Corporate Alumni:
Our Vision

Engage Your Alumni

Our vision rests on one simple fact: your current employees are your future alumni.

Engaging your alumni is imperative to the success of any corporate alumni network. Our vision for corporate alumni networks is summed up in the four points below.


Build Lifelong Relationships

Start engaging employees around their personal development at your organization from their first day. If your employees have been engaged throughout their careers, continuing to build on your existing relationship will be a natural thing.

Enhance Culture

Embed the alumni concept in your talent development programs and engage your alumni around their development. Your investment in your employees will let them know that you're serious about your relationship with them. This will help you to create a culture of employee development.

Strengthen Brand

Highly engaged employees will naturally become brand ambassadors. However, brand ambassadors are difficult to cultivate after they've moved on from your organization. It's not enough to try to engage your alumni. Your future alumni must be engaged throughout their entire time at your organization.

Develop Business

After your brand ambassadors exit your organization, ensure that you're their first choice to do business with in the future. This is especially important when it comes to passing on referral business, forming strategic partnerships, and making sales agreements.

ENGAGE YOUR ALUMNI THROUGH CAREER ENHANCEMENT

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July 16, 2019

Including Corporate Alumni in Employee Development

Corporate alumni networks mimic university alumni networks by retaining relationships with former employees. You may be wondering why an organization would do that? The answer is simple. Those former employees can still bring benefits, especially when they are included in employee development. T... More

May 17, 2019

Finding the Return on Relationship in Corporate Alumni Networks

I’m sure you know what return on investment is and that it’s very important in business, but did you know that return on relationship, or ROR, is also important? We did a poll during our webinar Discovering the ROI of Corporate Alumni Networks and found out that 67% of the participants had never hea... More

April 10, 2019

Why Your Corporate Alumni Need Alumni Software

Alumni networks have become a hot topic as individuals are no longer staying with an organization for life. Implementing an alumni network is giving organizations that opportunity to maintain lifelong relationships with these former employees and reap the many benefits associated with doing so. As a... More

February 20, 2019

How to Increase Engagement in Your Alumni Network

Investing in a corporate alumni program brings many benefits to an organization. These benefits can include alumni acting as brand ambassadors, candidates for new and returning employment, and potential sales opportunities. To receive these benefits, your alumni network, participants must be engaged... More

February 08, 2019

4 Benefits of Maintaining Alumni Relationships

Why are corporate alumni relationships important if the alumni no longer work for your organization? Alumni can deliver assets to your organization long after they leave. Maintaining engaged alumni relationships gives both the organization and the alumni a chance to receive benefits. Here are 4 b... More

September 29, 2018

The Benefits of Knowledge Sharing Through Your Corporate Alumni Network

As you’ve read in previous articles, mentoring is a great knowledge sharing source for your employees, but so is your corporate alumni network. There are many benefits to keeping an actively connected alumni network, such as gaining access to more skilled workers and raising brand awareness. However... More

August 21, 2018

Tips for Building an Engaged Alumni Network

Corporate alumni networks have been around for years, but recently, there has been renewed interest in harnessing their power. According to the Society of Human Resource Management, over 20% of employees transition job roles every year, and this number will continue to rise. No wonder so many comp... More

July 12, 2018

Attracting Millennials to your Corporate Alumni Network

Millennials are the elusive generation that everyone seems to be chasing. They are shaping the workplaces of tomorrow and demanding more from the organizations that they join. Their values have made an extreme impact on company culture and looking deeper into the value that you can provide them. W... More

February 26, 2018

4 Benefits of Hiring from Your Corporate Alumni Network

One of the great benefits of implementing an alumni network for your organization is the increased possibility of re-hiring employees. These re-hires, also called boomerang employees, may have left your organization, but because they chose to be part of your alumni network, they are usually still ... More

February 21, 2018

Using Your Alumni to Increase Brand Awareness

When thinking about an alumni network, some organizations can’t see the big picture. Sure, these individuals left, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still want to be associated with you and it definitely doesn’t mean you can’t still benefit from them. Some benefits that organizations are seeing fro... More

February 16, 2018

The Importance of Offboarding for your Alumni Network

Organizations put a lot of time and money into hiring and training an employee, so when they leave, it is usually seen as a bad thing. Luckily, many organizations are starting to figure out how to continue to benefit from their previous employees through implementing an alumni network. We’ve ment... More

February 12, 2018

Benefits of Providing Mentoring for Your Alumni Network

Many times, we talk about mentoring and alumni networks as two separate programs for your organization, and most of the time they are. But have you ever considered the benefits of bringing these two amazing programs together? That’s right, we are talking about connecting your alumni with your curr... More

February 08, 2018

The Importance of Content Curation for Your Alumni Network

Getting fresh ideas for the content that you are providing to your Alumni Network can often seem challenging and with the already demanding schedules of trainers and alumni administrators, there may simply not be enough time. It’s important to use the content you are providing to keep your alumni ... More

February 01, 2018

5 Tips for Implementing a Successful Corporate Alumni Network

Organizations are looking for success with any program that they implement, but they often wonder how success can be captured for a program that is centered around individuals that are no longer a part of the organization. Well, that’s simple, don’t let them say goodbye. Here are 5 tips on how to... More

December 06, 2017

4 Tips to Make Your Corporate Alumni Program Successful

It’s safe for us to assume that you aren’t just looking to implement a Corporate Alumni Program for your organization and hope that it does well. We know that simply having a program isn’t enough because what you really want is for it to be successful. Implementing a Corporate Alumni Program can... More

November 27, 2017

Best Practices for Managing Your Corporate Alumni Network

Organizations today have an incredible opportunity to harness the power of their alumni to create brand ambassadors, develop their business, and enhance their culture. Lifelong relationships with alumni can open many new doors for organizations that were previously inaccessible to them, or that th... More

October 20, 2017

4 Reasons to Invest in an Alumni Network for Your Organization

Having a life-long job is becoming a thing of the past. People are becoming more conscious of their career development needs and moving to new organizations that they feel will help them move forward on their career path. While many organizations are seeing more employees leaving, it’s important t... More

October 16, 2017

6 Tips for Increasing Corporate Alumni Engagement

With the success of several well-known boomerangs, former employees that are rehired by an organization, and the use of social media networks like LinkedIn, corporate alumni programs are becoming more popular every year. But just because your organization has an alumni network doesn’t mean that it... More

September 29, 2017

Who does Alumni Software Benefit?

When an employee leaves, most organizations have an “out of sight, out of mind” approach. They believe that because a good employee chooses to leave that they are no longer a concern. But should these organizations rethink their approach to past employees? Alumni Software gives organizations the... More

March 22, 2017

4 Tips to Leveraging Technology to Engage Your Alumni

Picture this: It's 1980 and you are organizing a party for your best friend. It's the big 4-0. Where do you begin? Telephone calls, printed invitations - with custom stationary, gathering names, addresses, and telephone numbers, RSVP cards... the list goes on. Flash forward to present day and cre... More

February 24, 2017

Challenges For Large Alumni Programs

Alumni program challenges for any organization will differ depending on the size of the alumni program that is to be launched. It’s essential to firstly understand these challenges before the alumni program commences. In addition, adhering to the below solutions provided will result in positive fe... More

February 22, 2017

How To Build Your Corporate Alumni Network

Building an alumni network from the ground up can be difficult. Luckily, we have plenty of experience helping a diverse range of organizations do this. Here are a few items you should consider when building acorporate alumni network. Decide on the population pool early: What kind... More

February 15, 2017

5 Tips to Leveraging Technology to Engage Your Alumni

Picture this: It's 1980 and you are organizing a party for your best friend. It's the big 4-0. Where do you begin? Telephone calls, printed invitations - with custom stationary, gathering names, addresses, and telephone numbers, RSVP cards... the list goes on. Flash forward to present day and cre... More

January 27, 2017

The Hidden Job Market in Your Corporate Alumni Part II

In a time when the majority of career opportunities are not announced on jobs boards and sites, there is a way to pierce through the uncertainty that is inherent in a job search. Corporate Alumni Networks, when used properly, can export a portion of the knowledge floating aroun... More

January 24, 2017

Effective Alumni Networking in a Job Search

Looking to change careers, but all you’ve got is an alumni contact list full of people in your current industry? If you’re going to look for a job within your corporate alumni network , it’s best to approach the right people . If you share an alumni at ABC incorporated, then you shou... More

January 12, 2017

Increase Your ROI by Maintaining Alumni Relationships

While corporate alumni programs are still a relatively new concept for organizational strategies, they carry the potential for significant ROI from increased business development opportunities, strengthened company and employer brand, and reduced recruitment expenses. Corporate alumni pro... More

December 28, 2016

Corporate Alumni and the Boomerang Effect

If you love something, let it go. And if it comes back to you, then it was meant to be … a part of your corporate alumni network. The idea behind an Alumni Network is simple enough. Employees leave and employers woo them back, or at least keep up with them. But have you ever examined the phenom... More

December 21, 2016

Alumni as Brand Ambassadors

Corporations are the new alma maters: companies are retaining and managing their connections with ex-employees (corporate alumni) in a trend dubbed “corporate social networking” (CSN). Corporate branding has become more indicative of competitive market advantage than product branding. Alumni admira... More

December 02, 2016

How to Build Your Corporate Alumni Network

Building an alumni network from the ground up can be difficult. Luckily, we have plenty of experience helping a diverse range of organizations do this. Here are a few items you should consider when building acorporate alumni network. Decide on the population pool early: What kind of cri... More

November 15, 2016

Power of Alumni Networks

It’s unfair to believe that your employees will want to stay with you forever. Nobody plans to work in the same office for 30 years. It just sort of happens. Or it used to. [ Click to Tweet] It is currently estimated that Millennials will hold 12-15 jobs in their lifetim... More

November 11, 2016

Tips to Engage Your Alumni with Technology

Organizations who realize the benefits to retaining connections with their corporate alumni talent face a major roadblock to engagement: Finding an efficient and sustainable process. Technology, when implemented properly, can alleviate this formidable administrative strain of engaging your alumni.... More

October 21, 2016

Promote Your Brand Through Your Alumni

When you think of Billy Mays, you immediately picture him in his crisp blue polo shouting to promote OxyClean™ to get any stain out no matter what! He is a great example of an organization promoting their brand. Unfortunately, he isn't taking anymore promotional gigs. But fear not, there is a ... More

June 15, 2016

The Rise of Corporate Alumni Programs

What do LinkedIn, YouTube, Yelp and Tesla have in common [ Tweet This]? These top ranking businesses are examples of innovation and massive financial success formed from an alumni network. All of them were founded by the alumni of a single company: PayPal. The "Paypal Mafia", as the... More

May 20, 2016

Alumni Relations In the Financial Services Sector

The end of an employee’s tenure at a company doesn’t always mean the end of that firm’s relationship with said employee. Alumni programs make it possible to keep a mutually beneficial relationship going on after the cord has been cut. Due to the specific skills needed to thrive in the Financial... More

December 02, 2015

Alumni relations for business development

One of the main benefits of establishing a strong alumni program is the potential of new revenue derived from referrals by alumni to new business. Previous employees are in an ideal position to refer you to new clients, especially if they move on to employment in an industry that uses solutions offe... More

November 17, 2015

Using alumni data to improve program engagement

To make a corporate alumni program active and engaging, it is important to understand the needs of both current and future alumni. The best way to gain this understanding is through the analysis of alumni program data: these numbers offer empirical evidence about the behavior and interests of alumni... More

October 23, 2015

Managing the Cultural Fit Challenge with Corporate Alumni Recruitment

Today's corporate recruiters face many challenges. As employees become increasingly mobile, top talent is becoming harder to both attract and retain. Recruiting candidates that are a good cultural fit is another critical challenge for recruiters. Katherine Klein at the University of Pennsylvania's ... More

October 16, 2015

Employee Referrals: The Hidden Benefit of Alumni Relations

An engaged alumni network provides cost effective access to top-caliber talent and serves as a channel for business development, but there is another benefit of alumni relations that is not often talked about: referrals from former employees. In a recent study conducted by iCIMS, it was reported th... More

October 13, 2015

The role of Mentoring and Alumni relations in a career progression plan

Today's employees are increasingly focused on their personal career progression, both inside their current organization and beyond it. This represents a significant shift from previous generations of workers, where the ideal career track was to stay at one company and work one's way "up the lad... More

September 24, 2015

Alumni Relations Have Become a Cultural Magnet for High Potentials

The current generation of high potential employees doesn't expect to stay at a position forever. When evaluating a prospective role or employer, workers are already thinking about how the skills and experience they will gain there will help them later in their careers. The most desirable corporate ... More

September 21, 2015

Corporate Alumni Management Best Practices Checklist

Many companies that understand the benefits of alumni programs are past the planning and implementation phase: they are focusing on developing their program to engage with their alumni. To achieve high levels of engagement with corporate alumni, it is necessary to integrate the alumni management so... More

September 14, 2015

How to Increase Alumni Engagement With Segmentation

For corporate alumni programs to be successful, they must offer relevant content and opportunities to all alumni participants. The huge amount of correspondence that people receive through email and social media makes this a necessity for an engaging alumni program. An effectively segmented alumni ... More

September 03, 2015

How Corporate Alumni Goals Vary by Industry

Today's corporate alumni programs are more than just directories of names that receive an email newsletter every so often. The best alumni programs consist of well-cultivated networks of former employees and are tied to specific, measurable goals. The benefits of implementing an Alumni program can b... More

August 20, 2015

Winning the War for Talent with Alumni Engagement

Hiring managers today continue to face major challenges when it comes to filling open positions. CIO reported recently that almost 70% of technology executives believe there is a shortage in both the quality and quantity of skilled technology workers available. Success in this war hinges on two goa... More

March 04, 2015

When High Potential Employees Leave

By Phillip Roark, CEO of Insala High Potential Employees Don't Stop Being High Potential When They Leave When a high potential employee decides to leave your firm, they don’t stop being high potential. Increasingly, leading firms are recognizing that an employee leaving an organization shouldn’t... More

March 21, 2014

Stages of Corporate Alumni Programs

Corporate alumni programs vary in terms of multiple things, not least of which include size, organization type, administrative control, and membership type. What really sets apart one corporate alumni program from another, however, are the program’s objectives and the organization’s intent to follow... More

February 21, 2014

Why Your Alumni Software May Be Doomed to Fail

A corporate alumni program without objectives embedded throughout it is like a building without foundations or a supporting structure: doomed to collapse. Your alumni software is no exception to this rule. It more than anything else must be defined by your objectives, as it’s not only the gateway t... More

February 04, 2014

What Your Corporate Alumni Program Has to Do With Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement and Alumni Engagement Ultimately, the success of any organization comes down to one thing: the engagement of its people. For most companies, “people” primarily means “employees.” That’s why “employee engagement” is such a big buzzword in the training and development space, and... More

May 09, 2013

Corporate Alumni and the ROI on Outplacement

The problem with outplacement is that you receive little or no return on investment. It almost seems like a win-lose situation: your former employees receive help moving on from your organization, and you lose both your employee and your investment in outplacement. It’s time to reconceptualize out... More

April 08, 2013

Increase Your ROI by Maintaining Alumni Relationships

While corporate alumni programs are still a relatively new concept for organizational strategies, they carry the potential for significant ROI from increased business development opportunities, strengthened company and employer brand, and reduced recruitment expenses. Corporate alumni programs ... More