People First HR Services

KWA Partners Marks 10 Years of Career Management Services in Winnipeg

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In June 2012, KWA Partners, provider of career management services, celebrates 10 years of providing career transition services to leading companies across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario through its partnership with People First HR Services.

Well-known for the excellence of its career transition services, KWA Partners is the largest provider in the Prairies.  The firm assists corporations to do things right when implementing job loss and supports people to move forward after job loss.

“Implementing job loss can be extremely challenging for people on both sides of the desk, and with this in mind, we have developed programs to respond appropriately and sensitively to both company and individual needs,”  says Eileen Kirton, Vice President of Career Management for People First.  “The most important component of our service, however, is our consultants and the depth of experience and genuine caring they bring to their work.  It has been rewarding to participate in the evolution of our services over the last ten years” says Eileen.

Another growing aspect of KWA Partners work is in the area of career development – helping organizations maximize the full potential of employees. Its customized career development programs more fully engage employees in their careers with their organization and serve as a retention tool.

“We recognized that many progressive employers are looking to support employees to envision their career within the organization and to realize career success.  Witnessing someone taking charge of their own career development and supporting them to create and implement their own career action plan is its own reward.” Says Bev Braun-Allard, Manager, Career Management Services.

KWA Partners is one of the largest career management partnerships in Canada, with 23 offices and 175 employees across the country. In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario, it partners with People First.  In the United States, it partners with Lincolnshire International, a leader in career management solutions. Its worldwide affiliate is Arbora Global Career Partners.

People First HR Services was founded in 2000 in Winnipeg and has grown to be one of the most respected human resource consulting firms in Manitoba. It contributes substantially to the success of its clients by working with them to: recruit top talent; discover the full potential of each of their employees; maximize the collective strength of a highly-engaged workforce and assist in the exiting process when it’s time to part ways.


Eileen Kirton
Vice President, Career Management
1800-360 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3