Career Advice and Training

5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

The Department of Labor has reported that unemployment for individuals with college degrees has trended below 2.5%* nationally. The competition for quality professionals is at an all-time high. What can you do to ensure you have the right talent on your team? Make sure you have the best process for making the best...
Stacey Monyei5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that unemployment for individuals with college degrees has trended below 3.8% nationally. The competition for quality professionals is at an all-time high. What can you do to ensure you have the right talent on your team? Make sure you have the best process for making the...
Stacey Monyei5 Steps to Making the Right Hire

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions. We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can have a major impact on...
Stacey Monyei5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

What You Need to Know: Your Career Brand

What do you need to know to successfully build and position your career brand? Companies spend tremendous amounts of money on advertising, brand management, product placement, sponsorships, and a whole host of strategies to build their brands. Careful thought is put into branding, and some of the world’s most successful...
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5 Questions to Ask During an Interview for Your Management-level Job in Finance

By Ron Blair, President & COO Stepping into a managerial role in finance is a significant career move. Not only do you have a fiduciary responsibility to your employer, but you are also accountable to a group of people who look to you for leadership and support. For that reason, the job interview for such a...
Executionist5 Questions to Ask During an Interview for Your Management-level Job in Finance

5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

By Ron Proul, CEO Hiring the right person for a role is one of the most important decisions made by managers. And over the years, I've watched managers fall into one or more costly hiring traps. Avoid these five big mistakes and you'll build a great team. 1. NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HIRING DECISION This is...
Executionist5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Financial professionals can use bad news to build better client relationships

There are times when a business leader has no choice but to deliver ostensibly "bad" news to clients, but there is often a way to present the information in a way that actually makes them more appreciative of the service they are receiving. This may seem counterintuitive, but consider an example. Let's say your company...
ExecutionistFinancial professionals can use bad news to build better client relationships

Workforce development is critical for success

Machine-driven productivity enhancements may have received a lot of attention in the past, but it is becoming clear that in the modern economy, a company's capacity for innovation is a major factor in determining its ability to succeed. Creativity remains a distinctly human characteristic and it is essential for...
ExecutionistWorkforce development is critical for success

Businesses must build trust with clients, partners

At the foundation of any successful business, you are bound to find a certain level of established trust. This goodwill must be extended within the workplace as well as between the company and its network of suppliers, clients and partners. John Mackey, CEO of grocery retailer Whole Foods, asserts that he can tell within...
ExecutionistBusinesses must build trust with clients, partners

Executives should focus on creating a collaborative atmosphere

Business leaders in the modern economy are presented with countless opportunities to improve workplace collaboration every day. Even small initiatives can have a significant impact on a corporate staff's ability to effectively cooperate to achieve organizational goals. Launching brand new programs specifically focused...
ExecutionistExecutives should focus on creating a collaborative atmosphere