Monday 28th June, 2021
So, you’re ready to graduate from your spreadsheet or social media group of corporate alumni and look into investing in a more robust platform that will drive value for both your company and its employees. But, you’re not sure what makes a strong corporate alumni platform.
First and foremost, a corporate alumni program should have the key feature supporting, of course, a robust network. At its core, corporate alumni programs are only as strong as the number of engaged alumni and employees that are within them — which means that the most important starting point of any program is making sure that you have the proper directory capabilities built in.
Specifically, you’ll not only want a full directory of teams and members but also the following:
Second, one powerful ROI that corporate alumni programs drive is the optimization of recruiting costs. How? By providing a platform that not only unites your past and present employee base but creates a valuable network for tapping into when recruiting.
To this end, you’ll want to make sure that your program and the respective platform on which you select to run it have a wide range of capabilities, including the ability for:
Last and certainly not least, you’ll want to make sure that the platform you’re using to support your corporate alumni program is not just a one-and-done sort of tool. What does this mean? You’ll want to keep members as engaged as possible, and on a regular basis, to help grow the network which will in turn grow the value it adds to both your company and its employees. This category of features may seem like a luxury, but trust us it is what keeps the alumni coming back!
With tools like Alumni Reach, corporations love leveraging engagement features such as:
Outside of the above categories and features, formal alumni platforms come in all shapes and sizes. We recommend using this list as a starting point and then paring down to see which features are most important for you, your company, and of course, your alumni!
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