HireDesk Announces Strategic Relationship with Seyfarth Shaw

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One of North AmericaÂ?s Leading Labor and Employment Law Firms to Help HireDesk Customers Support Legal Compliance and Reduce Risk in their Hiring Process

HireDesk™, an award-winning provider of employee recruiting, assessment and hiring solutions, today announced a strategic business relationship with Seyfarth Shaw, one of North America’s largest labor and employment law firms; and a leader in helping clients to strengthen their human resources capabilities, while reducing legal risk. The two companies, along with the Human Capital Institute, will be conducting a free Web seminar on November 18 at 1:00 pm EST entitled ‘Quality of Hire: Reducing the Risk of Employment Litigation’. People interested in attending may register online at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org.

Under the relationship, HireDesk will partner with Seyfarth Shaw attorneys in providing hiring process audits and best practices implementations for HireDesk clients. The result: a strong legal compliance and risk reduction capability for users of HireDesk candidate recruiting, screening, selection, and retention solutions. Under the agreement, the skills of Seyfarth Shaw employment counsel will accompany every implementation of the HireDesk HireQuality™ solution for corporate HR departments.

The relationship also involves HireDesk bringing to clients the skills of Seyfarth Shaw at Work, the Seyfarth Shaw subsidiary delivering both leader-led and e-Learning solutions in equal employment opportunity compliance, affirmative action planning, effective interviewing skills, effective use of performance management systems, workforce diversity, and related topics. Taught by Seyfarth Shaw at Work attorneys, and supported by the firm’s Learning Management System, the courses have been acclaimed for their practical, entertaining, and cost-effective formats.

“We see this relationship as a real win for our clients,” said George LaRocque, HireDesk General Manager. “Our clients tell us increasingly that they are concerned with the legal compliance issues surrounding recruitment and employment decision making; a field of increasing complexity. Now, we will offer clients a resource created specifically to answer these questions as a regular part of implementing our HireQuality solution for corporate HR departments.”

“We will also draw on the expertise of Seyfarth Shaw in designing our core technologies, implementation protocols, and reporting systems, so that our systems produce the data and reports HR managers need to monitor EEO and affirmative action compliance, and look for areas of potential risk,” said LaRocque.

“Recruiting, screening, and hiring employees in a way that reduces legal risk needs to be a team effort,” said Michael Warner, senior attorney and lead partner in the HireDesk – Seyfarth Shaw initiative. “We believe our relationship with HireDesk offers a great blend of technology, HR best practices, and legal expertise. From design, to implementation, to ongoing training, both “quality of hire” and legal risk reduction can be dealt with, each by the best available resource,” said Warner.

The HireDesk – Seyfarth Shaw relationship is effective immediately.

About HireDesk Inc.

HireDesk provides the industry’s most comprehensive hiring solutions aimed at helping companies build a high-quality workforce, resulting in higher organizational performance, productivity and return on HR investments. HireDesk is the first company to seamlessly integrate competency-based assessment and hiring tools, a full-feature applicant tracking system, and post-hire performance metrics into a single-platform hiring solution. This integrated solution gives customers the ability to continuously improve their quality of hire each and every time.

Winner of HR Executive magazine’s 2004 Top Ten HR Product of the Year, HireDesk's web-based software is designed to be the industry’s most flexible and configurable solution to fit the unique business needs of the markets it serves, from recruiting firms to corporate HR departments. HireDesk solutions today benefit over 500 organizations worldwide. If you’d like to learn more about HireDesk and its offerings, visit the Web at http://www.hiredesk.com or call 1-866-747-3375 for additional details.

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Chad Wells

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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Founded in 1945, Seyfarth Shaw has more than 600 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington D.C., as well as Brussels, Belgium.

True to its roots, Seyfarth Shaw has one of the largest labor and employment practices in the nation, and also provides a broad range of legal services including construction law, corporate law, employee benefits, environmental, safety and toxic tort, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax.

Today, the firm’s practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include many of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, companies in telecommunication, manufacturing, retail and insurance industries, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities.

Media Contact:

John Corey

Weber Shandwick Worldwide

tel 312-988-2038

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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