NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2004
SelectMinds, the corporate alumni solutions provider, has been selected by Grant Thornton LLP to build, launch and manage their corporate alumni network. Grant Thornton LLP is the fifth largest accounting firm in the United States and the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International.
ÂGrant ThorntonÂs alumni website will enhance and strengthen its relationships with its former employees,Â said Cem Sertoglu, CEO of New York City-based SelectMinds. ÂIn relationship-oriented businesses such as accounting, a strong alumni network unlocks valuable Âsocial capitalÂ, leading to new business opportunities, a stronger brand in the marketplace, and enhanced overall goodwill.Â
The Grant Thornton alumni website will provide former employees with networking and communications tools, including the ability to search for and interact with other alumni, access job leads and postings, and stay in touch with the firm and each other by attending alumni events.
ÂGrant ThorntonÂs alumni have always been vital contributors to our firmÂs success. We are looking forward to enhancing the value of what it means to be a part of the Grant Thornton alumni network, by offering a suite of resources and valuable networking opportunities,Â said Shelley Stein, Grant Thornton U.S. Managing Partner, Client Services. ÂWeÂre looking forward to building a resource that benefits all involved.Â
Mr. Sertoglu added, "Our accounting firm clients find that launching a high-quality alumni network is a true win-win situation for all participants. We're excited to work with Grant Thornton and look forward to helping the firm make its alumni program a huge success."
Using its sophisticated suite of alumni software and services, SelectMinds helps many of America's top accounting firms, consultancies, law firms and financial services firms build, launch and manage strategically valuable communities of former employees.
SelectMinds specializes in helping professional service firms and leading corporations generate new revenue and cut recruiting costs by capitalizing on their alumni relationships. SelectMinds complements its alumni software with private-label services, and often functions as a fully outsourced alumni relations department. To learn more about how you can unlock the value alumni are proven to represent, please visit http://www.selectminds.com .
About Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton International is the world's leading accounting, tax and business advisory organization dedicated to mid-size companies. Through its network of 585 offices in 110 countries, including 49 offices in the United States, partners of the member firms of Grant Thornton provide personal attention and seamless service delivery to public and private clients around the globe. Grant Thornton LLP's Web site is http://www.GrantThornton.com .
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