Need a source?: Unlocking Creativity for Future Economic Growth

    How HR Professionals can contribute to building successful companies

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - "Global economic crisis", "company layoffs",
"stock prices plummet" - these are the phrases permeating news stories and the
minds of Canadians. Yet, for those Canadians who are employed, the majority do
want to work. So, how do employers adapt to the current economic downturn and
build a healthy workplace for employees that will survive and thrive?
    According to Richard Florida, one of the world's leading intellectuals on
economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological
innovation, North America is undergoing an economic transformation that is
powered more and more by the "Creative Class," referring to those who "create"
for a living.
    Claude Balthazard, PhD, Director of HR Excellence, HRPA, agrees. He has
spent over 20 years in Human Resources in academia, government, consulting and
business, and is available for interviews and can discuss:

    -  How companies and their HR professionals can harness and retain
       creative talent to create a prosperous organization
    -  The importance of diversity in the workforce and how this has a direct
       impact on overall creative output
    -  Why companies who invest in training create not only a skilled
       workforce, but a culture of future leaders and a more nimble and
       flexible workforce

For further information:

For further information: To arrange an interview with Claude Balthazard,
please contact: Scott Taber - Media Profile,, Direct:
(416) 342-1840

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