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The Castleton Group Announces Corrective Action and Termination Workshop

Raleigh, NC, July 31, 2007 --( The Castleton Group, a full-service professional employer organization specializing in human resources outsourcing, has announced that the firm will host a seminar on corrective action and termination, available at no cost to the local business community on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 3-5 p.m. at Castleton Institute Training and Conference Center, located at 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 219, in Raleigh. Denise Leerkes, a strategic human resources professional, and Mike Gilles, director of human resources and general counsel for The Castleton Group, will speak on “Corrective Action and Termination.” In the seminar, participants will learn how to minimize exposure to potential legal liability from wrongful termination, discrimination and employment compensation, as well as how to salvage valuable employees and conduct smooth involuntary terminations when necessary. To RSVP, e-mail or call 919-325-0157. For more information, please visit

“It is crucial for a business to understand how to appropriately take corrective action and deal with employee separation,” said Leerkes. “In this seminar, Mike and I address different ways for implementing corrective action and termination that will help minimize legal vulnerability.”

About Denise Leerkes:
Denise Leerkes, a Strategic Human Resources Professional for The Castleton Group, received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from East Carolina University in 2003 and a Master of Arts in industrial and organizational psychology in 2005. Denise began working with The Castleton Group in 2005. As a Strategic Human Resources Professional, her responsibilities include leading her client service team while consistently analyzing her accounts to ensure our clients are getting the human resources services they need. The Strategic HR Partner focuses on the big picture of a company’s human resources matters, including implementing strategic solutions such as training, performance management, employee retention strategies, compensation plans, hiring systems, and human resource audits. Denise is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and resides in Raleigh.

About Mike Gilles:
Mike Gilles, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel, has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1983 and has specialized in Employment Law and Human Resources Management in a variety of settings. Before joining Castleton in May of 2004, Mike had been a partner in one of the leading law firms in North Carolina and had also been employed as the Director of Employment Practices for Oakwood Homes Corporation, a company that employed over 10,000 people in Manufacturing, Retail and Financing divisions operating in over 30 states. Mike also has significant experience as a teacher in college and community college and as a trainer in various employment settings. He holds a B.A. in English Education from the University of Evansville, a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Missouri, and a law degree from the University of Georgia.

About The Castleton Group:
The Castleton Group is a full service Professional Employer Organization specializing in human resources outsourcing. As the sister company of The Executive Staffing Group, The Castleton Group provides human resources administration, regulatory compliance management, human capital management, risk assessment, benefits administration, customized training and payroll outsourcing. The Castleton Group works with business owners to improve profitability by increasing employee productivity, leverage technology to reduce time spent on employee administration, reduce employment liability, and reduce labor costs. The firm is committed to excellence in human resources management and is considered one of the top HRO's in the nation. In 2005, The Castleton Group was recognized among the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information please call 1-800-851-8158 or visit the Web site at

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