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March 20: Researcher Develops Socialization Process to Help Smooth the Way for New Hires

“Organizational onboarding” is the area of study that most interests Department of Business Associate Professor Jamie Gruman. Organizational onboarding is the socialization process organizations use to help new hires adjust to new roles and jobs. For larger organizations onboarding is a deliberate process, a function of HR to acclimatize newcomers. Smaller organizations may not even consider the importance of this process.

“Successful onboarding can significantly impact productivity and turnover, and reduce costs for employers,” Gruman explained.

March 8: Rural Employment Roundtable

Attention employers in rural Ontario, you are invited to a Rural Employment Roundtable on April 5th, 2012 from 8:00am to 4:00pm in Guelph. This roundtable will:

February 16: Basket App Wins 5th Annual Nicol Pitch Competition

The Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship (CBaSE), housed within the University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics, hosted the 5th annual Nicol Pitch Competition on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012.

The competition is designed to promote and reward the entrepreneurial spirit at the University of Guelph by encouraging students to develop complete business plans for innovative products and services. 

February 14: CME Ph.D. Speaker Series TOMORROW Fei Song "How competitive are female professionals: A tale of identity conflict"

CME Ph.D. Speaker Series presents Fei Song from the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University as she discusses, How competitive are female professionals: A tale of identity conflict. This presentation takes place on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in MINS 300. For more information see attachment or contact Lisa Cauley (

February 7: UofG Students Hopscotch Into Record Books

A fundraising initiative organized by University of Guelph students, including two students from CME, and three area youngsters has set a new world record.

Hopscotch 4 Hope, an event that raised more than $22,000 last October, is now in Guinness World Records as the longest hopscotch game.

February 6: Dean's Honour Scholarship Recipients Recognized at Luncheon

On February 2, 2012, CME's 2011/12 Dean's Honour Scholarship recipients were recognized at a luncheon. To receive this $1000 scholarship, students must meet the primary academic criteria of placement on the Deans' Honours List for two consecutive semesters, excluding semesters 7 and 8. The top 24 students are then awarded.

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