Jeff Kortes is the founder of Human Asset Management LLC, a human resource consulting firm specializing in talent acquisition, employee retention, leadership development, employee engagement and development of high-performance work cultures. He is a skilled facilitator and trainer who energizes participants. Mr. Kortes has 25 years of experience in human resources and labor relations. Mr. Kortes’ exposure to both public and private sector organizations has been obtained while functioning in construction, manufacturing, municipal government, and high tech environments. He has held human resources leadership positions at SPX, Midas International, ConAgra, Inc., Camtronics Medical Systems, and the City of Franklin, Wisconsin.
A sample of his accomplishments includes:
- Designed and implemented customized training, management development, mentoring, and performance management processes for multiple organizations.
- Designed, marketed, and delivered trademarked leadership series.
- Designed and implemented focused recruitment and retention strategies to enable his clients to compete with national competitors for talent.
- Leading multiple organizational change efforts in both union free and unionized environments.
- Developed strategy to retain and engage intellectual capital in highly competitive software development organization.
- Establishing continuous improvement processes and high-performance work systems including self-directed teams in private and public sector.
- Developing multiple labor/management partnerships designed to focus the energies of the parties involved on remaining competitive in global markets.
- Negotiated 50+ labor agreements in both the public and private sectors.
- Author of two books on employee retention and leadership.
- M.S.A. Human Resources, Central Michigan University
- B.S. Business Administration, Marquette University Professional Certifications and Affiliations
- Currently, holds the designation as Professional Speaker from the National Speakers Association
- Former Board Member-National Speakers Association Wisconsin
- Adjunct Faculty-Marian University and Upper Iowa University