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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workforce Institute Delivers​​For more than 25 years, Workforce Institute has promoted the region's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals.  In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills.  

​Business professionals consistently seek us out for skill development and lifelong learning. They rely on us to provide relevant, high demand, skill-based training and education needed to move up the career ladder.  Online or in the classroom, our programs are in sync with the ever-changing needs of Silicon Valley and our trainers  are industry leaders.

Important Announcement

WI has started a Community Education program! We have Career Development classes to strengthen your skills or help you start a new career.  Our Personal Enrichment classes are 6-week topic focused programs that start at just $99.  For employers, we now have a program called Professional Advantage​ where you enroll small numbers of staff in professional development training.  Email​ or call 408.918.5100 with ideas or questions.  This program is for you so we need your input.​



​EVENT - APRIL 22, 2015

Why Good Employees Leave

7:30 am - 9:30 am
Workforce Institute (1st floor of San Jose City College Technology Building) 
600 S. Bascom, San Jose, CA 95128

Please RSVP by April 17th  to Bill Dahl: or call 408-918-5103​

​​We'll address key reasons why good employees leave and specific strategies to retain them and maximize their productivity and, as a result, your company's success.


During the recession, many employees stayed put. The job market was uncertain and risky, and many companies simply weren't t hiring, Fast forward to  today's job market. The employment rebound is in the Bay Area is on solid footing, according to the to a report by state labor officials. Good employees have more options, and some of them will be leaving you.

Good employees quit their jobs for many reasons. Some may be "life reasons." They go back to school, follow a spouse across the country, or decide to stay home and take care of family. These reasons are difficult to address because they involve life events outside of work.

However, the majority of reasons why employees quit their job are under the control of the organization. Your company culture, work environment, the employee's perception of his or her job and opportunities, and management practices are all factors that the company can directly affect.

In this highly interactive presentation , we'll address not only the key reasons why good employees leave (hint: its not just about the money), but specific strategies to retain them and maximize their productivity and, as a result, your company's success.

About the Presenter

Pat Cross , with over 15 years business experience, has held leadership positions including Director of Education and Training and Manager of Staff Development in several industries. Formerly, as Vice President of Career Management at Right Management, a division of Manpower, she provided both training and coaching for individuals in transition in areas of skill development and personal effectiveness.

Pat has designed and implemented a wide variety of customized management and employee development programs for various industry sectors including high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare, and the public service organizations. 

Areas of expertise include management development, customer service, communication skills, performance management, career transition, and emotional intelligence. She holds an MA in Education, BA in Psychology and certifications in DDI, Achieve Global, Birkman Assessment, and Teaching English as Second Language.

Who Should Attend? 

This event is geared toward Human Resources, Talent, Leadership and Workforce Development professionals who are responsible for aligning training and development programs with strategic organizational objectives. 

Workforce Institute events are intended for the benefit of our clients and prospects.

​Continental breakfast will be served. 

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