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Jeff Kortes, Employee Retention Speaker

So a little bit about Jeff…

Jeff Kortes didn’t become an employee retention and recruitment speaker, author and expert by accident. His early career spanned 25 years as a human resources professional, trainer, and consultant. He has held leadership roles in companies such as ConAgra, Midas International, SPX, and Quaker Oats Company.

During that quarter-century, Jeff saw countless employees come and go. The reasons rarely varied. The employers always suffered, though. Good people are hard to replace. Over time, Jeff devised a plan of inventive, common-sense employee retention strategies to help businesses keep their best talent.

After three facility closures, a strike and a corporate buyout, Jeff put all his experience together and started Human Asset Management, LLC, a multi-segment HR services firm. He has helped hundreds of first-line supervisors, managers, and executives with training in employee retention and engagement.


His no-nonsense approach is reflected in his C.R.A.P. Leadership™ System and Execution Focused Leadership® which instill positive supervisory and managerial behavior while driving results in the organization.

Jeff also works as a “headhunter,” finding candidates to fill organizations’ talent needs … and constantly learning about what drives candidates to choose one employer over another.

Jeff speaks and conducts workshops nationwide as an employee retention trainer. He draws on his experiences as a human resources professional, father, coach, martial artist and U.S. Army veteran to provide thought-provoking programs that yield results.


Fun Facts About Jeff

  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Lived in WI, MN, MO, TX, AZ, CA, KS, ND
  • Favorite quote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight … it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
  • U.S. Army veteran
  • Avid CrossFit participant and high school wrestling fan

Clients RAVE about Jeff…

Rick Marfori 

Enterprise Imaging and Healthcare IT Solutions

Jeff is an excellent HR professional. Not only is Jeff effective in the area of recruiting, but also in employee relations. Jeff differentiates himself by really making himself part of the organization. He communicates frequently to really dial in the needs of a hiring manager, seeks continuous feedback, and follows up to ensure a successful hiring fit has been made. And he offers counsel on training, motivation, and retention. Working with Jeff is a relationship built for life!

Nancy Barcheski

Owner, Prime Recruiting Solutions LLC

I have worked with Jeff on a number of executive level searches. Jeff is an extremely competent recruiter. He is very knowledgable and very capable. He takes the time to understand the needs of both the candidates and clients…developing a great rapport. I highly recommend Jeff, he is very passionate about recruiting and this shows in his ability to find and place top level executives.

Tim Fick

Sales – Industrial Division at Graybar

It’s been great working with someone who truly understands the HR industry and the process of hiring key personnel. If you’re looking for someone with a No Nonsense/Honest Approach to any of you Professional or Technical needs, Jeff if your man! It seems to be getting harder and harder to find people like Jeff within the Recruiting/Executive search industry, which is why it’s been such a pleasure working with him. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Jeff and Human Asset Management.

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Contact Info


Human Asset Mgmt LLC
P.O. Box 320294
Franklin, WI

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