SOURCE: SelectMinds

November 19, 2007 12:17 ET

SelectMinds Announces Relational Onboarding Breakfast Seminar

Seminar to Focus on How Social Networking Tools Inside the Enterprise Can Help Onboard New Employees by Facilitating Relationship Building, Expertise Location and Cultural Assimilation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) -


WHO:   Sally Colella, principal at Colella & Associates: With more than 20
       years of experience, Colella consults with leading organizations on
       best practices and strategies around leadership development and
       corporate social networking, with a specialized focus on social
       network analysis. She has addressed this topic for the US and
       Canadian Conference Boards, the Network Roundtable at the University
       of Virginia, the Executive Development Institute, The Human Capital
       Institute and the USC Marshall Center of Organizational
       Effectiveness.

       Nancy Wheeler, senior manager, client services at SelectMinds:
       Wheeler advises SelectMinds clients on best practices and
       strategies in the development and ongoing success of their corporate
       social networking programs. In this role, she is instrumental in
       helping SelectMinds clients drive enterprise-wide value through
       their corporate social networking programs.

WHAT:  The seminar, "Relational Onboarding:  Using Social Networking to
       Build New Employee Connections and Increase Retention" will discuss
       how organizations can use corporate social networking to help new
       employees build, understand and navigate their new network, forming
       key connections to significantly shorten time to productivity and
       increase retention. This interactive seminar will discuss
       real-world examples, challenges, and best practices for relational
       onboarding through corporate social networking.

WHERE: The University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL  60603

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 4, 2007; 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT

WHY:   74 percent of workers cite interactions with coworkers and
       supervisors as the most helpful way to get up to speed when
       beginning a new job. Yet, 74 percent cite establishing relationships
       as the greatest new-job challenge. Organizations must bridge this
       disconnect in order to help facilitate new hire success.

       By helping new hires build and understand their new network through
       corporate social networking, companies can help new hires quickly
       locate centers of knowledge, key constituents, and global team
       members.  Building strong relationships from the onset makes new
       hires feel more connected to the workforce, resulting in decreased
       turnover, shortened time to contribution and greater satisfaction.
       This seminar will provide attendees with the information,
       strategies and tools to better understand the major impact that
       relational onboarding can have on an organization.  Organizations
       that embrace relational onboarding will find themselves ahead of
       today's global war for talent.

To RSVP click here or contact Kate Leeson at 646-722-6032 or kate.leeson@selectminds.com.

About SelectMinds

SelectMinds is the leading global provider of secure, Corporate Social Networking solutions. Using the power of Web 2.0, SelectMinds helps organizations build connections among and between groups of employees, women, alumni, retirees and other constituencies. These powerful connections drive increased knowledge sharing and collaboration, enable strategic talent sourcing, and foster employee development and retention. The result is a higher performing organization with the ability to innovate quickly, increase productivity, and hire and retain key talent. SelectMinds clients include more than 60 leading organizations including JPMorgan Chase, The Dow Chemical Company, Lockheed Martin, Latham & Watkins, Schlumberger, and Deloitte. For more information, visit www.selectminds.com.

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