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Retain Key Employees With a Self-Motivating Work Environment

Tuesday, May 17
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Inspired, driven and talented employees are every company’s most important asset and more than ever, it’s critical to ensure that you are taking the steps to hire the right people and retain these key employees for the short and long term. This session shows you how to examine the thought processes and emotions of key performers who stay versus those who move on to what they see as greener pastures. We will also highlight hiring strategies and motivational techniques to build the loyalty necessary to ensure key employees stay and thrive.


Tom Hudgin, President, Wilmington Quality Associates

After being a co-founder of a multi-million dollar, national manufacturing and research company, Glaxo, he retired in 1991 and formed his own company, Wilmington Quality Associates. With degrees in chemistry and mathematics and an MBA in marketing from Xavier University, he specializes in highly successful business management implementations.  His focus is on helping companies improve competitive performance by teaching effective leadership skills, safety, improving company image, developing highly motivated employees and creating delighted customers. He has been Chairman of the Board for a North Carolina Bank and is currently on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Community College and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee. He speaks to 10-15 conventions and educational conferences a year as a keynote speaker and breakout session presenter on business management topics and employee development.