Human resources

NJ ADVANCE MEDIA NAMES PDI INC. A WINNER OF THE NEW JERSEY TOP WORKPLACES 2024 AWARD

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Friday, February 16, 2024

"We are thrilled to be named a Top Workplace in NJ," said Sandra Valentin, Senior Director of Human Resources for PDI. "This achievement is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and positive energy our associates bring every day. We have something very special at PDI--a commitment to excellence, collaboration, and an inclusive workplace culture that has made our organization a truly remarkable place to work and develop. We are committed to ensuring PDI remains a place where our associates and customers feel valued, supported, and inspired."

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  • WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2024 honor by NJ.com Top Workplaces.
  • This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.
  • "We are thrilled to be named a Top Workplace in NJ," said Sandra Valentin, Senior Director of Human Resources for PDI.
  • We are committed to ensuring PDI remains a place where our associates and customers feel valued, supported, and inspired."

Dynamic Announces Brian Paplaski as Chief Financial Officer and Further Additions to the Executive Team

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Mr. Paplaski brings extensive experience and a demonstrated track record to Dynamic and will lead the Company’s corporate finance functions.

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  • Mr. Paplaski brings extensive experience and a demonstrated track record to Dynamic and will lead the Company’s corporate finance functions.
  • Mr. Paplaski has a long history of bringing financial rigor to successfully build businesses, having held numerous CFO positions throughout his career.
  • “Brian is a proven financial executive with a strong track record steering financial growth and strategic initiatives.
  • He is a results-driven financial leader who will bring great value to the platform,” said Aaron Johnson, CEO at Dynamic.

Airgas Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 Lists

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has been featured on two of Newsweek’s prominent lists: America’s Greatest Workplaces for 2023 and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024.

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  • Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has been featured on two of Newsweek’s prominent lists: America’s Greatest Workplaces for 2023 and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240215454405/en/
    Airgas Named to America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 List (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 list, by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group, features the top large and mid-size companies recognized by their employees for respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life.
  • Categories within the survey included the proactive management of diverse workforce, work-life balance, company image, working environment and compensation and benefits.
  • Airgas was also recently recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023.

Consolidated Communications named a U.S. Best-in-Class Employer by Gallagher

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, has received the coveted designation of Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Employer for the third straight year.

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  • Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, has received the coveted designation of Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Employer for the third straight year.
  • Gallagher’s annual survey identifies organizations that excel in implementing successful strategies for managing people and programs.
  • “We’re proud to again be named a Best-in-Class Employer by Gallagher,” said Conrad Hunter, senior vice president of Human Resources for Consolidated.
  • “In doing so, Consolidated utilizes data, workforce feedback tools and clearly defined policies to provide competitive benefits and experiences that their employees value.”

Curative Achieves Rigorous HITRUST i1 Certification for Information Security

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Curative Insurance Company , a pioneering healthcare services company, today announced its member and administrator portals have both earned certified status by HITRUST for information security.

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  • Curative Insurance Company , a pioneering healthcare services company, today announced its member and administrator portals have both earned certified status by HITRUST for information security.
  • HITRUST Implemented, 1-year (i1) Certified status demonstrates that Curative Inc.’s member and administrator portals are leveraging a set of curated controls to deliver a complete security program that broadly protects against current and emerging threats.
  • Team members from every department, including Information Security, Legal, Human Resources, Facilities, Infrastructure, and Data Engineering, played an active role in providing the requisite evidence for certification.
  • In an era where data breaches are increasingly common, achieving the HITRUST i1 Certification shows the company’s dedication to adhering to the foremost security practices in safeguarding member and customer data.

Georgia-Pacific Awarded on the Forbes America's Best Large Employers 2024 List

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific has been awarded on the Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on February 13 and can be viewed on the Forbes website.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific has been awarded on the Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers 2024.
  • The awards list was announced on February 13 and can be viewed on the Forbes website .
  • America's Best Large Employers have been identified in an independent survey from a vast sample of over 170,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing more than 5,000 people within the U.S.
  • "Being recognized on the Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers is a tremendous honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees," said Megan Sirna, senior vice president of Human Resources, Georgia-Pacific.

Brandon Hall Group's Acclaimed Awards Showcase SuccessFinder's Commitment to Leadership Excellence

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - SuccessFinder , the leader in predictive behavioral talent assessment for the workplace, won two coveted Brandon Hall Group's Excellence in Technology awards.

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  • MONTRÉAL, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - SuccessFinder , the leader in predictive behavioral talent assessment for the workplace, won two coveted Brandon Hall Group's Excellence in Technology awards.
  • The 2023 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards™ are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Enablement, Future of Work, and Education Technology.
  • This recognition not only reflects our unwavering commitment to leadership excellence today but also propels us forward with a renewed dedication to shaping a remarkable tomorrow."
  • Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon these criteria:

Gurit announces Dr. Javier Perez Freije as the new CFO and Karen Glauser as the new Group Head of HR

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GURN) - The Board of Directors of Gurit Holding AG has appointed Dr. Javier Perez Freije as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Karen Glauser as the new Group Head of Human Resources.

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  • Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GURN) - The Board of Directors of Gurit Holding AG has appointed Dr. Javier Perez Freije as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Karen Glauser as the new Group Head of Human Resources.
  • Javier joins Gurit Holding AG from the Mikron Group as of May 1, 2024.
  • Javier will take on the function as CFO of Gurit Holding AG from Philippe Wirth who will leave Gurit end of March 2024.
  • Karen takes on the function as Group Head of HR of Gurit Holding AG from Hannes Haueis who left Gurit end of November 2023.

Demographics, labor market power and the spatial equilibrium

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Abstract

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    • Abstract
      This paper studies how demographics affect aggregate labor market power, the urban wage
      premium and the spatial concentration of population.
    • I develop a quantitative spatial model
      in which labor market competitiveness depends on the demographic composition of the local
      workforce.
    • If these factors differ across workers, labor market power has a role to
      play in explaining wage inequality.
    • This paper contributes to the literature on differences in labor market power by analyzing a
      new dimension of heterogeneity: demographics.
    • Since older workers are less mobile in terms of
      switching workplaces, firms have more labor market power over older workers.
    • I start by estimating labor market power by measuring the sensitivity of worker turnover to
      the wage paid.
    • I find a strong
      role of demographics in determining the degree of labor market power enjoyed by firms.
    • Next, I provide evidence of the importance of differences in labor market power for spatial
      wage inequality.
    • To explore the consequences of labor market sorting, I build a spatial general equilibrium
      model in which labor market competitiveness depends on the demographic composition of the

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      local workforce.

    • If these factors differ across workers, labor market power has a role to
      play in explaining wage inequality.
    • In
      the model, geographic sorting by age matters and leads to higher labor market power in rural
      areas, which implies an urban wage premium that is 4% larger than with uniform labor supply
      elasticities.
    • I follow Manning (2013) and estimate labor market power by measuring the sensitivity of worker
      turnover to the wage paid.
    • Bachmann et al., 2021; Ahlfeldt et al., 2022a; Berger et al.,
      2022) that nest a monopsonistic labor market in a spatial general equilibrium model (Redding
      and Rossi-Hansberg, 2017).
    • As firms have more labor market power
      over older workers, they face an upward-sloping labor supply curve that is less elastic in regions
      with an older workforce.
    • Firms choose in which labor market to operate in the sense that there is free
      entry at fixed costs into all locations.
    • How are differences in labor market competitiveness across space sustained in spatial equilibrium?
    • I use the model to quantify the importance of heterogeneity
      in labor market power for the urban wage premium and the spatial concentration of population.
    • My work is complementary to but quite different
      from this paper since I argue that population aging increases labor market power rather than
      product market power.
    • By analyzing the effects of a changing age composition of the workforce in the context
      of labor market power, I relate to literature on the labor market effects of population aging.
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      after controlling for age, differences in labor market power between East and West Germany
      vanish.

    • They conclude that higher
      concentration is associated with higher labor market power (as in the model of Jarosch et al.,
      forthcoming).
    • I offer an alternative explanation why labor market power differs across regions:
      Since denser regions have a younger workforce, workers are more mobile in terms of switching
      jobs which implies lower labor market power of firms.
    • In this case, I infer a
      high labor supply elasticity and low labor market power of firms.
    • I contribute to this growing debate by
      quantifying differences in labor market power across worker groups and their effects on regional
      inequality.
    • While the model shows how demographics affect labor market power, the urban wage premium and agglomeration, one fundamental question remains open for future research: What
      are the policy implications of (differences in) labor market power?

Sammons Industrial Names New Leaders to Executive Team

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Dallas, TX, Feb. 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sammons Industrial is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Piccirillo, Amanda Coley, and Heather Meiner to the executive leadership team.

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  • Dallas, TX, Feb. 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sammons Industrial is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Piccirillo, Amanda Coley, and Heather Meiner to the executive leadership team.
  • Heather joined Sammons in 2018, most recently serving as the Vice President of Marketing & Technology for the Briggs Industrial Solutions business.
  • “I am excited to have Mark, Amanda and Heather join me at Sammons Industrial as we continue to drive a strategic vision to best support our growing industrial sector.
  • Their leadership in the Briggs business provides unmatched experience in supporting our customers, businesses, and team members, while maintaining a solid company culture.”  said Sammons Industrial CEO Dan Lister.