2021 ATD BR Annual Conference Registration
Are your new hire orientation practices supporting first-year retention? Companies invest significant time and money recruiting and hiring top talent and need proven practices for keeping new hires around for the long haul. Learn how Ochsner fast-tracked productivity, increased new hire job satisfaction and reduced first-year flight by overhauling its onboarding experience.
During this interactive session participants will:1) Explore common onboarding challenges and ways to overcome them; 2) Learn proven tools to improve the new hire and hiring manager experience; and, 3) Learn Ten Tips for Effective Onboarding - many of which can be easily implemented.
Melissa Hopson Sparks, PhD
Director of Talent Management,
Ochsner Health System
Missy joined Ochsner Health System in 2011. Her primary responsibilities include workforce development, leader and employee onboarding, performance management, system engagement strategy and frontline learning and development. She is on faculty in the Ochsner Leadership Institute. She develops and executes career development initiatives that ensure the personal/professional growth of employees and result in the achievement of business objectives. Prior to joining Ochsner, Missy served as vice president of education and communications at Alliance Safety Council (formerly known as the Safety Council of the Louisiana Capital Area). There she oversaw the development of petro-chemical and utility workforce safety training. Prior to joining the Safety Council, Missy was an assistant professor in the Communications Department at Xavier University of Louisiana and a consultant providing communication expertise and solutions to clients in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Missy earned a PhD in communication studies, with a focus on rhetoric and public address and a minor in political science, from Louisiana State University. She is a member of SHRM, the e-Learning Guild and is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist - COSS®. She serves on the board of directors for two non-profits: Trinity Christian Community and Communities in Schools.
ATD Baton Rouge strives to align our programming to the ATD Competency Model. This month's program aligns with the Integrated Talent Management area of expertise.
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