New Case Study: The Shelter Group Reinforces Culture While Driving Down Costs with Cytiva's SonicOnboard

National real estate development and property management company engages new hires with innovative portal

San Diego, CA —June 28, 2010— Cytiva Software Inc. (CRX;TSX.V), a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) onboarding software, announced today at the SHRM Conference and Exposition the release of a new case study detailing The Shelter Group’s lessons learned from their two years of using the SonicOnboard Onboarding portal.

With over 2,000 employees and nearly 1,000 new hires annually spread across 67 properties in 11 states, The Shelter Group used to struggle to manage the volume of work associated with onboarding new employees.

This new case study shows how SonicOnboad new hire onboarding software supported The Shelter Group’s efforts to reduce costs, speed time to productivity and reinforce The Shelter Group’s unique culture.

Some of the highlights include:

• Six figure annual reduction in costs
• Significant reduction in errors associated with manual process
• Measurable increase in time to productivity
• Reinforcement of employment brand from career site through onboarding

While onboarding solutions have been around for a few years, SonicOnboard is representative of a new breed of software that automates the socialization of new hires along with the tasks and forms associated with onboarding. Through a fully brandable, media rich employee portal, SonicOnboard helps organizations deliver their unique mission, values and culture to new hires from “offer accepted” through to “productive employee.”

“I would guess we are saving around $100,000 annually with SonicOnboard,” said Vicki Kramer, Career Service Manager at The Shelter Group. “And I frequently have new employees tell me how impressed they are with our onboarding. That’s a win-win.”

“The Shelter Group is a great example of a company that understands the potential of onboarding software,” said Jason Moreau, CEO of Cytiva. “They are one of our many clients that have helped us make SonicOnboard such a respected solution in the market.”

The Shelter Group acquired both SonicOnboard and SonicRecruit, Cytiva’s robust talent acquisition system and rolled out both products simultaneously.

Click here to download The Shelter Group SonicOnboard Case Study.

About The Shelter Group
The Shelter Group is a national real estate development and property management company specializing in multi-family and senior living communities. From its founding in 1977, the value of Shelter’s development portfolio has grown in excess of $1 billion and the size of its management portfolio and quality of its people make it among the country’s most respected property management companies. The firm’s portfolio contains a broad range of properties in diverse settings, including conventional and affordable apartment communities and, through its Brightview Senior Living division, service-rich independent and assisted living communities for seniors. For more information on The Shelter Group and its operating companies, please visit

About Cytiva Software Inc.
Cytiva Software Inc. (CRX:TSX.V) provides innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) talent management software and services to mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Its flagship recruiting software product, SonicRecruit, allows corporations to screen applicants, automate recruiting departments, customize corporate career sites and hire great people. This premier applicant tracking software improves recruiting effectiveness, speeding up the hiring process and reducing cost per hire. Cytiva’s SonicPerform employee performance evaluation software automates employee evaluations, aligns employees around key goals and encourages year round feedback. And, Cytiva’s SonicOnboard onboarding solution helps organizations get their new hires productively contributing faster. For more information, visit

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