Dedicated Senior Human Resources Professional eager to contribute comprehensive background and experience toward actively supporting the employer in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Solid experience in driving HR functional areas spanning recruiting, hiring, orientation, training and development, workplace diversity, benefits administration, compensation, regulatory and corporate compliance, and budget management.
Well-developed expertise in HR policy and procedure development, performance management, compliance, and organizational management.
Proactively create, implement and facilitate employee development initiatives, practical retention strategies, and employee recognition and award programs to bolster productivity, reduce costs, and increase employee engagement.
Optimize and encourage employee communication and feedback through meetings, newsletters, and one-on-one coaching.
Dependably facilitate transparent communication between staff and senior management.
Horizon Media, Inc., New York, 2005 to Present
Employee Champion and Wellness Director (2008 to Present)
Human Resources Manager (2005 to 2008)
Spearhead employee benefits administration including annual Open Enrollment while formulating comprehensive branded health and wellness program.
Scrutinize claims data to strategically structure, fine-tune, and optimize plan.
Respond to employee benefit inquiries inclusive of FMLA, Disability and Maternity Leave.
Team with Hiring Managers in recruitment, screening, interviewing, hiring and extending job offers, and instituted summer internship program in New York and Los Angeles.
Partner with managers and employees to facilitate counseling, performance evaluations and terminations.
Established My Action Plan (MAP) and Performance Center to drive performance management.
Researched, developed, and launched online tools and solutions to automate and streamline on-boarding and performance management.
Created and introduced Employee Spotlights , WOW! program, and SuperWOW! initiative to recognize outstanding performance and/or contributions by Horizon employees.
Established and launched corporate social responsibility program, Horizon Gives Back featuring quarterly philanthropic initiatives.
Orchestrated seamless 370-person phased office move involving training on new open workspace.
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Professional Experience continued
Assembled employee handbook and diligently enforced compliance with policies and procedures.
Piloted employee sustainability committee, Green Horizon and implemented environmentally-responsible programs.
MPG, New York, 2002 to 2005
U.S. Talent Manager (2005)
Organizational Development Specialist (2003 to 2004)
Contract Consultant, New York (2002)
Fostered, nurtured and maintained partnerships with senior management to determine and swiftly respond to future recruitment and staffing needs.
Recruited full-time employees for 11 offices nationwide and actively contributed to managing employee relocations and transfers.
Championed development and implementation of branded New Hire orientation program, FreshStart featuring new employee packet, formal first-day agenda, Intranet/systems training, buddy program, office tour, and 60-day and 90-day check-ins.
Navigated full spectrum of spring and summer internship program in New York and Boston; prepared campus recruitment materials and organized targeted candidate outreach and screening.
Supported career/performance management functions by devising annual performance review worksheet and process, creating training decks for employees and managers, and co-facilitating sessions in New York and Philadelphia.
Established, introduced and administered corporate training program, THINK which included innovative eLearning opportunities.
Porter Novelli, New York, 2001 to 2002
Efficiently coordinated strategic recruitment, new hire, and exit process within 140-person office.
Leveraged exceptional organizational skills toward planning and developing summer 2002 internship program, overseeing quarterly review process, and cultivating partnerships with senior management to enhance performance management process.
Managed 2002 annual open enrollment process for employee benefits and served as point person for associated inquiries.
Trained, mentored, supervised and directed HR Administrator on payroll and HRIS.
B.A. Journalism / Public Relations, Magna Cum Laude, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2000
SPHR, 2007 to Present
Professional Member, SHRM, 2001 to Present
HRIS programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
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