SelectMinds Underwrites the Human Capital Institute's Corporate Social Networking Track

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and SelectMinds, a leading provider of corporate social networking solutions, announced today that SelectMinds will underwrite HCI's Corporate Social Networking education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Strategy community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to leverage human capital and gain a better understanding of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the enterprise.

Companies that thrive in an environment with ever-growing requirements for globally-dispersed knowledge and innovation are finding ways to connect their people virtually and in real-time

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and SelectMinds, a leading provider of corporate social networking solutions, announced today that SelectMinds will underwrite HCI's Corporate Social Networking education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Strategy community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to leverage human capital and gain a better understanding of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on the enterprise.

"Companies that thrive in an environment with ever-growing requirements for globally-dispersed knowledge and innovation are finding ways to connect their people virtually and in real-time," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director. "Corporate social networking helps today's businesses find creative ways to recruit, engage, and retain their employees and facilitate knowledge sharing across the enterprise."

Corporate social networking technology allows organizations to build powerful connections among and between groups of employees, retirees, women, new hires, top performers, corporate alumni, and other affinity groups identified by the organization. Corporate social networking also facilitates knowledge sharing, which speeds innovation and increases productivity.

With the understanding that a well-connected workforce is a more engaged and productive workforce, this track will explore the many facets of corporate social networking. Generation Y, for example, identifies connectivity as a critical factor when making the decision to join and stay with an organization.

HCI's track is aimed at showing how corporate social networking can break down silos and increase cross-functional stakeholder buy-in. It explores how to establish and facilitate the use of corporate social networks, using the latest in Web 2.0 functionality. The track will help human capital professionals navigate the many aspects of Web 2.0 and better understand how to utilize this technology throughout the organization.

A panel of expert advisors, which includes Diane Pardee, Chief Marketing Officer for SelectMinds, examines the latest research, as well as best practices from companies that are leveraging corporate social networking for business results. Advisors share information with human capital professionals through Webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources.

"Companies that have tapped into the power of corporate social networking have achieved phenomenal results," said Pardee. "We're pleased to support the Human Capital Institute's education and research track to provide more organizations with industry research and best practices they can utilize to take advantage of a new, Web 2.0-based technology that can generate significant results."

More information about HCI's education and research tracks is available at: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT SELECTMINDS
SelectMinds is the leading global provider of secure, corporate social networking solutions. Using the power of Web 2.0, SelectMinds helps organizations build connections among and between groups of employees, women, alumni, retirees, and other constituencies. These powerful connections drive increased knowledge sharing and collaboration, enable strategic talent sourcing, and foster employee development and retention. The result is a higher performing organization with the ability to innovate quickly, increase productivity, and hire and retain key talent. SelectMinds clients include more than 60 leading organizations; among them are JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, BearingPoint, Latham & Watkins, Schlumberger, and Deloitte. For more information, please visit: http://www.selectminds.com

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 80,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention. The future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. We invite you to learn, share and grow your career with HCI's comprehensive resources, and join our high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

PRESS CONTACTS
SelectMinds
Kate Leeson
646-722-6032

Human Capital Institute
Andrea Miller
866-538-1909

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