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Alumni Definition: The Reality

by in 5th December 2018

Alumni: The Definition The new definition Of Alumni is "An individual who has had a prior formal relationship with an organization of some form (corporate, non-profit, educational)." The old definition according to Wikipedia for the [...]

A Regrettable Loss Can Be A Good Thing; Even An Opportunity

by in 20th November 2018

For companies establishing or enhancing their existing corporate Alumni platform, how they handle their 'regrettable losses,' defined as the loss of good people, is an important starting point. A customer recently told us that when a regrettable loss [...]

Alumni Engagement: Enterprise Software With A Consumer Experience

by in 13th November 2018

Alumni Engagement: Use Modern Design Requesting Alumni Engagement, the holy grail of any community platform - Alumni who are actually engaged in the experience requires recognizing that Alumni Engagement comes from delivering Alumni Value. One [...]

Alumni : Moving from Employee to Customer

by in 6th November 2018

Engaging your Alumni to drive bottom-line impact in the retail and food-service industry For companies in the retail industry, whether in food service, fashion or a brick and mortar focused chain, the importance of an [...]

Today’s Workers Want Multiple Income Streams

by in 8th October 2018

Robin Chase, famed founder of Zipcar, recognizes a shift occurring in today's job market. She says, "My father had one job in his lifetime, I will have six jobs in my lifetime, and my children [...]

The Art and Science Behind Shaping a Successful Company Alumni Program

by in 27th June 2018

Building a thriving company alumni program takes a bit of creativity and a reliable stream of data - the intersection of art and science. With 5 generations of users to attract and engage, data is necessary [...]

HR or Marketing: Where Should A Corporate Alumni Program Live?

by in 20th June 2018

Over the past year or so, I have spent many hours with individuals working at medium to large organizations talking about the virtues of implementing and managing an alumni network.  These individuals range from C-Suite [...]

Corporate Alumni are the Missing Piece in a Total Workforce Management Strategy

by in 17th June 2018

If businesses want to create a robust and forward-thinking Total Workforce Management strategy, their alumni must be part of the conversation. Talent now comes in many forms; the traditional full-time and part-time alongside the recent [...]

The Unarticulated Value Of Corporate Alumni

by in 16th May 2018

As more and more customers recognize the value of building a Corporate Alumni program they are also realizing the true value does not end with recruiting and boomerang hires!   Corporate Alumni: 2018 Survey Results [...]

10 Things to Consider When Designing and Deploying a Corporate Alumni Program

by in 1st May 2018

Creating and implementing an alumni program has a wealth of benefits for an organization. Running a successful alumni program can boost your bottom line, employer value proposition, ultimately securing a healthy ROI. That said, designing [...]

The Strategic Advantage of Retirees as Mentors

by in 25th April 2018

Employees in the current talent landscape hold a lot of leverage when it comes to employment, putting employers on notice. It’s not about simply getting them in the doors, however, employers must be strategic and [...]

Why workplace culture is the key to building a strong workforce

by in 20th April 2018

Workplace culture lies in the heart of every organization, beating into the core of its workforce. It dictates how a company is run and how the organization is perceived, both internally and externally. No two [...]

Best Corporate Alumni Programs

by in 18th April 2018

Discover the leading Corporate Alumni Programs from around the world. Companies who are rethinking and reshaping how they are engaging and leveraging their Business Alumni to drive recruitment, sales and business development alongside their corporate [...]

Why Companies Should Stay Connected with Ex-Employees

by in 3rd April 2018

(SHRM.org) HR leaders are finding many reasons to welcome ex-employees back into the fold. “Colleagues for life.” That’s what Deloitte calls them. Other companies use terms like “boomerang employees,” “alumni” or “comeback colleagues.” Such language is a [...]

We Are All Alumni

by in 28th March 2018

Unless you’ve stayed with one company the entire span of your professional career, you’re likely an alumni employee of at least one company. Everyone’s work history is uniquely their own experience. But what is less [...]

How the Alumni Database Evolved into the Tactical Tool Every Organization Needs

by in 16th March 2018

In the beginning, the alumni database was essentially a form created as a means to keep in contact with former employees. Typically no more than an excel spreadsheet chock full of names, numbers, and the [...]

Being Enterprise Grade: Time To Say Goodbye To WordPress

by in 6th March 2018

Our opinion to customers who need to deliver an enterprise grade solution to their users and their organization, is to consider a SaaS solution where the code, integrations and process are owned and operated by [...]

Why Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) Are A Critical Component Of An Alumni Network

by in 9th February 2018

 Enabling Alumni who have left your organization to continue to participate in corporate programs that resonate with them personally extends the community and reach of your organization exponentially. And beyond the professional benefits, doing so [...]

Welcoming Multi Generational Alumni Talent Back To The Workforce

by in 23rd January 2018

Harnessing the talent of older workers and welcoming alumni back to the workforce after a gap in their CV or work break is vital to solve the global talent shortage. In the words of Barclays [...]

Being A Great Corporate Alumni Manager

by in 17th December 2017

With the increasing emphasis on maintaining relationships with corporate alumni, for sales, recruitment, evangelism and other purposes, what’s the difference between an average and an a-game alumni manager? What distinguishes an efficient alumni leader from [...]

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