MG Assessments and All Star Financial Announce White Paper on Employee Engagement

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MG Assessments and All Star Financial collaborate on a white paper entitled "Panic is not an Investment Strategy". The paper offers advice on how to help employees manage their portfolios through these challenging times and at the same time increase employee engagement

MG Assessments, an HR Consulting Firm that specializes in employee engagement and leadership development has collaborated with Bob Klefsaas, Founder and President of All Star Financial on the white paper entitled "Panic is not an Investment Strategy" The white paper discusses potential productivity issues relating to the stock market downturn and ways to improve engagement by educating the workforce on properly managing their 401K.

The tendency for many employees is to shift their 401k assets away from the stock market. Worse, the timing is to do this when Dow Jones is at or near the bottom. "This is where bringing in a qualified third party investment advisor can prevent employees from losing all chances to recover in a reasonable period of time," said Bob Klefsaas, President of All Star Financial.

Bob and his staff are offering a free one hour educational presentation entitled, "Panic is not an Investment Strategy", that is sure to help calm your employees fears. As a result they will be more engaged and significantly more productive!

"Engagement is essentially the level of emotional attachment an employee has to their employer's business success," said Mary Gorski, President of MG Assessments. "There are many work related areas that an employer can work to strengthen employee engagement. By taking a strong interest in your employees 401k strategies, you are showing your workforce that you care about their financial well being. This usually results in a level of reciprocation on the employee's part."

Mary went on to say; "Engagement will result in higher levels of productivity and customer service, so it is vital for companies to work on measuring and improving employee engagement."

The white paper outlines issues and opportunities relating to employee engagement during tough economic times and gives specific recommendations. Any employer who is interested in employee engagement should read this paper, regardless of the economic conditions. Employers should understand that economic turmoil, along with other external factors that effect people are opportunities to improve engagement and trust with your workforce. Employers who "bury their head in the sand" when things are tough, allow fear and rumors to take over and risk losing employee engagement.

"The current economic crisis may end soon, but there will always be events and circumstances that concern your employees". Said Mary. "By taking an interest in how these given events impact your employees, you can improve the engagement level of your workforce."

The white paper can be downloaded from the home page of

Mary Gorski, President of MG Assessments LLC, has more than 15 years of corporate human resource management and assessment experience. She has worked with many levels of leadership and understands the needs of a well-run, efficient business. At the same time she understands the human factor and what motivates people to maximum performance and efficiency. Her areas of specialization include employee engagement, leadership development, sales force productivity and pre-employment assessments.

Founder and President of All Star Financial, Bob Klefsaas began his career in money management in 1983. His first position was at Northwest National Bank, followed by State Bond Mortgage and Trust Company, and then helping build the highly successful partnership of Webb, Markman & Klefsaas, which he left in 1990 to form All Star Financial. In order to offer expanded services to his clients, Bob co-founded BankVista where he serves as Chairman of the Board. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, earning a BA in Economics with a concentration in Finance. Bob is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), as well as holding NASD Series 7, 63, 24 (Registered Principal) and Life/Health licenses. You can visit their website at


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