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HireDesk Announces Appointment of Deborah Smith to Board of Advisors. Senior HR Executive for Fortune 500 companies will also serve on Quality of Hire Committee

(PRWEB) April 28, 2004

Vancouver, B.C., - April 27, 2004 - HireDesk, an application software program provider for the recruiting business, right now announced that Deborah Smith, senior human resource leader, has been appointed to its board of advisors. In addition to Smith, HireDesk's board members contain: chairman Gary Brent, former chairman &amp CEO, RBC Global Private Banking Jade Bourelle, CEO, HireDesk John Armitage, president, Armitage &amp Associates and recently announced Clarence McFeely, 40 year executive search veteran and past president of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

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Smith joins HireDesk's board and will also serve on the company's quality of employ committee, responsible for guiding the development of quality of employ merchandise and services.

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"We are confident Smith's encounter as a leader of globe-class HR teams will be a powerful complement to the HireDesk board and will help us continue the momentum we are creating in the marketplace," said Jade Bourelle, chief executive officer. "Her human resources acumen will be important for helping us hone our state-of-the-art HR and top quality of employ offerings, while also offering insight and support into our own HR function."

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"My expertise and that of my peer group is that HR departments are in need to have of techniques to increase and automate the assessment of abilities," said Smith. "What HireDesk is providing is very extraordinary both in its ability to improve the high quality of new hires and to help in the coaching and development of current workers. I look forward to working with the HireDesk team to present further insight into the wants of today's HR leaders."

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Smith has served as the senior human resources executive for a number of Fortune 500 firms. She began her career at Xerox Corporation and held a number of positions, including vice president, HR for the United States and vice president, HR global manufacturing and engineering. She then served as the senior vice president HR and a member of the management executive committee for both Bausch &amp Lomb and Merck and Co. Her most current position was the executive vice president, HR for Coty Inc.

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Smith has served as the chair of the Cornell University Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies and has been on the board of directors of colleges, expert organizations, cultural organizations, and the Board of Chase Lincoln Bank. She is a requested speaker on human resource problems and management trends.

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About HireDesk Inc. &#13
HireDesk provides recruiting merchandise that fuse time-honored recruiting and HR practices with state-of-the-art technology. HireDesk's internet-based item platform has been developed to be the most flexible and configurable in the industry to fit the unique business models of recruiting agencies, executive search firms and corporate HR departments. HireDesk delivers specialized products that automate and increase the processes and productivity of HR professionals and recruiters in over 500 clients worldwide. The organization is also an emerging leader in high quality of hire merchandise and services, providing a effective set of tools that develop a distinct competitive advantage for customers. For much more info about HireDesk, Inc, please go to http://www.hiredesk.com.

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Media Contact: &#13
Brian Mitchinson &#13
HireDesk Inc. &#13
604-214-8555

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HireDesk and the HireDesk logo are marks of HireDesk, Inc. All other item and firm names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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