May 26, 2011-
May 26, 2011
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Six Dangerous Retention Mistakes Most Companies Make
How to transition from a "Fear Based Workplace" to "Total Employee Engagement"
Jelly Belly Candy Company Visitor’s Center
Event Description
America’s employment analysts are predicting up to 40% turnover in 2011 after the recession ends and unemployment rates begin to fall.  Many of the younger Gen X’ers and most Millennials reached new lows in morale during their first recession.  Couple this with the pending mass exodus of up to 60 million Boomers desire to retire and we have a potential employment tsunami. 
Employers must make a decision to act now and implement proven and effective employee engagement programs to protect their employment of choice status or to react in a post turnover approach with massive quantities of short term fix retention band aids.   The generational imbalance is official.  Gen X’rs and Millennials will dominate the new workforce for the next 20 years and they are very specific on what they desire in an engaged workforce.
·         Specific goals with constant feedback
·         Personal growth & development
·         Fair distribution of rewards
·         Respect through interpersonal relationships
·         Being involved in difficult business decisions
·         Offered opportunities to question leader’s direction
Companies who struggle with the Six Dangerous Retention Mistakes promote a culture of “Employee Destruction” vs. Employee Retention.
  1. Focusing on Retention Programs vs. Retention Processes
  2. Supporting a Fear-Based Workplace
  3. Confusing Employee Engagement with Employee Destruction
  4. Not Supporting a Multi-Generational Friendly Workplace
  5. Not Holding Supervisors Accountable for Retention
  6. Not Narrowing the Front Door to Close the Back Door
We will thoroughly discuss each of the six most dangerous retention mistakes and guide you through the successful resolution of each to improve your company’s brand as an outstanding employer of choice.  This seminar is geared toward every level of leadership from the front line lead person to your top level manager. Anyone in a position of responsibility to engage your workforce!
About the Presenter:
Jack Smalley serves as Director of Learning & Development for Express Employment Professionals international headquarters. He provides human resource training and consulting for nearly 600 Express offices and their clients in the U.S. and Canada.  For the last thirty years, Jack has devoted his career to the field of human resources.  His experience includes executive-level management in a number of different industries such as oil, chemical, and packaging with an emphasis in manufacturing, engineering, sales, logistics, and corporate management.  Jack is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In 2008, 2009 and 2010, he had over 100 speaking engagements, including numerous local and state SHRM conferences, totaling more than 10,000 attendees. Jack was also a featured speaker at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 National SHRM Conferences in Chicago, New Orleans and San Diego.  Most recently, Jack presented for NCHRA 2011 Annual Conference in Oakland.
Event Details:
May 26th, 2011
Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
AM Presentation 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jelly Belly Candy Company Visitor’s Center
1 Jelly Belly Way
Fairfield, CA 94533
FREE – Compliments of Express Employment Professionals
Reply to this e-mail or call:
Napa (707) 224-9252
Continuing education credits are available to SPHR (CA) and PHR (CA) members.
Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Sandi Weimer     Email:
Phone: 707-224-9252      Fax: 707-224-9365



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