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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

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We help clients achieve and sustain a competitive advantage with
“talent-driven” solutions.

How is the ROI of talent acquisition partner measured?  "By the sum of the contributions made by the talent acquired". 

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Commercial Banking

Our knowledge of the Commercial Banking market in Colorado is unparalleled.


We have helped local Community Banks compete and maintain their independence and we have helped new players gain a foot hold and accelerate their credibility by attracting top talent from the local market.


Credit Analysts to Chief Credit Officers, Portfolio Managers, Commercial and Real Estate Lenders, Operations, and Compliance professionals.


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Investment Management

We have extensive experience in Wealth Management, Investment Management and Private Client Services.


Our IM Clients include Corporate Compliance Outsourcing Companies, Global Wealth Management Firms, Independent RIA's, and Internal Wealth Management Divisions of Financial Institutions. 


Chief Compliance Officers, Senior Legal, Portfolio Managers, Financial Advisors and Financial Planners.

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Real Estate & Other Industries

With over 30 years' experience attracting talent, we have developed a process that is adaptable to almost any industry.  


Our Real Estate Clients include Developers, Home Builders, Manufactured Housing, Property Management Companies and Investment Firms.  Other industries include Corporate Agribusinesses, Insurance Companies, Consulting Firms and Manufacturers.

Financial Analysts, Controllers, CFO's, COO's, Portfolio Managers, Property Managers, Engineers. 



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.

Corporate Office

6551 S. Revere Pkwy, Suite 230

Centennial, CO 80111

Tel: 303-792-2989

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