Hi everyone! Welcome again to the Netsmart Life Blog! My name is Kathryn MacGregor, and I am the Talent and Culture Intern for the summer. Stay tuned to join us on our 10 week summer adventure of laughs and learning at Netsmart! This summer we welcome several interns as guest writers, to write about each of our events and updates to hear several different perspectives.
We already kicked off our summer with the College Basketball experience last week at the Sprint Center, and will continue with an Instagram scavenger hunt at the Kansas City Country Club Plaza later this week. During the 10 weeks, there are many planned social events, “Lunch-n-Learns,” a volunteer day, and two days of sendoff events at the end of the summer.
Kathryn MacGregor, Talent & Culture FUTURE
Last night we celebrated the start of our 2014 FUTURES program at the College Basketball Experience. After a warm welcome by our CEO, Mike Valentine, over 100 Netsmartians from departments such as consulting, engineering, hosting, and finance were divided into 10 teams and sent on their way to complete 10 different challenges throughout the evening.
It was a great opportunity for us to get to know our FUTURES as well as introduce them to team members that they normally wouldn’t see on a daily basis as they will work in different departments.
While we are no Basketball champs by any means we still had a lot of fun shooting hoops! The quote of the night by an anonymous VP of Engineering was: You can tell that we are coders around here! 🙂
We are excited to have you here for the summer! WELCOME 2014 FUTURES!!!
– Sandra DeStigter, Recruiter
Today we will once again be kicking off the Netsmart Futures Program – for current college students! We welcomed 25 Futures to the Overland Park office this morning Monday, June 2rd.
Each participating organization is in the process of planning a meaningful work experience for each new Future. Participating groups are Consulting, Engineering, Cloud / Hosting, Finance, Talent and Culture and Sales Operation. There will be industry and engagement events each designed to foster learning, connect with Netsmart and/or explore the Kansas City area. Ultimately, we want successful Futures to choose Netsmart as their fulltime employer of choice in the future.
2014 Futures Program Changes & Additions:
- New York and Ohio offices will have candidates involved in the OP based program
- 10 week program– 8 weeks last year was too short as there is an extensive learning curve for the FUTURES
- Adding NetsmartLife blog
- Hosting a Kick-Off Event at the Sprint Basketball experience to include executives, managers, mentors, and FUTURES.
Follow our blog to hear firsthand from our FUTURES, Talent and Culture team and leadership.
Thanks to everyone involved in making the FUTURES program a success. Cheers to a great summer.
-Sara Slocum, Talent Acquisition Lead
The Netsmart Talent & Culture team is pumped to welcome you to our new blog. We are excited about using this new communication tool and hope it will increase our collaboration and interaction both internally and externally. Bloggers will be posting information about careers at Netsmart, career advice, social media, our culture, happenings at our planet locations, wellness, super cool technologies, behavioral health and most importantly – giving us an opportunity to hear from you.
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions and would love to hear from you. Cheers to the beginning of a lively, energetic and engaging conversation.
–Sara Slocum, Talent Acquisition Lead