Sheryl Dawson of CPI Houston interviewed by SMARTBUSINESS



Sheryl Dawson
Executive Partner
Talent Strategies Group,
A Division of CPI Houston

The largest and fastest growing career and talent management partnership, Careers Partners International (CPI) is a global talent management organization comprised of 70 partners with 1,500 consultants operating in over 200 locations across 35 countries. As a CPI partner, CPI Houston offers local expertise and a global reach to companies large and small.

 For over 25 years, CPI Houston has been helping Fortune 500 and many smaller companies optimize their bottom lines through talent acquisition, development and transition services. In contrast to other firms that provide off-the-shelf programs, CPI’s approach customizes talent management solutions for improved results.

Smart Business sat down with Sheryl Dawson, Executive Partner with CPI Houston and Talent Strategies Group, a Division of CPI Houston, to learn more.

What are some of your biggest business challenges?

Having been in business for over 25 years, I have found that one of the toughest challenges has been navigating the changing landscape of our business, especially during difficult economic times. Talent management consulting has undergone dramatic shifts with the impact of changing workforce demographics, globalization and technology. Expanding and altering our various practices to respond to the needs of our client companies in acquiring, accessing, developing, retaining and transitioning talent has been an ongoing process.

Strategies employed to address these challenges include:

  • Becoming a partner in the fastest growing global talent management consulting organization in the world with over 200 locations in 35 countries.
  • Building a team of top coaching and consulting talent to deliver best-in-class services.
  • Partnering with innovative talent management technology companies to support our clients’ talent strategies with top rated products.
  • Developing innovative solutions to “right now” challenges our clients face.
  • Partnering with our clients to ensure their business needs, unique requirements and challenges are met and expectations exceeded.
  • Remaining vigilant to developing economic, business and talent management trends that impact both our clients’ and our business, then adapting accordingly to ensure a competitive advantage.

Finally, we have created our brands to best reflect our values of integrity, high quality, commitment to our clients and optimal results. Demonstrating our value proposition to clients is an everyday goal.

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