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05 February, 2013 | (01 hr)

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At IBM, new employees are seen as primed to advance the organization in social technologies and drive innovation to new levels. IBM uses onboarding practices with social enterprise techniques. Leveraging social learning and networking in both pre-hire and new hire mode, IBM conveys culture and understanding of what it means to be part of IBM. This in turn increases performance, engagement and relevance.

In viewing, participants will:

  • learn techniques to leverage onboarding 
  • gain insights to affect performance 
  • have the opportunity to interact directly with a leading practitioner 
  • hear ways to affect culture and innovation at their firms

Audience: Onboarding leaders, organizational design and development, learning, leadership development, operations, talent management, and employer branding professionals.


Ian David Bird
Director New Employee Experience

Mr. Bird is IBM's Leader for Social Business within Learning and Talent and also the global leader for their enterprise New Employee Experience program. Mr. Bird’s background encompasses client facing and internal roles across technology leadership, strategy and consulting within HR, Learni...Full Bio

Meg Gottemoeller

Meg Gottemoeller (Moderator)
Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Meg Gottemoeller is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Meg supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of h...Full Bio

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