Lauren Dixon

2017 Game Changer: Jonathan DeGraff

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,…

Lawrence Livermore: Optimas Gold Winner for Recruiting

Three internship programs are helping U.S. military personnel understand the crucial contributions to national defense made by organizations like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. One, which dates back to 1996, is the Military Academic Research Associates program, in which 30…

WVU: Optimas Silver Winner for Recruiting

WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals faced unique challenges with staffing its new 10-story patient care tower scheduled to open in 2017. Nurses are in short supply in Morgantown, West Virginia, as there’s a national nursing shortage, a limited local talent market and…

2016 Game Changer: Asher (AJ) Brustein

The gig economy found a winner with Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform. Finding freelance work with little notice is a challenge even large companies face, and Asher (AJ) Brustein rose to solve it. In his previous role as a brand…

2016 Game Changer: Shea Coakley

            Workplace wellness and stellar office cultures go hand in hand with Shea Coakley’s Boston-based company, LeanBox. As an alternative to a space-consuming cafeteria and expensive catering, the company brings customized assortments of healthy, fresh…

2016 Game Changer: Jay Caldwell

Jay Caldwell’s hard work and innovative mind earned him two promotions in only 18 months at ADP. In that time, he supported the move to a pay-for-performance culture, which came from his work in creating ADP’s performance management philosophy, strategy and…