How Innovative Companies Build a Community of Former Employees

Never has it been more important for organizations to recognize and maintain a relationship with their former employees. Corporate Alumni programs are an organizations secret weapon, rapidly providing access to talent, sales and brand advocates.
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For companies to succeed in creating a Corporate Alumni Community they must use B2C methodologies to move from transactional engagement to value based engagement. The employee experience no longer ends at the exit interview and Alumni programming is transforming global business.
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James Sinclair is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of EnterpriseAlumni, the market leading Alumni Experience Platform that enables organizations to maintain a relationship with their former employees. With customers across the Global 2000, James leads product and strategy to enable organizations to create an authentic and valuable community that serves both the Alumni and the Organization.
“The purpose of the Alumni Community is to promote a sense of belonging, encourage the pursuit of personal and professional enrichment, and empower one another to make a difference in local communities.” Rebecca Cedrone, former Director of Alumni & Community Marketing, Coca-Cola Company
“At any time when trying to chase new business, trying to meet somebody, trying to break into a market, it’s all about who you know. Accessing your program, you know where your alumni are and how to engage them where they are. It’s this impactful information that you can use to leverage relationships to provide support to your organization as well as your supply chain throughout recovery.” Michael J Destefano, Global Alumni Leader at E&Y
“McKinsey probably would not have traveled the path to prestige so easily without one distinctive company practice, the same one that new recruits might find so odd — McKinsey celebrates departures by building their alumni network.” David Burkus

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