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BLR® Partners with The Work Institute to Help Organizations Understand and Reduce Turnover

July 10, 2014, Brentwood, TN – BLR®, a leading provider of employment law compliance and training solutions for HR, and The Work Institute, a leader in workforce intelligence combining workforce research, human capital analytics and financial metrics to provide decision support intelligence, are partnering to offer an outsourced exit interview solution to BLR clients.

The Work Institute specializes in measuring, understanding and predicting workforce behaviors and provides research solutions that get at the root of how people respond to an organization. By using a third party for employee feedback, an organization can collect data from employees that will be more accurate and valid than information collected internally. The fact is that employees change their responses 40% of the time when comparing an interview conducted by an impartial third-party to an internal coworker. (Source: Lefkowitz and Katz, Personnel Psychology) With their exclusive MyInterview™ Exit Interview solution, The Work Institute helps organizations understand WHY employees are leaving so improvements can be made to retain, and engage, top performers.  Using their outsourced, mixed method approach that provides more authentic responses, The Work Institute conducts optimally timed exit interviews to provide clients with insightful, in-depth quantitative and qualitative responses that uncover the real reasons why employees leave.  The Work Institute has conducted over 250,000 exit interviews to date and their clients have consistently seen significant improvements in turnover, retention and engagement, all directly impacting productivity and profitability.

BLR provides compliance and training solutions in the HR-employment, compensation, safety and environmental areas. For more than 35 years, they have excelled in simplifying labor laws and human resources management while offering best-in-class training, products and services.

BLR’s expansive compliance resources and broad acceptance in the Human Resources management workflow and The Work Institute’s workforce intelligence solutions provide an ideal opportunity for the two companies to work together.

“We know that our clients deal with complex issues every day.  One increasingly pressing challenge is employee retention and engagement,” says Dan Oswald, Chief Executive Officer of BLR.  "By partnering with The Work Institute, we are able to offer our clients access to the expertise and strategic information they need to understand why employees are leaving and what they can do to retain their best employees.  This tool will be a great advantage for our clients.”

“BLR is known for providing expert insight and easy-to-use management tools to the HR professional,” says Danny Nelms, Managing Director at The Work Institute.  “By joining forces with BLR, we can offer a strategic tool that’s necessary to compete in today’s business environment where retaining talent is critical.  We look forward to a very successful partnership with the BLR team.”

For more information about The Work Institute’s Exit Interview solution available through BLR, visit



About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources
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About The Work Institute

The Work Institute is a leader in workforce intelligence, combining workforce research, human capital analytics and financial metrics. We provide decision support intelligence to help companies attract, hire and retain talent, improve performance, diminish risk and manage human capital cost. The Work Institute specializes in measuring, understanding and predicting workforce behaviors by combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies for a comprehensive look at what drives the people in your organization. We utilize a variety of employee feedback, methods and reporting tools including: recruitment research, on-boarding studies, stay interviews, engagement and experience studies, exit interviews, vulnerability assessments, and other specialized studies to understand and overcome the unique workforce challenges organizations face.

For more information about The Work Institute, please visit:

Pete McPherson
BLR – Business and Legal Resources
Phone: 800-274-6774 ext. 2202

The Work Institute
Carolyn Bork
Richlyn Marketing, LLC
Phone:  508-269-4739