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Looking for a Few Good (Wo)men

Nov 09, 2016
By: Julia A. Johnson
Financial Institutions

What an honor to be posting a blog on Veterans Day. Thank you to the men and women who serve and who have served in our military. Without your commitment and sacrifice, our freedom and our way of life in the United States wouldn’t be possible.

As a human resources professional, I often reflect on the brand an organization projects when it is looking to attract talent. Consider just a few of the many iconic recruitment slogans that have been used by branches of the military: Be All You Can Be (Army); Aim High (Air Force); Accelerate Your Life (Navy); and The Few. The Proud. The Marines. (Marines). These recruitment slogans paint a picture of what it means to be a part of that specific team. These slogans resonate, they are memorable, and they are enduring—even when they cease to be used.

Just like the military, financial institutions need to consider the brand and image they wish to project to potential candidates, expand the pool of potential candidates by adopting a mindset of inclusion, embrace diversity, and consider new recruitment channels.

There is a war for talent. Attracting and retaining talent has become a key strategic initiative for organizations across industries. Success today depends on having individuals who can contribute to their role today and also be developed for future opportunities. And I often hear, if I may borrow another recruitment slogan from the Marines, “We’re looking for a few good men.”

Wipfli’s Recruitment and Selection Services employ a clearly defined process and approach to successfully identify candidates to serve your specific needs. We are able to provide support at the level you require, from conducting a full recruitment and selection process of sourcing, screening, interviewing, and facilitating the evaluation of candidates to providing support in a specific area of need. We structure our services to provide you the right amount of support to meet your recruiting needs. Therefore, if you are looking for a good men and women to join your team, contact your Wipfli Relationship Executive, or send an email to me at jajohnson@wipfli.com to learn how we can be of support and assistance.

Be sure to thank a Veteran for his or her service today!


Julia A. Johnson
Director, Organizational Performance
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