Grand Valley: Onboarding Next Gen Talent - Research Informed Best Practices

Date and Time

Starts:04/21/2022 5:00 PM

Ends:04/21/2022 7:00 PM

Registration Closes:04/12/2022 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

2.0 CPD Hour(s)



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Join Anne-Marie Fannon, Director of the University of Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute to learn best practices and strategies, derived from research and Waterloo’s world-leading co-operative education program, for successfully onboarding next gen talent into your organization. In this session, you’ll learn more about our research on Gen Z values, tips for onboarding in remote, hybrid and in person work modes, and strategies for building organizational commitment quickly. Human resource professionals will be presented with a range of strategies that can be implemented across organizations of all sizes to improve onboarding practices and ultimately employee success and retention. The focus of the presentation will be on emerging talent in work-integrated learning or new hire contexts.


5:00 PM - Welcome and Introductions

5:05 PM - Speaker Presentation

7:00 PM - Event Concludes

Registration closes: April 20, 2022 at 8:00am

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Learning Objectives:

Successful onboarding is key to employee relationship management and retention. Attendees of this session will:
• Gain research informed insights on Gen Z values related to meaningful and relevant work
• Learn strategies for successful onboarding in remote, hybrid and in person contexts
• Deepen their understanding of the connection between successful onboarding and organizational commitment with a focus on Gen Z talent.

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Speaker bio(s)
Anne-Marie Fannon

Anne-Marie Fannon is the director of the Work-Learn Institute. In this role, she sets the research and innovation agenda for the Work-Learn team. Anne-Marie is passionate about leveraging Work-Learn’s research insights to inform the practice and pedagogy of WIL. For the last ten years, Anne-Marie was director of Work-Integrated Learning Programs at the University of Waterloo. In this role, she oversaw the development and delivery of curriculum that supported students in a variety of work-integrated learning opportunities including the new (WE) Accelerate program, the EDGE program and the WatPD courses. Anne-Marie is actively engaged with Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada and serves as co-chair of CEWIL’s Government and External Relations Committee. She was president of the association in 2016/2017 during which time she led the association through an expansion of its mandate from co-op to work-integrated learning.