Dale Kehler and Lynn Clark - Can New Grad in-experience be great Client experience?
The IBM Client Innovation Centre in Bedford has hired more than 150 recent university graduates over the past 2 years. The experience has been amazing in that we have seen some incredible success stories with amazing new employees. We've also seen a few pit falls that we have tried to learn from. This session will be an interactive time to highlight some of the peaks and pit-falls of New Graduate hiring. It will also include a couple New Graduate hires that have become successful employees in their own right.
Dale Kehler is a Strategic and solutions oriented Director of Project Delivery with extensive business, project, and change management experience. A leader who understands the need for IT to bring value to the business.
With 20+ years of strong leadership in a variety of environments, including leading dispersed teams in multiple countries. For the last 15 years he has worked primarily in IT services and consulting. His focus over these years has been on growing his deep understanding of the business environment and finding better ways to deliver that business. Through applying analytical and critical thinking skills, bringing thought leadership and problem solving experience, he has managed to help align technology and projects to strategic business objectives. Helping create that strategic alignment is one of his passions.
Another area of business that Dale is passionate about - as a leader and as an influencer - is developing teams to be the most productive they can be. He has too often seen teams under-perform due to disengagement. Dale is impassioned over drawing the full potential out of a great team is extremely rewarding. Aligning that team potential with the business strategy is like knocking the ball out of the park!
Lynn Clark IBM HR Partner