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Employee Recruitment, Retention and Engagement Expert; Speaker; Author

Human Asset Management LLC


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  • Give Your Employees C.R.A.P ... and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention
  • Give Your Employees C.R.A.P ... the Success Formula for Driving Employee Loyalty
  • Creating a Culture of C.R.A.P … How Culture will drive Results in the New Workplace
  • HR Horror Stories … Why Leadership Matters
  • Making Millennials Great … 5 Pillars for Building the Next Generation
  • No Thanks ... I Took Another Offer
Full details available here.


Jeff has more than 25 years experience in human resources. He has worked at companies that specialize in manufacturing, construction, textiles and software development. During his career he has worked to recruit, retain and develop employees, at all levels, at companies including ConAgra Foods, industrial equipment supplier SPX, and automotive retailer Midas International, and more. 

Jeff runs his own company, Human Asset Management LLC, which helps organizations to recruit, engage, develop and retain their best people. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of retention, engagement, and recruitment to human resources departments, associations and business groups. Jeff is the author of Give Your Employees C.R.A.P...and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention and HR Horror Stories... True Tales from the Trenches.



Gain the skills you need to retain, not replace employees. Through anecdotes, common sense tips, and no nonsense notes after each chapter, you'll discover:
• How to avoid the dreaded meeting where you have to say, We are letting you go because you just aren't a good fit
• Money isn't the answer to retention
• Size of the organization doesn't matter!
• Practical ideas you can use immediately to improve retention
• Why good employees leave your organization and how to stop it
• How you can help your organization to build a comprehensive strategy (or game plan) that improves 


“Best pre-conference I’ve ever attended!”

“Great speaker! Gave practical ideas that I can use right away.”

"We have seen a close to 80% reduction in turnover rate. The recipe you outlined in your presentation is put into practical application every day."

"When we started working together, we were focused on employee turnover which for some areas of our business has been reduced by 50%."

“Wonderful session…he had us talking and helped us determine ways we can keep our good people.”
“He’s more than a speaker. He made me think. I’m buying his materials, and I intend to follow up with him as a resource to help us get on track.”
“Can’t believe how quickly the time went! I have a lot to do when I get back to work.”



  • Chrysler
  • Trane
  • Xerox
  • Precision Metal Forming Assoc
  • PCI Pharma Services
  • Wire Rope Association
  • Cast Aluminum Solutions
  • Walker Forge
  • Waupaca Foundry
  • KSM Castings
  • VT Industries
  • Altec
  • Atek Foundries
  • Imperial Blades
  • Weldall Manufacturing
  • Greenheck Group
  • MEC, Inc.
  • Gardner Pie
  • American Foods Group
  • CL&D Graphics

Construction/Building Products

  • Walbec Construction Services
  • Bob Anderson Builders
  • Henkel’s & McCoy
  • Clark Construction
  • Ohio Concrete Association
  • WI Aggregate Producers
  • Carolinas Concrete Association
  • WI Ready Mix Concrete Association
  • Interstate Roofing
  • Roto Rooter


  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • MN Bankers Association
  • West MI Community Bank
  • River Valley Bank
  • Union Grove Credit Union
  • 1st Security Bank
  • Starr Group
  • American Payroll Association
  • QPS Employment Group


  • Sonic
  • Five Star Convenience
  • Oliver Companies
  • Western Sizzlin Steakhouse
  • American Builders Supply
  • Lumbermen’s
  • National Pest Management Assoc
  • Copesan
  • MN Multi-Housing Association


  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Linn County Iowa
  • Shawano County WI
  • Wood County WI
  • Iowa Counties Association
  • City of Kalamazoo MI
  • College and University Professionals Assoc. IL
  • University of WI-Eau Claire
  • Midwestern University
  • College of the Menominee Nation
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Augustana College


Human Asset Management LLC
PO Box 320294
Franklin, WI 53132

Tel: 414-421-9626
Email: jeff@jeffkortes.com
Web: www.jeffkortes.com

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