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Workforce strategist, author, and speaker Eric Swenson is acknowledged as a leading expert on management and leadership.  His work with businesses throughout North America has led to improved performance, stronger employee engagement and greater customer satisfaction.

He has conducted his cutting edge leadership development programs before thousands of senior executives and managers, as well as first time supervisors.

Eric has written two books: Managing People in the 21st Century (which was updated in March 2020) and The 5 A’s of Great Employees, the latter of which became a best-selling book in 2016.

A sought-after speaker, he speaks frequently to organizations and conferences on topics ranging from leadership and management, to workforce trends and issues.  He has conducted seminars for professional organizations and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences and conventions. 

Eric is the Founder and Managing Director of RSJ/Swenson, a human resources and workforce outsourcing firm serving more than 250 businesses in North America.  Those businesses range from start-ups to established companies with over 1,000 employees.  Virtually every industry is represented in RSJ/Swenson’s portfolio. 

He has managed hundreds of employees and interviewed thousands of job candidates in his career.

Prior to launching RSJ/Swenson, he led the HR outsourcing division in Southern California for Paychex, a Fortune 1000 company providing payroll and human resources solutions to small businesses.

Eric was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Arcadia, California.  An Eagle Scout, he is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he majored in English and communications and was Student Body President at the College of the Pacific.

He's currently working on his latest book, "Weaknesses," which is scheduled for publication in 2023.

He and his wife, Yukiji, live in Los Angeles.