appoints new Director of Research.

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Toronto, CANADA (September 9, 2004)…, the largest web destination in North America for HR Executives, expands their research and analysis services with the appointment of Claude Balthazard, Ph.D. as Director of Research.

Claude joins after a diverse career that has included academia, consulting, government, and business. Most recently, Claude had launched and managed his own consulting firm focused on HR measurement and research. “With twenty years of experience in HR, Claude brings a wealth of knowledge to our research team. Claude is a great addition to our team,” says CEO Debbie McGrath. “He expands our industry knowledge and strengthens our commitment to offer the most comprehensive HR research, metrics and best practices for HR Executives.”

Claude is an acknowledged expert in the area of HR measurement and research. In addition to assuming the Director role, Claude will manage the HR Measurement and Metrics industry vertical for

Claude is a polished presenter, as well as a frequent contributor of research and articles to various magazines. In addition, Claude has kept a hand in teaching—he continues to teach courses in HR Research Methods and Business Statistics. continues to expand its research department to help our 135K members and HR Executives make better decisions. In partnership with IE Engine, intends to automate the supply chain of HR purchases, enabling HR Departments to:

1) Improve, track and measure vendor performance.
2) Lower cost of HR Product and Service purchases
3) Become compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley.

With the addition of Claude, offers top-notch Research / Analyst coverage with:

Michael Moretti: Staffing (Talent Management, Vendor Management and Recruiting)
Aileen MacMillian: Enterprise Performance Management and Competencies
Karen Elmhirst: Leadership
Rebecca Kubica: Benefits / BPO
Tracy Martin: ERP/ Enterprise Compensation and Enterprise Incentive Management ( is committed to providing Human Resources professionals with the information, tools and resources they need to successfully manage the people side of their business. provides daily news, an online library of over 8,000 articles, the widest selection of Human Capital Research, online learning seminars, and high-end conferences uniting vendors with strategic buyers.


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