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Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People
Good news! The economy is heating up. More jobs will be created, but there aren't enough skilled workers available to fill them. A national competency deficit suggests that we will experience a lack of qualified employees for years to come. We're on the threshold of the most severe shortage of skilled labor in history, and most employers are not prepared. Complicating this situation, recent surveys indicate that 30-40 percent of employees have already checked out--they're more focused on their next jobs than on their current responsibilities. Leadership deficiencies inhibit corporate progress, moving us into a crisis mode. Employers who take appropriate strategic actions now will gain a significant competitive advantage. Those that do not will risk extinction within just a few years. Facing a shortage of 10,033,000 skilled workers by 2010, employers who are not strategically prepared will simply not have enough people to meet customer expectations. Opportunity or Risk: Your Choice.

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Keeping Good People
A stable workforce can be your company's competitive edge. Throwing money at employees will not earn their loyalty; appreciating them will. Learn about proven no-cost and low-cost strategies to reduce turnover and build productivity. Practical advice on how to handle the employee turnover that has suddenly made employers more vulnerable than they realize. Learn the five principal reasons that people leave their jobs and how to apply five families of strategies to keep employees loyal and productive.

How to Become an Employer of Choice®
Workers are now choosing where they want to work. The relationship between employers and employees has turned upside down. It's a sellers' market. Corporate leaders must concentrate on becoming Employers of Choice® to attract and hold top talent. Based on Roger and Joyce's books, How to Become an Employer of Choice and How to Choose Your Next Employer.

21st Century Leadership
Traditional management practices won't work anymore. Today's work environments cry out for a new style, a new approach to getting things done. Building high-performance organizations is easier with Roger's effective leadership techniques. Participants in these highly practical speeches, seminars, or workshops learn twelve elements of a process that enables people to work better as individuals and as members of teams to achieve results. Based on Roger's book,
The Process of Excelling.

Lean & Meaningful: Is Your Corporate Culture in Tune with the Times?
Tomorrow's companies will look, operate, and feel much different than today's. Available as a trend study and/or how-to presentation, this program looks at how companies can run lean and still have meaning. Workers and customers are looking for meaning in their lives; discover how to build a meaningful and profitable company. It's the next generation of corporate culture. Based on Roger and Joyce's book, Lean & Meaningful: The Next Generation of Corporate Culture.

Making Work Meaningful
Critical labor shortages and lack of trained workers are forcing employers to shift their organizations to a more "lean and meaningful" culture. Based on the popular article from The Futurist Magazine, this valuable seminar gives attendees dozens of practical ideas for retention that may be implemented immediately.

Turbulence! Are You Prepared for the Future?
Valuable perspectives on what to do now to prepare for tomorrow, delivered in an exploration of workforce, workplace, and workstyle trends with insights into how they will affect members of the audience. Presentations are custom-designed to address client needs and interests. Based in part on Roger's books, Turbulence! Challenges & Opportunities in the World of Work and Signs of the Times.

The Corporation of the Future
This thought-provoking presentation explores an assortment of trends and shifts that will re-shape corporate design, structure, and operations. Learn how things will change, what the implications of those changes will be, and how leaders and employees will have to do things differently. Today's employees and their leaders are not ready for the corporation of the future, and will face frustrating challenges until they are able to reposition people and systems to operate in a evolutionary new approach.

Multi-Presenter Programs
When having another presenter adds to the impact, Roger presents related material together with his partner, Joyce, another business futurist. They are co-authors of several books and work closely together. The customized team presentation delivered by Roger and Joyce is typically entitled "Capture your Future!" or the title of one of their books. Team presentations are available as keynotes, seminars and workshops, or extended facilitated retreats.

You can schedule directly through The Herman Group office at: (800) 227-3566 or through your favorite speakers bureau. Video and audio demo tapes are available upon request, as are testimonial quotes from Roger's clients. Auditions may also be arranged.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


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