Peter Cappelli to Give Talent Keynote Address at Human Capital Institute's 2007 Summit

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Dr. Peter Cappelli, Wharton professor, acclaimed author, and human capital thought leader, will be a keynote speaker at HCI's second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21.

Update on the Talent War

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that Dr. Peter Cappelli, Wharton professor, acclaimed author, and human capital thought leader, will be a keynote speaker at HCI's second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21.

Day one of the Summit, Dr. Cappelli will give the Talent keynote address, "Update on the Talent War," a presentation aimed at showing organizations fighting the talent war how they can propel talent management to a new level-and excel in the knowledge economy.

"Although it's generally accepted that the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent, it doesn't necessarily have to be the resource in shortest supply," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director. "Peter Cappelli, a true innovator in talent management, will demonstrate how organizations can gain competitive advantage."

Dr. Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Cappelli holds degrees in Industrial Relations from Cornell University and in Labor Economics from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition, he has been a staff member on the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee investigating changes in occupational structure and the changing educational system in the U.S., and Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce (EQW).

Cappelli has received numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book "The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce."

Dr. Peter Cappelli was named one of the 25 most influential people in the field of human capital by Vault.com, one of the top 100 people in the field of recruiting by Recruiter.com, and was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources. In 2003, he was named Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain, with responsibility for recommendations concerning that country's labor market and employment systems, and in 2004 he was named Editor of the Academy of Management Executive.

WHERE TALENT MEETS BUSINESS STRATEGY

HCI's second annual Human Capital Summit will take place Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, in Phoenix, with a Benefit Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 18. The 2007 event, "Where Talent Meets Business Strategy," is for forward-thinking executives, human resources professionals, business managers, and organizational development leaders who share a common vision of the global knowledge economy and are ready to align their organizations. Conference tracks will focus on three key success areas: leadership, innovation, and talent. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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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