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Eric Termuende

Future of Work Expert

Eric is a thought leader on optimizing workplace culture, the future of work, and engagement in the workplace. An entrepreneur and bestselling author of Rethink Work, Eric is the co-founder of NoW Innovations, an organization that democratizes access to the most innovative people, culture and operational practices for HR. He dispels generational groupings to help organizations re-humanize and gain more out of their workforce.  Eric’s actionable takeaways help organizations drive engagement through connection and trust.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Presentations

Winning the Talent War – 3 Unorthodox Rules to Elevate Recruiting, Retention, Performance, and Ultimately Organizational SuccessLeaders are facing unprecedented challenges, making a competitive edge elusive.  Many believe they have a productivity, innovation, or product issue, yet most organizations have missed the root cause.  The truth is, they are facing a talent crisis.  Failing to attract, retain, and engage the right people is costing businesses greatly, both in terms of dollars wasted and opportunities missed.  With increasing external threats, rampant commoditization, and generational shifts, the problem is only becoming worse.

Through years of extensive research and practical experience, Eric Termuende has developed a systematic approach to winning the talent war.  In this inspiring and actionable keynote, Eric takes the audience on an unforgettable journey, awakening leaders to fresh approaches to sustainable success.  He reveals three counterintuitive and extremely powerful steps to boosting performance, beating back competitive threats, and driving long-term shareholder value.

In this energizing session, audience members will:

  • Embrace a radically new approach to recruiting, boosting success rates dramatically
  • Uncover the biggest myths and blockers of fully-engaged talent
  • Increase retention of top performers, while having low-performers self-select out of the organization
  • Eradicate and replace ‘empty values’ with authentic experiences
  • Become armed for battle with practical tools and takeaways to put into immediate action, including:
    • The most unusual job description, which will yield the exact talent fit for your team
    • How to differentiate your story to new candidates and existing team members as well
    • A next-practice approach to harness employee ownership, buy-in, and engagement
  • Discover unique connection points between talent and leadership, thereby driving loyalty, trust and performance

The Future of our Workforce
The World Economic Forum says we are now entering the fourth Industrial Revolution, one where we no longer are taking steps, but leaps forward. Considering exponential integration of technology and accessibility of information being greater now than ever before, what stories are we telling to attract the right candidates to the workforce? More so, how are we finding purpose in the work we do and happiness in the lives we live? In his presentation, Eric talks about the importance of community and belonging at work. The conversation about the future of work is bigger than Millennials and generations, and spans wider than technology and workplace aesthetic- it is about people and creating a life each of us can enjoy living through the work we do.

The Cost of Connection
Over 90% of the information on the internet today was put there in the past two years. With 40% of corporate America feeling an unprecedented sense of loneliness, and the average person spending over 3.5 hours on our phones a day, the way we connect is changing. The ‘Honeymoon Phase’ of technology is here, and we’re in the eye of the storm. How do we balance the increasing dependency of technology while still getting the most out of the people and relationships around us on a daily basis? What do we need to do to build a modern team that leverages technology, but still gets to know people for who they are. In this presentation, Eric provides tips and tricks that wow the audience and leaves them with tangible takeaways to live a more connected life.

Awards

2015
American Express | Top 100 Emerging Innovators Under 35

2014
University of Calgary | Class Ambassador
Canadian G20 Delegation
BRANDED Magazine | Game Changer

2013
Leaders Hall Ambassador


  • Eric Termuende is wise beyond his years. The keynote... was warm, informative and inspirational. His insight into how young people can harness their personal relationship management skills to ensure future success, even in this era of pervasive internet and mobile communications technology, is powerful.

    - Vice-President, Development | JA South Alberta
  • I found Eric to be a highly credible, engaging and relevant speaker that connects with all levels of leadership. Eric’s insights are well articulated and provide examples and ideas that are critical to an organization looking to improve engagement and retain the right talent.

    - Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services, Keyera Corp
  • Eric was absolutely fantastic this morning. He was incredibly well received, so much so that, at least in my 20 or so years attending this conference, I've never seen so many questions asked of a presenter. Thank you so much for your help in setting this all up. Our expectations of an energetic, interesting and engaging keynote speaker were definitely exceeded.

    - Incoming Executive VP and Workshop Chair, Canadian Property Tax Association (National Office)
  • Eric led our attendees through an engaging discussion on Gen Y and their engagement with the workforce. People joined in the discussion with questions and comments, evidence that he reached and motivated them. His fresh perspective challenged our members to be aware of the needs of young talent, and helped them better answer the important question “What do Millennials want?” I endorse Eric as a speaker, and as a thought-leader.

    - Executive Director | Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
  • Eric had an outstanding knowledge base on his area of expertise. He was insightful, efficient and helpful in the lead up to his seminar. Feedback from his address has been nothing but positive.

    - Event Manager | Western Canada BUILDEX Show, Global Exhibitions, Informa
  • As moderator of the presentation, I found that Eric’s skill set overall to be unique and his passion for the subject enthusiastic…Eric is a dynamic and very engaging speaker. I do not hesitate in recommending Eric for similar engagements.

    - President & CEO, Human Resources Management Association
  • Eric did an excellent job of communicating to our membership where our workforce is headed and what we needed to do to accommodate trends in the workplace. His use of visuals and presentation style made a complex topic manageable for our audience. He is a captivating presenter and prompted a lot of discussion.

    - Director of Communications, Alberta Forest Products Association
  • Eric is a passionate speaker and his messages transcend generations. He connects easily with Millennial and Gen-Y audiences, as well as the other 3 generations in the workplace. He’s funny, professional and on point, either in prepared remarks or in informal discussion.

    - Director of Marketing & Communications, Calgary Chamber
  • Eric is a remarkable thinker, and one of those speakers you see sometimes, but not often enough, who you run around telling everyone about for a long time afterwards. I remember the first time we met, and within a few minutes he had me leaning over the table in the restaurant, fascinated, waiting to hear what would come out of his mouth next. I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened to me; he's in very rare company. So book him. Listen to him. Take the time to use his ideas. They are a gift.

    - David Allison, Branding Expert
  • What a world it would be if we viewed people as "human beings, not humandoings"! He's spoken at several of our conferences, and has become a favourite among our delegates. Engaging, smart, to the point and very relevant.

    - Senior Conference & Marketing Director, Informa Canada

Summary Profile

Eric Termuende believes that if he can help make people’s lives better at work; he can make people’s lives better outside of it. His presentations go beyond diversity and inclusion to help audiences understand people and patterns in order to optimize the workplace.

On stage, Eric’s engaging presentations bring forward timely data and insight with compelling visuals to motivate audiences towards future success. He is dynamitic, passionate, charismatic informative and very relevant to the current business environment.

Prior to NoW Innovations, Eric co-founded DRYVER Group, a consultancy focused on the attraction and retention of top talent. Here he co-developed a tool that quantifies workplace culture. Eric and his team helped pinpoint strengths and opportunities in an organization to optimize culture, improve attraction, and mitigate poor retention numbers. Believing that collaboration is a key to success, Eric has helped develop a partnership network in Canada to emphasize the importance of teamwork and the delivery of great work.

Eric has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Thrive Global, the Huffington Post and many others prominent media organizations. He has been recognized as one of only ‘100 emerging innovators under 35’ globally by American Express and an active ‘Global Shaper’ with the World Economic Forum.

Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. He is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014.

Eric has spoken at events ranging from leadership and development to success and happiness, education and innovation, and the future or work and workplace culture. 

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