Looking Forward with Excitement to a New Decade, a New Company
By Tony Audino, Founder & CEO of Conenza
With the prospect of not only a new year but a new decade
before us, it’s tempting to spend some time reflecting on accomplishments. I’d
rather look forward.
If you’ve kept up on the news from Conenza, you already know
that on January 1, 2020, we’re joining
forces with IntraWorlds to create a new company set to take talent
engagement to the next level. There are a number of reasons why I am excited
about what the merging of resources, experience and vision offers our clients.
We know that changing
market forces are having an impact on how organizations interact with their
employees. Increasing rates of retirements, shorter tenures, technology-enabled
automation and social media have and will continue to shift workplace
dynamics. To succeed in today’s competition
for talent, companies must focus on the employee experience at key moments in their
career — recruitment, onboarding, development, offboarding, and after they have
left to pursue other opportunities.
When I launched the Microsoft® Alumni Network, one of the first large-scale corporate alumni programs, more than 20 years ago, it was based on understanding the value of engaging employees for life to nurture brand ambassadors, create a strategic talent pool for rehires and referrals, and generate new business opportunities. Now, by combining with IntraWorlds, it’s thrilling to help organizations of every size and sector around the globe strategically foster talent engagement across the entire career lifecycle.
2020 promises to be the start of something big…stay tuned!