Human Capital Institute Opens Registration for Specialty Conference, "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry," November 3-4, 2009 in Houston

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Leading talent professionals from the oil and gas industry will gather to brainstorm solutions to unique workforce challenges at the Human Capital Institute's 2009 specialty conference, "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool," which will take place November 3 and 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas. HCI, a professional association and think tank defining and advancing the business science of strategic talent management and new economy leadership, today opened registration for the event, which is expected to draw an international crowd of oil and gas executives.

Almost 90 percent of senior HR professionals in the oil and gas industry identify a talent void as one of their top five business challenges

Leading talent professionals from the oil and gas industry will gather to brainstorm solutions to unique workforce challenges at the Human Capital Institute's 2009 specialty conference, "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry: From Retaining Top Performers to Developing the Skill Pool," which will take place November 3 and 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas. HCI, a professional association and think tank defining and advancing the business science of strategic talent management and new economy leadership, today opened registration for the event, which is expected to draw an international crowd of oil and gas executives.

"Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry" will directly address the industry-specific challenges of aging workforce populations and fewer engineers. Top professionals will share their real-world solutions including developing talent pipelines, training the next generation, protecting talent, retaining and engaging critical talent, and creating new ideas and partnerships for filling the talent void. Industry talent leaders will have opportunities to network and discuss their experiences.

Conference participants will learn essential skills through real-world case studies, discussions of trends and techniques, technology reviews and more. Topics will include implementation practices; services and solutions related to hiring, onboarding, learning and development; performance management; succession planning; and retention. For a full agenda, visit http://www.hci.org/hci/events_conference_talent_mgt_oil_gas_2009_houston_agenda.guid.

"Almost 90 percent of senior HR professionals in the oil and gas industry identify a talent void as one of their top five business challenges," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director and SVP, Research. "HCI created 'Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry' to help professionals in this specialized industry directly address this issue through the skillful practice of strategic talent management."

HCI's "Managing Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry" specialty conference presents an ideal professional development opportunity for talent-focused VPs, Directors, Managers and C-Level leaders in learning and development, engineering, training, recruitment or HR and talent. Registration for the two-day conference is $1,695. HCI Professional Members are entitled to a $200 registration discount.

Early-bird registrations received by August 30 receive an additional $300 discount.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.hci.org/hci/events_conference_talent_mgt_oil_gas_2009_houston_register.guid or call HCI Member Services at 866.538.1909.

About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, development, deployment and new economy leadership. Through research and collaboration, our global network of more than 150,000 members develops and promotes creativity, best and next practices, and actionable solutions in strategic talent management. Executives, practitioners, and thought leaders representing organizations of all sizes, across public, charitable and government sectors, utilize HCI communities, education, events and research to foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with these initiatives, HCI's Human Capital Strategist professional certifications and designations set the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and measurement. http://www.hci.org

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