Results of Largest Ever Workforce Study to be Presented at Business Networking Event at Ryerson

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Towers Perrin and Human Capital Institute Demystify Employee Mindset, Reveal Direct Link between Employee Engagement and Financial Performance. Results of Largest Ever Workforce Study to be Presented at Business Networking Event at Ryerson. Towers Perrin and The Human Capital Institute (HCI) will take the mystery out of what makes employees tick, presenting eye opening findings from a global survey at an exclusive breakfast session for the business community.

The Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study: Achieve Growth by Attracting, Retaining & Engaging Top Talent

Towers Perrin and The Human Capital Institute (HCI) will take the mystery out of what makes employees tick, presenting eye opening findings from a global survey at an exclusive breakfast session for the business community.

As part of the survey findings, Towers Perrin identified a significant "engagement gap" -- the gap between the discretionary effort employees want to invest and companies' effectiveness at tapping into this effort to enhance business performance.

The study, titled "The Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study: Achieve Growth by Attracting, Retaining & Engaging Top Talent", is the largest of its kind, surveying nearly 90,000 workers worldwide, including 5,000 in Canada. The results provide unique strategic insight to enable companies to make smarter, more cost-effective workforce decisions -- ultimately, to enhance business performance and the bottom-line.

Who: Kevin Aselstine, Towers Perrin Managing Principal, Leader Ontario Operations; Mark Scott, Vice President, Development/Alliances, The Human Capital Institute; Neil Rothenberg, Instructor of Organizational Behavior, Ryerson University

What: Network and Learn breakfast session for the business community, presentation of research and panel-audience discussion of its implications for business

Where: Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St.

When: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the final 2007 Global Workforce research report, scheduled for release this fall.

This exclusive presentation is recommended for senior leaders across functions who are responsible for company growth and results, including directors, presidents, vice presidents and C-level executives.

Admission to the event is free on a first-come, first-serve seating basis.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org. To register by phone, call HCI at 1-866-538-1909.

About Towers Perrin
Towers Perrin is a global professional services firm that helps organizations improve their performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The firm provides innovative solutions in the areas of human capital strategy, program design and management, and in the areas of risk and capital management, insurance and reinsurance intermediary services and actuarial consulting. Towers Perrin has offices and alliance partner locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Towers Perrin is available at http://www.towersperrin.com.

About Ryerson University
Ryerson University is Canada's leader in career-focused education, offering close to 90 Ph.D., master's, and undergraduate programs to 25,000 students. Ryerson University has a significant and growing research portfolio aimed at expanding knowledge, enhancing practices and methods, and playing a key role in the life of the city, province, and country. With more than 64,000 registrations annually, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading provider of university-based adult education. http://www.ryerson.ca

About The Human Capital Institute
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 118,000 members in 40 countries committed to shaping the world’s new talent economy. Leaders, executives, and practitioners in HCI's network represent organizations of all sizes across public, charitable and government sectors, and collaborate on the next practices in strategic talent management. Through communities, education, events and research, HCI provides actionable, results-driven solutions to help members foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with HCI's training, peer-to-peer learning, and public and private research on talent management best practices, the HCI Human Capital Strategist designation sets the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and new economy leadership. http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

Towers Perrin
Joe Conway
914-745-4175

Human Capital Institute
Laura Polas
866-538-1909

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