Skip to Page Content

Event Details

    Winning the (Internal) War for Talent: How to Keep Employees on Board and Inspired

    Date: January 14, 2015, 11:15am – 1:30pm
    Par-A-Dice Hotel
    7 Blackjack Blvd.
    East Peoria
    $40.00 Non-members; $25 Members; $15.00 Students
    iCal link
    Add to Calendar

    With changing economic tides and the associated hiring rebound, HR Leaders are turning their attention to retaining the best and brightest talent while growing their workforce.  While much of the ground for employee retention is laid before the employee has a job opportunity in hand, there are ways to increase the chances they stick around rather than taking the opportunity in front of them.  In this interactive session, we’ll discuss some basic principles of commitment and retention, and programmatic solutions that address retention for the most committed to the actively seeking employee.

    Presenter:  Jennifer Robin, Ph.D

    Jennifer Robin is a management faculty member in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University. She teaches in undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs in the areas of leadership, organizational culture, and strategic human resources management. She has coauthored three books – No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One (2013), The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters (2011) and A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World (2006).  Her many research interests include how employees form productive bonds with their organizations, and the behaviors required by leaders to build trust in their organizations.

    Jennifer is also a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Consultant at Great Place to Work® Institute. A former Senior Consultant with the Institute, she led the Advisory Practice, helping senior leaders integrate their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace.  Jennifer has experience in diverse industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, and professional services.

    Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee and undergraduate degrees in both Human Resource Management and Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also an affiliate of several professional organizations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Management Association, and the American Psychological Association. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found in airports and coffee shops if she is not swimming, biking and running.

    1:15am – 11:30am Registration & Networking

    11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch & Business Meeting

    12:00pm – 1:30pm Program





    *This program has been pre-approved for 1 (HR (General)) credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."