Human Capital Institute Announces Unprecedented Interest in "Accelerating Performance" Webcast

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, today announced unprecedented interest in its webcast, "Accelerating the Performance of High Potential Leaders," scheduled for October 26 from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM Eastern time. The online event is part of HCI's Talent and Career Transition Management learning and research track. The track, which is part of HCI's Talent Development community of interest, is sponsored by DBM, a global human capital and transitions management firm.

A perfect storm is forming, making urgency kick up

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, today announced unprecedented interest in its webcast, "Accelerating the Performance of High Potential Leaders," scheduled for October 26 from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM Eastern time. The online event is part of HCI's Talent and Career Transition Management learning and research track. The track, which is part of HCI's Talent Development community of interest, is sponsored by DBM, a global human capital and transitions management firm.

Interest in the topic can be attributed to a number of factors, according to webcast presenter Duncan Mathison, Managing Director of Executive Coaching for DBM's Western Region. "A perfect storm is forming, making urgency kick up," said Mathison.

As the labor market tightens and organizations experience the dramatic shift in workplace demographics as baby boomers start to retire, the issue of hiring the very best leaders becomes critical. "Quality of hire makes a huge difference. The top 10 percent of leaders drive twice the performance of the middle 80 percent," Mathison said.

Further, organizations are taking a hard look at their bench strength, leading to a growing concern about the overall shortage of strong management, and the potential for not having the right employees in place to meet future business challenges. And since flatter organizational structures are providing fewer rungs in the career ladder, suddenly the need to develop and retain high potential leaders becomes a key success factor. "Companies with really strong high-potential development programs outperform those without them." Mathison said.

All these factors are driving interest in the webcast, which looks at the best ways to identify and develop leaders within an organization. To date, over 1,900 people have registered for the free Internet presentation.

Interest also has to do with the way the webcast is structured, according to Christi Karvasek, Marketing Manager for DBM. The presentation is supported by a panel of HR leaders and practitioners who provide context for the research Mathison shares.

Moreover, this is only one in a series of webcasts HCI has held on this topic. People who have experienced the quality of previous webcasts have signed themselves up for the whole series, as well as shared that information with their colleagues who in turn sign up. According to Karvasek, "This level of word-of-mouth advertising is a great testimonial to the quality of the webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources offered through HCI's Talent and Career Transition Management learning and research track. Mathison agreed stating, "I think today people are in need of nuggets of learning."

"HCI's webcasts have met with tremendous success because they address critical concerns related to talent management. We look forward to continuing to provide human capital professionals with the resources they need to meet the challenges of developing talent," said Joy Kosta, Director of HCI's Talent Development community.

For more information about the October 26 webcast, "Accelerating the Performance of High Potential Leaders," other webcasts in the series, and the Talent and Career Transition Management learning and research track and its offerings, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/tracks_transition_management.guid

ABOUT DBM

DBM (http://www.dbm.com) is a leading global human capital management firm providing transition services to private and public companies, not-for-profits, and governments. With almost 40 years of experience creating innovative career transition solutions, DBM annually guides more than 7000 organizations and 250,000 individuals through key transitions caused by significant change events or by the dynamic ongoing employee changes which impact business daily. DBM counsels organizations on aligning workforces with business strategy after mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; transitioning employees for increased speed to competency or improved productivity; and outplacement planning and implementation. DBM consultants also provide career transition and business coaching services to individual clients seeking to get the most out of their personal career transitions. DBM has 230 locations serving 85 countries and has

partnered with 70 percent of the Fortune 500 and 80 percent of the Global 500 companies.

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

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