The path less taken to the community bank C-suite

August 3rd, 2022

By Grant Wishard Orvin Kimbrough’s resume doesn’t look like the typical banker. He holds an M.A. in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. After working with several other nonprofit initiatives, he started with United Way of St. Louis in 2007 and served as CEO there. But as a board member of Midwest BankCentre, a […]

Collaboration helping banks fill short-, long-term staffing needs

July 28th, 2022

Published on July 21, 2022 by Sam Wilmes As community banks continue to grapple with a worker shortage, a micro-internship program is matching banks with college students and recent graduates to fill both short- and long-term needs. The BankTalentHQ micro-internship program, a collaborative effort between the career hub and business-to-business platform ParkerDewey, allows micro-interns to take on projects […]

ABA Partners with IBA and 32 State Bankers Associations to Strengthen Nationwide Online Banking Career Center

May 18th, 2022

The American Bankers Association has teamed with the Illinois Bankers Association and 32 other state bankers associations to deliver an enhanced, an innovative banking career hub for banks looking to hire and job seekers across the country. The online career center allows users to search for and post available positions across the country, and […]

People Don’t Leave Organizations …. They Leave People

February 15th, 2022

People Don’t Leave Organizations …. They Leave People I have always preached to Bankers and Bank Leaders that in order to be successful you need to be genuinely enthusiastic about making someone’s day (life) better. That makes sense right?!? We all want to treat others the way we like to be treated. So why are […]

3 Simple Steps To GREATer Strategic Commitment

November 16th, 2021

Every year Bank Leaders and Business Owners reflect upon their financial results and consider their strategy to improve upon these results the following year. This consideration is more important than ever as we emerge from the most challenging business conditions we have ever experienced. In developing your Bank or Business’ strategic growth plan for next […]

How To Overcome Your FEAR of Selling

November 2nd, 2021

As a professional salesman with over 26 years of sales experience it saddens me to hear so many people denigrate this great profession or liken selling to something that is horrific. Many people sadly perceive the act of selling as something that is pushy, sleazy, unpleasant or unethical. Manipulating customers to buy products that they […]

BankTalentHQ has a new redesigned interface and now offers 60-day job postings!

October 19th, 2021

The redesigned user interface of BankTalentHQ’s online recruiting platform benefits both job seekers and employers by delivering a more intuitive user experience through a multi-pane approach, which allows users to search for, view and apply to jobs on the same page. Additional improvements coming soon to BankTalentHQ’s online recruitment platform include: An improved job posting […]

Did You Get Your Inspirational Post-it Note Today?

August 17th, 2021

Don’t you just love receiving notes of inspiration! After a week of interstate travel and presentations, I arrived home last Friday night at 1am to an empty home. But not an empty heart. Even though my wife and three kids were away that weekend at a family function, they wanted to make sure that they […]

Attracting Talent to the Banking Industry with a Micro-Internship!

August 3rd, 2021

We all have those tasks on our plate that get pushed to the back burner. While they’re important, they’re not the best use of time for you or your colleagues. Think presentation creation, social media content, or lead research.   That’s why BankTalentHQ has partnered with Parker Dewey to host Micro-Internships—short-term, professional projects in financial […]

Is Your YEAR Half Empty or Half Full?

July 19th, 2021

Is Your YEAR Half Empty or Half Full? The start of July is an exciting time of the year in the US. We are usually basking in the sunshine on vacation with our kids and celebrating American Independence Day! It’s usually a time for celebration …. but for many Bankers and Sales People it can […]