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HR Forum: Onboarding in a Virtual Workplace and HR’s Toolbox

November 28, 2012

Greetings ITAC HR Forum Members:

The next ITAC HR Forum meeting is Wednesday, November 28th, hosted by SAS Canada in Toronto. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

Are you hiring employees who increasingly work from home or remote office locations? Virtual work locations have their advantages, but also their challenges. It is so important to start new employees off on the right foot .... to acclimate them into your culture, and help them maximize their productivity as quickly as possible. Join us on November 28th to learn best practices and lessons learned when onboarding virtual employees.

Following the Onboarding discussion, we will have a fun, interactive workshop about HR's Toolbox. As our businesses change and transform at lightening speed, we all work harder and smarter to keep pace. Come prepared to share and learn from your fellow ITAC HR professionals about the latest and greatest tools, networks, vendors, and practices that we use to optimize HR's effectiveness.

8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in, networking and continental breakfast
(compliments of SAS Canada)
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome, introductions, opening comments and ITAC update Sheryl Helsdon Baker, Oracle
Bruce Markowitz, Unisys
Micheline Lepage, ITAC
9:15 - 9:45 am "Onboarding in a Virtual Workplace" Tim Hewat, Tracy Cocivera, Sonya Stevens of Knightsbridge

9:45 – 10:30 am

Onboarding Panel Discussion
Facilitated by Tim Hewat, Knightsbridge

Panel of ITAC HR Members including Unisys, Oracle and Dell
10:30 - 10:45 am Networking Break  
10:45 - 11:15 am Brainshark demo (title to be confirmed)  
11:15 - 12:00 noon HR Toolbox Workshop Facilitated by Bruce Markowitz (Unisys) and Sheryl Helsdon-Baker (Oracle)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch and roundtable discussion All

When Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

SAS Canada
280 King Street East, 5th Floor (Ottawa Room)
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L1
Map (Google Maps)

Register Click here to register or by email to by November 26


HR Forum Co-Chairs:
    Sheryl Helsdon-Baker, Oracle
    Bruce Markowitz, Unisys

Meeting Host:
    Seta Kouyoumdjian, SAS Canada

Meeting Moderators:
    Marwa, Jazi, Dell
    Tim Hewat, Knightsbridge

Hope to see you there and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Micheline Lepage, Manager, Programs and Events, ITAC - Tel: (613) 238-4822 x2245