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.