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Kim Seeling Smith

Kim Seeling Smith

About Kim Seeling Smith

Kim Seeling Smith is a leading expert on hiring and managing top talent.

Kim Seeling Smith is a leading expert on hiring and managing top talent. Based on over 5,000 exit interviews and consulting work with companies such as Cisco Systems, NBN, MLC, Anheuser Busch, Muffin Break, TransUnion, as well as small to medium size organisations in a range of industries—she’s been on a mission to help managers attract, engage and retain top performers.

As Founder and CEO of Ignite Global, an international Human Capital Consulting and Training firm that helps companies solve the employee engagement crisis by disrupting outdated methods and mindsets for hiring and managing staff, Kim graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University. Kim began her career as a CPA and Management Consultant with KPMG, then spent 15 years working with and managing international recruiting firms, giving her a front-row seat from which to study why some companies are great at attracting and engaging staff, while others constantly struggle with turnover.

Kim is the author of Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity and co-author (with Brian Tracy amongst others) of 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career.



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