Human Capital Institute and Sequent Offer 'Business Transformations: Engaging the New Workforce' Networking Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Sequent Inc., a consulting and outsourcing services firm helping organizations improve corporate performance through the integration of people strategies, process management and technology, today announced that they will host an expert panel discussion of the blended workforce at a May 14, 2008 B-School Network and Learn event, to take place at Franklin University.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Sequent Inc., a consulting and outsourcing services firm helping organizations improve corporate performance through the integration of people strategies, process management and technology, today announced that they will host an expert panel discussion of the blended workforce at a May 14, 2008 B-School Network and Learn event, to take place at Franklin University.

The networking and breakfast event, open to interested professionals from throughout the greater Columbus area, will be held on Wednesday, May 14 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Franklin University’s Richard M. Ross Auditorium, 301 E. Rich St., in Columbus.

Panelists from area organizations will share their experiences with and strategies for managing the multi-generational workforce. These industry leaders have adjusted their workforce planning and employee engagement programs to better attract and retain the best and brightest of every age bracket, and have implemented intergenerational collaboration and talent management strategies that work.

This important discussion is prompted by the impending shift in the overall age of the U.S. population. By 2010, as the massive Baby Boomer generation retires and fewer skilled workers are available to replace them, organizations of every size will face a labor shortage and brain drain of dramatic proportions. In addition, Millennials and GenXers have different workplace demands and countless global opportunities. The dynamic blend of fixed and variable talent is one of the fastest-growing business strategies today. An organization's survival will depend on redefining succession plans and transforming talent practices to develop an innovative blended workforce that will not only create business impact today, but propel competitive advantage for the future.

Panelists include Bill Hutter, Sequent Founder and CEO; Gale King, Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty Human Resources for Nationwide, one of the largest diversified insurance companies in the world; Roger Mar, Vice President, Business Development for Lee Hecht Harrison's Columbus office; and Rodney Whitmore, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Healthcare Supply Chain Services - Pharmaceutical and Generics businesses of Cardinal Health.

The HCI- and Sequent-sponsored B-School Network and Learn event is free with advance registration at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org, and is recommended for director, vice president and C-level executives who are responsible for company growth and results.

ABOUT SEQUENT
Sequent is a consulting and outsourcing firm that helps clients improve corporate performance through the integration of people strategies, process management, and technology. The firm is one of the top 100 privately held businesses in Central Ohio with offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Birmingham. Sequent’s offerings include Human Capital Management, Technology Solutions, Thought Leadership, Employee Benefit Programs, and Risk Management. For more information, visit http://www.sequent.biz.

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 110,000 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 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.

PRESS CONTACTS
Sequent
Gina Jacob
888.456.3627

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas
866-538-1909
press(at)humancapitalinstitute.org

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