SOURCE: Human Capital Institute

May 07, 2008 00:02 ET

Human Capital Institute Launches Research Practice

HCI Research Offers Quantitative and Qualitative Human Capital and Talent Management Research

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - In conjunction with the release of the "The Role of HR in the Age of Talent" research report, the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and think tank advancing the science of strategic talent management, announced their new research practice, HCI Research. The practice will chronicle the movement from corporate HR departments to talent management for global information economies.

Led by HCI's research team -- a group headed by HCI Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Research Allan Schweyer -- HCI Research creates leading edge, actionable, studies and resources based on quantitative and qualitative information. HCI Research is a key offering in the Human Capital Institute's collective suite of educational and information tools.

"HCI Research seeks to help global businesses and organizations challenged to embrace talent management principles by providing statistical analysis and information on the latest best practices," said Schweyer. "The group will release several major reports a year with more than 1,000 respondents each, which will be complemented by topical minor reports."

HCI Research's quantitative research provides analyzed, topic-driven information created by survey data resulting from polling HCI members. In turn, focus groups and interviews provide qualitative input to HCI Research. Other major research projects include creating white papers, employment surveys, and the use of webcasts in building research practice areas.

Today's "The Role of HR in the Age of Talent" report shows that only 22 percent of HR leaders were considered experts across talent management issues such as globalization, outsourcing, workforce integration and financial acumen. At the same time, HR organizations have made progress embracing talent management principles.

The first study from HCI Research was HCI's annual survey entitled, "Talent Markets: The Importance of Location in the Competition for Human Capital," released last November. The study found that the 'brand,' or perception of a city, is a critical factor in the decision-making process for job candidates. Therefore, cities and employers that understand, manage and promote their brands will be best positioned to attract and keep knowledge workers of all ages. The study went on to rank the best and worst places to live in the United States.


The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 115,000 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.

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