Development Dimensions International and Human Capital Institute Partner to Deliver Talent Management Analysis and Education

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Development Dimensions International (DDI), a leading global human resource consulting firm, announced a partnership today to conduct important and comprehensive talent management research.

The research will also play a role in shaping the future of organizations' talent initiatives.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Development Dimensions International (DDI), a leading global human resource consulting firm, announced a partnership today to conduct important and comprehensive talent management research.

"As we move further into the 21st century, the evolution from industrial economy to knowledge-based economy is accelerating. Now, more than ever, an organization's competitive levers are the ideas, creativity, and speed of innovation driven by its most talented employees," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director.

In order to uncover best and next practices in talent management, and identity areas requiring improvement, DDI and HCI will survey leading organizations and analyze findings. Research is aimed at determining whether organizations have the best talent in key positions, as well as how they manage human capital. It also seeks to identify today's most compelling talent management issues.

Those invited to participate in the survey include executives, HR managers and HR professionals from a wide variety of organizations, including multinational and foreign-owned companies, with locations in the U.S. and Canada. Seeking participants from these groups will ensure that the study is shaped by a broad base of diverse perspectives

"DDI continually conducts research to uncover key trends. The data gathered from this joint talent management research will help companies stay ahead of the curve," said Rich Wellins, DDI's Senior Vice President. "The research will also play a role in shaping the future of organizations' talent initiatives."

Preliminary survey findings will be available at HCI's National Human Capital Summit, which will take place in Phoenix, March 19-21. A webcast based on survey findings is also planned for spring 2007.

ABOUT DEVELOPMENT DIMENSIONS INTERNATIONAL

Founded in 1970, Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resources consulting firm, helps organizations close the gap between today's talent capability and future talent needs. DDI's expertise includes designing and implementing selection systems, and identifying and developing front-line to executive leadership talent. With more than 1,000 associates in 75 offices in 26 countries and headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, the firm advises half of the Fortune 500. For more information visit http://www.ddiworld.com/aboutddi.

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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412-257-3862

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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