Culture, Assimilation and Training

How Small Investments in Time and Money Reap Terrific Dividends


o The Criticality of Culture
o The Immediate ROI of Great Assimilation
o Training as a Differentiator

The most successful companies - regardless of size - recognize the immediate value in profit, productivity, quality and retention, that comes from focusing on building a great culture from day one! The kinds of team members you need - the people that want to work hard to be on your "championship" team - are the ones that are attracted by hiring organizations that they know value them, that know what they're doing, and value continuous progress toward excellence. None of these happen by chance.

This is true whether it's day one at your company, or later, when you realize that teamwork is wanting, your people are sub-optimized and their contributions have not been maximized. The longer you wait to work on these issues, the more it costs you, in time, money, lost opportunity and reputation.

Attend this session and you'll learn proven approaches and techniques to:
o Link employee opportunity for success and being part of The Team, to productivity - on the day they start!
o Quickly ensure clarity of everyone's roles and goals and how they all fit together - so you can maximize productivity, quality and customer service, internally and externally
o Enhance employee commitment to your organization and to each other
o Develop and enhance team members skills - by using the experts (SMEs) you already have!
o Create and brand a culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest like a magnet - from day one and for a long time to come.

It's all about the people. It always is.


Conference Room 5-E; Parking is available in front of building or in parking garage behind the building
Rich founded Giandana & Associates in 2000 to help start-ups and small to medium-sized companies with their people-related challenges - Training and Human Resources. His clients have included Cerriliant, Highland Lakes Software, Catalyst Consulting, PointOne Communications, Surgient Networks, Power Accessories of the Americas and Urgent Care Plus. As an associate of other consulting firms, Rich has provided leadership and management training, consulting and executive coaching at GAC Shipping, ARM and Insterspire. Rich has more than 25 years of HR and Training Management experience primarily in the technology sector and is highly regarded in helping Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with the design and delivery of training and in building positive cultures. He was VP of HR at Renew Data Corp., TRISUN Healthcare and Tanisys Technology. He has led training and HR teams domestically and internationally and has worked with IBM, Xerox, Tandem, and Atari. Rich has been an Adjunct Faculty Member in the St. Edward’s University MBA Program and the University of Texas Professional Development Center and was previously on the faculties of the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology and Cabrillo (CA) College. Rich and his wife Kiren have called Austin their home since 1991 and Rich is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Mobile Loaves & Fishes and English At Work. Rich holds a MS degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a former US Army officer.