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 …

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 …

Want to be a Better Leader? Run a Better Meeting

BY BRIAN CLAPP, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA Running a meeting is an exercise in leadership. Whether leaders realize it or not, meeting management skills impact attendees’ perception of their strength as a leader. Meeting effectiveness has a direct impact on the productivity and job satisfaction of meeting attendees. By that measure, most leaders do not demonstrate impressive leadership skills. …

Think Twice Before You Decide to Retire

inc.com Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author and executive coach, says to keep doing things that are challenging and important to you, even if you get close to retirement. BY MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Learn to Manage Risk

entrepreneur.com FEBRUARY 18, 2015 You’re probably familiar with this story line. Entrepreneurs are the daredevils of the business world, always looking for another cliff in order to plot their next leap. The problem with this narrative is that I don’t believe it is true. In my experience, one of the things that makes for a good entrepreneur is the ability …

How Onboarding Executives is Key to Success

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 formal executive onboarding approach to assimilate executives for success?

Is Employee Development Really Important?

BY MIKE MCDANNELL, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – PHILADELPHIA Ask that question to 100 enlightened business leaders and nearly all of them will respond with a resounding “yes, of course it is.” The supporting evidence is immense – American businesses spent $170 Billion in 2013 on Leadership Development programs. As Larry Bossidy argued in his NY Times best-selling book Execution, knowing …

Changing Culture a Massive Task

BY BARBARA BOWES, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – WINNIPEG Published November 15, 2014. winnipegfreepress.com/Winnipeg Free Press (original article can be viewed here)   ‘Firefighting’ Leadership Style Doesn’t Work As repulsive as it is, the CBC/Jian Ghomeshi affair is a prime example of how quickly a leader in today’s society can fall from grace. It’s also a good example how the fall …

Coming soon to a workplace near you: ‘Wellness or else’

hrreporter.com Jan 13, 2015 More U.S. companies penalizing workers who won’t join wellness initiatives By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join “wellness” programs, embracing an element of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that has raised questions about fairness in the workplace. Beginning in 2014, the law known as Obamacare raised …

8 Job Search Tips for Unemployed Executives

BY HOWARD SEIDEL, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – BOSTON This article appeared on NextAvenue.org as well as Forbes.com. The original articles may be viewed via the corresponding links. Executives who’ve been out of work for more than a year and are looking for jobs face two big challenges: They’re competing with employed professionals, as well as applicants who’ve been out of …