Co-founder and CEO of Employment Hero
Ben went to school and university in Armidale, New South Wales, where, he graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Law Degree.
After being admitted as a solicitor, Ben spent several years working in banking and finance industry in Sydney. He moved to London at the peak of the dot com boom and got to realise his true passion, combining business and technology to create innovative new companies. Ben was privileged to be involved in helping several well-known startups with their Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).
Ben returned to Australia in 2002 to start an employment law firm beside his father’s HR consultancy business. Over the past 14 years, Ben’s business has grown into an international group of companies that share a common goal, “To permanently improve the way employment is managed by making it easier and more rewarding.” These companies include Employment Innovations, Power2Motivate, Global Reward Solutions, Keypay and Employment Hero.
Ben has an adventurous spirit and has backpacked around much of Asia, Europe and South America. He has climbed Mont Blanc, several peaks in the Himalayas and even mountain biked down a volcano in Ecuador. His latest pursuit is racing Lasers at Manly Yacht Club.
A self-confessed geek, Ben has boundless curiosity, enthusiasm and ambition. He thrives on creating innovative solutions, industry firsts and disruptive offerings that redefine markets.
Ben is keen to support the next generation and supports True Blue Dreaming and Opportunity International. He also enjoys mentoring up and coming entrepreneurs.
Follow Ben Thompson on Social
How To Best Manage Pauses In Working Amid a Crisis
Uncertainty is overwhelming; financial stress, loneliness, boredom and the bad news continuum are tough things to navigate, even for the most resilient among us
A Different Way To Think About Achieving Goals In The Workplace
Top companies use OKRs, short for 'objectives and key results', to align a team of employees to one strong goal, using key results to measure progress in achieving that objective.
How to Cultivate Employee Advocates and Brand Ambassadors to Attract Top Talent
When a company has a great reputation, they're talking the talk; when they have a reputable internal culture, they're walking the walk
How to Create a Results-first Flexible Working Strategy
You can't expect this work policy to succeed without drilling it down into your overall business goals
More Authors You Might Like
Founder and CEO of A Life With Health
COO at Otter PR
Founder of RevSherpas
Co-founder of Hostt
Ross Andrew Paquette
Founder and CEO of Maropost
Art Advisor, Curator, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, TV Host
CEO of Koan