Help wanted: Only cats need apply

hrreporter.com Jun 22, 2015 Boss the cat becomes public face of company, goes on the payroll BUCHAREST, Romania — A small Bucharest-based company has taken a different approach in recruiting its newest worker. CATBOX, a maker of casual gifts, went through an unusual marketing exercise by hiring a cat named Boss to become its public face.

Do You Care Enough To Call?

BY KEVIN OSBORNE, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – SEATTLE This article appeared on Human Resource Executive Online. Most companies have core values that revolve around quality and employee satisfaction, but I’ve seen over the years how many miss an important opportunity to reflect those values in their approach to outplacement. Organizations I work with offer professional-career-transition services to individuals leaving the …

Stop Making Decisions….

BY SUNITHA NARAYANAN, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CINCINNATI Bob Gilbreath is the Cofounder and President of Ahalogy, a Cincinnati digital startup. His article, To grow as a leader, stop making decisions, in the Cincinnati Enquirer caught my attention. Here is what he said that struck me: “Most successful leaders get there by minimizing the decisions they make.” How might this …

Help Employees Identify Career Opportunities

BY BARBARA BOWES, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – WINNIPEG What do you do when your organizational career ladder is no longer pointed upward? What can you do when you have downsized, right-sized, and restructured to such an extent that employees are confused about possible development opportunities? What can you do when employees tend to flee from your organization first and ask …

Are You Tapping into the Raw Talent Around You?

BY JOHN MADIGAN, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – HARTFORD There is a plethora of raw talent that many companies may not be utilizing. In a job market that is brimming with qualified, experienced workers, recent college grads with limited experience are finding job opportunities scarce in their chosen field of study. Has your organization considered bringing on an intern from this …

Why Listening Matters – At Work and At Home

BY LINDA TEFEND, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CINCINNATI Recently, I had the privilege of hearing Colum McCann, author of “Let the Great World Spin” and “TransAtlantic”, speak at the Books for Lunch program, sponsored by The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, OH. What was intended to be a simple outing with my colleagues became a surprising reminder of the power of …

Understanding the New Science of Recruitment

cpiworld.com BY PAUL CROTEAU, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – WINNIPEG Recruiting highly talented employees has become more than an art, it has now become a science. Taking a scientific approach means utilizing a number of strong measureable recruitment and selection strategies in order to attract candidates to your organization. Years ago, behavioral descriptive interviewing was introduced and has proven to be …

Use of Social Media During a Time of Transition

BY KARA PALUMBO, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – ROCHESTER In today’s world, we are constantly inundated with social media blurbs, tweets, texts and the like without avoidance. It can be a hindrance around our ability to focus, and the amount of information thrown at us each and every minute of the day can be overwhelming. That being said, there are also …

Alberta court strikes down labour laws that take away right to strike

hrreporter.com Apr 6, 2015 Government has until April 1, 2016, to rewrite sections EDMONTON (CP) — An Alberta court has struck down two provincial labour laws that took away the right to strike for thousands of public sector workers. Justice Denis Thomas of Court of Queen’s Bench ruled that section 96 of the Labour Relations Code and section 70 of …

A Better Approach to Succession

Katie O’Brien Network Manager Leadership and Human Resources Research https://www.conferenceboard.ca/ Now more than ever, HR Leaders, managers, and executives face the challenge of attracting the right talent to fill key positions. With many executives close to retirement, Canadian organizations are facing serious succession challenges. For every two senior executives, organizations have only one job-ready or near job-ready successor.1 Organizations that …