Karen Taylor 

Global Onboarding, Program Manager

The New Talent Onboarding Journey

Learn how at Charles River Laboratories, a global CRO (consulting research organization) with over 18,000 employees in over 94 global locations is growing, hiring over 3000 new talent each year, designed an innovative global and consistent onboarding process and experience that facilitates the successful immersion of new hires into their culture and their roles from offer acceptance through their first 12 months.  They moved from process to experience, created consistent strategies and tools, developed connection-focused roles and included a listening strategy.  Hear about how their Global Onboarding Program leverage leaders in local countries to deliver virtual as well as onsite cultural and foundational onboarding orientation experiences; how managers, buddies and onboarding champions give new talent a strong sense of belonging to the CRL community; uses their listening strategy to enhance the program as well as the positive impact it is making even during these unprecedented times.

Calvin Allen 

EVP and Chief HR Officer 

The Value of Onboarding from an Executive Perspective 

The goal of this session is to have the leader of CHOP’s Human Resources Department spent time discussing why he is committed to supporting a solid onboarding program, especially in the virtual environment we are currently navigating. Mr. Allen will share his thoughts regarding the benefits he realizes at the executive level and enterprise wide when the investment in onboarding is strong. He will also offer his advice on how he sees the business case for supporting onboarding at the executive level in the future and provide time for a Q&A.The goal of this session is to have the leader of CHOP’s Human Resources Department spent time discussing why he is committed to supporting a solid onboarding program, especially in the virtual environment we are currently navigating. Mr. Allen will share his thoughts regarding the benefits he realizes at the executive level and enterprise wide when the investment in onboarding is strong. He will also offer his advice on how he sees the business case for supporting onboarding at the executive level in the future and provide time for a Q&A.

Donna Krammer

Manager, Onboarding and Education Administration

CHOP Operation " Orientation Reboot" 

In this session the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia onboarding team members will share their experience of how they were able to take their traditional instructor led day 1 orientation to the next level, transforming the day into a “gaming” experience.  During the experience new hires receive all of the important and required information they need while completing fun, interactive activities that can be accessed both on a virtual platform or live in person facilitation.

Michelle A. Lewis 

VP Research Administration & Operations 

Collaborating across Silos to get Results!

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a complex organization, hiring over 4500 employees annually into over 80 specialized departments.  This past year, the enterprise onboarding team has made a concerted effort to prioritize new hires across systems and will share a case study of successful partnership creating a specialized orientation with Research Institute at CHOP, one of the largest departments (2500 employees)

Katie Beach 

HR Advisory Services Manager

Onboarding and Engagement in Healthcare

For over 14 years, Katie has led the development and execution of talent acquisition strategies across multiple industries.  She started her career in recruitment and leadership consulting before transitioning to the manufacturing industry where she spent 9 years developing international talent strategies. In 2015, she transitioned to healthcare where she has successfully developed and operationalized the inaugural sourcing, recruiting and onboarding model, which contributed to a 25% decrease in time-to-fill, the attraction and selection of over 70% of the regional new graduate nursing candidate pool and a 15% decrease in vacancy rate for critical roles.  Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, Katie serves on the board of directors for multiple organizations including Nebraska SkillsUSA and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and the Industrial Distribution program at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Raul Almazan

Sr. Manager, Engineering Learning & Talent Management

Direct strategic, early career, technical, leadership development, and graduate education programs for 7000+ engineers. Partner with senior executives and multiple stakeholders to translate organizational strategies and goals into targeted talent development solutions that employ innovative learning methodologies and technologies. Build frontline and mid-level leadership capabilities and grow skills in emerging technologies. Lead enterprise change initiatives and assess learning impact, investments, and ROI. Lead a team of learning professionals and a matrix of learning champions in a Center of Learning Excellence model to develop learning strategies, grow instructional capabilities of technical experts, enable critical knowledge transfer, and advance experiential learning methodologies. Lead a team of knowledge management professionals who support engineering research, technology networks, and technical communities of practice. Certified facilitator for signature leadership development programs.

Wendy Smith

Global Director of Talent Enablement

LAB: Experience Design - How to Create a Five - Star Remote Onboarding Experiece

During this workshop, Wendy Smith will provide behind-the-scenes insights on how to apply her 4DX Framework to develop a world-class remote onboarding experience fit for the needs of today’s workers. The session will walk you through all the key elements that must be addressed in order to develop a comprehensive roadmap to execute against in creating an exceptional onboarding experience. We will explore each step of the design framework in-depth, including persona development, journey mapping, branding, implementation planning, measurement systems and more!

Michael McCreary

Senior HR Business Partner 

The Future of Work - Digital & Distributed

The future of work has arrived!   As the world quickly shifted to a distributed workforce using a digital workspace, VMware accelerated the journey we had already begun:  to enable our people to work anywhere, anytime using any app on any device and any cloud.  It’s our heritage and central to what we do every day as a company.  And we recognized that flexibility and choice would be two of the main tenants for success.  We will share our experience over the past six months and provide a glimpse for how we are preparing for the post-pandemic future.