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Employer Engagement: The Fresh And Dissenting Voice On The Employment Relationship

EmployER Engagement was written for organizational leaders who are willing to innovate their people strategies in order to stay ahead of their competition, and for organizations who are tired of paying out too much for bad results from conventional employment relationship practices.

Available now, EmployER Engagement: The Fresh and Dissenting Voice on the Employment Relationship is likely to provoke mixed emotional reactions, rational and irrational debates and logical agreement. For some this research-based narrative will validate current thinking. For others, it may trigger contentious reactions.

In total, EmployER Engagement provides the rationale and proven techniques to shift to a financially and relationally balanced leadership perspective, and the tactics necessary to become a preferred employer.

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About the Authors

Thomas F. Mahan, Ed.D: Founder of Work Institute

Dr. Thomas F. Mahan is founder and chairman of Work Institute. Prior to starting Work Institute in 2001, Mahan was Senior Vice President with the Saratoga Institute/Spherion, a Director of Organizational Development with Cigna/Equicor, a Field Executive with Prentice-Hall, and a professor at Vanderbilt University.

Today, as an author and consultant, Mahan is often called upon to deliver attraction, retention and engagement presentations at conferences, in-company workshops, and company retreats. As a workplace-focused mental health practitioner, Dr. Mahan also maintains a limited counseling practice for troubled and troubling managers.

Dr. Mahan is best known through his workforce research and conference speaking with national and international organizations. An Organization Behavior Scientist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Mahan has worked with troubled and troubling managers, and with companies to create productive environments including reducing targeted and wasteful human capital expenses.

As a writer, Dr. Mahan has co-authored The Why Factor: Winning with Workforce Intelligence and Top Drawer Dads: Celebrating Fathers as They Shape our Livesboth published by Westbow in 2012.

Mahan earned his doctorate in Human Development Counseling and Consultation from Vanderbilt University. He has been a faculty member with the graduate faculty of Human and Organization Development at Vanderbilt University, a faculty member for the certification programs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), and a fellow of the International Association of Career Management Professionals (IACMP). He is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Mahan lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Dr. Beverly Mahan. He is the father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Josh Lee and William and Mary Kathryn Mahan. He is also the all too proud grandfather of Gus, Rhett, and Sadie.

Danny Nelms, MBA: President, Work Institute

Danny Nelms is President of Work Institute, co-writer of The Why Factor: Winning with Workforce Intelligence and a highly sought-after public speaker. Nelms is an agent of change, a thought leader, and an expert in helping companies forge new directions that improve business results.

Nelms’ background and twenty-five years of experience have given him the ability to influence corporate climates and human capital initiatives in areas including organizational improvement and effectiveness, leadership development, performance expectation, talent acquisition, executive coaching, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.

His proven track record in successfully managing teams in both corporate services and human resources, as well as his successes in aligning organizational strategies to achieve business objectives, have made him a popular choice on the speaking circuit. With his insights into the human capital dynamics of an organization based on sound, data-driven research, Nelms gives valuable recommendations for the challenges that organizations face and provides companies with the tools they need to successfully manage organizational improvement.

A charismatic speaker, Nelms has a keen ability to lead cultural evolution and is highly sought by business leaders and human resources professionals alike to address a variety of strategic HR topics.

All of Nelms’ keynote addresses and workshops are informative and interactive sessions for companies who desire their human resource function to be viewed as a profit driver rather than a cost center. He provides companies with the critical knowledge and tools necessary to effectively implement their desired outcomes.

Since 2010, Nelms has been a part of The Work Institute, a leader in workforce and workplace intelligence. Upon joining the organization, Dr. Mahan described Nelms as someone who “…brings great leadership style, clarity of purpose, innovation that strengthens our customer relationship-focused culture, and the vision to guide the company into the future.”

Nelms and his wife, Dana, live in Brentwood, Tennessee. His son, Bryant, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design and lives in Montreal where he started his career.

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If you are interested in Danny or Tom coming to your conference or organization to present the EmployER Engagement workshop program to help you become an industry leader in updating and revitalizing your organization’s management of its workforce, follow the link below to fill out the form.