STILLWATER, Okla. – An employee's first and last days at a workplace say a lot about the company's culture.  

Research shows that new hires decide in the first six months whether to stay with your organization or not, and effective onboarding greatly influences their decision. Conversely, in an employee's final days, they need to be provided clarity and communication about expectations, so employees preserve their positive feelings and protect your organization's employer brand.  

Are your processes efficient and meaningful? 

On October 11, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Lorinda Schrammel and Stephanie Moore will help attendees answer that question in their session, "First Impressions to Final Farewells: Creating Impactful Experiences for Incoming and Outgoing Employees.”  

This interactive session will guide participants on practical ways to strengthen how you navigate team members through onboarding and offboarding. They will also provide resources that will encourage you to create simple, clear and meaningful exchanges so you can concentrate on the person, not the transaction. 

Schrammel is the Chief Excellence Officer for Growth Training and Consulting and has been involved in talent development for over twenty years. A believer of participant-centered training, Schrammel looks for opportunities to learn from everyone in the class and in life as she believes we learn best from each other. She is a certified Gallup Strengths coach, a past TEDx speaker and a recipient of the Pike's Peak Award presented annually for exemplary performance in participant-centered training. She holds various training certifications in multiple disciplines. Schrammel additionally serves as a national advisor for the Association for Talent Development. 

With more than ten years of experience in Human Resources, Moore manages and directs all HR functions with the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. Before working there, she served as Director of Human Resources Consulting Services at OSU, building productive relationships with assigned units of campus, the OSU System and the A&M institutions. She is an OSU alumna and received her bachelor’s in Business Administration before earning her master’s in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. 

Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $20 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series, visit or contact Marcy Luter at, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. 

Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. The school has locations in Stillwater and Guthrie. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.