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Career Partners International – Twin Cities to Present the Importance of Identifying and Developing Future Leaders


Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 – The Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association (SMAHRA) is hosting a Bench Strength Accelerator seminar on March 21, 2013, where CPI Twin Cities will share insights and best practices gleaned from their 30 years of experience helping companies identify, engage, develop and sustain key talent.

Bench strength is a key issue for executives in today’s business environment. Regardless of industry, there is uncertainty surrounding the retention of key talent, and knowing what the business strategies of the future will require of leadership teams to sustain and grow future business.

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.

Despite the fact that we have been hearing about the “War for Talent” for quite some time, many organizations struggle not only to recruit top talent but to retain their best and brightest employees. This struggle represents a high cost to companies in their ability to be competitive in the marketplace and achieve their business objectives.

CPI Twin Cities will be presenting its Bench Strength Accelerator Program, which will provide the following to attendees:

  • Gain insight into the business challenges driving the leadership succession imperative
  • Understand differences in assessments for performance, potential and key competencies
  • Learn how to ensure that assessments are testing for the right critical job skills
  • See how potential can turn into derailment without effective development
  • Gain tools for determining the best development methods for specific leadership skills and behaviors – and why most training and development approaches don’t work
  • Determine pragmatic best practices for strengthening the company’s bench

When companies focus on these areas, they can expect these key outcomes from an effective talent retention strategy:

  • Linkage between business strategy and talent strategy
  • Identification of specific talent needs/gaps and the specific, measureable actions needed to deliver on the business strategy
  • Solid pipeline of talent in the most critical areas
  • Reduced time to fill critical roles
  • Sophisticated picture of diversity of the workforce
  • Efficient allocation of workforce costs
  • Competitive advantage in the marketplace

Attendance is open to the public, and registration is available at SMAHRA’s website. For more information on CPI Twin Cities’ Bench Strength Accelerator program, contact Margo O’Dell at 952-915-7645.

About CPI Twin Cities

CPI Twin Cities is a firm of executive coaches, leadership development experts, and career consultants with deep expertise in creating and delivering powerful and customized solutions that lead to sustainable results. In 2006, the business was purchased from Personnel Decisions International (PDI) and today is a privately held company, owned and led by Patricia Berg, and a team of highly qualified executive coaches and career consultants in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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 highly experienced professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 40 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