Deloitte and NewsGator Discuss Social Computing and Effective Onboarding During HR.com Webinar

September 7, 2010

DENVER, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ – Deloitte, an international accounting and consulting firm synonymous with common sense and uncommon business value, will share its experience using social computing for effective onboarding during an HR.com webinar sponsored by NewsGator.

How an employee perceives his or her experience from the time they are hired through their first couple of weeks can have a real impact on their job satisfaction and whether or not they stay with a company long-term. Learn how your organization can integrate social computing to make the onboarding experience the best it can be.

The webinar takes place Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EDT and will be archived for download thereafter.

Deloitte uses NewsGator’s Social Sites enterprise social computing platform, a rich social layer embedded into SharePoint, to connect employees across lines of business for streamlined collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Patricia Romeo, Talent Innovation for Deloitte will join J.B. Holston, NewsGator President & CEO, to explore Deloitte’s perspectives on the following topics:

  • The value of enabling and connecting your employees from the HR perspective using Web 2.0 technologies
  • Designing an onboarding program that makes new employees feel welcome and immediately productive
  • Strategies an effective onboarding program should always include.

Deloitte heard loud and clear from departing employees that they were having a tough time connecting with others and left having never felt like part of a team. This ‘disconnect’ challenge for Deloitte was also amplified by a globally distributed workforce.

The Talent Strategy team knew they needed to improve their employee orientation and onboarding processes. Their goals were to improve employee time to proficiency and retention for new employees – leaving them feeling welcomed, valued, and prepared. Deloitte used social computing – SharePoint and NewsGator Social Sites – to address each of these concerns while making the culture and organization more transparent. It’s simple – now individuals with common interests, expertise, and backgrounds can find each other seamlessly and strike up relationships.

With social computing, new and existing Deloitte employees are able to:

  • Locate experts via detailed social profiles,
  • Make informed decisions quickly,
  • Find and share valuable information, and
  • Collaborate, communicate, and innovate on a daily basis.

To register, visit: http://www.hr.com/SITEFORUM?t=/contentManager/onStory&e=UTF-8&i=1116423256281&l=0&ParentID=1192047101981&StoryID=1272387413189&active=no2

About Deloitte

Deloitte is the brand under which approximately 169,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. Deloitte is a respected, long time leader with a proven track record in helping its customers become more efficient, reliable and successful.

About NewsGator

NewsGator makes SharePoint social. Our Enterprise 2.0 software, Social Sites and Tomoye, boosts any organization’s performance with the power of innovation management, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing both inside the enterprise and out. Customers achieving results include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, and The United States Army. Get social at www.newsgator.com.

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