Kevin Sheridan

Employee Engagement and Virtual Management Expert

Kevin Sheridan is an Internationally-recognized Key-Note Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For four years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 101 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 101 experts on Employee Engagement. Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conventions, including those hosted by the National Society for Human Resources Management, Harvard Business School, Monster.com, The Human Capital Institute, the American Hospital Association, Chicago SHRM, and HRMAC. He regularly conducts Leadership Development workshops on Employee Engagement, Virtual Workers and Remote Work, Generational Differences in the Workplace, and a wide array of other Human Capital related topics.

Prior to forming Kevin Sheridan LLC, Kevin founded HR Solutions International in 1995, a firm specializing in measuring employee engagement and teaching best practices, which he sold in 2011. In this role, Kevin pioneered the wonderfully disruptive concept of joint ownership for employee engagement.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, concentrating his degree in Managerial Decision-making, Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior.

In his free time, Kevin volunteers with a variety of charities. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and high- altitude mountaineering. He is in the process of climbing the highest mountain on every continent, an athletic journey known as “The Seven Summits.” As such, he has stood at the top of Africa, Europe, and South America, climbing as high as 23,000 feet. His personal and professional travels have brought him to more than 65 different countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Winnetka, Illinois

To book management and employee retention speaker Kevin Sheridan call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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    Business Motivational, Business Speakers, Business Strategy, Communications, Diversity, Employee Retention, Human Resources, Management

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    Illinois

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Kevin Sheridan Keynote

Kevin Sheridan is an Internationally-recognized Key-Note Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For four years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 101 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 101 experts on Employee Engagement. Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conventions, including those hosted by the National Society for Human Resources Management, Harvard Business School, Monster.com, The Human Capital Institute, the American Hospital Association, Chicago SHRM, and HRMAC. He regularly conducts Leadership Development workshops on Employee Engagement, Virtual Workers and Remote Work, Generational Differences in the Workplace, and a wide array of other Human Capital related topics.

Prior to forming Kevin Sheridan LLC, Kevin founded HR Solutions International in 1995, a firm specializing in measuring employee engagement and teaching best practices, which he sold in 2011. In this role, Kevin pioneered the wonderfully disruptive concept of joint ownership for employee engagement.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, concentrating his degree in Managerial Decision-making, Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior.

In his free time, Kevin volunteers with a variety of charities. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and high- altitude mountaineering. He is in the process of climbing the highest mountain on every continent, an athletic journey known as “The Seven Summits.” As such, he has stood at the top of Africa, Europe, and South America, climbing as high as 23,000 feet. His personal and professional travels have brought him to more than 65 different countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Winnetka, Illinois

To book management and employee retention speaker Kevin Sheridan call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract & Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce

To become the best in the business, it is essential to employ the best people. But how do employers build a staff that is ready and able to take an organization to its next level? Inspired by the best-selling book, this inspiring keynote focuses on how to attract talented employees to the workplace, empower them, and sustain an environment in which they are more likely to stay.  

Topics covered include: 

  • The bottom line benefits of employee engagement
  • Creating an environment of shared ownership for engagement
  • The Top 10 Engagement Drivers
  • Recruiting:  the foundation for a magnetic culture
  • Overcoming demagnetizers:  compensation and other challenges for managers
  • The importance of embracing diversity & inclusion
  • Engagement trends & best practices

Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Kevin Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your organization by creating and maintaining a Magnetic Culture.

Interested in providing HR credits?  This keynote has been accredited by the HRCI numerous times.  

The Virtual Manager:Cutting-Edge Solutions to Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees 

95.3% of participants would recommend this keynote to a colleague. (Statistics provided by SHRM.) 

By 2015, 1.3 billion people, or 40% of the global workforce will be working remotely.  Managing virtual employees is different than managing employees who are in the office every day.  Successful remote employees are often a direct reflection of their managers. In this keynote, Kevin Sheridan illuminates how a virtual manager can build and sustain a highly-productive and motivated team, leading to better business outcomes for the organization. 

Topics covered include:  

  • A new way of doing business: virtual teams
  • Trust in virtual teams 
  • Qualities of top virtual employees 
  • What it all boils down to: employee engagement 
  • The Top Engagement Drivers: maximizing them for virtual workers
  • Challenges: changing location without changing principles

Based on years of research, this keynote shows how to build and manage an engaged, productive team from afar.  Best practices ensure your organization’s virtual working environment becomes a magnetizer for top talent and yields better business outcomes.

Interested in providing HR credits?  This keynote has been accredited by the HRCI numerous times.  

Customized Keynotes and Workshop Options

Kevin Sheridan has been consulting and presenting on the issues that affect Human Resources and employee engagement for nearly 30 years.  He is extremely well-versed in a variety of topics, and can tailor presentations and interactive workshops to the specific issues that are most important to your organization.  Competencies include but are not limited to the following:

Retention

  • How to decrease turnover by properly measuring engagement & acting on feedback
  • Managing a cost effective, long-term engagement initiative
  • Simple best practices for managers
  • Low-cost tips and quick wins to bolster engagement

Respect and Trust

  • Upholding a positive work environment by fostering strong relationships with employees
  • Key leadership qualities that evoke trust from direct reports
  • Benefits of becoming a feedback-driven culture

Recruiting 

  • Screening and vetting candidates for engagement and retention 
  • Engaging new-hires through the onboarding process 
  • Becoming an employer of choice in today’s competitive market

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Capitalizing on the proven linkage between diversity and best-in-class engagement
  • Understanding generational differences

North Mississippi Medical Center

"Kevin Sheridan is an industry leader on the topic of employee engagement. His years of experience give him a myriad of real life examples to draw from, allowing him to provide audiences with solutions and best practices that really work."

Hospira, Inc.

"With years of experience working with global corporations, Kevin Sheridan draws you into his astute commentary on corporate leadership. What separates Kevin from most speakers is his affinity with people from all walks of life."

Resorts International

"Kevin Sheridan connects to the audience because he uses real life examples that touch every attendee. He does his homework and present material with a goal in mind - leaving the audience better prepared to produce results than when they came in the room."

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

"Kevin presents sound and practical management strategies in a straightforward and entertaining way. His strategies may be considered common sense, but unfortunately, they are not common practice in most of today's work environment."

4 Ways to Leverage the Power of Thank You
Friday, July 31, 2015

Recently, more and more of my clients have asked me to provide them with the most current advice on how to effectively use recognition efforts to drive excellence with employee engagement. During these consulting engagements, I train their managers on the most meaningful steps for recognition, as well as how to avoid the most common mistakes.

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Coworker Satisfaction — The Unsung Hero of Retention
Thursday, January 29, 2015

“It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.”—Norm Peterson, the TV show Cheers

Even if you don’t work at the bar where everyone knows your name, some of the longest-lasting friendships are oftentimes formed in the workplace. Considering the sheer number of hours spent together on the job, this is not surprising. We spend a significant portion of our lives with coworkers, likely even more time than we spend with our family. So given that it is time to make New Year’s resolutions for change, it behooves all organizations to commit to encouraging more camaraderie in their workplace cultures.

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