Advanced Group Names Jessica Miller-Merrell as VP of Talent Strategies

CHICAGO, IL– June 02, 2016 – The Advanced Group, an industry-leading diversified professional staffing, consulting, and outsourcing organization, announced today the appointment of Jessica Miller-Merrell as the Vice President of Talent Strategies.

Merrell is a 15-year human resources and talent acquisition veteran who in 2007 founded, the leading online resource for the HR and recruitment industry. Her community boasts more than 9,000 resources in the form of articles, eBooks, whitepapers, webinars, and podcasts for HR practitioners. She’s the author of Tweet This! Twitter for Business and The HR Technology Field Guide. In 2015, Merrell was interviewed by The Economist on the future of HR and has been recognized by major media outlets includingForbes as a top 50 social media power user and The Huffington Post as the number one HR business leader on Twitter.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jessica join the Advanced Group leadership team,” said Leo Sheridan, CEO. “She is a successful industry thought leader who brings a wealth of experience. Her depth of knowledge about talent acquisition will be a valuable asset. Jessica’s expertise in the areas of technology, marketing, and digital is critical to the success and growth of our portfolio of Advanced companies.”

“I am excited to join the Advanced Group team and look forward to impacting Advanced’s growth through exceptional talent strategies, especially in the areas of recruiting process, marketing, and technology,” said Merrell.

Jessica Miller-Merrell began her career with Target as a Field Human Resources Manager in 2001 and has worked in a number of corporate roles as a HR Director and recruiting leader. Jessica has spent the last eight years as a human resources and recruiting consultant focusing on technology, social media, and process enhancements working with companies including SAP, Whole Foods, Chickasaw National Industries, and AT&T.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Business from Kansas State University. Merrell and her family reside in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

About the Advanced Group
The Advanced Group provides expertise in talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services. Founded in 1988, our businesses include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and the WunderLand Group. Awards that we have won include Best of Staffing®, Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® (Chicago and National), and inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more, visit

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