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Secret Tech Sauce Talent

In tough times, a company’s talent will lead its people through any situation - Growth, Turnaround, Change -  It takes a strong mindset to drive the changes a company needs and it starts with talent.

The secret sauce to success is that there is not one perfect solution or silver bullet that will make you succeed. You must do the work, which requires starting. 

Virtually every client we work with, rates their human capital programs as just "getting by" or "keeping up".

It takes months and years of practice and hard work to get something down or be the leader but you must start doing them to go anywhere. Like starting a new workout program, simple but not easy to do, taking your human capital programs serious is also simple but not easy to do. 

At Secret Tech Sauce Talent we work with companies to lay out the vision of what they are going after and then create the actions they need to achieve the first steps of their vision.

The first steps are usually simple but not easy to do.

DESIRE, VISION and FIRST STEPS are conditions that must be assessed in order to understand change. Simple but not easy to do in practice. We work with your team to understand your company, culture and jobs before we help you hire top talent.

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. Key technologies like Artificial Intelligence (Machine/Deep Learning), IoT, Blockchain, social, robotics and mixed reality - AR/VR - is already changing the way people work, learn, hire and onboard people. 

Companies do not change. People change.

Secret Tech Sauce Talent is a human capital agency led by Ben Martinez and comprised of highly experienced practitioners. Secret Tech Sauce Talent helps people inside of companies uncover the secrets of their work that often already exist because uncovering these secrets will make the most of their success. We call this your "Secret Tech Sauce".

We work with CEOs, CHROs, CFOs, Executives and Boards to help them become a talent-driven company and assure they are as focused on talent as they are on strategy and finance. Almost anyone can focus on talent, they just have to do the work. 

Welcome to

Secret Tech Sauce Talent. 

Services we provide:

  • Workshops: 1-3 day sessions, focusing on a specific human capital topic or challenge, for example: "Performance Management" or "Coaching" or "Change Management" or "Technology needed for Recruiting and Culture" or "Talent Attraction and Recruiting"

  • Topical Audits/Assessments: 1 day to 3 week assessment of your current human capital programs, alignment with business strategy, digital transformation and organizational strategy and structure. Includes documentation of current state, assessment of situation with key gaps and misalignments and recommendations to improve. Typical areas we explore related to transforming your Human Capital Programs are - Innovation, Strategy, Metrics, Brand, People, Technology and Process. 

  • Consulting Engagements: This is our Secret Tech Sauce - we individually scope each project to define, align and implement human capital strategies, programs and practices for your business. Look at us more like your HR or Talent team or an extension of your existing team.

  • In Depth Recruiting: Of all the factors around hiring great people, by far the number one driver is having a recruiter who knows your jobs, culture and partners with your hiring managers. It is that simple. We offer an in depth recruiting package that learns about your company, relationships with your hiring team and we partner to bring you the best people for your company.