Human Capital Institute Launches Annual Study

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<p><strong>Washington, D.C. &mdash; June 12</strong><br />The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the only professional association for strategic talent management, is launching studies to develop comparative data in 25 American cities, analyzing both the new generation of educated mobile workers, as well as the demand for skilled employees facing regional and national employers. </p><p>HCI&#39;s data will be unveiled this fall in conjunction with its City Talent Summits in Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston, each keynoted by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.<br /><br />&quot;The HCI Talent Market Index Research Study will identify key challenges facing City Talent Summit host cities,&quot; said Michael Foster, HCI chairman. &quot;With results benchmarked against comparable research performed in other American cities, we&#39;ll have a meaningful study of how these cities shape up competitively against other domestic markets. Our other research also will provide a meaningful measure of competition in international locations.&quot;<br /><br />Surveys will be distributed on the basis of professional level, industry and specific occupations. </p><p>Individual impressions on the job market, preferences for employment, regional amenities and local life-work priorities also will be measured. </p><p>Results will provide worried CEOs and HR leaders, as well as mayors, city comptrollers and public policy officials, vital information about savvy, educated workers who chart careers while evaluating housing affordability, regional livability and availability of adequate public education. </p><p>Employers will gain further insight on strategies to harness talented and skilled professionals to sustain and enhance competitive advantage to compete better globally.<br /><br />Data from secondary research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, CEO for Cities, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Education, Chambers of Commerce and others will be utilized. </p><p>HCI also expects to examine various innovation studies to develop strategies that will facilitate collaboration. </p><p>&quot;Action agendas for talent attraction, development, innovation and retention will follow the output from City Summit national and local expert panels,&quot; said HCI Executive Director Allan Schweyer, &quot;providing a starting point for a road map of ongoing activities among participants.&quot;</p>

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