Onboarding and Retention (OAR) Update
By Kate Rader, OAR President and Manager, Recruitment Coordination Services, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
It is hard to believe that another year has passed and the ASPR annual meeting is just around the corner. The OAR chapter has had a wonderful inaugural year with now more than 100 members on board! We also are now “official” in the eyes of the IRS as a 501(c)(6) organization. We look forward to convening in Tucson, where we will hold a business meeting and networking session to give members an opportunity to put names and faces together! OAR will also host a table during the roundtable session that will be open to all conference attendees.
Our leadership team has worked diligently to develop contact points for members. Welcome letters are sent to all new members, and we have interactive education sessions on our monthly calls to encourage input and ideas from all members. A newsletter also has been developed; it will be sent via email bi-monthly to members. We are alive in the world of social media, with Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and we co-sponsored an onboarding survey with ASPR corporate contributor Barlow/McCarthy. This information was presented in an ASPR webinar with OAR vice-president Donna Ecclestone serving as co-presenter.
To learn more about OAR firsthand, please stop by our information table at the ASPR conference in Tucson in August!