Building A Magnetic Culture

smahra-logoWith the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative and local efforts regarding talent attraction and retention (like, we feel it is critical to share important and helpful information to further mobilize the community around the workforce shortage. Read more for a guest blog post submitted by the Board President of the Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association (SMAHRA), J.D. Qualley.

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? The SMAHRA Board of Directors invites you to “Building a Magnetic of Culture: How to Attract & Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce” at 8 am on Thursday, April 17 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center, featuring keynote Kevin Sheridan. Inspired by the best-selling book, Kevin 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:

  • Redefining Employee Engagement
  • The bottom line benefits of employee engagement
  • Recruiting:  The Right Hire
  • The Top 10 Engagement Drivers and the related Best Practices
  • The importance of embracing diversity & inclusion
  • The missing “secret sauce” – FUN
  • Creating an environment of shared ownership for engagement

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


  1. Redefining and updating the concept of Employee Engagement.
  2. Avoiding the single biggest mistake organizations make vis-à-vis Employee Engagement.
  3. Revealing the top drivers of Employee Engagement, as well as the best practices of some of these top drivers.

Speaker Bio:

KevinKevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote 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 five 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.  He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 100 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

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 bestseller 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 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.

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