SOURCE: Inquisite

February 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Inquisite VP of Human Insight Management Jakob Franzen to Address Effective HR Strategies at the Future of HR in Oil, Gas and Energy Industry Conference

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - Inquisite, the human insight software company, today announced that VP of Human Insight Management Jakob Franzen, SPHR, CCP, will present at the Future of HR in Oil, Gas and Energy Industry Conference on February 27, 2008. Mr. Franzen will discuss the ways in which oil, gas and energy companies can use regular employee feedback loops to develop the HR strategies necessary to combat the recruitment and retention challenges specific to their industry.

Mr. Franzen's presentation, titled "Harnessing Employee Insight to Build Effective HR Strategies," will take place February 27, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. CST. The presentation will address the energy industry's major HR issues, specifically the large number of energy employees reaching retirement age in the next five years and how to entice the new generation of engineers to the industry via HR to deal with the employee shortage. He will discuss how data collection across the employee lifecycle, as well as individual project lifecycles, allows HR departments to build talent management strategies that drive performance.

The event brings together HR experts from leading oil, gas and energy companies to benchmark best practices, success stories and do's and don'ts. Audiences will hear practical advice on creating a talent management strategy and building a strong succession plan, case studies on talent acquisition, training and leadership development. To learn more about the conference, please visit

About the Speaker:

Human Insight Management is the connection between employee performance and customer engagement. It is the intersection where talent management and customer relationship management meet. Jakob Franzen has over 18 years experience in the Human Resource field. Over the course of his career he has become adept at blending HR practice and technology. After serving as Inquisite's Human Insight Management Coach, Mr. Franzen continues this thought leadership in a strategic role. As Inquisite's Vice President of Human Insight Management, he creates strategies that align Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management.

Prior to Inquisite, Mr. Franzen worked for various consulting firms implementing ERP systems and assisting clients in merging HR Management and technology. His HR Management experience crosses a variety of sectors, including Public, Life Sciences, Electronics Manufacturing, Industrial Contracting, Software, and Professional Services. His HR skills include both domestic and global HR.

Mr. Franzen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University. He is currently certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Certified Compensation Professional, and a Project Management Professional.

Note: If you will be attending this event and would like to arrange a briefing with Mr. Franzen, please contact Morgan McDowell of blast! PR.

About Inquisite

Inquisite, Inc., the human insight software company, is a provider of Web-based software applications that make it easy to collect, understand and manage the perspectives, feedback and profiles of employees, customers and business partners. Inquisite's Survey and Employee Performance Management solutions give professionals and managers simple, powerful and flexible ways to use human insight to accelerate business decisions. Inquisite was founded in 1997 and has helped hundreds of industry-leading companies successfully achieve their business objectives through the innovative use of insight and technology.

Contact Information

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