Rethink Work

Rethink Work

Finding & Keeping the Right Talent

This book tackles one of the big problems employers face today: finding and keeping the best employees, especially at a time when young workers typically quit after only three years on the job. Rethink Work stands out from other books in this category because the author is one of those young people: 24-year-old Eric Termuende, a rising star on the international speakers circuit. Instead of relying on the well-tread but often misguided notions that emerge from surveys, Termuende writes about the actual experiences of young people on the job. The result is a refreshing look at the workplace today.

To keep the best employees, companies need to focus not on what they do, but how they do it, with whom they do it, and why. This will be the true differentiator for companies in the future.

Termuende’s advice is soothingly old fashioned. This young writer says it’s time to put away the devices, at least part of the time, and start talking face to face with other people in the office. What young people want is human connection, and when they have it, they will perform at a high level and stay loyal.

​This means treating people like the individuals they are, not as stereotypes—such as so-called Millennials, who are typically branded by their elders as being entitled. It means talking with each other, not texting. The workplace of the future, in other words, will restore the value of old-fashioned human relationships.

book specs

5” x 7” 160 pgs.


$24.95 (Paperback)


978-1-988025-12-4 (Paperback)

release date

February 20, 2017

media contact

Sarah Barlow



Eric Termuende does a deep-dive into the modern workplace, highlighting the importance of hiring right and creating awesome culture to retain top talent.

Brian ScudamoreFounder and CEOO2E Brands, Including 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Eric Termuende takes a wide departure from the standard writings on workplace culture and organizational effectiveness by putting the focus where it belongs: on people! Eric sees the potential for organizations to refine their culture, embracing the uniqueness and passion each person brings to their work. This refreshing and inspiring book is a must-read for any business leader who wants to leapfrog their competition during a period of rapid technological change.

Jim DewaldDean, Haskayne School of BusinessUniversity of Calgary

Eric Termuende’s “Rethink Work: Finding & Keeping The Right Talent” is one of the most important books a leader in today’s work world can read. Termuende provides an overview of the many challenges modern work environments face, including the recruitment and retention of talent. The roadmap Termuende provides articulates how to take these challenges and in turn transform company culture into one where both employers and employees focus on “why” they do what they do and on a mutual values match. Termuende also explores more dynamic ways to recruit, write job descriptions and overall “how” to tell your company’s story. One of the biggest takeaways however is the importance of focusing on your employees as individuals and not their generation.

Gareth McVicarManager, Leadership ProgramsUniversity of Calgary


February 28, 2018Eric is speaking as the keynote at the Ontario Land Surveyors Association, in Niagara.
March 1, 2018Eric is speaking at (Dis)Connection in a Digital Age, in Toronto.
March 23, 2018Eric is giving a private keynote address at LaSalle College.
April 25, 2018Eric is the webinar host for the online Achievers Webinar.
April 27, 2018Eric is speaking about “Preparing Students for the next generation of work”, at the British Columbia School Trustees Association in Vancouver.

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Government of British Columbia

HRD – Canada

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Money Radio 1510 – Phoenix

School For Startups Radio

Tedx Talks

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Unconventional Life with Jules Schroeder

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