August 19, 2020 – Columbus, OH-headquartered Career Partners International (CPI) has added Career Management Associates (CMA Midwest) as its newest member firm to serve the Greater Kansas City, KS market.
Career Management Associates offers a full range of services including executive search, career transition services/outplacement, executive coaching, leader development and MPO assessment solutions. The industries the firm has served represent all the major Fortune 500 categories including financial services, insurance, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, legal, accounting and publishing/communications.
“We are very excited to have John and his team back as Members of CPI,” said Bill Kellner, president and CEO of CPI. “CMA Midwest has a strong history of delivering high-quality career transition and leadership development programs. Their people-first approach and impressive backgrounds make them an important and trusted partner in the Greater Kansas City market.”
“CPI’s talent backed by cutting edge resources will be a great compliment to how we support our clients going forward,” said John Daugherty, president of CMA Midwest. “We are excited to be a part of the CPI team once again.”
Mr. Daugherty has over 20 years’ experience in career consulting, executive search, executive development, and coaching. He has delivered executive development programs and leadership training programs across a variety of Fortune 500 companies, public and privately held companies, start-up ventures and not-for-profit organizations.
With more than 300 locations, Career Partners International is a provider of outplacement, career management, executive coaching and leadership development services.
Assisting Client During a Pandemic
As the world experiences the compounding effects of COVID-19, communities and workplaces are in a state of flux. Career Partners International responded by launching a variety of complimentary services to support organizations, leaders, and employees.
The CPI website was revamped with a new segment of free materials for workers who have been laid off due to COVID-19 and have no professional assistance. These resources are to help guide the unemployed through stress management, developing a resume, preparing for interviews and more, preparing them to re-enter the workforce as soon as possible.
CPI also launched a series of live and recorded webinars to support leaders and their teams. In addition, CPI career transition services have been expanded in response to changes in the job market. Additionally, all coaching and group events have moved to virtual delivery.
“These additional offerings are our way of giving forward and making sure companies and employees affected by this economic shift have the means to recover quickly,” said Mr. Kellner. “Many aspects of society have and will forever change. One thing that will not change is our commitment to our clients, participants, and communities.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media