Arie Ball is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Sodexo, the leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions with more than 120,000 employees in the US and serving more than ten million customers daily. Building on a career of operational management, Arie assumed a leadership role within human resources in 2004. In this role she leads the company’s first ever centrally managed, cross divisional recruitment organization that focuses on sourcing, attracting and recruiting top talent to Sodexo, and identifying internal employees for promotional opportunities.
Sodexo’s Talent Acquisition Group has been widely recognized for innovative approaches to attracting, recruiting and promoting top talent. Their practices using an integrated online presence including the use of Social Media properties and Web 2.0 tools has been recognized as best in class by organizations such as Society of New Communications Research, Human Capital Institute, Corporate Executive Board and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes Magazine and More. They have also been recognized for their multi-generational approach to recruitment by Workforce Management and the National Restaurant Association, as well as #1 in Diversity Recruitment and Retention by Diversity Inc and ERE. They have been recognized by OnRec for most Innovative College Recruitment and Employee Referral programs. In 2010 Sodexo was named the top Corporate Recruitment organization by ERE a leading professional recruitment association.
Arie is on the Governance Committee of the Board for the Multicultural Food and Hospitality Association (MFHA), Executive Advisory Board of the Human Capital Institute, and previously on Nation’s Restaurant News Spirit Award Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Women’s Food Service Forum, the Association of Managers of Innovation (AMI), and the American Dietetic Association.
Arie received her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management at University of Massachusetts and MBA at Bryant University.