Leigh Branham is Founder/CEO of Keeping the People, Inc, Overland Park, Kansas, a management consulting firm that helps organizations analyze the root causes of employee disengagement and turnover, then develop and implement employer-of-choice strategies.
He is the author of two books on the subject of employee retention -- The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late (AMACOM Books), which The Library Journal selected as one of the best business books of 2005, and Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On To Your Most Valued Talent (AMACOM, 2001).
Leigh also publishes a quarterly e-letter, Keeping the People Report, and speaks frequently to audiences in the U.S. and internationally on a variety of topics related to leadership and employee engagement.
Leigh is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM, has achieved certification from SHRM as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), holds membership in the Organizational Development Network, and has served as a volunteer for the Center for Spirit at Work.
Leigh Branham in his own words:
"If there is one thing that I've learned in my business career and in my research into what works to motivate, engage, and keep the right people, is that good management, a positive culture, and caring leaders are far more important than pay and benefits. I get tremendous satisfaction from helping leaders and managers identify and implement the employee engagement practices that best align with their business objectives, talent marketplace, and current workforce."