Eric Chester

Eric Chester

Award-Winning Speaker & Bestselling Author

There is a war for talent taking place on a global scale, and the future belongs to forward-thinking organizations that are focused on creating and sustaining a dynamic and compelling workplace culture.

Since 1998, Eric Chester has been the leading voice in attracting, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. As an in-the-trenches workplace researcher and thought-leader, Chester has cracked the code on the tactics and strategies companies that are recognized as “best places to work” in their respective industries are using to win the talent wars.

On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out is Eric’s 4th leadership book. His previous release, Reviving Work Ethic – A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Workforce (2012) is the first business book on developing soft skills and core work ethic values since 1904. He is the Founder of The Center for Work Ethic Development and created a work ethic training curriculum that is being taught at hundreds of schools, colleges, workforce centers, and organizations all over the world.

Eric Chester has delivered more than 2000 paid keynote speeches on three continents and is a 2004 inductee into the National Speakers Association’s acclaimed Hall of Fame. Companies that have invited Eric back multiple times to keynote annual conventions, conferences and meetings include Harley Davidson, McDonald’s, Sprint, Great Clips, and ALCOA, to name a few.

2017 Speakers

We are hard at work finalizing the speakers and content for 2018. In the meantime, check out some of the amazing speakers we had at last year’s event. Interested in speaking? Email hourminds@snagajob.com.

Wes Sutkin

Corporate Recruiting Manager, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Victor Fernandez

Executive Director of Insights and Knowledge, TDn2K

Tim Young

Director, Talent Acquisition, AutoZone

Ted Hesson

Employment & Immigration Reporter, POLITICO

Stephen Woods

Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

Shelly Shelton

Regional Workforce Manager, Encompass Home Health & Hospice

Shannon Scott

President & CEO, TaxBreak

Scott Hicks

Data Czar/Senior Director of Data Strategy, Snagajob