Thomas Hudgin


Thomas Hudgin President, Wilmington Quality Associates

Retaining Key Employees: Creating A Self-Motivating Work Environment

Wednesday, February 14th from 8:00-9:00 AM


Inspired, driven, and talented employees—they are every company’s most important asset. Your top-performing employees will help your company survive the toughest economy. That’s why, now more than ever, it’s critical to ensure that you are taking the steps to hire the right people and retaining these key employees for the short and long term. You cannot tell people to be motivated, but you can create a work environment that fosters self-motivation. This informative talk shows you how to do just that. Compare the thought processes and emotions of key performers who stay at a company with those of workers who move on to what they see as greener pastures. Get advice on hiring strategies and motivational techniques to build the loyalty necessary to ensure that key employees stay and thrive.


Strategic Business Planning That Works

Wednesday, February 14th from 9:15-10:15 AM


Setting individual and company goals is critical to success, especially in today’s challenging economy. Some people don’t bother with strategic planning, have common excuses, and ultimately lose ground to the competition. Learn about the objectives of strategic planning and how to set realistic goals, do quarterly reviews, and stay on track. We’ll look at a boilerplate strategic plan that can be effectively adapted to any business operation. Discussing a step-by-step strategic plan with relevant examples will help you draw up an on-site plan that works.

About Thomas Hudgin

Thomas L. Hudgin is president of Wilmington Quality Associates. After working 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry in senior management including the opportunity of being a co-founders of Glaxo, now known as GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company based in North Carolina, he retired in 1991 and formed his own company, Wilmington Quality Associates. With Bachelor’s Degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Muskingum University and an MBA in marketing from Xavier University, he specializes in successful business management implementation.