The Workforce Revolution: Implications for Leaders

With Baby Boomers beginning their moves into retirement and Generation Z, the youngest generation, now entering the workforce, the needs and expectations of employees are changing. To provide insight into the importance and impact of this workforce revolution, Career Partners International, one of the largest talent management solution providers in the world, hosted researcher and author Dan Schawbel for a webinar entitled “Generation Z: Understanding the Next Generation of Worker.” This document discusses the concepts introduced during the webinar, as well as practices that engage employees of all ages, concluding with solutions to help organizations thrive by leveraging the strengths of the new workforce. … Read More >

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Ex-celerating Success - The Power of Executive Onboarding

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? To provide insight into the importance and impact of a strategic onboarding approach, Career Partners International, one of the largest talent management solution providers in the world, hosted a webinar entitled “Ex-celerating Success: The Power of Executive Onboarding.” This document summarizes and discusses the concepts introduced during the webinar… Read More >

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The Power of Knowledge Transfer - Preserving Your Secret Sauce While Mitigating Talent Management Risks

Posted  |  by Steve Trautman, The Steve Trautman Co.

Few organizations can say with any degree of certainty that they will have the workforce needed to execute their strategy one to three years from now. Over the past two decades, a new field has emerged to assess and methodically reduce talent risks, and to enable an organization to protect its “secret sauce”— the unique and vital knowledge employees possess that keeps the day-to-day operation in motion, drives creativity and innovation, and sets the company apart from its competition. We call this field knowledge transfer.

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The DNA of High Performance - How Competencies Drive Success

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 professor who created and applied what he referred to as a “competency model” to successfully distinguish superior from average performers.

McClelland’s competency model and th… Read More >

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The Power of a Coaching Culture on Organizational Performance

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 the organization.

Internally, organizations face executives retiring in record numbers and many middle-management positions disappearing due to belt-tightening measures.  Fierce … Read More >

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Let the War Begin: Winning Strategies to Retain Top Talent

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 not only survive but will thrive in this upcoming talent tsunami.

According to a recent study by the Corporate Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board, more than 25% of high potential employees plan to change jobs within the next 1… Read More >

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The Risky Business of Layoffs... Lawsuits, Tarnished Brands & Less than Engaged Employees

Posted  |  by Paul Sniffin & Mark Hornberger

During difficult economic times, companies often have to do whatever they can to reduce and control costs, which typically includes reducing their workforce.  Even in good economic conditions, reductions in the workforce remain a cost cutting strategy that many organizations utilize.

Despite being perceived as a “normal course of business” in any economy, leaders take actions, often in haste, that unfavorably affect their workforce, brand image and business results. This can potentially expose the organization to a variety of risks such as lawsuits, tarnishe… Read More >

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Optimizing Organizational Performance Through Executive Coaching


William D. Young, Ed.D. SPHR
Career Partners International – Tulsa

Historically, Executive Coaching was provided only to the most senior executives (hence the name) and was considered to be a highly confidential matter. With the current emphasis on talent management, coaching, as it is more broadly known, has become one of the primary tools that organizations use to optimize organizational performance.

Broadly defined, Executive Coaching is a process that facilitates the development of self-awareness, skill building and behavioral change in key business ar… Read More >

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Outplacement Redefined…The New Imperative of Talent Transition


Sheryl Dawson, Career Partners International - Houston

Does your organization view outplacement as an unnecessary cost? If so, it's time to re-arm yourself for the talent war by redefining your talent transition process before your competitors win the battle for top talent.

The talent supply-and-demand equation has changed the way companies view the talent life cycle and talent management process from sourcing to transitioning employees. It is also transforming the way companies treat departing employees. Gone are the day… Read More >

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