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Human Resources Manager

Location:
Norwalk, CT, 06850
Posted:
August 17, 2012

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KATHRYN M. MURPHY

*** ***** ****

Rowayton, CT **853

203-***-**** h ab8p7h@r.postjobfree.com

917-***-**** c

SUMMARY

Innovative, results oriented executive search consultant with an accomplished background in strategic staffing, workforce

planning and leadership development. Excellent understanding of complex organizational design and restructure across

multiple global cultures, with a demonstrated ability to assess, select and place talent needs. Creative thinker and analytical

strategist with highly developed interpersonal skills and business relationships.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GILBERT TWEED INTERNATIONAL, NY, NY* 2000-Present

Managing Director

• Develop new business opportunities in Consumer Products, Financial Services, Not-for-Profit and Human Resources in

all industries

• Develop recruitment strategies and manage the research process to ensure the identification and qualification process is effective

• Interview and assess all candidates; prepare detailed evaluations and profiles for all candidates. Work closely with clients and

candidates in negotiating compensation packages and assisting with onboarding

• Prepare regular correspondence and reports to clients, meet with clients and BODs to discuss strategy, share market trends and

present final candidates

• Recruit candidates at the Director, Vice President, “C” level and Board level, domestically and internationally

*From 11/02 – 12/03 I worked with Diversified Search as a Managing Director and returned to Gilbert Tweed in 1/04

TMP (WARD HOWELL), NY, NY 1998- 2000

Principal

Conducted executive searches globally in Consumer Products and Human Resources (in all industries). Ward Howell was

acquired by TMP.

TIFFANY & CO., NY, NY 1990 - 1998

Director, Human Resources

Led team of 12 that filled in excess of 1200 jobs, per annum globally, including seasonal employees and new store

openings. Managed a budget of $3MM

Managed the global compensation & benefits function from 1991 - 1994

Exceeded time-to-fill goals in all 4 categories (executive, manager/technical/professional, sales, non-exempt)

Streamlined recruiting processes that reduced time-to-fill to less than 30 days

Managed the Director and above (world-wide) executive recruiting process and eliminated the use of search firms for these

positions; implemented an internal “search function”

Partnered with HR and OD on new internal succession planning process; developed the first succession planning process;

worked with senior management to identify “high potential” executives and develop leadership goals and career plans

Delivered Targeted Selection behavioral interviewing training and methodology to line managers/directors to improve

front-end assessment and selection quality while analyzing reduction in new hire attrition

Hired an advertising company and worked closely with them to design and roll-out an advertising campaign to brand

Tiffany as “an employer of choice”

Developed the company’s first Diversity Recruitment program

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PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES, NY, NY 1987 - 1999

Director Human Resources

Served as a generalist in the global Capital Markets Group. Managed staffing and international compensation (including

expatriate compensation)

UNION LABOR LIFE INSURANCE CO. WASHINGTON, DC 1985 - 1987

Manager, Human Resources

Managed staffing, employee relations and labor relations

Developed the company’s first college recruitment program to attract actuarial students from the top schools to build a

“pipeline” for the company’s Actuarial Department.

EARLIER EXPERIENCE, New York, New York

Staffing Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co

Recruiter, Home Life Insurance Co.

EDUCATION

B.A., Economics, Hunter College 1985

New York, NY

AFFILIATIONS

Member Human Resource Planning Society

Former Board Member, National Association of Missing & Exploited Children

Former Board Member, St. Pius V High School

Member, Families with Children from China



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