Mel Kleiman’s expertise is based on his experience as the former owner of three different businesses (including the largest group of Hertz Rent-A-Car franchise locations in the U.S.) as well as his subsequent 30-plus years of research, consulting, systems design, and training work to help employers implement effective and efficient employee recruiting, selection, and retention systems.
When Mel founded Humetrics in 1976, his vision was to provide common sense, easy to use, affordable versions of the resources and tools on the market for screening professional job applicants. His, heretofore, underserved, market comprised the business owners and hiring managers responsible for hiring a frontline, hourly workforce.
Mel’s passion for all things to do with hiring led to an on-going, complementary vocation as a Certified Speaking Professional on these subjects and he has made presentations to hundreds of clients worldwide. Mel’s unique, laser focus and “uncommon common sense” approach to the hiring issues all hourly workforce employers face has been called upon repeatedly by clients of every size and industry.
Mel Kleiman also serves as a board member for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and for the Workforce Institute and has authored five books including the bestselling "Hire Tough, Manage Easy".
- Hire Tough, Manage Easy©
- Beyond Behavioral Interviewing: The Next Evolution©
- Attract the Best, Repel the Rest: How to Create a Magnetic Culture©
- The Five Firsts©
- 30+ Top Tips, Tools & Techniques to Attract, Select & Retain Top Talent©
Employee Retention, Humor, Human Resource, Generations, Business, Management, Safety
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"For several years, we have had the good fortune of including Mel Kleiman among our speakers. I note that he has participated in this program for years because it is only through attendee evaluations that a speaker is invited back to present at future events. I can enthusiastically recommend that you use Mel Kleiman for absolutely any training purposes. He is well-versed, experienced, interactive, and tremendously entertaining to an audience. In fact, Mr. Kleiman has consistently ranked at the top of student evaluations each year that he has provided training to our group." - Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
"Excellent presenter, really put himself in our shoes and provided exactly the answers our audience needed." - M. Lee Smith Publishing
"Mel delivered a perfectly targeted program. We’ve never gotten such an extremely high level of customization from anyone else." - Tesoro Petroleum
"Mel's programs are very insightful, practical and creative methods for hiring front-line employees. His combination of customized material and best practices information prepares managers to be better leaders." - Continental Airlines
"Mel spoke to our particular hiring problems so precisely that some of our managers thought he was in the car wash business himself." - Minuteman Car Wash