#HappyJobHunting – Networking For Your Career

From the late 2000s to the early 2010s, the United States suffered from what experts coined as “The Great Recession.” During this troubling period in US history, the unemployment rate slowly reached 9.5%, and then peaked at 10.0% in the months after the recession was officially over. Ever resilient, our nation slowly clawed its way…

Recruiting Passive Candidates

Recruiting and staffing professionals spend their careers working to connect the right candidate with the right employment opportunity.  Recruiters do this by seeking out candidates who are actively looking for new opportunities. But sometimes the best suited candidates are already employed. Persuading them to make a career move can be tough, but it’s not impossible….

Winter Wonder

Congratulations, you’ve made it to mid-January. The holidays are behind you and you’re only 63 days away from the first day of spring! But if you’re like many of us (and especially if you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of cold, ice and snow) the days seem longer than…

The Evolution of CPI – Part 2

Economic Crisis Throughout its 35 year history, CPI has had its ups and downs. Like many other small companies in Metro Detroit, CPI was and is part of the tiered supplier system supporting defense, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and technology. When the stock market crashed in 2008 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points…

The Evolution Of CPI

It’s year end here at CPI with October 31, 2017 marking the end of our 35th fiscal year. It’s been a banner year for CPI – with the finance and accounting team reporting one of the best financial years to date.   So we thought we’d take a look and what makes CPI so successful and…

Here’s To Another 35 Years!

In 1982, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.22.  The unemployment rate was at 9.7%. The average cost of a new house was $82,200.  Time Magazine named the Man of the Year as the computer.  The first ever CD player was sold in Japan. Emoticons were created at Carnegie Mellon University.  Michael Jackson…

Selfish By Nature

Most have heard the old adage, “nice guys finish last.”  Or how about “you can’t play it safe if you want to get ahead.”   And somewhere along the line, many of us received the message that we had to be ruthless to climb to the top of an organization.  So is it true? Do nice…

Why Make A New Year’s Resolution?

It’s getting to be about that time. Maybe you’ve already gotten a head start on making your New Year’s resolution list. Or maybe you categorically refuse to participate in the ubiquitous tradition of self-denial or self-improvement.  Love it or hate it, we can not escape the New Year’s resolution. Even if we flat out refuse…