INN201 Using Mobile Tech to Help Managers Engage with New Hires Effectively
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Thursday, October 26
Expo Hall: Innovation Showcase Stage
In those first few weeks, new hires feel excitement, uncertainty, enthusiasm, and discomfort. It can be a roller coaster ride! Line manager engagement has a significantly beneficial impact on new hires’ learning curve and sense of belonging; however, managers are often stretched with multiple responsibilities, and new starters’ needs are relegated.
This session will explore a project that capitalized on mobile device features to shift the new-hire experience from one of passive consumption to active participation while simultaneously making the manager’s role more time-efficient and impactful. The solution delivered better performance, earlier, while reducing attrition.
In this session, you will learn:
- How mobile device features can assist in engaging new hires and managers in the onboarding process?
- How to track accountability from both the learner and their manager
- How the blending of digital, offline, and experiential development activities can cater for the whole learning cycle from exploration to application
- How mobile technology can bring time efficiencies and greater impact to the manager’s role
Novice to advanced designers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Web app and mobile learning.
Guy Sellwood, the VP of Americas at Prosell Learning, has over 25 years of performance improvement consulting experience, working with global organizations such as Avis, Dell, PayPal, and Xerox. More recently he has been involved with the development of an onboarding web app to accelerate the performance of salespeople and deliver reduced attrition and higher recruitment ROI for clients. Guy is passionate about active and blended workplace development being the key to sustaining high performance.
Senior Program Manager, Learning and Development
Jenna Wisniewski is a senior program manager of learning and development for Comcast. Jenna’s background includes instructional design, adult learning theory, and project management, and she has extensive knowledge in many authoring tools, as well as training and development. Jenna is a Comcast- certified trainer and an active member in Women in Cable Telecommunications, ASTD, and the Young Professionals Network. She holds a bachelor of science degree in mass communications/journalism and a master of science degree in instructional technology.