Career Partners International Expands Global Reach with Addition of Sweden


Chapel Hill, NC (9/19/14) – Career Partners International, the leading global provider of outplacement, executive coaching, career transition and other talent management services, announces its expansion into Sweden.

Newstart Career Management, based in Sweden, has joined the 72 partner firms in 48 countries that make up Career Partners International’s equity ownership. This addition further expands the global capabilities of Career Partners International to improve organizational performance and people’s lives every day.

Career Partners International is the leading global provider of outplacement, career transition, executive coaching and other talent management solutions.Since its inception in 1992, Newstart Career Management has been one of the leading providers of career transition, executive coaching and training throughout Sweden. A pioneer in the industry, Newstart is a well-established human resources company offering services, courses, methods and tools for companies who need support in motivating, developing, retaining and outplacing employees as well as managers. In addition to providing successful services, Newstart founded the Swedish Career Coach Academy, which trains career coaches in the identification and support of participants’ professional skills and competencies, as well as Newstart Publishing, which publishes materials on the tools and methodologies utilized by the company.

“We’re excited to become a part of Career Partners International,” commented Peter Cederqvist, CEO and Cofounder of Newstart Career Management. “It’s an amazing organization with global capabilities that enables us to provide enhanced services and support to both current and potential clients in Sweden and across the globe.”

Cofounders Peter Cederqvist and Charlotte Hagard possess over 30 years of experience in executive coaching, outplacement, career management and leadership development. Their specialized skills and amazing team of consultants and coaches provide immeasurable benefits to clients utilizing their services in career development, outplacement, employee retention and engagement, leadership and workforce coaching, as well as change and transition management.

“Companies like Newstart Career Management exemplify the importance of focusing on the identification and satisfaction of each client’s distinct and individual needs,” added David P. Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International. “We’re excited to add their high-quality and experienced team to Career Partners International, further enhancing our ability to assist our clients with their workforces on a global scale.”

Career Partners International’s global service capabilities have brought outstanding results to its clients all over the world. Recent research shows that participants in Career Partners International’s outplacement services achieve their career objectives in an average of 3.2 months, almost three times faster than the U.S. National average, and 93.8% returned to work in higher or lateral level roles. Additionally, 98.9% of program participants reported via survey that Career Partners International’s outplacement services far exceeded or met their expectations and awarded the firm an outstanding Net Promoter Score (NPS) of +70, a score well above the NPS bar for excellence of +50.

About Career Partners International

Career Partners International enhances organizational performance and people’s lives every day! As a global leader in talent management consulting since 1987, organizations of all sizes and industries trust Career Partners International for the very best outcomes to their most challenging and important talent strategies and initiatives. With the most experienced and respected consultants in more than 45 countries, Career Partners International provides clients with one-on-one access to local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent to drive organizational performance. More information may be found at

About Newstart Career Management

Newstart is a career and talent management expert. We are a well-established HR company offering services, courses, methods and tools for coaching, career development, leadership, HR support, career change, transition and change management for individuals and the organization. We help you as a company to better motivate, develop, retain and outplace employees and managers. We help you as an individual to develop your career. We create and deliver workforce solutions that help organisations build and grow talent, reduce cost and turnover, and accelerate performance. More information may be found at

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Corporate Contact:  Kim Mills, Career Partners International, Ph 919.419.8296

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