The DNA of High Performance – How Competencies Drive Success

BY BARBARA BOWES, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – WINNIPEG Researchers as early as the industrial age have strived vigorously to identify and define that ever elusive link between employee productivity and organizational performance. In fact, it wasn’t until 1973 when a proven “productivity – performance” link was finally identified and named. [1] This was accomplished by David McClelland, a Harvard University …

The Power of a Coaching Culture on Organizational Performance

BY BARBARA A.F. GREENE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SAN ANTONIO Today businesses face a myriad of challenges, both externally and internally. Overcoming these challenges can be the difference between success and failure. Many external issues are beyond an organization’s direct control…natural disasters, global economic turmoil, etc. Internal challenges, however, can present a company with significant opportunities to stimulate and energize …

Let the War Begin: Winning Strategies to Retain Top Talent

BY BRIAN CLAPP, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA There is no greater issue facing organizations today and in the coming years than retention of top talent. Although critical to organizational success, few are taking the steps necessary to ensure they are developing and retaining the talent it will take to achieve their desired business results. Those who are prepared will …

Ex-celerating Success – The Power of Executive Onboarding

BY BARBARA A.F. GREENE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SAN ANTONIO Executive Summary Half of newly hired executives quit or are fired within the first three years. Almost as many who change jobs or are promoted (40%) fail within the first 18 months. With such alarming numbers and the high costs of executive recruitment, why do more organizations not have a …

Yukon pizzeria faces heat over ‘male in the kitchen’ social media posting

hrreporter.com Nov 20, 2014 Business allegedly told woman they’d prefer to hire a man By Stephanie Waddell, Whitehorse Star/The Canadian Pr WHITEHORSE (CP) — The owners of a Yukon pizzeria are facing more than a little bit of heat outside of their kitchen over an employment posting on social media. The posting on Tony’s Pizza Facebook page — which has …

Weary Italy vents its rage in spate of strikes and protest

hrreporter.com Nov 20, 2014 Prime minister says Jobs Act will help By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) — Italy’s social fabric is fraying. People worn down by years of economic stagnation and austerity are suddenly giving vent to their frustrations with a spate of strikes and spontaneous protests which have taken politicians by surprise. Scarcely a day goes by without Italy’s …

Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

hrreporter.com Nov 20, 2014 Prime Minister Netanyahu condemns decision JERUSALEM (Reuters) — An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks. Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping “until further notice” the work of Arab labourers …

Ebola’s impact on Africa economy might be less than feared: World Bank

hrreporter.com Nov 19, 2014 Nearly one-half of Liberia workforce no longer working By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) — The cost of the Ebola epidemic for Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is likely to be closer to $3 billion-$4 billion and not the worst-case scenario of $32 billion, the World Bank’s chief economist for the continent said on Wednesday. Francisco Ferreira said in …

Federal insurer of pensions reports US$62 billion deficit for fiscal 2014

hrreporter.com Nov 18, 2014 Without changes, pension program will be insolvent within 10, 15 years WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit run up by the federal agency that insures pensions for about 41 million Americans has nearly doubled, to $62 billion (all figures in US dollars). And the agency says that without changes, its program for pension plans covering 10 million …