Career Partners International - Houston Features Two Presenters at the 2012 Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource Issues

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Exhibiting at the HR Houston Symposium on May 9 – 10, 2012 at Reliant Center, the Houston office of Career Partners International is featuring two exceptional and timely presentations: “Knowledge Transfer Across Generations” and “Accelerating Multi-cultural Workforce Adaptation: Awareness, Strategies & ROI.”

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With the maturing and diversified workforce globally, companies are confronted with workforce planning issues that impact their ability to execute on business strategy, especially knowledge transfer and the multi-cultural workforce.

Human Resource professionals attending the Gulf Coast Symposium on human resource issues will hear about and see the latest resources and best practices for optimizing human resource management. The Houston office of Career Partners International (CPI), the world’s fastest growing talent management firms, is featuring two presenters and exhibiting at the annual HR Houston Symposium May 9 – 10, 2012 at Reliant Center. Stacey Dickinson, Master Consultant, is presenting “Knowledge Transfer Across Generations” and Laura Celis Black, Senior Consultant, is presenting “Accelerating Multi-cultural Workforce Adaptation: Awareness, Strategies & ROI.”

Sheryl Dawson, executive partner of CPI Houston shared, “With the maturing and diversified workforce affecting organizations across industries globally, companies are confronted with a host of workforce planning issues that directly impact their ability to execute on business strategy. Among the most immediate concerns are how to address the challenges of knowledge transfer and the multi-cultural workforce.”

“The multi-generational workforce is one of the key drivers behind the need for an effective solution to knowledge transfer,” said Stacey Dickinson. “Organizations often underestimate the impact of retiring baby boomers on the ability to maintain productivity or assume that Gen X and Y can step up to organizational technical and leadership roles through standard training solutions. Such assumptions set up companies for a crisis of major proportions.”

Many corporations face a common problem with team demographics. They have veteran employees approaching retirement, mid-career employees needing to shift into new roles and recent college graduates entering the workforce for the first time. Each generation of employee approaches work differently creating conflicts. The presentation, “Knowledge Transfer Across Generations,” introduces:

  • two simple tools to reduce generational conflicts and clearly set expectations, and
  • a 3-step solution to assess knowledge at risk in organizations, develop a specific plan to mitigate the risk, and provide practical tools to all team members to execute against the plan.

Laura Celis Black commented, “Corporations who want to keep their competitive edge need to address cultural issues in order to be able to: create synergy; work effectively together amidst cultural diversity; empower and engage a multicultural workforce; attract and retain the best global talent; open and develop new markets.”

The presentation, “Accelerating Multi-Cultural Workforce Adaptation,” builds awareness of how national cultural differences and acculturative stress may hinder workplace performance, talent retention and ROI; as it impacts the effectiveness of professionals involved in international relocation and multicultural work environments. It addresses how to decrease organizational risk through:

  • Understanding the challenges posed by cultural differences in the global workplace,
  • Identifying the attitudes and skills needed for effective intercultural communication and collaboration,
  • Exploring strategies to strengthen and implement intercultural competency using emotional intelligence, and
  • Understanding the kind of indicators that will help build an ROI case for including intercultural competencies in career development for a global workforce.

”Stacey and Laura have years of experience in delivering these critical talent management solutions,” shared Dawson. “HR professionals who want to be on the forefront of strategic workforce planning, learn about effective solutions, and be able to justify their ROI, will not want to miss these two dynamic presentations.”

Career Partners International – Houston will feature these and other best-in-class talent management services and products in the exhibition center at the symposium.

About Career Partners International
Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions. Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 35 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services. Additional information can be found by visiting

CPI Houston has a 25 year track record of success in Houston and Austin facilitating talent management optimization. Their comprehensive services and internationally recognized products enhance their ability to meet the needs of client companies, positioning the firm as one of the leading talent management consulting practices in Houston and Austin. For more information, visit:

Contact: Sheryl Dawson
Executive Partner
Career Partners International - Houston
2000 Bering Dr., Suite 460
Houston, TX 77057

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