their […]

The Internal Candidate Conundrum

The Pros and Pitfalls of Hiring from Within

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Most organizations post openings internally as well as externally. Doing so sends a great message to employees on potential career paths within the organization and can greatly benefit employee retention.  However, an internal candidate comes with pros and pitfalls.  Here’s what to consider when an internal candidate is in the mix. Pros of Considering an […]