TMP Worldwide Sponsors Human Capital Institute’s Social Networking and Recruiting Education and Research Initiative

February 15

Washington, D.C. - May 6, 2008 - The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, and TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, the world's largest independent recruitment advertising agency in North America, announced today that TMP is sponsoring HCI's Social Networking and Recruiting education and research track.

Strategic Sourcing and Recruitment is among several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Acquisition community of interest, a community HCI and its more than 110,000 members consider critical to organizations working to leverage human capital.

The track examines how recruiters and prospective employers can capitalize on new social networking technology to make connections, establish contacts and bring new talent into the fold. It also discusses the fundamental thought processes needed to be successful in the online recruiting world.

"For many recruiters, a fat Rolodex was a sign of successful connections in the business community," said Amy Lewis, director of HCI's talent acquisition community. "Now social networking requires the know-how to convert that Rolodex into a modern workhorse—understanding new technologies and how to use them most effectively. TMP Worldwide is the ideal resource for demystifying the online social space for talent management, no matter what your level of experience."

"We're pleased to be sponsoring HCI's social networking and recruiting track," said John Refo, Director of Strategic Marketing for TMP Worldwide. "These new technologies offer employers endless opportunities for recruiting top talent, as well as for their own professional growth."

As part of its sponsorship, TMP Worldwide is hosting an HCI online webcast at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. The webcast, Career and Social Website Evolution: Creating Collaboration in Your Acquisition Strategy. During the webcast, attendees will get an overview of how Web 2.0—the concept of web-based technology to create collaboration among users—has redefined what lens employers should use when focusing on their career site design. TMP Worldwide professionals will also discuss the employer career site as a social network, and how these new media can be integrated in your acquisition strategy. Attendance is free with registration at Each HCI Webcast is approved for 1 hour of recertification credit toward HCI's Human Capital Strategist designation (HCS) and may be eligible for credit toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

More information about Social Networking and Recruiting, as well as HCI's other online education and research tracks, is available at

About the Human Capital Institute

The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, researcher and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With more than 110,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. The organization provides key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement and retention. HCI also awards the HCS designation to individual executives and collaborative teams who, though coursework and a workplace practicum, demonstrate a commitment to understanding and utilizing talent strategies and best practices.

HCI believes that the future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. The organization invites professionals to learn, share and grow their careers with HCI's comprehensive resources, and to join HCI's high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, visit

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