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    SMA-NJ Presents: Employee Engagement in Tough Times

    Date: September 17, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Patricia ("Patti") DeNicola
    Courtyard Marriott
    1 Polito Avenue
    Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
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    This program has been approved for 1.5 (Specific - Business Management and Strategy) HRCI credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification by the HR Certification Institute.

    Presented by: Kim E. Ruyle, PhD

    Employee Engagement in Tough Times

    Economic distress.  Stiff competitive pressure.  Overwhelming uncertainty.  A tough business climate presents a serious test for any business leader.  Leaders who pass the test will be the ones who stay grounded and train their focus like a laser on fundamental business elements that ensure long-term success.  Heading that list is the organization’s talent.  A talent focus is important in all economic cycles, but perhaps never more so than in downturns. Organizations are asking their employees to do far more with fewer resources. Opportunities for development and career advancement are severely limited in most organizations. The level of employee engagement, in general, is at an unprecedented low.  The best and the brightest may already be planning to leave…and you may not see it coming.  What’s happening in your organization? Are you maintaining a focus on talent? Are you keeping the right people? Are you retaining and engaging your top talent? This session you will help you answer these questions and will explore research and best practices you can apply to assess, develop, engage, and retain your organization’s A Players.

    About Kim E. Ruyle, PhD

    Kim Ruyle is President of Inventive Talent Consulting, LLC, a Miami-based firm that provides strategic talent management and organizational development consulting for leading global organizations.  He is a Lominger Associate in Korn/Ferry’s Global Associate Network.  Kim has thirty years of experience in human resources, organizational development, and general management.  Previously, he spent nearly six years with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent consulting, most of it serving as Vice President of Research & Development where he led  the development of numerous robust assessments, HR tools, and thought leadership.  Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Kim had HR leadership positions with Siemens Logistics and Automation Systems and Deere & Company.  Kim has presented at more than fifty national and international conferences, published dozens of articles and book chapters, served on numerous expert panels and editorial boards, and co-authored four books on talent management and leadership development.  Kim’s academic credentials include three master’s degrees and a PhD.

    Thank you to Willis of New Jersey and Citibank at Work for sponsoring the evening.

    Richard J. Galante  |  Vice President  |  Willis of New Jersey, Inc. |  
    With roots dating back to 1828, Willis is one of the world’s leading employee benefits brokerage and human resources consulting firms. Our approach is unique: We recognize that employee benefits are just one tactic in a comprehensive human capital strategy, so we eliminated financial hurdles that traditionally exist between client problems and consulting solutions. Our subject matter experts address client challenges in the full range of your operations including communications and media, human resources, retirement planning, health and welfare compliance, reporting and analytics and health outcomes. Willis delivers a full suite of services, resources and tools for the price of placement.“

    Caroline Meanwell | Vice President | Citibank at Work

    The complimentary “Citi at Work” Financial Wellness Program is designed to provide your employees  with a wide range of financial education facilities, diversity programs and savings and discounts which can  help them become successful managers of their own financial lives . Through our complimentary on-site financial education seminar series , we  empower people to make sound financial decisions which will affect their future.  We provide over 40 different seminars that we conduct at the workplace or by webinar, that range in topics such as home buying, identity theft prevention and retirement preparation.  Employees can also take advantage of a number of savings & discounts on Citibank products & services.  We also have a specialized International Assignee offering for any staff that may be transitioning to the United States from abroad. This is normally a very busy time and we are able to set up bank accounts, unsecured credit cards and even personal loans with no social security number or credit history in the USA.  The most unique aspect of our program is a complimentary Woman and Co membership. Woman and Co is a financial resource that provides objective education, insights and tools to help woman boost their financial savvy and make smarter decisions about their money.   At a time when personal financial decisions are increasingly complex, this complimentary program is welcomed by employees and  employers alike. 


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