Andres Traslavina

Director of Global Recruiting, Whole Foods Market

Currently serves as the Director of Global Recruiting at Whole Foods Market a “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Andres leads Whole Foods Market’s Global social recruiting initiative. This endeavor includes working with twelve regions to maximize social channels to source and recruit passive candidates. During his long recruiting tenure, Andres has also worked as the Director of Recruiting and Institutional partnerships at Blackboard, as a consulting corporate recruiter for Microsoft retail, and as a Sr. Consultant at Talent Plus, a recruitment and assessment company based in Lincoln, NE. His portfolio of clients included fortune 500 companies such as Zappos, Cisco, Scotiabank, Komatsu, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Loews Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, JW Marriott and Microsoft.
Andres has been a keynote speaker at local, national and international conferences in the areas of, international talent placement, conscious leadership and social recruitment. His recruiting approach is based on helping candidates discover their strengths and employers find and select top performers based on their talents and cultural fit.
Andres has many interests. One is traveling. He was born in Bogota, Colombia, lives in Austin, Texas home of Whole Food Market’s Global support’s office, and has and worked as a recruiter in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Education/Psychology, both from the University of Nebraska.  Andres is actively involved in the International Positive Psychology Association, Society for Human Resources Management and the National Association for Colleges and Employers.

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Panel Debate: Juggling the Social Recruiting Platforms—Make the Most Out of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest (or Whatever)

The use of social media for recruitment is now the norm for businesses, and most organizations report using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for this purpose. However, it is clear that many companies are not using social recruiting effectively. ...

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