All Press Releases for December 12, 2008

TELUS Sourcing Solutions, Monster Canada and HRsmart Canada Form Alliance to Deliver Recruitment Management Solutions

HRsmart, Monster and TELUS Sourcing Solutions (TSSI) today announced the formation of a three-way alliance to provide state of the art recruitment management tools to Canadian organizations.

    RICHARDSON, TX, December 12, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- HRsmart, Monster and TELUS Sourcing Solutions (TSSI) today announced the formation of a three-way alliance to provide state of the art recruitment management tools to Canadian organizations.

"Together, our expertise and technology will give Canadian organizations the tools they need to recruit the best talent in Canada, and internationally," said Larry Spagnolo, TSSI President. "We have a proven track record for delivering effective workforce management tools, administering employee benefits for our clients and for managing a broad range of human resources services. The addition of recruitment management to our toolbox will enable us to bring even more value to our clients by supporting their long-term recruitment strategies in today's challenging employment market."

Since being founded by TELUS in 2003, TSSI, has become one of Canada's largest and most successful human resources outsourcing firms with a focus on public sector services. TSSI currently serves more than 130,000 employees in Canada, processing over $5.3 billion of payroll every year. Partnering with HRsmart and Monster will allow TSSI to expand the services it offers existing clients, and to attract new ones. The ability to deliver the full recruitment management application suite through the partnership with HRsmart and Monster enables TSSI to build upon existing relationships and to attract new clients.

"The demand for a suite of fully-integrated recruitment management tools has grown significantly in the last few years as recruitment and retention become critical issues for Canadian organizations large and small," said Mark Hamdan, President and CEO of HRsmart. "We have seen the positive impact a comprehensive strategy can have, and we are seeing it transform organizations who seek to better understand and utilize the talent within their organizations. HRsmart is excited to be working together with TELUS and Monster Canada to help organizations in Canada transform."

HRsmart and Monster Canada signed an alliance earlier this year, drawing upon Monster's national reach to create new markets for HRsmart's recruitment management applications. The Canadian alliance builds on a similar alliance between HRsmart and Monster's U.S. division that has already experienced significant success. The Canadian alliance served to strengthen the relationship and allows Monster Canada exclusive rights for distributing the solutions in Canada. Adding TSSI to the Canadian alliance has allowed implementation of the proven HRsmart/Monster tools with existing TSSI clients, while expanding the value all three companies can bring to other Canadian organizations.


Blake Hull, HRsmart, 972-783-3124,

Shawn Hall, TELUS, 604-697-8176,

Robert Waghorn, Monster, 514-350-0702,

About HRsmart, Inc.
HRsmart provides the fully-integrated Talent Management Application suite, including applicant tracking, performance management, learning management, career development and succession planning, in a single unified platform. HRsmart helps organizations of all sizes attract, identify, develop, motivate and retain top performers. HRsmart is headquartered in Richardson, Texas has operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East.

HRsmart: 2929 N. Central Expwy., Richardson, TX 75080, 972.783.3000., email:

About TELUS Sourcing Solutions
Formed in 2003, TSSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of TELUS Corporation. TSSI offers human resource, payroll, occupational health and safety services and associated application management services to public sector organizations across Canada. TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.5 billion of annual revenue and 11.5 million customer connections including 6 million wireless subscribers, 4.3 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

About Monster Canada
Monster Canada ( is Canada's leading online career resources portal - a bilingual, user-friendly site that is improving the employment and recruitment experience in today's competitive job market. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global careers and recruitment resource online. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the NYSE and S&P 500 Index. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit

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