Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) October 29, 2004
HireDeskÂ, an award-winning provider of employee recruiting, assessment and hiring solutions, today announced a strategic business relationship with Seyfarth Shaw, one of North AmericaÂs 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 ÂQuality of Hire: Reducing the Risk of Employment LitigationÂ. 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 HireQualityÂ 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 firmÂs Learning Management System, the courses have been acclaimed for their practical, entertaining, and cost-effective formats.
ÂWe see this relationship as a real win for our clients,Â said George LaRocque, HireDesk General Manager. ÂOur 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.Â
ÂWe 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,Â said LaRocque.
ÂRecruiting, screening, and hiring employees in a way that reduces legal risk needs to be a team effort,Â said Michael Warner, senior attorney and lead partner in the HireDesk Â Seyfarth Shaw initiative. ÂWe 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 Âquality of hireÂ and legal risk reduction can be dealt with, each by the best available resource,Â said Warner.
The HireDesk Â Seyfarth Shaw relationship is effective immediately.
About HireDesk Inc.
HireDesk provides the industryÂs 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 magazineÂs 2004 Top Ten HR Product of the Year, HireDesk's web-based software is designed to be the industryÂs 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 youÂd 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.
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 firmÂs practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the countryÂs 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.
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