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 …

Assessments…tools to help you make better business decisions

BY DAN PORTES, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – DAVENPORT The world economy has turned the labor market into a commodity. Those countries which can provide the cheapest labor are taking jobs from the United States and Europe. The long-term hope is that third-world countries will become consumers of US products and services and the US niche will become the knowledge and …

Life in the Fast Lane… of Finding a Job

BY RICK WOLF, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – ST. LOUIS The pace of life and work has drastically changed compared to what it used to be. In the 80s and 90s, you spent the majority of your time making sure your resume didn’t show the whiteout from all your revisions. Your primary focus was responding to “want ads” in the newspaper …

Career Transitions in the Digital Revolution

BY RICK WOLF, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – ST. LOUIS Looking into the future of what jobs will look like, experts predict that we are in the midst of another industrial revolution that will dwarf what took place in the early 1800s. The first Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain then spread to Western Europe and the United States. Within 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 …