Case Study: Accelerating New Employee Productivity at Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

  • 25 Jul 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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  • Non-member and guest fee

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Case Study: Accelerating New Employee Productivity at Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

  • Robert Bilotti, Managing Director, Novita Training

  • James Sokolowski, Chief Learning Officer, Savvis, A CenturyLink Company

About the Webinar:

In 2010, Savvis Communications partnered with Novita Training to overhaul Savvis’ new employee onboarding program. Because of metrics that were put in place prior to the overhaul, Savvis was able to “quantify” the results of the efforts – one of which was a 58% reduction in new employee’s “time to full productivity.” While most would agree how impactful a well-developed new employee onboarding program can be, it’s not always clear how to go about quantifying that impact as well as implementing the changes necessary to “move the needle.” In this practical webinar, we’ll follow along as Savvis makes the leap to a formalized new employee onboarding program; the steps taken; and the results achieved. The webinar will also present a unique opportunity to see how vendor and client can combine forces to address the highly specialized set of skills needed to improve a company’s onboarding.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Quantify the organization-wide benefits of an effective new employee onboarding program.
  • Recognize the features and components of a highly-successful new employee onboarding program.
  • Identify the process for improving your organization’s new employee onboarding program.

The webinar is based on a white paper that was published in Training Magazine in 2012:

Speakers' Bios:

Robert Bilotti is Managing Director of Novita Training, an award-winning training development firm. Novita works with organizations in designing custom-made onboarding and training programs that increase performance and operational efficiency, decrease costs and boost revenue. A former Training Director, Robert has developed complex learning solutions in a range of industries. He is a requested speaker on a variety of learning topics, has served as an adjunct professor of writing at the Institute of Design and Technology in Chicago and is a former Advertising Agency Creative Director.


As the Chief Learning Officer at Savvis, Jim Sokolowski is responsible for the enterprise global learning and development strategy. With the mission: To partner with the business to enable performance through transformational learning focused on organization goals, Jim’s team is positively impacting global organizational leadership capability and readiness, and increasing productivity, effectiveness, and engagement of the workforce through learning and leadership development strategies that directly link to organizational strategies. Upon arrival at Savvis, Jim built the learning and leadership development function from the ground up and has led Savvis to drive tangible business outcomes and earn numerous industry awards.

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