June 15, 2009 – The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Improved Experience have established an executive council dedicated to increasing the strategic competencies and capabilities of recruiting and talent acquisition management professionals. The mission of HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Council is to collaborate both online and in person to discuss insights, explore challenges and discover fresh ideas on acquiring the best talent to drive organizational performance. The council is comprised of senior practitioners who wish to share, collaborate and participate in original research on how to foster innovation and value creation by advancing the fields of talent acquisition strategy, development and training, employment branding, and next-generation technology through participatory educational events, peer-to-peer exchanges. Members of the council gain access to proprietary research and a private content portal, as well as exclusive online and in-person learning and networking events. The executive council is designed to give members a clear, competitive advantage through restricted access to research, insights and data.