Social Networking Web Site for HR Professionals

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<p><strong>Aurora, Ontario &mdash; June 27</strong><br />, an online community and social network, has launched its newly redesigned Web site. </p><p>Membership to the community is free and through the use of innovative technologies, users will have the ability to connect with more than 150,000 global HR professionals, publish their own content, and share knowledge and resources in real time. <br /><br />&ldquo; has always been a pioneer when it comes to delivering leading-edge HR content and resources,&quot; CEO Debbie McGrath said. &quot;This new Web site takes HR professionals to a whole other level by leveraging Web 2.0 technology to connect them with real-world solutions to real-world challenges.&rdquo;</p><p>The new will allow members to:<br /></p><ul><li>Connect and find colleagues, partners, clients and friends.</li><li>Build relationships and network with HR professionals from around the world.<br /></li><li>Create their own profile that showcases their education, work history and contributed content.<br /></li><li>Share and showcase their expertise by publishing articles, contracts, business plans and presentations to the community.<br /></li><li>Produce their own blog and share their opinions and thoughts on all things HR-related.<br /></li><li>Contribute to a wiki by adding, editing and sharing forms, templates, descriptions and metrics.<br /></li><li>Review and comment on HR products and services through the interactive buyer&rsquo;s guide.<br /></li><li>Purchase HR products and services through the interactive online marketplace.<br /></li><li>Find and post HR-related jobs from across North America through the HR Career Network.<br /></li><li>Participate in educational webcasts and download podcasts and files from archived webcasts.<br /></li><li>Rate member contributed content to ensure the usefulness and value of published work.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to building their profiles, managing their contact and network list and showcasing their expertise by publishing their own content, members will be able to search for other members who share the same interests as they do or have the experience and solutions they are looking for.<br /><br />&ldquo;Today&rsquo;s HR professionals are continually tasked with doing more with less,&quot; McGrath said. &quot;Our 150,000-plus members face incredible demands when it comes to both tactical and strategic HR issues. The good news is that for every problem or challenge one of our members faces, another member has been there, done that &mdash; and come out the other side successfully.</p><p>&ldquo;The new will allow those individuals to connect with each other and share their knowledge and experiences in a way that offers tangible and practical solutions.&rdquo;<br /><br /> members are encouraged to join one of hundreds of existing communities, which range from performance management and HR management to benefits and compensation. </p><p>Each community will provide focused content and tools to help HR professionals solve critical issues and increase efficiency and productivity. </p><p>In addition to the existing communities, members are encouraged to start their own groups based around their organization, shared interests, geography or industry.</p>

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