Our weekly web mingle is designed to give you some insight into the puzzling world of HR technology, discuss news from around the world that we find interesting, talk about upcoming events in our industry, and provide insightful interviews with people of our industry – who they are, what they do and why you should care. The WebMingle has become the most popular live weekly Internet show in the HR technology industry!
So what is a WebMingle? It is a meeting over the web where we do some business, socialize and yes, we mingle over the web. Thus, a WebMingle.
The 60-minute WebMingle on August 21st, the 32nd in our WebMingle series, featured Samantha Hanson, EVP of Products and People with Verifications, Inc. It also featured the third appearance by the HR Weasel (see below). It was another great WebMingle as Samantha has tremendous passion and insight into onboarding. We touched on a number of issues related to that including:
- Definition of onboarding
- Green initiatives
- Leading trends for onboarding
- How to get the onboarding process started in an organization
- Key metrics for onboarding
- Differences between “Onboard” and “Pre-board”
- How to effectively engage hiring managers in onboarding
- What’s unique about onboarding after a merger and acquisition
- …and more
We also had a special guest appearance in our studios from the HR Weasel. As you know, we always encourage people to call-in or visit our studios during the show. Since we share an office building with other tenants, there has been this person who has been bugging me in the hallway for weeks to get on the show since he wants to be on the radio. I told him to do a little research on our guest and their company before coming in, which he apparently did. Unfortunately he went out and bought a “Baby Onboard” sign for his car (although he doesn’t have a baby) because he thought Verifications, Inc. made those onboarding signs and wanted to talk about it. It was a fun and interesting conversation. I’m sure we will hear from him again next week.
About Verifications, Inc.
Verifications, Inc. is a leading provider of global employment screening and onboarding solutions. Founded in 1987, more than 4,000 companies have chosen Verifications because they consistently provide the highest quality services and the most accurate information, helping their clients make timely and informed hiring decisions. The company is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide services including background investigations, substance abuse testing, and comprehensive onboarding services in a single seamless suite. Visit them at www.verificationsinc.com.
About Samantha Hanson, EVP of Products and People for Verifications, Inc.
Sam is responsible for driving VI’s internal human capital strategy and ensuring VI delivers the HR software and services that the HR marketplace demands. Sam’s experience developing HR products and strategies has helped numerous organizations dramatically improve key business outcomes, increase annual revenue growth and significantly improve client and employee satisfaction. Prior to VI, Sam was VP, HR for Vurv Technology where she helped achieve aggressive business transformation goals by defining human resources strategies for Vurv worldwide. Before Vurv, Sam held several HR leadership positions at Best Buy and at CitiStreet was responsible for large market HR outsourcing account management and led all of the company’s marketing and employee communications activities.
If you missed this past week’s WebMingle, or any of our past WebMingles, please visit our web site or www.HRWebMingle.com. You will see a complete list of upcoming guests and will be able to listen to past shows.
Our next WebMingle will take place on August 28 with Fidel Baca, Principal with ExponentHR, an HR and Payroll Systems provider. We look forward to welcoming Fidel to the HRchitect WebMingle next week.
We hope to have you join us!
Matt Lafata, HRchitect