Rewarding, Engaging, and Retaining Key Talent PR

Last Chance for Human Capital Management Professionals to Join Research and Participate in Virtual Site Visits with Leading Organizations

(Houston, TX - February 2, 2010) - APQC, a nonprofit best-practices research organization, recently kicked off a human capital management research study to help organizations understand best practices for recognizing, rewarding, motivating, engaging, and retaining key talent as the economy rebounds and turnover of valued talent is expected to increase.

3M, Infosys, and Schlumberger were selected by the consortium of sponsoring organizations as the "best-practice partner" organizations in this research area. Virtual site visits begin this month. To learn more visit www.apqc.org/studies/engagingkeytalent09 or contact Project Manager Rachel Brill at rbrill@apqc.org or 800.776.9676, extension 7270.

The best-practice partner organizations were selected after a thorough vetting process involving secondary research, sponsor and special adviser nominations, phone interviews, and ultimate confirmation by the consortium. Marc Drizin, a leading researcher, author, and consultant on employee engagement best practices, is serving as the study's special adviser.

"Best-practice organizations can avoid costly, unwanted employee turnover. APQC's newest human capital collaborative research study will help organizations take a proactive stance to engaging and retaining critical talent," said Rachele Williams, APQC program manager, Research Services.

Consortium benchmarking studies employ APQC's award-winning benchmarking methodology that extracts proven, real-world best practices from industry-leading organizations. Participants get the knowledge they need to make major improvements in a fraction of the time and at approximately one-tenth the cost of conducting an external best-practice study on their own.

About APQC

APQC is the leading resource for performance analytics, best practices, process improvement, and knowledge management. The organization's research studies, benchmarking databases, and renowned knowledge base provide managers with intelligence to transform their organizations. A member-based nonprofit founded in 1977, APQC serves more than 750 of the Fortune Global 1000 companies and numerous government organizations. For information, visit www.apqc.org or call +1.713.681.4020.

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