Career Development for the Next Generation Banker

Career Development for the Next Generation Banker Either you graduated college or high school recently or are going to in the next couple of months. As a parent of a recent college grad, as much as we love you, we want you off our “payroll”, and onto bigger and better things. When I started my… Continue reading

How to Leverage Personality Assessments Beyond Prehire

HOW TO LEVERAGE PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS BEYOND PREHIRE The use of pre-hire screening assessments is a widely used set of tools to help in over 80% of senior level positions, and over 50% of junior level positions. There are a variety of tools to test specific position requirements, and culture fit. Today we are going to… Continue reading

7 Tips to Leverage Assessment Tools

7 TIPS TO LEVERAGE ASSESSMENT TOOLS Our tips on how to leverage Assessment tools will help you develop and manage your career. There is significant value in self-reflection and the use of personality tools. The best tools deliver a personality assessment in addition to a matching component. We use this type of testing on every… Continue reading

Conducting a Great Performance Review

Conducting A Great Performance Review   As a leader, one of the most important functions you have is the annual review you conduct with your direct reports. This process is usually looked at as a one time a year event where you get to tell your colleague how they are doing. It is usually a scheduled event, with lots of surprise and intrigue attached… Continue reading

The Rhonemus Group 2021 Banking Outlook

THE RHONEMUS GROUP 2021 BANKING OUTLOOK We are several weeks into 2021, and we are still experiencing never before seen things. A prolonged Pandemic, weakened commercial and consumer portfolios, margin compression, and an inauguration that will go down in history. Many of you are registered or will be registering for the usual and customary new… Continue reading

Managing your Post Covid Banking Career

Managing your Post COVID Banking Career in 5 Steps: The COVID has created an interesting workplace dynamic and in many cases made it more difficult to be recognized for your hard work and efforts especially if you have been working remote. It has never been more important to have a plan to manage your banking… Continue reading

7 Tips to Become a Named Succession Candidate

7 TIPS TO BECOME A NAMED SUCCESSION CANDIDATE We are often asked to help our bank clients with writing and implementing their Succession Plan.  This experience allows us to help candidates position themselves to be named as a potential successor. The majority of our executive searches rarely have internal candidates. In many cases, the talent… Continue reading

7 Steps to a Merger Resistant Succession Plan

7 STEPS TO A MERGER RESISTANT SUCCESSION PLAN The value in having a written and well communicated Succession Plan impacts every employee, shareholder, and community for every community bank in America. A high-quality plan will help you identify key players, develop a plan to support their career path, and prevent you from being a target… Continue reading

The Importance of Diversity in Financial Services

The Importance of Diversity in Financial Services By Andrew P. Russell, MAJ (Ret.) President, Sound Payments Inc. and Brian Rhonemus, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates Rhonemus Group With the recent chain of events across the country, there is a lot of talk about racial tension, the economy and immigration. We have work to do in… Continue reading

Year End Blog Post

Year End Blog Post-Thank You, and the Look Ahead As we wrap up year end of one of the most difficult years most will ever encounter, we wanted to extend a simple thank you and a look ahead to a brighter year, and future: We had great plans as we sat here one year ago… Continue reading