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Alumni Database: The Organizations Most Tactical Tool

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: Say Goodbye To WordPress Alumni Themes

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 [...]

Drive Alumni Engagement: Extend Employee Resource Groups

by in 9th February 2018

Enabling Alumni who have left your organization to continue to participate in employee resource groups that resonate with them is a brilliant way to drive Alumni engagement. It personally extends the community and reach of [...]

10 Alumni Website Tips For 2018

by in 30th January 2018

As we dive into 2018 and as many organizations engage with us to launch their Alumni Website it is important to recognize how others are engaging their Alumni Community and tapping into this vast pool of [...]

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 [...]

Boomerang Employee: Don’t Forget The Retirees!

by in 20th December 2017

Boomerang employees are those people who return back to their former employer after leaving to go work for another organization or go into and then out of retirement. The advantage of boomerang employees is proven, [...]

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 [...]

Alumni Relations: Make Your Program Opt-Out vs Opt-In

by in 5th December 2017

Alumni Relations: Communicating To Employees You are running your companies Alumni Relations program and you want to build a thriving Alumni community? Do you want to drive the value and culture of an Alumni community [...]

University Alumni vs Corporate Alumni: Is there really much of a difference?

by in 19th November 2017

Are all Alumni networks an incredible asset? Yes. Are all alumni equal? Yes. Are all alumni platforms and functions the same? Absolutely not. University Alumni have different values than Corporate Alumni. University Alumni engagement is [...]

Alumni Community: Do I Have To Choose LinkedIn vs Alumni Software?

by in 28th October 2017

To best manage and engage an alumni community, companies need both alumni software and a presence on social networks. Their co-existence is symbiotic and gives a competitive edge. A strong presence on social networks counts. LinkedIn has over [...]

Deploying An Alumni Platform For Global Organizations

by in 17th October 2017

Not every Alumni Platform is created equal and when deploying a Corporate Alumni Solution to a global company, it needs to be as simple as possible for everybody: The company and the Alumni. And it needs [...]

Refugees: A Future Talent We Cannot Afford To Loose

by in 11th October 2017

Our business is all about people. The people who work for us, the customers we work for, the alumni and corporates who use our platform. And we consider Corporate Social Responsibility to be integrated into [...]

A Win-Win: The Independent Professional Has More to Offer

by in 21st August 2017

Gone are the days when professionals stayed with a single company throughout their careers. Not only is the modern workplace less traditional, it's also less predictable. And while this may seem to be a strain [...]

Alumni: The Untapped Workforce

by in 11th March 2017

One of the great advantages of your Alumni Talent Pool is that you have qualified data around their performance, competencies and learnings ... all validated and confirmed. That's gold dust. The reduction in cost for your [...]

A Successful Company Alumni Program Requires Giving Without Expecting To Receive

by in 12th November 2016

As the saying goes, give and ye shall receive. Adam Grant, Wharton's highest rated professor and author of Givers and Takers, uses profound research to explain how to succeed. Be a giver, contribute to others without [...]

How We Innovate Alumni Management

by in 3rd October 2016

One of the first conversations we have with potential customers is that we typically shy away from bespoke implementations, custom widgets or acting on "we really need x functionality" ... and instead we talk about [...]

Alumni Directory: The Evolution To Platform

by in 13th August 2016

An Alumni Directory is how many organizations started keeping tabs of their ex-employees, however as the Alumni market has matured and the needs of the Alumni are better understood, many organizations are seeking to move [...]

What Does Corporate Alumni Platform Mean?

by in 26th July 2016

When we talk about a Corporate Alumni Platform for the Large Enterprise, we often talk about "fully integrated", the requirement for the enterprise that the Alumni Platform works as part of the ecosystem, not as a [...]

McKinsey Alumni Values

by in 16th July 2016

Why The McKinsey Alumni Network Is Crucial To Its Success: As individual job tenure in companies becomes shorter, leaders say good-bye to their best people far more frequently. How they do this — whether they [...]

Alumni Management: Let the Numbers do the Talking

by in 2nd July 2016

According to consensus, global annual spend on enterprise applications for Human Capital Management is set to experience double digit % growth to more than $75bn by the end of the decade. The sector is growing [...]

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