Derrick Barton, Chief Talent Officer of the Center for Talent Retention, Leads Pre-Conference Workshop at Human Capital Institute's National Summit

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Derrick Barton, Chief Talent Officer of the Center for Talent Retention, will lead a pre-conference workshop at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit. The Summit takes place in Chicago April 6-7, with pre-conference workshops on April 5.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Derrick Barton, Chief Talent Officer of the Center for Talent Retention, will lead a pre-conference workshop at HCI's inaugural National Human Capital Summit. The Summit takes place in Chicago April 6-7, with pre-conference workshops on April 5.

The afternoon of April 5, Barton presents "Engaging and Retaining Your Key Talent," a session that teaches human capital professionals how to build proactive engagement and retention systems into the fabric of their organizations.

"Companies recruiting for growth can't risk losing their best talent to competitors. They must also remain focused on aligning and engaging employees," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "This session provides an opportunity to learn how to implement systems that help engage and retain employees--from an expert in talent management."

Derrick Barton is co-founder and Chief Talent Officer of the Center for Talent Retention, a firm dedicated to building an organization's capabilities to deliver human capital results.

The Center for Talent Retention has become known as a leader in "taking action" to increase employee engagement and reduce turnover. By providing hands-on tools and resources that enable companies to take action and make a real impact on talent results, the Center for Talent Retention helps companies in every business segment attract, engage, and retain employees.

Barton has a wealth of experience "living" the day-to-day challenges to attract, develop, engage, and retain employees. His 17 years experience in staff, line, and corporate roles with QWEST Communications, U S WEST Information Technologies, James River Corporation, and the Center for Organizational Effectiveness have shaped a practical approach to delivering talent results.

Derrick Barton previously served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and is a former Chapter President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Currently, he helps shape thinking around human capital as a member of the Human Capital Institute's National Advisory Board. Derrick Barton is known for delivering pragmatic, straightforward messages.

ABOUT HCI'S HUMAN CAPITAL SUMMIT

HCI's first annual Human Capital Summit Conference and Expo will take place Thursday April 6 through Friday April 7 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, April 5. A 2006 must-attend event, the Summit is for human capital professionals, line managers and executives who understand that talent will be the key driver for success in the knowledge economy. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/conference_national.guid

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global 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

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR TALENT RETENTION

Dedicated to building an organization's capabilities to deliver human capital results, the Center for Talent Retention is the leading expert on solutions required to "take action." Bringing together the best talent resources, they are known in the industry as one of the elite companies working across business segments to increase business performance through people. Center for Talent Retention works with companies trying to deliver world class results, as well as help the best companies stay on top by implementing cutting edge talent practices. Becton Dickinson, Xilinx, Ball Corporation, ADP, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, NASA, John Deere, McDonalds, General Electric and others turn to Center for Talent Retention for solutions. The Company Mantra says it all... "Without Action, We Have Nothing" http://www.keeppeople.com

Press Contacts:

Center for Talent Retention

Cindy Mustful

800-861-6965

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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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