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Canadian recruitment leaders form strategic partnership

Workopolis, Talent Technology and CGI team up to create the country's most robust and versatile candidate management offering for recruiters

Toronto, December 6, 2010: Workopolis has formed a partnership with CGI and Talent Technology to offer both companies' recruiting solutions to clients alongside Corporate Works, the applicant tracking system (ATS) and career site hosting provider from Workopolis. This partnership enables recruiters to access Canada's most comprehensive and versatile suite of candidate management solutions.

Corporate Works offers companies the essential tools to attract, manage and select top talent from a centralized database.  It also provides organizations with a career website that seamlessly matches the brand of their corporate site, with the power of Workopolis.

"While Corporate Works is a powerful solution for many of our clients, candidate management within companies isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' approach," said David Resnick, Vice President of Corporate Development, Workopolis. "Partnering with these two leading ATS solution providers allows us to offer a broader range of scalable services to meet the changing needs of recruiters -- from those in small organizations to the challenges facing the country's largest enterprises."

Njoyn, CGI's proprietary recruitment and application tracking system, provides Workopolis' clients with a fully bilingual, powerful and flexible automated recruiting management system that improves the recruitment cycle and the quality of each hire. Used by leading Canadian organizations and their agency partners, Njoyn offers a suite of features that can efficiently manage the hiring process of even the largest organizations.

"Talent acquisition is a critical success factor for all organizations," said Alain Brisson, Vice President, CGI. "CGI is proud to partner with Workopolis and provide an offering which ensures that customers will have the most comprehensive ATS available."

Talent Technology provides the award-winning HireDesk solution, a highly configurable applicant tracking system for companies and staffing agencies alike. This solution enables HR executives, hiring managers and recruiters to easily drive company-wide hiring successes and collaboration through powerful on-demand technology that automates and improves recruiting processes.

"Talent Technology is excited to work with fellow Canadian recruiting industry leader, Workopolis," said Praj Patel, Executive Vice President, Talent Technology. "Together, we help corporate customers connect and build relationships with more qualified candidates by offering recruiting technology and resources that automate and streamline the hiring process."

The fact that Workopolis and Talent Technology are Canadian owned and operated while CGI is a global company based in Canada, makes this partnership a PIPEDA-compliant way to collect confidential candidate information that is well-suited for municipal/provincial government and healthcare recruiting. This also means that client information is never subject to USA Patriot Act, a risk with American based service providers.

About Workopolis:

Workopolis provides Canadian employers and candidates with unrivalled access to one another by combining unique employer branding tools with the largest pool of candidate resumes on the Internet. Through the reach and scope of www.workopolis.com, extended by exclusive partnerships and community sites including social networking and mobile applications, Workopolis allows employers to engage with qualified candidates, allowing both parties to best assess fit online. 

Canadian owned and operated, Workopolis has grown to 200 staff members across Canada since 2000. Workopolis is in an equal partnership with Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Square Victoria Digital Properties Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada.

Workopolis was chosen as the first organization to be given the Best Emerging Organization distinction as part of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program and was a recipient of the 2010 50 Most Engaged Workplaces award.
For more information on the partnerships and product suites, please visit: http://www.workopolis.com/EN/Common/recruiter/corporate-career-centre.aspx

About CGI:

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.

About Talent Technology Corporation:

Talent Technology Corporation is a leading provider of on-demand applicant tracking and recruiting technologies for the recruiting/staffing industry and corporate HR departments. Our award-winning HireDesk® and Resume Mirror™ products power the recruiting industry. Key recruiting solution providers and job boards like Workopolis partner with us to offer their clients advanced recruiting capabilities. In addition, hundreds of organizations ranging from Fortune 1000 firms to independent recruiting/staffing agencies rely on our products to automate, improve and better manage their sourcing, recruiting and hiring processes. Learn more about Talent Technology at www.talenttech.com or call 1.866.747.3375.

For more information please contact:

Workopolis
Amy Davidson
Environics Communications
adavidson@environicspr.com
416-969-2830

CGI
Lorne Gorber
514-841-3355

Talent Technology
Renata Scorsone
RScorsone@talenttech.com
604-278-4414