Michael Rudnick to Lead HCI Masters Webcast for Talent and HR Professionals

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global education and professional association that defines excellence and establishes standards for the new business science of strategic talent management, in collaboration with Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm, will host intranet and portal guru, Michael Rudnick, for a Master’s Webcast presentation on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST.

You Built It, But Did They Come? Creating a Dynamic Employee Portal

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global education and professional association that defines excellence and establishes standards for the new business science of strategic talent management, in collaboration with Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm, will host intranet and portal guru, Michael Rudnick, for a Master’s Webcast presentation on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST.

Rudnick, Global Practice Leader for Intranets & Portals at Watson Wyatt, will present an online education and Q&A session titled, “You Built It, But Did They Come? Creating a Dynamic Employee Portal,” through HCI’s HCtv broadcast network. His presentation will cover components of the next generation of employee portals and the communications technologies that can help companies create an effective, well-utilized portal: a single, easy-to-access site that allows a workforce to get whatever information they need, when they need it, for the entire range of work and life events. He will also discuss understanding employee expectations of and motivations for accessing portals, incorporating innovative communications technologies into portals and recognizing common shortcomings that may cause workforces to underutilize portals.

The Webcast is free with advance registration at HCI’s online Center for Human Capital Excellence, http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org.

“It’s such a privilege to host a thought leader of Michael Rudnick’s caliber, and to know that he is willing to share his knowledge and considerable experience with HCI members,” said Allan Schweyer, HCI’s Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Research. “As creator of the first-ever Intranet for Xerox in 1994, Michael has proven himself as a true pioneer in employee communication technologies, and as a real asset to the continually evolving field of talent management.”

“A well-designed portal can enhance communication between a company and its workforce,” said Rudnick. “But, without the right technology to draw employees in — and make the portal easy and enjoyable to use — its advantages are wasted. I’m glad to have this opportunity to teach HCI’s membership how portals can be effective communication tools and valuable talent management assets.”

HCI’s complimentary Webcast featuring Rudnick is made possible in part by enWisen, a leader in on-demand workforce communications solutions and sponsor of HCI’s “Next Generation Workforce Communication” education and research track. The track, which focuses on the ways in which the best organizations are leveraging next generation communications technology to create a more informed, productive, engaged and satisfied workforce, is one of several topics addressed in HCI’s Talent Strategy community of interest within HCI’s online Center for Human Capital Excellence.

ABOUT WATSON WYATT WORLDWIDE
Watson Wyatt (NYSE, NASDAQ: WW) is the trusted business partner to the world’s leading organizations on people and financial issues. The firm’s global services include: managing the cost and effectiveness of employee benefit programs; developing attraction, retention and reward strategies; advising pension plan sponsors and other institutions on optimal investment strategies; providing strategic and financial advice to insurance and financial services companies; and delivering related technology, outsourcing and data services. Watson Wyatt has 7,000 associates in 32 countries and is located on the Web at http://www.watsonwyatt.com

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, researcher and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With more than 106,000 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. The organization provides 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. HCI also awards the HCS designation to individual executives and collaborative teams who, though coursework and a workplace practicum, demonstrate a commitment to understanding and utilizing talent strategies and best practices.

HCI believes that the future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. The organization invites professionals to learn, share and grow their careers with HCI’s comprehensive resources, and to join HCI’s high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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703-258-7634

Human Capital Institute
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866-538-1909

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