STUPID THINGS BUSINESSES DO TO RUN OFF GOOD EMPLOYEES

Author and Consultant, Gregory Smith to Speak at SHRM Conference in
Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga. (September 7, 2007) ~ The Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM) ~ Atlanta is pleased to announce Gregory P. Smith will
present at the 17th Annual Southeast Human Resource Conference in
Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, October 15, 2007. He is speaking on employee
retention, employee recruitment, and employee engagement. Smith's is a
sought after conference speaker. His inspirational speaking style and
leadership experience will captivate the audience and provide valuable
information to all who attend.

Smith is the founder and president of Chart Your Course International
Inc., a professional development training organizational focusing on
employee retention. Greg says, "Most businesses are oblivious to their
own stupid policies and procedures that force good employees to quit."
"Another reason there is high turnover is no one assumes responsibility.
Businesses waste billions of dollars replacing people, instead of placing
effort retaining them," says Smith.

Smith has guided hundreds of businesses with measurable improvements in
reduced employee turnover, increased sales, and better customer service
leading to long-term prosperity. One of the workforce trends Greg talks
about is the use of online employee selection assessments.

Smith's hard work and dedication led him to earn the Order of Military
Medical Merit; a listing in the Harvard University's International
Directory of Management Scholars; and the honor of being selected as one
of the nation's Top Ten "Rising Stars" in human resource management by
the Human Resource Executive magazine.

Greg served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award. This award is presented by the President of the United
States each year and is the nation's highest honor for business
excellence. Smith began his career on the front line as an U.S. Army
officer. He was a management consultant to military generals, and played
a major role in the largest organizational transformation in U.S. history
including efforts spearheaded by the Vice President of the United States.

Smith is able to spread his wealth of knowledge throughout the world as
the author of numerous books, audios, videos, and leadership and
management development programs. He is the publisher of the Navigator
Newsletter; and has been featured in USA Today, HR Magazine, Business
Week, Christian Science Monitor, President & CEO, Boston Globe,
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and others. He has authored eight books
including his latest, 401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest
human resource management association, and is dedicated to promoting the
use of sound and ethical human resource management practices in the
profession, to being the voice of the profession on human resource
management issues, to facilitating the development and guiding the
direction of the human resource profession, and to establishing,
monitoring, and updating standards for the profession.

Contact: Jan King
E-mail: jan@chartcourse.com
Website: www.chartcourse.com
Phone: (800) 821-2487 (770) 860-9464Greg's new book:
401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees
http://www.401-provenways.html

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