Ben Martinez? – He’s successfully worked in various HR leadership roles around the U.S. and Mexico for fortune 500 companies (specifically Pepsi, Sears, Honeywell and Energizer Holdings Inc). He understands his role in HR is to help people in business become more profitable and more successful in their lives. He does that by leveraging marketing and technology approaches to attract and retain critical talent and skills. You might call that Talent Acquisition/Management.
Want more? Ben has a Bachelors and Master’s degree, SPHR certification, LinkedIn Recruiter certification, devoted husband father of two toddlers, music junkie, sports and exercise junkie, hired several people, a few sticky terminations and decent at speaking Spanish. He also believes most HR paperwork gets in the way of your ability to perform to your highest.
Ben calls it like he sees it, whether it’s through his blog or social media…Ben will continue to tell it like he sees it. He cares so much about the recruiting, talent and the HR space he started blogging and writing about it over 4 years ago.
Ben is currently the VP of HR at HireVue where he leads HireVue’s strategic people and team initiatives. He is responsible for the entire employee life cycle with a keen focus on recruiting incredible talent, culture, and technology to build a great company. He also gets involved in social selling and social recruiting…so you might run into him on Twitter or some other social media platform.
Why should you hire Ben Martinez to speak at your next event? Because you’re tired of the same old pitch with Powerpoint slides and one way interaction. Ben cares more about making a difference than making a buck. Ben will use real stories and pictures that you can apply to your business and life. If you like what you see you can hire him to develop your social audience. Ben will learn how your company works, what you value about your brand, then create a strategy to spread social throughout your organization with video, blogs and other social media. At some point, you might fire him because he will have taught you what you need to know.