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Retaining Your Top Performers

2/26/14 2:00 pm to 2/26/14 3:00 pm EST


Your top performers are your organization’s most sought-after resource. With the proliferation of sources like LinkedIn, your people’s accomplishments are constantly on display to your competitors. Even in a tight economy, recruiters are doing whatever they can to woo your best employees. And while you can’t stop competitors from asking your top performers to leave, you can take steps to ensure their answer is no.

We know that pay, benefits and relationship with one’s manager all impact retention, but what employees want more than a raise is work that aligns with their skills and interests. In fact, the No. 1 influencer of job satisfaction is having the opportunity to use skills and abilities.

Join Steve Parker, SPHR, Vice President at SumTotal Systems, as he discusses:

  • What your top performers truly care about and why they leave when they do.
  • How learning can be a catalyst for performance, engagement and retention.
  • How to avoid one-size-fits-all leadership development programs and deliver hyper-personalized experiences to drive retention.
  • How to use technology as an enabler and overcome obstacles like lack of insight.


     Steve Parker - Vice President, SumTotal Systems

Steve Parker is a former HR executive and a vice president at SumTotal Systems, where he uses his background and deep understanding of successful HR strategies, processes and technologies to deliver remarkable results to customers.

Parker has directly helped organizations of all sizes, including numerous small businesses and nearly half of the Fortune 100, achieve better results through their people, and has global experience in every industry. He has redesigned HR processes and technology for some of the world's best places to work, and has led efforts to drive HR solution education and awareness globally.

Parker has developed his unique, cross-functional HR perspective from leading several strategic HR functions and initiatives for various organizations throughout his career, including talent acquisition, performance management and leadership development, talent management and succession, and HR operations. Parker is a former member of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a certified Human Capital Strategist, and sometimes travels the world in search of adventure like Caine from "Kung Fu."

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