Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


10 Secrets for Onboarding Success: Effectively Boost Your Retention Metrics

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

What’s it all about? Effective onboarding of new team members is one of the most critical contributions the Hiring or HR Manager can make for long-term organizational success. Onboarding drives employee productivity, accelerates delivery of results, and significantly improves talent retention. Yet few organizations manage the different pieces of onboarding in a strategic, integrated, and consistent manner. In this highly interactive session, Tim Ruef will guide you in designing and implementing an impactful onboarding program that goes beyond “orientation”. Throughout, he will discuss the metrics that will gain the attention of your CFO and enhance your role as a strategic partner to senior management.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the strategic and economic impact of proper onboarding practices.
  • Uncover specific actions and tools to build/refine an effective onboarding program supported by metrics and data.
  • Establish business case reasoning and a communication plan to influence organizational decision-making with strategic partners.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.

Program Faculty: Tim Ruef