New Program Enables Companies to Combat Employee Turnover

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The Retention Institute (SM) enables companies to measure the business impact and reduce costs of employee turnover

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Organizations benefit from candidates that become retention champions because they gain an in-house expert that will continue to apply the skills they have learned from the program to maintain retention results, repaying the certification investment many times over.

In a study by Robert Half International from December 2008, top executives from 1,000 leading companies in the United States said their greatest staffing concern is retention. Additionally, according to the Corporate Executive Board, turnover costs are as high as 200 times annual salary for certain positions. To help companies combat the high cost of employee turnover, The Retention Institute (SM) offers executives a comprehensive certification program that enables companies to measure the business impact and reduce the costs associated with employee turnover.

The Retention Institute's process-driven Certified Employee Retention Professional (CERP) program for HR professionals is based on The Rethinking Retention Model (SM) developed by retention expert Dick Finnegan in association with Tarsus Group plc. The Rethinking Retention Model is a research-based method that offers three specific principles, seven proven strategies and more than 300 tested actionable tasks to improve employee retention.

HR Professionals seeking the CERP designation will conduct a series of projects in their organizations designed to build and sharpen their retention processes. Candidates will invest five to 10 hours each month in the program and complete required projects to receive the certification. The projects are research-based and are presented with the background data, professional knowledge and the tools required to apply the seven strategies and implement the actionable tasks.

"The most important feature of this program is that candidates will not only learn the absolutely most effective employee retention techniques, but as part of the certification process they will apply the actionable tasks directly to their organizations in real time, for real results," said R.D.Whitney, founder and chief executive officer of The Retention Institute’s parent company Tarsus Online Media. "Organizations benefit from candidates that become retention champions because they gain an in-house expert that will continue to apply the skills they have learned from the program to maintain retention results, repaying the certification investment many times over."

Once the program is complete, the candidate is entitled to add the CERP designation to his or her name and is in a position to add value to an organization by positively affecting the bottom line with a process-driven method for dealing with employee turnover. For the organization, The Retention Institute's program is an investment that will increase productivity, leading to higher revenues and profits. The Retention Institute has applied for status as a provider of SHRM re-certification credit.

To register for the CERP program and for additional information, including a free copy of The Rethinking Retention Model, visit http://www.retentioninstitute.com or contact Lizz Pellet at lpellet(at)retentioninstitute(dot)com.

About Tarsus Group
Tarsus Group (http://www.tarsus.com) is an international B2B media company creating industry-leading events, publications and online media since 1998.Tarsus Group's portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media spans across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With its head office in London, and offices in Paris, Milwaukee and Boca Raton, Düsseldorf, Shanghai and Dubai, Tarsus plc extends global reach for business professionals with more than 80 properties in a diverse range of industries including medical, aviation, manufacturing, finance, IT, marketing and more. In addition, with offices in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Tarsus Group affiliate Tarsus Online Media supports a growing portfolio of online and offline educational and networking products in the Talent Management/HR sector including Talent ManagementTech.com, Onrec.com, a web portal for the online recruitment industry, and now
The Retention Institute.

About Richard Finnegan
As President of Finnegan Mackenzie, The Retention Firm, Dick Finnegan is recognized by executives across people management professions as the leading thinker and advisor on employee retention. Dick has worked with scores of clients across 6 continents on employee retention solutions in industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and financial services. He is the author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad, available in the fall of 2009. For additional information, visit http://www.theretentionfirm.com.

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