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Jody Sirianni – Synacor Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Jody Sirianni joined Synacor in May 2019 as its vice president of global HR, she was struck by the differences between the company and more traditional ones. “I had never worked in tech before and we’re really laid back,” Sirianni says. “There’s no dress code, we have 25-cent vending machines and events we try […]

Lesley Hanak – Savannah College of Art and Design

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If employees are trying, but not hitting the mark, Lesley Hanak knows reprimanding can demoralize them instead of help them. So, she works with the employees and their supervisor to make sure they do well and use that strength to address the issue The chief human resources officer says this success-focused approach sets not only her department, but her employer—SCAD—apart. […]

Stephanie Winkler – Wescom Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Prior to having an established wellness program, many Wescom Credit Union employees were active and into fitness. Groups got together outside of work to walk, run and cycle. Stephanie Winkler, the company’s vice president of human capital and development, says it was only natural to reward people for staying healthy by creating a wellness program. […]

Zack Chehaitli – Klaussner

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Employees at Klaussner, and at most furniture manufacturing companies, used to be paid by how much they produced. If workers needed extra cash, they’d work faster, which could lead to mistakes, or worse, injuries. Over the past year, the furniture company has done away with piece work and now offers an hourly wage. According to […]

John Iammatteo – Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It couldn’t be opening soon enough. In September, The Richard Pruss Wellness Center will consolidate and expand the services of several Samaritan Daytop Village programs in one neighborhood. Samaritan is one of the largest health and human service agencies in New York State. “Last year the United States set a record for overdose deaths,” notes […]

Alberto Martinez Magliano – Intel/Microsoft

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in the summer of ‘69 on a black and white television in Venezuela, 6-year-old Alberto Martinez Magliano was thunderstruck with a love for science. It was that wondrous event, he says, that spawned a generation of would-be engineers like him. From that point in time, Martinez became a “studious […]

Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. – Boeing

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in East Los Angeles, Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. remembers struggling with English in school (Spanish being his first language). Surprisingly, his next fluency would come in mathematics, numbers being a “universal language”—and one he easily understood. Nurtured by a supportive family and network of mentors, his abilities in science, […]

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