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"25 Ways to Retain Employees... Other than Locking the Doors" | Abby Kohut

Session Time: 11:00 AM

Session Description:

This presentation offers a compilation of proactive strategies that HR professionals can put into place to make sure they retain their top employees as other companies try to lure them away. Learn easy-to-implement tips and techniques you can use to guard your key employees and deflect aggressive poaching of these individuals, as when the economy turns around it is widely anticipated there will be aggressive pursuing of the top talent in the marketplace. You will learn proactive perks, bonuses, and other techniques for locking in your key employees and using these incentives as a way to hit certain milestones and keep them at the company. Finally, you will hear case studies of what other HR executives are doing right now to retain and lock in key employees, based on the widely anticipated viewpoint that there will be aggressive poaching of the top talent in the marketplace once the economy starts to improve.

Core Competency #1: HR Expertise
Core Competency #2: Critical Evaluation 

Speaker Bio

Abby is an award-winning speaker, author, and HR professional who is known around the world as "Absolutely Abby" and on LinkedIn as “Ask Abby”. As an HR professional for 23 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Inc., Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma, Inc. An active member of the HR community, Abby is the Strategic Growth Advisor for Whine & Dine Networking and also won a Pinnacle Award from the Society of Human Resources. She has been responsible for helping to hire 10,000 people in eight industries and at all career levels. Abby's website,, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and she was also selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has delivered more than 800 live workshops across 34 states on a variety of human resources, job search, social media, and business-related subjects.