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SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn how your onboarding process can strengthen the relationship between your new hires and your organization's goals.
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You have invested in interviewing, background checking, testing and have made an offer, but what message do you send the first day our new employees arrive on the job? This session will focus on how to enroll your new hire in your organizational culture and get them to be productive and engaged as quickly as possible.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Barbara Ann Henry, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Barbara Ann

 Barbara Henry, SPHR, is the Director of Human Resources for WellSpring Resources in Alton, Illinois.   WellSpring Resources is a leader in promoting mental wellness and personal growth by instilling hope and empowering individuals to be their personal best. Barbi holds a masters Degree in Business Administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis and a Bachelors degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.  Barbi has spent the last 20 years working in Human Resources for non-profit, casinos, and government as well as consulting with small businesses. In each of these environments, she has written policy, designed training programs and provided extensive employment law and labor relations support.

B. Tracy Laxton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

B. Tracy

Tracy Laxton, SPHR, is a Human Resources Manager for Suncoke Energy in Granite city Illinois.   She holds a masters Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.  Tracy has spent the last 17 years working in Human Resources for large and small corporations such as Cooper Industries, Invensys, Printpack, Inc and Magna Inc., as well as consulting with other companies including, Emerson Electric, Pohlman and Fusion Coatings to implement lean manufacturing principles.  In each of these companies, she conducted workshops and training programs in addition to needs analysis and consulting on performance issues. 

Tracy has led change efforts to improve organizational effectiveness by enabling employee empowerment, teamwork and developing a performance management process which improved departmental communications and people development.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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