Retain the Best. Confront the Rest: How to Wake Up Your Organization in the War for Talent

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: You will learn how to engage your leaders in making retention the highest priority so you can sustain your competitive advantage.
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The notion of having one job and having it for life does not hold any appeal for this new generation of talent. Those days are gone forever and unless organizations are willing to invest in them emotionally and financially this savvy group will seize opportunity and leave you scrambling to replace them. You will leave with an understanding on how to:

  • Create a work environment that fosters talent retention.
  • Educate managers and leaders that accountability is a two-way street.
  • Apply positive communication and influence to leaders and team members alike.
  • Utilize the "push" and "pull" factors regarding employees' decisions to stay or leave. 
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:15am to 9:30am

Michelle Ray


Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international business keynote speaker, consultant, author and educator who demonstrates a deep understanding of importance of self-leadership in business and in life. Born in Australia, Michelle began her career in the media industry during the recession of the early 80′s. She was once told by management that she “didn’t have what it takes” to succeed in the business world. Despite a lack of mentors, Michelle was inspired to move up the management ladder to self-employment; creating her own successful international business. She believes that leadership is a state of mind and helps individuals at any stage of their career to master personal leadership…the ability to take charge of oneself first in any situation. Michelle speaks passionately about self – actualization, the importance of outstanding leadership in the workplace and the responsibility of positive communication and influence.

Follow Michelle on Twitter @michelleraycsp.

Harbor Ballroom AB
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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