We hope you are just as excited as we are for what 2011 has in store for the human resources conference season. Even more so, we are anxious to work with a new team of individuals who are passionate advocates for social media. With that said, I am thrilled to announce Ben Eubanks as a member of the 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo Social Technology Team.
Ben is a human resource specialist from Huntsville, Alabama. I have been following Ben for over two years now and consider him to be a great asset for both entry-level and seasoned human resource professionals.
Most know Ben from his blog, UpstartHR, where he writes about leadership, culture, passion and how to become an HR Ninja. His blog also offers a variety of human resources themed series focused in areas like young professionals, careers and education. Most notably, Ben has written Rock the PHR, a step-by-step study guide to help professionals prepare for the Professional in Human Resource exam.
Ben volunteers as the social media director for the North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management. In 2009, he encouraged his chapter to get involved in social media, which eventually led to the launch of the chapter’s official blog RocketHR. As the writer and editor, Ben shares insightful posts on a variety of human resources oriented topics. In addition, as an active volunteer leader with SHRM, Ben was appointed the 2010-2011 Chairman of the SHRM Young Professionals Committee.
Along with Trish McFarlane, the HR Ringleader, Ben is a co-founder of an unconference called HRevolution. HRevolution is an event for human resources professionals, recruiters, and business leaders to come together and talk about the problems facing businesses today. It is where thought leadership and action meet. Breaking with traditions, the format for HRevolution encourages interaction and every participant has the opportunity share ideas and opinions in an open manner. I have experienced two HRevolution events, and they are truly fantastic.
We are very excited that Ben has found some time in his very hectic schedule to come and share with us at this year’s conference and expo. We know that his passionate approach to human resources and social media will be a great addition to our team.