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Coffee & Careers: Onboarding and Retaining New Hires

A conversation with Anne Laguzza, CEO of The Works Consulting

If you’ve tried hiring new talent lately, you’re probably keenly aware of just how much a candidate’s market this is. Today, new hires have the upper hand at every stage of the job search process—all the way to the onboarding stage.

This week Cindi interviews Anne Laguzza, CEO of The Works Consulting, about the most important things hiring companies can do during the onboarding process to root employees quickly and prevent them from growing elsewhere. Join us for Anne’s sage words of advice.

What you’ll learn:

· The first things employers should do after a new hire accepts an offer

· How to make employees feel like a part of the company before their first day

· Tips to make new hires immediately feel like part of the team.



Anne Laguzza is the CEO of The Works Consulting. As a seasoned business executive with human resources management, leadership development, and performance coaching experience, Anne works with clients from a variety of industries to develop better systems, maximize employee productivity, and enable management to focus on business growth.

Prior to founding The Works Consulting, Anne served as the Regional Human Resources Director for a Fortune 500 distribution company. There she led a merger transition team and was responsible for strategic planning, implementing new policies and procedures, workforce restructuring, compensation structures, and integrating the work cultures for over 600 employees.

In addition, Anne was formerly the Human Resources and Training Director for a start-up entertainment company. At this company, Anne was responsible for organizing and implementing a company-wide program that involved new company direction and strategic planning. Prior to her work in the entertainment industry, Anne served as the Regional Training Manager for a nationwide retailer. As part of a corporate expansion project, she developed and launched a multi-state training program for human resources managers.

Anne earned her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management, and is the Board Chair for Harbor Interfaith Services and a Board Manager for the YMCA, Los Altos. Anne has taught human resources and management courses at Long Beach City College and California State University, Dominguez Hills, and volunteers at non-profit organizations teaching interviewing skills to adults seeking re-entry into the workforce.



Coffee & Careers, hosted by Cindi Boudreaux, is a FREE bimonthly series designed to provide job seekers and marketing professionals looking to advance their careers with insights into today’s job market, helpful resources and expert career tips.

Who is Cindi Boudreaux? Cindi Boudreaux is an Executive Search Partner at Mogul where she places top diverse talent at the VP, SVP, EVP, President, C-Suite, or Board of Directors level across the Fortune 500 and fast-growing companies. She has a background in marketing and business development and a passion for helping professionals build their dream careers and succeed in the marketplace.

Get excited for knowledgeable guests and experts from all industries ready to dish out the wisdom.


Begins: Thursday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m.

Ends: Thursday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m.


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