Ariel Parrella-Aureli

Recruiting in a Snap

To engage a youthful workforce, using Snapchat as a recruiting tool requires dedication and a consistent, ongoing message.

Big-name companies such as McDonald’s and Goldman Sachs have tested using Snapchat to recruit millennials. In April, McDonald’s Corp. showed surprising social media edge when it took its recruiting campaign to Snapchat, the mobile app that lets users exchange videos and images that self-destruct after a few seconds. The initial campaign began in Australia, where they encouraged candidates to use…

Women Business Leaders Break Glass Ceiling with New Management Book

The leaders of TriSpective Consulting Group are opening their career knowledge with their book The Loyalist Team, due out in September.

 Four women are bringing their expertise on human resources, talent management, leadership development and consulting to the pages of their new book, “The Loyalist Team.” Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale, who run The TriSpective Group, which consults with companies including PetSmart, Orbitz and Hallmark, have compiled seven years of business research into their book, which is…

Could a Smart Mirror Make Us More Productive or Invade Our Privacy?

Adding another tech assistant to your morning routine is further disconnecting us from humanity in a time when we should all learn to be less reliant on screens.

When you hear about a smart mirror, you think it’s a future endeavor. Then you hear it’s a real thing happening right now, and others have created similar tools — like HiMirror, a smart mirror that tracks your skin health. Or the one with a personal and business application — MirroCool, a personal assistant smart mirror and camera. When I…

Internal Communications Balancing Old Methods with Millennial Generation 

Technology is moving, millennial needs are moving, and internal communications tries to keep pace. 

Office communications used to happen largely via one channel — email. But nowadays, email has many helping hands to spread information. Whether it’s an internal messaging app such as Slack or a private message board like Seedly, new ways of communicating to diverse employee populations — and finding which platforms work — are growing, especially due to the tech-savvy millennial…

Smart Lockers Open Options for Workplace Wellness and Safety

Innovative vending machines put everything from bike parts to fire extinguishers at employees’ fingertips.

Hull & Knarr’s workout room provides a bright atmosphere to go along with its work culture. Photo courtesy Bob Ferrell Employees at Hull & Knarr have no excuses to not pedal around on a bike. The Indianapolis-based financial services firm has opened the door to new wellness and team-building initiatives for its employees in an eco-friendly and accessible manner. A…

2017 Game Changer: Jonathan DeGraff

“Jonathan continues to have a significant impact on our company and our industry, and his innovations in workforce management make him a true game changer,” says Nicholas Campagna of DeGraff, his HR partner at IBM.

Jonathan DeGraff is a model for transformation in the HR function, wrote Nicholas Campagna, regional HR manager at IBM, in his award nomination. DeGraff’s accomplishments at IBM have been large and varied, including leading a successful employee engagement program, adopting social technologies to advance business, leading an executive shadow program and recruiting at Cornell University. A particularly notable HR intern…

2017 Game Changer: Jay Fortuna

Innovator Jay Fortuna of JADO Solutions showed his transformative skills were worth the 'roadmap.'

Jay Fortuna, president and chief learning officer, JADO Solutions, Chicago When Jay Fortuna stepped into his role as director of training and development at The Horton Group, he didn’t just carry on with business as usual. Fortuna, 32, wanted to be transformative. No stranger to a challenge many insurance companies face, Horton Group dealt with difficulties attracting and developing new insurance…

2017 Game Changer: S. Cameron Cox

Managing director of talent and culture at Atlantic Media has seen the company grow twofold in his seven years there.

S. Cameron Cox, managing director of talent and culture at Atlantic Media in Washington, D.C. It’s not easy being a media company these days. It’s even more difficult, one might argue, to be a media company experiencing seismic transformational change. So is the case of Atlantic Media, publisher of the 159-year-old Atlantic magazine. S. Cameron Cox isn’t an editor or…

2017 Game Changer: Kellie Glaser

Kellie Glaser's director Renee Breyer says, “Kellie is exemplary of a true game changer."

Kellie Glaser, program manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California Kellie Glaser has made a significant impact on engaging Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees as program manager. Glaser, 26, dedicated the past two years to improving the work-life balance of more than 6,000 employees. Her innovative programs include on-site cooking and language classes, wellness initiatives such as a…

2017 Game Changer: Brian Monahan

Entrepreneurial expert Brian Monahan has a 96 percent satisfaction rating among users for his background check site GoodHire.

Brian Monahan, co-founder and chief idea guy, GoodHire LLC, Redwood City, California Brian Monahan is no stranger to entrepreneurship. At 19, he and his brother started his first company, Inflection Inc., the parent firm of PeopleSmart. They later expanded into historical court records for genealogy (archives.com) which they sold to Ancestry.com in 2012 for $100 million. Then Inflection focused its attention on employment…