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Korn/Ferry Institute Announces New Talent Engagement Book

May 19, 2009
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- - Latest Edition of Lominger's FYI Series Provides Targeted Prescriptive Guidance for Improving Engagement -

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Korn/Ferry Institute today announced that Lominger, a Korn/Ferry company, has released the FYI For Talent Engagement(TM) book, a companion to Korn/Ferry's talent engagement and retention consulting offering. FYI For Talent Engagement(TM) outlines the improvements or key factors in organizations that impact employee engagement and retention. Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.

This best practice book is a resource for senior executives, line managers and talent management practitioners. The book is used to diagnose root causes of engagement problems, identify and prioritize actions to improve employee engagement and guide what the organization can do as a whole to improve engagement.

"Engaging employees can be especially difficult in the face of economic challenges," said Kim Ruyle, vice president of product development for Korn/Ferry. "That is one of the reasons FYI for Talent Engagement is so timely. The book is written as a practical guide to help line managers and executives achieve business results by engaging and retaining high-potential talent."

Each chapter of FYI For Talent Engagement(TM) includes:

-- Signpost--a description of the engagement driver and its importance
-- Unskilled and skilled--descriptors that apply to organizations that do or do not have strength in the driver
-- Causes--a list of the root causes that explain weakness in a driver
-- Map and remedies--key elements of the driver and actions to enhance the effectiveness in the driver
-- Suggested readings--for learning about the driver

For more information or to order a copy of the latest edition of FYI For Talent Engagement(TM), please visit http://www.lominger.com/fyitalent09.php. A sample chapter is also available on the website.

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute was founded to serve as a premier global voice on a range of talent management and leadership issues. The Institute commissions, originates and publishes groundbreaking research utilizing Korn/Ferry's unparalleled expertise in executive recruitment and talent development combined with its preeminent behavioral research library. The Institute is dedicated to improving the state of global human capital for businesses of all sizes around the world.

About Lominger

Founded in 1991 by Robert W. Eichinger, Ph.D. and Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D., Lominger produces a suite of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams, and organizations. In August 2006, Lominger joined the Korn/Ferry International family of companies.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

http://www.kornferry.com

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