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Rebecca Harrington – Percheron

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A company must live up to its name. When its inspiration is the French word for a smart and powerful draft horse—once used to ease the workload of its less-muscled owners—that task can be especially tall. For decades, Percheron LLC has been working in a similar manner, doing much heavy lifting for its nationwide clientele […]

Catherine F. Lamson – MEMIC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Tending to personnel matters for 10 years at a Maine bank had its moments, but Catherine F. Lamson had an epiphany of sorts during the 1980s. Health care seemed a wilder ride, “where rubber meets the road,” she recalls thinking. So she took her HR skillset from banking to a hospital, then to a diagnostics […]

Dawn Ponico – Mitchell Martin

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With the global pandemic moving everything from timesheets to happy hours into the digital arena, companies across the nation very suddenly needed information technology staff. Dawn Ponico’s employer—the information technology and healthcare staffing firm Mitchell Martin—helped meet that demand, sourcing over 1800 employees for clients during 2021. It also grew its own staff. As Ponico […]

Terry Rybolt – LiveXchange Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When it was released in 1980, “Working 9 to 5” was both a hit record and movie for Dolly Parton. These days, the phrase is as much a relic as the 45 rpm discs that sold more than 500,000 copies. “Working the gig economy” might be more accurate, reflecting both different hours and shorter-term job […]

Freda Stolz – VXI Global Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the year 2000, the world entered a new millennium—and Freda Stolz entered a new, unexpected chapter of her career, switching her focus from marketing to human resources. She quickly discovered the two areas are more similar than they appeared. In the late 1990s, working as a marketing coordinator at a mining and metals company, […]

Kaitlyn Moss – Insurity

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While some companies struggled to transition to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Insurity had an advantage on how to make the switch. The company had laid the groundwork two months earlier, in January 2020, but not because it could predict what was to come. It had acquired a remote company and […]

Robert L. Tabb – Signal Energy Constructors

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One might not expect a company’s chief financial officer to suggest adding cameras and drones to a construction worksite. Normally, that would be the IT department’s role. However, Robert L. Tabb’s says he helped provide the technology for his recent past employer, yielding important data and analytics. Talking with Vision November, he’d just begun a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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