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Emptoris Sponsors Human Capital Institute’s ‘Contract Talent’ Online Education and Research Initiative

Author: HCI  |  Source: HCI  |  Published: April 29, 2010

Emptoris Sponsors Human Capital Institute’s ‘Contract Talent’ Online Education and Research Initiative


Burlington, MA and Washington, D.C. – April 29, 2010 — The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association dedicated to advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of strategic supply management and enterprise contract management solutions, announced today that Emptoris will be sponsoring HCI's "Contract Talent" education and research practice area.

HCI’s "Contract Talent" is a solutions-focused practice area that HCI’s more than 175,000 members consider critical to learning best practices in leveraging and managing human capital. The practice area and its content are available at www.hci.org, or can be accessed directly at http://www.hci.org/cfe/practice-areas/871/952.

“As global companies increasingly rely on outsourced services and labor to drive their growth and operations, the importance of sharing and advancing management practices also increases. Emptoris is dedicated to helping professionals and organizations control costs, improve performance and drive compliance in outsourced services and labor through education and, of course, through the application of technology solutions,” said Seth Wolins, General Manager for Services Procurement at Emptoris, Inc.

HCI's "Contract Talent" practice area covers all facets of strategic talent management. The practice area’s Webcasts, eBriefings, blogs and other resources, address the issues of recruiting, managing and engaging contracted talent at the enterprise level for human capital leaders.

"Contract talent management is a hot-button issue for employers in 2010,” said Bill Craib, Vice President, HCI Center for Human Capital Excellence. "We're very pleased to partner with Emptoris, a leader in supply management services procurement and contract management solutions, to share their critical knowledge with the growing HCI community through our Contract Talent practice area."

HCI is now featuring a webcast on "The High Quality of Contract Talent” on its website. The webcast includes presentations by Kelly Coleman, Manager of Staffing Processes at the Home Depot, and Master Burnett, Managing Director at Dr. John Sullivan & Associates. The webcast examines “the dual, sometimes competing, enterprise contingent workforce concerns of quality of placement and quality of process.” The webcast can be viewed at http://www.hci.org/cfe/practice-areas/871/952.
For more information about "Contract Talent," as well as HCI's other education and research tracks and practice areas, visit www.hci.org.


Emptoris is a world leader in strategic supply management and enterprise contract management software solutions that empower enterprises to realize best value and accelerate profitable growth. For further information, visit www.emptoris.com.

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 175,000 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. www.hci.org


For further information, contact:

For the Human Capital Institute
Yemil Martinez

For Emptoris, Inc.
Dan Cahill