Providing a competitive advantage through talent-based solutions

  Talent Attraction & Retention Planning

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A sustainable 

competitive advantage requires a talent-based strategy. 

  Talent Attraction & Retention Planning



Your Talent  Management Strategy will likely have the greatest impact on revenue, growth and long-term success.  We partner with clients to build the strategy, attract and retain the talent.


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Clearly the talent pool for top banking professionals has decreased while the demand the associated lost opportunity costs have increased.  In Colorado, additional recruiting challenges have been presented by new players entering the market like PNC, Huntington, BMO Harris Bank, and others. 


CBA Member Banks and the financial services industry as a whole are making progress in improving diversity, equity and inclusiveness but there is a long way to go and banks need to utilized multiple approaches.


Partnering with a top search firm can make a big and immediate impact.  

Since 1992 Core Talent Inc. has worked continuously to help improve performance through strategic, talent-based solutions while advancing the careers of top banking professionals.


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Attracting and retaining in-demand talent will continue to be a top priority and a huge challenge for the foreseeable future.  A talent management strategy that is closely aligned with sales and finance strategies are critical to the overall success of the organization.  


Psychometric Assessments

Best-in-class psychometric assessments to make better hiring decisions, assess current employees on the intangible skills required for success in the job, positive alignment with the company culture, leadership styles, work habits and DE&I awareness, workshops and action plans.


Core Talent Inc., est. 1992 by Tim Pendergast with the goal of helping Community Banks compete with the large Regional Banks that were acquiring their way into Colorado and Arizona. 

"Colorado National Bank" was our first client!  Soon after we were hired by Omni Bank, Merchants Mortgage, United Banks of Colorado, First Interstate Bank, Vectra Banks, First Data Corporation, Rocky Mountain Bankcard, and others".  


Although the "plan" for each client was similar, we worked closely with HR and the Executive Team to draft and implement a recruiting strategy that for the first time was based heavily on the cultural fit. There was a palpable difference in how you did your job under the "big bank" model but so were there big differences between peer banks.  Organizational culture was truly unique and often a reflection of the CEO, the Executive Team, and HR Leaders.  


A lot has changed in banking since the early '90s but the fact remains that a sustainable competitive advantage can only be achieved by attracting and retaining top talent.

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

CEOs cited the ability to attract and retain quality workers as their top internal concern. This comes as no surprise given the challenges posed by today’s tight labor market. With work opportunities abundant during this time of record-low unemployment, people are leaving their jobs at the highest rate since 2001.

In this economic environment, executives need to remember that short-term financial metrics are just one part of the equation. They need to place even more emphasis on building and maintaining a strong company culture. And to make their organizations attractive, enticing places to work, companies need to constantly measure and improve their “people metrics” – benchmarks like attrition, diversity, and engagement.


Over 26 years, 95% of our new clients are repeat clients. Please contact our references.



For any inquiries, questions, or commendations, please call: 303-792-2989 or fill out the following form.

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6551 S. Revere Pkwy, Suite 230

Centennial, CO 80111

Tel: 303-792-2989

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