BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), has partnered with eLearning, Global Retail Management (GRM), and the Southeast Chapter of IHRIM to bring together HR and human capital leaders to discuss their most critical issues, most importantly: How can today's workforce enable the organization to execute its business strategy in 2009?

The Summit, scheduled for March 24-25, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, has also just been approved for 8 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group will host a brief webinar tomorrow, Friday, February 20th, at 2pm EST to set the stage for this March Summit, addressing the summit topics, the speakers who will be presenting each topic, and how the Summit will help HR leaders partner with business leaders to drive business execution through increased employee engagement and strategic talent management.

Webinar Details for this Friday, February 20th at 2:00pm EST:

US toll free number: 866-617-1526.

Toll number for international dialers: 1-210-795-0624

Participant passcode: 8788

Web portion for Participants:


Conference number: PB5371232

Audience passcode: 8788

"Human capital management is not an HR responsibility, it's an organizational responsibility. However, it is incumbent upon HR to enable the business to drive strategy execution," said Kevin Martin, vice president and principal analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group. "Our research shows that the current state of the economy will increase the strategic importance of HCM at the vast majority of organizations. Our HCM Summit will showcase been-there, done-that executives who challenge the status quo of HR and enable their organizations to achieve and maintain a competitive edge."

To register for the March Summit please visit:

Technology vendors can sponsor the HCM Summit and showcase their products and services to HR and operations decision makers. For summit sponsorship opportunities, visit:

For access to additional complimentary research from Aberdeen's HCM Research practice, please visit

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