OCT 22-25, 2016 / Indian Wells, CA


Hiring and Retaining Employees and Strategies for Bringing a Younger Generation into the Tile Industry

You not only need people on your team that have the skills to do the job, you also need people who are motivated to do the job. Committed, energized, motivated people can do great things. In order to motivate and retain your employees, it is imperative to understand WHAT motivates and energizes them. In this session, you will receive tips that you can use to provide a working environment to retain employees and specifically the younger generation.


Kathy Peterson - Founder of People Works

handshake Prior to founding PeopleWorks in 1998, Kathy worked as a management development specialist in the global human resources department at a Fortune 500 technology company. There, she designed, developed, and facilitated a variety of management and leadership training programs for more than 3000 leaders worldwide. Peterson began PeopleWorks because she saw the need to bring this type of management and leadership training to more organizations—all companies need great leaders! This remains Kathy’s area of specialty, although she has also expanded her business to include employee training and top notch keynote presentations for organizations and conferences across the United States.

Since starting PeopleWorks, Kathy has had the opportunity to work with thousands of amazing people from a wide variety of industries (they share in common the need for a great keynote presentation or great training). Some of her clients have included: 3M, Ag Processing, Inc. (AGP), Blue Bunny, EMC Insurance Company, Farmers Cooperative, Farm Women’s Symposium, Federal Reserve Bank, First American Bank, i wireless, Kraft Foods, Mercy Medical Center, Mid Kansas Cooperative Association, Musco Lighting, TransOva Genetics, U.S. District Court, Winnebago Industries, and Women in Denim. Kathy enjoys getting to know her clients (she is fortunate to count many of them as friends) and each of their unique needs and challenges. Her clients see results—reporting an increase in performance, service, retention, and customer satisfaction. Her training programs and keynotes are not only full of great information, but always presented in a fun, highly interactive, and engaging way. And best of all, Kathy's got a multitude of stories to share from her years of working with employees and leaders, and from living and working on their family farm. (See the raving fans page for more from Kathy’s clients.)