SOURCE: Enwisen

June 05, 2008 17:06 ET

Enwisen and Human Capital Institute's Upcoming Workforce Communications Webcast to Examine Importance of Onboarding in Talent Management Initiatives

Complimentary Webcast to Feature HRchitect Guest Speaker Ron Hanscome

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Enwisen, the leader in on-demand workforce communications solutions, and Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, today announced they will host a complimentary Webcast on the topic of onboarding solutions. The Webcast will feature guest speaker Ron Hanscome, vice president HCM Technology Strategy Practice for HRchitect, the premier leader in HR systems strategic consulting.

"Welcome! Pre-boarding, Onboarding and Engaging Employees from Day Zero," will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. The Webcast will examine the changing demographics of the workforce that have driven the need for improved onboarding tactics. In order to attract and retain these shifting generations of workers, companies need to focus on the creation of world-class onboarding and socialization strategies that incorporate people, process and technology. Webcast attendees will examine the newest technologies available for the onboarding process and see how social networking tools can aid organizations in the task. Most importantly, Webcast attendees will learn how to speed time to productivity, improve employee morale and ultimately improve the bottom line.

"We know that high performing organizations need to engage their workforce at the earliest stage of the employment process," said Christine Abbatiello, director of HCI's Talent Strategy Community. "Enwisen and HCI are exceptionally pleased that Mr. Hanscome will join us for an energizing Webcast that explores the on-boarding challenge, presents intriguing new research, and provide executive insight on this important topic. Ron offers a wealth of experience in both human capital and technology strategy, and this Webcast offers talent professionals an exceptional opportunity to hear, first-hand, his insights and opinions."

"Talent management companies need to think about employee retention simultaneously with employee onboarding," said Ron Hanscome, vice president HCM Technology Strategy Practice for HRchitect. "We are committed to helping the HR community evaluate the best solutions for their organization and I am pleased to share my knowledge and expertise during this insightful Webcast."

"The race for talent makes a successful onboarding experience one of the most effective talent management weapons in an organization's arsenal," said Barbara Levin, senior vice president Marketing and Customer Community. "We are pleased to have Mr. Hanscome support the Human Capital Institute's learning track and provide organizations with information and tools to help address this critical area."

Enwisen and HCI jointly launched a "Next Generation Workforce Communication" education and research track in January 2008. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Strategy community of interest and focuses on the ways in which the best organizations are leveraging next generation communications technology to create a more informed, productive, engaged, and satisfied workforce.

To register for the "Welcome! Pre-boarding, Onboarding and Engaging Employees from Day Zero," Webcast, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/events_register.guid?_trainingID=1422&_trainingScheduleID=14182

About The Human Capital Institute

The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, researcher and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With more than 110,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. The organization provides key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement and retention. HCI believes that the future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. The organization invites professionals to learn, share and grow their careers with HCI's comprehensive resources, and to join HCI's high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, visit www.humancapitalinstitute.org.

About HRchitect

HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting. As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) and Talent Management systems consulting firm, our services include the selection, implementation, and integration of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Talent Management Suites (TMS), Performance Management, Succession Management, Compensation Management, Learning Management, Competency Management, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Time & Attendance software. As pioneers in assisting companies with creating HCM systems strategic plans and making sense of the confusing and ever changing HR software market place, HRchitect has the expertise that has propelled us to this enviable leadership position. HRchitect ensures that the creation of an HCM systems strategic plan will be based on the organization's unique needs, rather than the traditional "cookie cutter" approaches that are typically offered by other consulting firms. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the many vendors in the HR technology space and maintains complete vendor neutrality. As a result, organizations can feel confident that HCM systems and strategies are put in place with their best interest in mind. Utilizing HRchitect's services provides expertise that is generally not available anywhere else and has proven to be cost effective in helping to avoid costly pitfalls that can result from the lack of strategic plans.

Based in Dallas with consultants nationwide, HRchitect has completed over 500 successful client engagements over the past eleven years. Our clients include 1 out of every 5 companies on the Fortune 100 list.

To find out how HRchitect's HR software expertise can benefit your company, visit our website at www.HRchitect.com or call 214.619.0888.

About Enwisen

Enwisen delivers technology that helps employers leverage the web to communicate with its workforce. Its AnswerSource Workforce Portal -- a suite of on-demand, personalized and searchable communications applications -- engages new hires with a personalized onboarding experience, promotes informed benefits consumerism and improves employee service and communication via more effective self-service, portal and shared services environments. AnswerSource is rapidly deployed, and fully hosted and maintained by Enwisen -- allowing employers to dramatically improve the employee experience by making "must do" workforce communications -- for all phases of the employee life cycle -- more effective, more strategic and less costly. AnswerSource has produced measurable ROI for hundreds of customers -- like Yahoo!, Memorial Health Care, State of Montana, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Harper Collins, W.L. Gore & Associates and Hannaford Bros. Cos.www.enwisen.com.