Friday 27 January 2023
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The Cost of Losing New Employees – Peter Forbes

LIVE from Las Vegas, at #HRTechConf, we were joined by Peter Forbes, Founder & CEO at HR | Onboard.

Peter ForbesA little more about Peter Forbes:

– Based in Australia

– Been in HR Tech industry for 20 years, started as a developer straight out of university

– Always interested in adding technical value to the HR processes

– Started his own consulting business around system integration, including payroll systems

 The Cost of Losing New Employees – Peter Forbes

1. Employee Onboarding platform – branded portal to fill in all the paperwork and administrative information before new employee’s start date.

2. Expanding from Asia and Australia into the rest of the world, thus being in the start-up pavilion at HR Tech.

3. HR Tech Trends: Engagement, Analytics, and Culture.

4. The Importance of Onboarding in Employee Engagement.

5. The cost of losing employees before Year One.

“HR industry: You cannot pick a better space to launch an enterprise software.” – Peter Forbes


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RAYANNE THORN works in hiring, strategy, marketing, and business development with tech start-up companies and has held several high-level positions in the HR and recruiting technology space. She has been responsible for hiring, branding, marketing, sales, and partnership strategies.

In addition to her professional experience, Thorn is an accomplished blogger, sharing her thoughts on business today, leadership, industry expertise and how they often intersect with life and as a job search contributor for Huffington Post. A widely-sought after public speaker, she has shared her insight at numerous business and HR/recruiting industry conferences and events.

TODD SCHNICK is a recovering national political operative (a claim to fame is that Chris Matthews predicted he would go to jail during the 2000 Florida Recount), was an aide to a congressman, ran several state party organizations, and managed campaigns from governor to city council.

Now, Todd is a marketing, content, and media strategist, media host + producer, distance runner, and makes his home in Brookhaven, GA (Metro Atlanta). He has written five books, and has been named a Top Sales + Marketing Influencer and Blogger.


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Rayanne Thorn works in hiring, strategy, marketing, and business development with technology companies and has held several high-level positions in the HR and recruiting technology space. She is the VP of Marketing at Dovetail Software and has been responsible for employment branding, hiring, employee engagement, employee retention, branding, marketing, sales, and partnership strategies in the past with TalentBrowser, Technomedia, Evenbase,, Broadbean Technology, and Select University Technologies, Inc. Earlier in her career, Thorn served as a business and search consultant, as well as an executive third-party and corporate recruiter. She has a Bachelor’s in Business – Organizational Development and Strategic Marketing from Vanguard University of Southern California.