Transform an audience’s ideas on Leadership, Trust, and Engagement & Retention

With THE world-renowned expert on Stay Interviews,
Employee Engagement, and Cutting Turnover.

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“Finnegan offers fresh thinking for solving the turnover problem in any economy."

– BusinessWeek Magazine

An in-demand thought leader by business executives, Dick transforms an audience's perspective on Employee Turnover and Employee Engagement with real-world data, business insights, and humor.

Leaders will be challenged to critically assess their current situation and empowered to implement solutions that are proven to cut turnover by 20% or more in the first six months and improve engagement company-wide.

“We’ve made Turnover and Engagement an HR issue, when it’s really a Leadership Issue.” - Dick Finnegan

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“Dick was a fantastic speaker who gave tangible and relevant information with actions that can be taken.”

“Enjoyable, interesting, and actionable. Thank you!”

“Please have Dick Finnegan come back and present at every conference.”

“Excellent speaker. Strong communication. Useful, practical advice and instruction. Good sense of humor. Held audience attention. Interacted with audience without being overly intrusive. Really enjoyed this - one of the best sessions of the week.”

“The best session I've attended at the conference! Outstanding speaker and content!”

“Excellent presenter and well laid out presentation and content. So many take aways, very much enjoyed it!“

“Timely and much needed information for today’s workplace challenges. Great presenter with humor and specific studies and metrics. Best presentation of conference.”



Leadership, Trust, and It’s Straight-Line Connection to Retention & Engagement

It’s a simple exercise. Ask a group of attendees to raise their hands if they’ve ever left a job for more pay. Then ask “Has anyone left a job because of an untrustworthy boss?” Twice as many hands will rise for the second question regardless of job level. Somewhere in the mix of exit surveys and other surveys for pay, benefits, and engagement, we’ve lost track of what really matters to keep our employees and motivate them to give their best - TRUST. It is leadership’s responsibility to train for it, coach for it, promote for it, and build the organizations upon its pillar. Learn the behaviors high-trust leaders utilize and apply, as well as the language and verbal cues that amplify their impact on teams and organizations so you too, can fully leverage these remarkable strengths.


Let’s Rethink Retention and Engagement

Common thinking is employees quit or disengage because of pay/benefits/recognition/communication and the like…when the deeply-researched top reason is they don’t trust their boss. Solutions are elusive, though, because trust coaching and courses don’t make a dent. But organizations and each of their leaders can make lasting improvements to engagement and retention. Attendees will learn business-based strategies and tools to build trust to greatly improve engagement and retention...and ultimately company profitability.


The Power of Stay Interviews

The NUMBER ONE reason employees engage or disengage, or stay versus leave, is how much they trust their boss. This is not an HR problem. It is a Leadership problem and it can be solved. Based on Dick Finnegan’s all-time top-selling SHRM book, The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention, will give attendees real-world techniques including tools, Stay Interview success stories, and methods for forecasting future turnover.


How to Cut Employee Turnover 40% and More

Employee turnover is the #1 business obstacle in the U.S. and the world. While talent shortages contribute to the problem, most organizations are caught in the revolving door syndrome of employee surveys/program solutions/re-surveys with no change. The reason is clear, the main reason employees quit is they don’t trust their boss. Participants will learn how a 5-step employee retention improvement process has been applied in healthcare, manufacturing, call centers, and other industries to cut turnover 40% and more.

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“I didn’t have a budget for speakers and was out of ideas on ways to fix our huge turnover problem when I went to Dick’s SHRM presentation. I knew I needed to get him in-person for our team, so I thought outside the box and used the average dollar cost of turnover for one position to show that if we cut our turnover by just two employees, the value of this versus the cost of bringing him in to teach us was well worth it. Well, I got the extra budget, the presentation, and the buy-in resulting in cutting our turnover by 20% in the first quarter of implementation.” – Jackie S.

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Top-Selling Author

Best-Selling Books on Retention, Employee Engagement, and Stay Interviews

Dick leverages his extensive knowledge and experience transforming organizations into his articles, blogs, and books including the top-selling book in the history of SHRM, The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention.

A great adjunct to his keynote addresses, Dick’s books provide big picture concepts for leaders and hands-on tactical strategies for managers.  

Dick Finnegan is a world-renowned expert on Stay Interviews, Employee Engagement and Cutting Turnover. He travels extensively speaking at executive meetings and conferences, has authored five books on Stay Interviews and Employee Engagement, and is CEO of C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute. BusinessWeek magazine has said “Finnegan offers fresh thinking for solving the turnover problem in any economy”. An in-demand speaker by business leaders, Dick transforms an audience's perspective on Employee Turnover and Engagement with concrete data, insight and humor, while providing an employee retention and engagement solution that cuts turnover by 20% or more in the first six months. His experience includes solving turnover and improving engagement in a vast number of industries including Siberian banks, African gold mines, multi-national corporations in China, healthcare institutes, meat processing groups, manufacturing plants and even the CIA. He leverages that extensive knowledge as CEO of C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute to transform organizations, and to author articles, blogs and books including the top-selling SHRM-published book in history, The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention. He holds bachelors and graduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and lives in Orlando, Florida.

“I believe in Stay Interviews and Accountability, but my leaders had tuned me out. When I brought Dick in to present to our executive team, all of sudden these light bulbs went off and finally they got the dollar and productivity impact. Thank you, Dick!” – Tamara R.

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Dick Finnegan Speaker, Author, & CEO

Dick Finnegan • Speaker, Author, & CEO, C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute
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