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Why Wait Until It's too Late? Mastering Stay Interviews & Connection for Motivation and Retention

  • Wed, July 17, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (PDT)
  • Virtual - Zoom
  • 96


  • An individual who is an active member of the South King County SHRM Chapter.
  • An individual who is not a member of the South King County SHRM Chapter
  • An individual who is attending college full-time.
  • An individual who is on the SKC SHRM Chapter Board of Directors.


Ann Smith

Founder & Talent Development Partner

Join us for an interactive virtual workshop as we learn about the ever-evolving landscape of the workplace, the challenge of retaining top talent. As employees actively explore new opportunities within and beyond our organizations, business leaders find themselves in a perpetual cycle of recruitment. "Why Wait Until It’s Too Late?" is an immersive workshop designed to help HR equip leaders with proactive measures to motivate and retain their valuable team members. 

This 60-minute interactive virtual workshop introduces five strategies you can implement to foster engagement and loyalty. Central to this strategy is the concept of "stay interviews" – personalized one-on-one meetings between leaders and both tenured and newly hired employees. These interviews serve as a catalyst for improving engagement and enhancing retention rates. 

Join us in this engaging virtual workshop where you will grasp the concept of stay interviews and gain actionable insights into creating a workplace environment that motivates and retains top talent. 

Learning objectives:

  • Identify five essential steps to effectively motivate and retain your top-performing team members.  
  • Define stay interviews, understanding the skills and traits required to conduct them successfully.  
  • Acquire hands-on practice to help leaders prepare for, conduct, and follow up on stay interviews.  
  • Discover how fostering a culture of open communication can inspire active engagement and contribute to increased retention and better results. 
This workshop is interactive with discussions, small breakouts, and application practice. Participants will take away a participant guide with key strategies, as well as a list of additional resources. 


About Ann Smith

After more than two decades of experience in global corporate learning and organizational development, Ann Smith founded her company, Guide & Grow Training to help individuals, leaders, and teams thrive in this changing world of work. She helps businesses attract, engage, and retain top employees by diagnosing, designing, and delivering custom learning solutions to improve interpersonal relationships and increase success. Throughout her career, Ann partnered with talented leaders and team members across a diverse landscape of private business, government, and nonprofits with companies such as Microsoft, Micron, and Boise State University. She helps teams develop positive working environments that increase collaboration and results. 

Pending approval for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI Credit

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