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Human Resources Manager

West Palm Beach, FL, 33470
August 06, 2012

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Lynn Gurowitz, PHR

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418



Forrest Solutions Group, New York, NY January 2011 – Present

HR Director May 2012-Present

HR Manager July 2011- April 2012

HR Generalist January 2011-June 2011

• Oversee and perform full scope Human Resources functions for the company including recruiting and retention, compliance

standards, compensation and benefits, performance management, coaching, disciplinary issues, and grievances

• Partner with management to strategize organizational training and development for employees (i.e. EEOC, leadership, customer


• Maintain employee benefit programs; responsible for benefit renewal negotiation and implementation, benefits open enrollment,

disability and workers' compensation claims, unemployment, COBRA, and FMLA

• Directly responsible for the management of the HR Coordinator and HR Manager

• Advise, consult and counsel on employee issues and grievances

• Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state requirements

• Recruit and interview for all open positions using resume boards, social media and referrals

• Plan and execute internal and external events including wellness program, flu shot and coat drive

• Work with Operations Managers/Directors to provide employee performance reviews

• Advise and consult with Management on all terminations and perform exit interviews to identify reason for employee turnover

• Revised Employee Handbook and added new policies to improve business function

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY May 2005 – November 2010

Senior HR Coordinator May 2008 – November 2010

Staffing Coordinator June 2006-May 2008

• Recruited and interviewed for full time administrative positions and event driven positions for MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment,

MSG Media, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre & The Chicago Theatre

• Recruited and interviewed qualified applicants for seasonal and internship positions for the NY Knicks, NY Rangers, MSG

Media, Radio City and the Beacon Theatre

• Coordinated College on-site internship program which includes preparation of MSG Internship Experience presentation, agenda

and college participation logistics

• Facilitated logistics and acted as point of contact for The Garden Scholars Program which includes partnering with academic

advisors and students, scheduling on site event and presentations, booking necessary event space, planning all details of event

and communicating logistics to students and faculty

• Managed budget for the Human Resources Facilities department including initiating payment of invoices, monitoring department

spending, and assisting with forecasting for quarterly and yearly budgets.

• Managed cross-divisional Human Resources reports (i.e. Executive Staffing Report, Executive Referral Report, Cost per Hire

Report & Weekly Staffing Report)

• Acted as an employee advocate regarding issues, questions, inquires and grievances and assisted Director in gathering pertinent

information for employee relations investigations.

• Prepared job postings for all open positions and posted on intranet, internet and other sources

• Entered and updated resume/application information into applicant tracking system

• Prepared advertisement placement for all job fairs via online and print media

• Trained and managed duties for full time temporary support and staffing interns

Staffing Intern May 2005-August 2005

• Conducted phone interviews with applicants for administrative and internship positions and scheduled recruiter interviews

• Utilized the Internet job sites to post and source qualified applicants for positions

• Assisted in special projects such as agency fee agreements, college contacts recruitment binders, and employee terminations.

• Observed interviews skills, participated in job shadows, and trained temps and new-hire employees in the Staffing department


Lynn Gurowitz, PHR

366 Bracken Wood Circle

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418


State University of New York at Binghamton Bachelor of Arts in Psychology May 2006, Cum Laude

New York University Professional Certificate in Human Capital Management December 2011

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification

COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, IGreenTree, PeopleSoft, Abra, Bullhorn

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