SOURCE: Human Capital Institute

Human Capital Institute

January 27, 2014 09:00 ET

KellyOCG to Bring Human Capital Institute's Strategic Workforce Planning Course to European Market

Comprehensive Certification Course Provides HR Professionals, Line Managers and Executives With Insight to Align Workforce Variables With Organizational Strategy

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today announced that it has partnered with KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, to deliver its Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) courses to various locations in Europe throughout 2014. Through this partnership, HCI can help more employers around the world access the insight and best practices to better manage their workforces and drive positive business results.

As a complex mix of economic, global and multi-generational considerations demand that organizations move beyond traditional -- and simple -- headcount calculations, Strategic Workforce Planning has become one of the most sought-after competencies in HR today. Therefore, it is crucial for HR, recruitment and organizational development professionals, as well as line managers and executives, to understand how they can move beyond traditional manpower planning and adopt a qualitative decision framework that aligns workforce variables with a broader organizational strategy.

Through its comprehensive SWP certification course, HCI helps individuals improve their proficiency in all aspects of workforce planning, including forecasting, problem solving and business strategy. Attendees of the course learn how to determine the most critical competencies and aptitudes needed for high performance growth, respond to rapid change with comprehensive contingency planning, and identify and execute against specific workforce, management and leadership gaps.

By partnering with KellyOCG, HCI is able to deliver its SWP certification course, the most recognized, gold-standard business credential that proves knowledge of strategic workforce planning models and concepts, to the European market. In order to conduct the program, HCI will train and certify KellyOCG instructors to lead the two-day course. KellyOCG will then facilitate the course in various locations across Europe as well as onsite in several European organizations in a corporate training environment.

"Our SWP certification is an important career achievement for all high-potential and high-performing practitioners in HR, giving them the expertise to make the crucial business decisions needed to align workforce planning with business strategy," said Carl Rhodes, HCI's chief executive officer. "We are pleased to partner with KellyOCG to bring this industry-leading certification course to Europe and help more individuals adopt the best practices that lead to greater workforce planning success."

"HCI is well regarded throughout the industry for setting the standard for the delivery of the latest ideas and proven strategies for effective human capital management," said Susan DeFazio, senior director of KellyOCG. "We are very excited to work together to provide HR professionals across Europe with the insight on how they can foster high performance and growth in their organizations through strategic workforce planning."

The first KellyOCG facilitated SWP certification course will be held in London on March 26 - 27, 2014 at the Euston House London. Registration details for this event can be accessed at: http://www.hci.org/event-registration/1154836?class_instance_nid=1860748.

About KellyOCG
KellyOCG® is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services, Inc. KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Executive Coaching & Development, and Executive Search. 

KellyOCG was named to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® list, an annual ranking of the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors.

Further information about KellyOCG may be found at kellyocg.com.

About Kelly Services®
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides temporary employment to 560,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2012 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.

About Human Capital Institute (HCI)
HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit www.hci.org.