2013 WI SHRM State Conference Keynote Speaker

One of the two Keynote speakers will be the premier expert on the emerging workforce, Eric Chester!  He will be presenting on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. at the 2013 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference.  Eric’s speech is titled, How to Make Sure Your Emerging Workforce Doesn’t Leave You up the River Without a Paddle – Secrets of Getting your Front Line to Perform Better, Work Harder, and Stay Longer.  This presentation will examine the generation X workforce and provide solid, actionable ideas on how to attract, retain, and develop this emerging workforce. 

Eric Chester originally started his career as a high school business teacher and coach.  After working for six years, he began his journey as a motivational speaker.  This journey led to Eric becoming one of America’s top speakers for youth.  Companies and organizations began to realize that Eric had “cracked the code” on the emerging workforce.  This realization led to Eric’s transition into a presenter at corporate events and meetings.  Currently, Eric is an award-winning keynote speaker who’s presented more than 2,000 paid speeches since 1987 for audiences all over the world.  In 2011, he founded The Center for Work Ethic Development, a firm offering cutting-edge curriculum and online training resources for leaders, high school and college students, workforce training centers, and all levels of employees.  Eric also frequently appears on national media to provide insight and perspective on the emerging workforce.  He’s the author of the business books Employing Generation Why (Tucker House Books) and Getting Them to Give a Damn (Kaplan). His 2012 release, Reviving Work Ethic A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Workforce – is the first business book on work ethic since 1904.

In his Wisconsin SHRM State Conference presentation, Eric will illustrate why the work ethic in America has declined.  He’ll also present ways to ensure the long-term success of an organization by attracting and retaining top talent and developing the core values to boost the performance of everyone in the company.  There are three big ideas you will gain from Eric’s presentation:

  • An understanding of work ethic, its erosion, and the reason behind the erosion.
  • An understanding and the ability to identify the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that today’s emerging workforce carry over towards employment, careers, and work-life balance.
  • A methodology for instilling, developing, and reinforcing seven essential work ethic values.

Eric Chester is a highly entertaining presenter; this is one presentation you do not want to miss!  Click Here to Register for the 2013 WI SHRM State Conference.

By: Nicole Westbrook, 2013 WI SHRM State Conference Committee, Communications Co-Chair

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