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Talent Acquisition

Somerville, New Jersey, 08876, United States
February 18, 2019

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Nancy Lasko

Branchburg, New Jersey ***** 908-***-**** LinkedIn

Talent Acquisition Manager

Highly motivated and accomplished Talent Acquisition Manager with dynamic experience related to attracting and retaining diverse top-level talent. Accomplished team leader; adept at seeking and employing strategic practices to continuously exceed corporate performance indicators with respect to diverse staffing initiatives. Proven results with high caliber organizations; ability to forge strong business partnerships to provide best of the best staffing talent to clients. Innovative manager with drive to implement creative processes and programs to increase access to leadership opportunities for candidates. Proven expertise in:

Organizational Strategy

Full Cycle Recruitment

Candidate Sourcing

Staff Development and Training

Financial Management

Applicant Tracking Systems

Assessment and Succession

Bilingual: Spanish (fluent)


Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Rider University - Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Series 6 License: New Jersey State Life and Health

Certified Diversity Recruiter

Certified Leadership and Team Building Facilitator


Prudential Advisors – Greater New Jersey Financial Group – East Brunswick, New Jersey

Talent Acquisition Manager, 2009 to 2017

Provided commission based Financial Advisor recruitment and consistently exceeded corporate hiring diversity objectives for firms in Central New Jersey.

Interfaced with corporate leadership to establish and employ strategic sourcing, recruitment, and marketing strategies. Facilitated the full candidate recruitment cycle ensuring strong organizational fit and positive experience for both candidates and the organization. Established and maintained external affiliations for campus recruiting and candidate sourcing opportunities. Key Contributions:

Leadership team member recipient of company citation award for three consecutive years in the U.S. for surpassing corporate staffing objectives.

Recognized for consistently recruiting the most diverse Financial Services Management team in the company including 67% people of color and 33% female hires.

Michael E. Marion & Associates Inc., Murray Hill, New Jersey

Executive Search Recruiter, 2007 to 2008

Engaged in rigorous recruiting process to identify and recruit high-level executives to fulfill high-level vacancies in the areas of leadership and management. Provided expert advisement on hiring decisions to meet critical staffing needs. Key Contributions:

Acquired extensive talent acquisition experience for top-tier positions among diversely qualified talent pools.

Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer Inc. – Morris Plains, New Jersey

Recruiting Manager, 1999 to 2007

Played key role in attracting and retaining the region’s top talent in diverse healthcare operations.

Facilitated recruiting strategies and policies for large scale North American Healthcare and Global Supply Chain Procurement organizations. Collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to attract and retain the region’s top talent. Consulted between executive leadership teams on the full integration of Pfizer and J & J acquisition. Managed the full recruiting cycle in alignment with organizational outcomes and established priorities. Led, mentored and provided strategic direction to two senior recruiters, one junior recruiter, one staffing analyst, and an administrative assistant. Developed and maintained critical working partnerships to stay abreast of market talent trends and best practices. Utilized creative staffing sources to increase the caliber of applications while driving down recruiting costs. Implemented cutting-edge, proven recruitment assessment process to present superior candidates to all clients. Crafted succession plans to build leadership pipelines to continue building and promoting internal talent. Garnered technical expertise in HRIS, Restrac, PeopleSoft, E-Recruit, and Taleo systems. Key Contribution:

Built and launched the first summer intern program to train junior level scientists and entry-level Sales and Marketing professionals.

Restructured search firm policies and fees leadings to nine percent fee reduction for retained firms and 16.6% reduction in fees for contingency firms.

Reestablished and launched the Employee Referral Program to attract high quality candidates, resulting in a 20% increase in internal position referrals hired.

Recognized for operational excellence in improving staffing processes including decreasing turnaround time by 25%, direct sourced 83% of hires, 99% of first choice candidates hired, reduced time to fill positions by 10% year over year, decreased staffing turnover by 30% and increased diverse hires by 10%.


Senior Staffing Consultant Warner-Lambert Company

Senior Human Resources Associate Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Human Resources Assistant- Sales/Employment Princeton Bank & Trust Company


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP)

Latino Professional Association (LATPRO)

Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society

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