CPI Webinar: Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams

Join us for Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams, a CPI Webinar Series program, on March 12th or 14th, 2019 as we discuss how to bring out the best in your remote workforce. Many organizations already have or are beginning to introduce remote workers to their team. The benefits of this arrangement are numerous. Leaders [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Global Partners, HR Consulting, Leadership Development|0 Comments

Career Transition On-Site Notification Assistance – Who Benefits?

One of the comments we often hear when organizations are downsizing one or more individuals and contemplating the offer of career transition or outplacement assistance is “We don’t need to have you on-site for the notification.  We’ll handle it internally and just advise the individuals to contact you.”  Is this the best choice?  Are there [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Career Transition|0 Comments

Cover Letters – Why Bother?

One of the most common questions I get asked in both one-on-one client meetings and workshops is related to the cover letter.  Are cover letters necessary any more, or have they gone the way of the dodo and, potentially, the business card?  Does anyone read them any more? I’ve conducted some ad hoc research (just [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Career Transition|0 Comments

Terminating Employment with Respect

Loss of employment ranks right up there with other major life losses in terms of stress levels. This is true for everyone. Reactions and emotions may be further amplified depending on whether individuals have been through job loss before and what is going on in their lives at that particular moment. Separation, divorce, a sick [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Career Transition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part II

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is Part II of our 2-part series (please see Part I for tips 1 to 4) designed to assist people in this situation. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part I

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is obviously not a fun place to be. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term unemployed workers; 20.3% of total unemployed people are classified as long-term unemployed. What to do? [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Getting the Most out of Working with a Career Consultant

So … you have your first meeting with a Career Consultant after exiting an organization. What do you need to do to prepare? We’ve put together some tips for preparing for the start of your new journey. 1. Self Assessment How are you feeling about this next stage? Are you excited; does the world seem [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Remote and Recorded Interviews: 7 Tips for Success

There are a number of Calgary-based organizations that are using video interviewing platforms such as Skype for live interviews and HireVue for recorded interviews. Proponents claim that the tools reduce bias and increase diversity, candidate flexibility, and recruiter productivity. What is your take on these tools? Approaching either of these interview situations requires some preparation. As a [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

5 Tough Questions… Are you Ready?

At its worst, an interview becomes a series of stilted questions and answers.  At its best, it is a conversation between people invested in the discussion and keenly interested in learning more about one another. We don’t advocate memorizing answers to interview questions.   You should, however, spend time determining what information you want to share [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Maybe you Shouldn’t do an Employee Survey… 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started

Sometimes, when a client engages us to work with them on an employee engagement/satisfaction survey we talk ourselves out of the work. Or, more specifically we question ourselves out of the work. We’re ok with that. Here’s why… Too often we hear stories of organizations that conduct elaborate “satisfaction” surveys or obligatory annual surveys and [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments