Invest in Your Top Talent to Reduce Turnover and Expenses

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition
Learn reasons for employee turnover, the costs of turnover, effective recruitment and retention planning, and best practices in reducing turnover.

Rising employee turnover is a long-standing management concern. Generally, it is easier and more cost-effective to keep current employees happy than to acquire new ones. With low unemployment, turnover has been increasing for many employers. It is not enough to invest in recruiting top talent—the real return on investment comes in understanding turnover to retain your top employees. Turnover analytics can tell the story about your company’s leadership, culture, processes and procedures. This session will discuss ways to reduce turnover and associated costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn reasons employees leave and the costs associated with turnover.
  • Learn how to identify critical staff for your retention efforts.
  • Gain best practices for HR planning and retention plans and for reducing turnover.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Paula H. Harvey, SHRM-SCP

Paula H.
Harvey, SHRM-SCP

Paula H. Harvey, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR is the VP of Human Resources & Safety for Schulte Building Systems in Hockley, TX. She has worked in the retail, services, construction and manufacturing industries. Mrs. Harvey has over 30 years’ experience in Human Resources. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in International Marketing and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin. She has also earned her MBA with a concentration in HR Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

She is a Senior Global Certified Professional of Human Resources through SHRM and HRCI. She is an authorized OSHA 501 trainer and has achieved the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health Programs (MESH) certificate and the Advanced Safety Certification (ASC) from the National Safety Council.

Paula teaches several business and leadership related topics especially to HR professionals. She is also an internationally recognized speaker on global and strategic business issues. She has published or been quoted in several articles on HR topics and co-authored three books with other HR professionals.

She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) currently serving on the board of the SHRM Foundation and on the SHRM Talent Acquisition Panel. She has also served as the SE Membership Advisory Council Representative (MAC), NCSHRM President and President of Union County HR Association and Charlotte Area SHRM. She is a member of HR Houston mentoring students on the University Liaison committee. She is a past recipient of NCSHRM HR Professional of the Year and NCSHRM HR Humanitarian of the Year.

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Business Acumen
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