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Jeff’s Employee Retention Keynotes and Programs

Employee Retention Programs that Drive Action … and Results!

Let’s Tackle Your Employee Retention and Recruitment Challenges!

Today’s workforce is more diverse, transient and in-demand than ever before. Managers face immense challenges finding – and keeping – the talent to maintain organizational success.

Employee retention speaker and trainer Jeff Kortes gets it. His educational, entertaining programs and workshops address the biggest needs (and headaches) of those hiring and leading an ever-changing employee base.

Jeff has spoken to hundreds of organizations, in industries as varied as health care and banking, to meat packing and metal fabrication. His no-nonsense approach applies to any employer – after all, they employ the same type of workers: human beings.

Are you experiencing employee retention or recruitment challenges? Click a link(s) below to learn about Jeff’s tailored programs for these pressing organizational issues:


Engagement and Retention

Problems with employee retention and productivity? Try some C.R.A.P. Yes, you read that correctly. No, it’s not a joke (Caring, Respect, Appreciation and Praise). 

Culture and Respect

Organizational culture retains or drives away employees. Which is yours doing? Would some C.R.A.P. help? (Yes, it would!) 


Finding top workers has never been harder. Is your recruiting hitting the target, or missing the mark? 


The multigenerational workforce is here to stay. How do you manage these diverse groups, with their different priorities and perspectives?

Wellness and Fitness

You, too, can enjoy a healthier, more vibrant life, regardless of age. The first step can be the
hardest … so let Jeff help you get off the couch and into the game!

Jeff speaks at all size events, large and small!

All of Jeff’s programs are available as a 75-minute high-level overview, or a half- or full-day deep-dive workshop. He promises you’ll leave with new ideas, tactics and strategies to put together the pieces of your employee management puzzle.

Ready to up your employee retention and recruitment game?

Assimilation Checklist

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John Mountjoy

Executive Director/CEO – Kentucky Head Start Association

“Jeff brings a real-world, no nonsense approach to talking about the sensitive issues we must all pay more attention to: the satisfaction, morale, effectiveness and retention of valuable employees. Jeff is a charismatic and insightful expert who keeps your attention while delivering a useful and memorable message. Using virtual platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic has become the new normal and in-person presentations often do not translate well to virtual sessions. Jeff has seized on this challenge and has a highly effective approach to bringing the energy and engagement of in-person meetings to the virtual conference. Jeff Kortes is a natural fit for anyone seeking expertise on organizational culture, employee loyalty and retention.”

Stephanie Watson

VP, Professional Development – Ohio Bankers League

Hello fellow industry association and event planners!

We had Jeff Kortes join us at our 2021 Virtual Ohio Bankers League Human Resources Conference on March 4 & 5, 2021. He presented Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.

Jeff gave a phenomenal presentation. He had a great ability to engage the participants, maintain their interest, and get them involved. In a virtual environment energy and ability to effectively leverage technology is key, and Jeff brought both of those attributes to the table. The topic was pertinent, and Jeff shared information that helped people better understand how to effectively show caring, respect, appreciation, and praise! I look forward to working with him again for an even larger program and recommend him to be part of any of your programs. Jeff is a low maintenance, adaptable and patient partner…a HUGE benefit for those of us juggling more balls than we can possibly handle.

If you want a great performance and a great partnership…Jeff is your man!

Diane Gadzalinski


“Thank you again for your presentation at our Zenith Tech Foremen start up meeting. It was very beneficial for them to learn more about praising their employees as well as having difficult conversations with employees. Your common sense and straight forward approach, C.R.A.P. (care, respect, appreciation and praise) is fun but very effective.

You connected well with the group and we received very positive feedback from them. I also appreciate the research you did prior to the presentation as well as the onsite visit. I think that was very beneficial and allowed you to connect so well with them.

A good culture and positive, supportive work environment are key elements in employee recruiting and retention. Your presentation gave our Foremen practical tools and resources to use on a daily basis.  I look forward to continuing to work with you in various areas throughout all of our Walbec Companies.  Thank you again for being so detailed and passionate about what you do. It certainly comes across when you are speaking. “

Make your next event unforgettable. Contact Jeff TODAY!

Contact Info


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

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