ERE Webinar

New Hire Onboarding Excellence: Stellar Starts, Faster Productivity, and Lasting Retention

Learn how the most innovative teams roll out the red carpet for new employees, leading to faster productivity and better talent retention.

Jun 26, 2024
6:00 PM UTC
1 Hour
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Presented by:
Kyle Smith
Alexandra Krotinger
Poornima Farrar
Jill Noonan
Kyle Smith, 
Alexandra Krotinger, 
Poornima Farrar, 
and Jill Noonan

Join us for a free webinar filled with actionable insights as we discuss best practices for employee onboarding. 

Our panel of employee onboarding experts will share how the most innovative teams roll out the red carpet for new employees, ensuring fantastic experiences that validate a new hire’s decision to join an organization, leading to faster productivity and better talent retention. 

Key discussion points of this webinar will include: 

  • Structured Onboarding Programs
  • Personalized Onboarding Experiences
  • Feedback and Evaluation
  • Integration with Company Culture
  • Continuous Learning and Development
  • Remote and Hybrid Onboarding


Sponsored by

Rival is the Talent Acquisition suite powering stable agility for HR teams. Whether you need an end-to-end solution or a single product to plug into your existing stack, Rival is your partner.

About the speakers
Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Founder and Lead Consultant

HRKyle Services

Kyle is a seasoned professional with an unwavering passion for Human Resources and a stellar record of leadership in this dynamic field. He has exceptional expertise in designing and executing comprehensive HR strategies that seamlessly harmonize with broader organizational goals, and he has become a trusted force in shaping HR excellence. Over the past 25+ years, Kyle has consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to tackle unique HR management challenges and harness opportunities for growth, making him a valuable asset to any organization.

With a rich academic background, including an MBA focusing on Human Resources, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and an Associate’s degree in Business Management. His pursuit of a Master's in Counseling exemplifies his dedication to facilitating holistic growth and personal fulfillment.  

Kyle’s unwavering commitment extends to staying at the forefront of industry trends, rigorously tracking key performance metrics, and providing invaluable insights to elevate HR operations and talent management. He is the quintessential HR visionary who combines passion, expertise, and strategic acumen to drive organizational success.


Alexandra Krotinger

Alexandra Krotinger

Director of Learning and Development


Alexandra has spent over a decade working at hyper-growth technology companies in the Learning & Talent Development space. She has maintained a primary focus on new hire onboarding program design and delivery at both HubSpot and OneTrust. She cares deeply about ensuring onboarding experiences support a strong employee value proposition and activate passion for the company, the culture and the work. Her work also includes leveraging technology to streamline program operations, finding innovate ways to bring learning opportunities to folks, measuring outcomes and impact of learning programs and supporting enablement and education across the employee lifecycle.

Poornima Farrar

Poornima Farrar

Chief Product Officer


As Rival’s Chief Product Officer, Poornima leads the global product and data science teams and is responsible for driving Rival’s product vision and roadmap. She enjoys grounding product strategy in customer empathy and market understanding in order to ensure that solutions deeply resonate with clients and shape the future of their work. Poornima brings nearly 15 years of experience across product and technology roles; prior to Rival, she held product leadership roles at Workday, Salesforce, Persefoni and Alteryx. Poornima also holds a PhD in Linguistics from SUNY Buffalo.

Jill Noonan

Jill Noonan

Manager, Learning & Talent Development


Jill has been involved in the Learning & Talent Development industry for 6+ years.  She started in this space as a Facilitator and is currently a Global Manager of Learning & Talent Development at HubSpot.  Jill has primarily focused on building and supporting new hire onboarding experiences that create an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive environment for learners of all abilities.  Additionally, she has enjoyed working on several key talent development programs at HubSpot with the goal of accelerating employee growth, enhancing connections in a hybrid world, and amplifying business impact and opportunities for employee development.