Take 5 with Netsmart — Ep. One: Conventional Wisdom

“I have been with Netsmart since early November 2014, but have worked as a Project/Program Manager for over 15 years.  Knowing that Netsmart values leadership and education, I brought an idea to the table regarding project management though the use of the Netsmart Yammer blog.  Because of my blog post, I had the opportunity to meet with a member of the Netsmart Executive Team.  We spoke about my project management philosophies and found that we both agree.  It’s wonderful to know that Netsmart and its executives are always open to meeting and working with their staff.”  

– Jennifer B., Project Manager, Consulting Continue reading Take 5 with Netsmart — Ep. One: Conventional Wisdom

Our Journey … A new hire perspective – Part 3

Consulting Netsmart Life

So my journey with Netsmart began back in October of 2014 on my first day walking into the main Kansas building.  I decided not to be shy, and introduced myself to the five other people that would start with me that day. I think that automatically made me Amy, the chatty one, in the group. We soon learned more about our roles and starting on day two, we dove right in and spent the next few weeks learning. We shadowed other associates and trained one another over what we had learned. We studied the modules, programs, events, and setups while testing each other on a daily basis.

After having spent a lot of time in the Clara Barton (pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross) training room,  I was ready to get going.  Of note, all of our conference rooms have @CauseConnected names.

After onboarding ended, my traveling adventures began Continue reading Our Journey … A new hire perspective – Part 3

Our journey … a new hire perspective – Part 2

Consulting Netsmart Life

Hi, Zach here, I too began my Netsmart journey on January 5th with the Consulting New Hire class.  I had just graduated from college at Kansas State a few weeks before and Netsmart is my first “Real World” work experience. I was nervous the first day, but that quickly went away by the time the second day. The next five weeks of training flew by faster than left-over Jack Stack BBQ disappears in the Café  at Netsmart – a common occurrence.  

A group of about 10 of us were chosen to work with Netsmart’s Avatar solution. The days went fast but were filled with infinite amounts of information. Continue reading Our journey … a new hire perspective – Part 2

Our Journey… a new hire perspective – Part 1

Consulting Netsmart Life

Hi, I’m Hannah – pictured closest to the Netsmart sign.  Pictured to the right is Zach and then Amy.  Our Netsmart journey began about 10 weeks ago as we were welcomed into the Consulting Organization. We will each share our story over the next few days starting with mine today.  So check back to hear their stories.

Here’s mine:  I had a technical background which made it a perfect fit for me. We attended four weeks of training; allowing us to have a lot of specialized attention and really focus on the areas we didn’t know or had not had experience with before starting employment.

After we finished training, I had the opportunity to work on updating the Training Manual; this allowed me the chance to review everything from training as well as improve upon the training exercises for future new hires. It was a great experience and I was able to improve on areas that were a weakness for me.

I have also had the chance to do a variety of billable client work already.  Continue reading Our Journey… a new hire perspective – Part 1