One of our goals for the new year is to have a more philanthropic culture. How can our bank give back to our community?

January 18th, 2019

We are always excited to hear that banks are implementing social good within their company culture. Today’s image of the banking industry can have negative tendencies. It is banks like this that will be the ones to turn the tide and make the financial services industry one that is seen in a positive light. There […]

What can I do to become a successful job seeker?

January 11th, 2019

Our coaching staff here at BankTalentHQ wants to start answering this question by saying the possibilities are endless in 2019. The job market can be a tough one, and sometimes it can be down right draining. However, there is one thing that already makes you stand out from the crowd, and it’s that you are […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 1/9/19

January 9th, 2019

In this episode of the BankTalentHQ Podcast, we hear from our sales and service coach, Joe Micallef. If you’re struggling with coming up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions, we discuss 10 that could be fitting for you! We also discuss rising interest rates and how bankers can get themselves, and their staff, prepared to […]

Top Ten Best Management Practices for 2019

December 14th, 2018

15 words or less. We often communicate difficult information (or information we think someone else will not like) in a wordy message laced with rationalizations, proof, opinion and justifications. This leaves the listener left to decipher what’s most important. Focusing on 15 words or less helps to be clear about what you want to communicate. […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 12/12/18

December 12th, 2018

In this episode of the BankTalentHQ Podcast we welcome back Donna Flynn, our career and management coach. Donna joins us to talk about reflecting on successes and set backs of 2018, while planning strategic goals for the New Year. Listen to Donna’s tips and tricks on making your new goals habits that stick, and not […]

Ask the Coach: I’m applying for a job as the Business Development Manager and they want me to write a proposal on how I can increase business. Could you provide advice on how to write a business growth proposal?

November 30th, 2018

A great way to demonstrate the value you can bring to a potential employer and position yourself more favorably for the role they are offering, is possessing the ability to clearly articulate your business development strategies. Having this growth mindset is an essential skill to engage in more productive business development activity each year. Every […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 11/28/18

November 28th, 2018

In this podcast, we chat with Jon-Myckle Price – the Senior Vice President in the Trust department at Security Federal Savings Bank in Logansport, IN. Jon-Myckle provides insight on the talent gaps in the banking industry, young leaders programs and their effectiveness at decreasing those gaps, and how association involvement is helping change careers in […]

Ask the Coach: Since we are approaching the holiday season, should I slow down my sales efforts until the new year? Am I bothering my prospects and customers?

November 16th, 2018

Having lived in the US now for three years, I have continually come across this limiting belief from bankers and sales people that “it’s hard to get meetings with prospects during the Holiday Season”. Yes, it’s true, there seems to be an elongated Holiday Season in the United States that is propagated by Christmas tunes […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 11/14/18

November 14th, 2018

In this podcast, Donna Flynn, our career and management coach, joins us to talk about performance evaluations and how we can be prepared to discuss the entire year with our employees. We also share a recent article that discusses a career prep program and how banks can get involved with their local schools. #talentgathershere

Ask the Coach: How do I successfully promote my top sales performer to sales leader?

November 9th, 2018

Many great bankers or sales people in a growing organization inevitably get that tap on the shoulder and are asked to consider a leadership role. This promotion opportunity is a deserving reward for consistently exceeding annual sales targets and the ultimate recognition that they have outstanding sales skills that can be emulated by others. But […]