Human Capital Institute and Jobster Launch New eLearning Series: "Unleashing the Power of Employee Referral"

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that it is launching a new Webcast Series called, "Unleashing the Power of Employee Referral." The four-part interactive learning series will examine the most powerful talent acquisition methodology available today: employee referral programs.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that it is launching a new Webcast Series called, "Unleashing the Power of Employee Referral." The four-part interactive learning series will examine the most powerful talent acquisition methodology available today: employee referral programs.

The first webcast in the series, "Three Elements of the Most Powerful Referral Programs," will be held February 2, 2006, from 12:00PM to 1:30PM EST. Jobster, a leading provider of online Talent Networks, underwrites the series.

The session will examine the best-designed employee referral programs-how they are constructed, how they encourage participation, and how they constantly strive to measure impact on the bottom line. Among the thought leader panelists scheduled to participate are senior representatives from Electronic Arts, Expedia, The MITRE Corporation, and other best practices companies, as well as industry experts and consultants.

"Employee referral programs reduce cost-per-hire and result in better, more engaged candidates," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "This webcast series is aimed at helping organizations build a best-in-class employee referral program."

Studies show that employee referral remains one of the most effective methods of hiring. But not all employee referral programs are alike. Organizations that know how to tap in to 21st century tools like professional networking sites, blogs, and virtual web communities to automate the employee referral process are ahead of the competition in the war for talent.

Human Capital Institute webcasts are powered by iLinc, and are free to all HCI members and registered guests. Participants are eligible to receive re-certification credits from HRCI for each webcast. Those who complete the course by attending all four sessions will gain re-certification credits toward HCI's Human Capital Strategist designation.

To register for this and subsequent webcasts in the series, and for a list of other Human Capital Institute webcasts, please visit Events, at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org. To register by telephone, please call 866-538-1909.

ABOUT JOBSTER

Jobster is the leading provider of online Talent Networks, connecting great companies with qualified people through trusted relationships. More than 200 employers, including The Boeing Company, Boston Scientific, Expedia, Google, The MITRE Corporation, Premera, Samsung, and Veritude use Jobster to target, manage relationships with, and hire quality candidates. For more information, please visit: http://www.jobster.com

ABOUT ILINC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

iLinc Communications, Inc. is a leading developer of Web conferencing software and audio (phone) conferencing services for highly secure and cost-effective collaborative meetings, presentations, and training sessions. For more information, please visit: http://www.ilinc.com

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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