A few weeks ago I was one of several speakers that presented Ignite-style videos at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. My presentation was the first of eleven five-minute sessions designed to get the audience thinking about ways to be innovative in their approach to HR, technology, and the workplace, so I took the opportunity to bring some personal lessons and stories to bear from my experiences participating in and leading mission teams in Guatemala.
The presentation was fun to create and deliver, and I hope you enjoy the conversation and take away something special for yourself and your team. It’s especially pertinent this time of year. For those of you unfamiliar with the format, Ignite presentations require you to present in five-minute blocks where the slides auto-advance every 15 seconds. If you get off your timing or you trip up on your words, you’re toast.
Last year my presentation was trends-focused and data-heavy, but this year I went the story route and it was easier, more fluid, and seemingly more impactful based on the feedback I received from the audience.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.