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Human Resources Manager in NJ Resume Heather O'Brien


Heather O'Brien is an experienced Human Resources professional with a background which includes administrative responsibilities, recruiting, scheduling, benefit administration, process management, and employee relations.

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									                                        HEATHER O’BRIEN

                                           Springfield, NJ 07081

Professional Summary
Experienced professional with a background to include administrative responsibilities, recruiting, scheduling,
benefit administration, process management, and employee relations.

Professional Experience
                  Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, Florham Park, NJ
Human Resources Manager (04/04- current) : Destination Hotels & Resorts
Human Resources Coordinator (12/00- 4/04) : Dolce International
Responsible for the day-to-day HR functions for a 250-employee property. In 2005, assisted in the
transition of the hotel from Dolce International to Destination Hotels and Resorts, also responsible
for processing payroll.

Employment/Employee Relations:
    Manage all pre-employment functions including drug screens and background
    Maintain HRIS database and ensure accuracy of employee records
    Monitor performance evaluation process and ensure timeliness of transfers and promotions
    Process accurate semi-monthly payroll
    Assist in updates and distribution of policies, procedures, company handbook
    Schedule new hire orientations
    Schedule harassment and safety training for all hotel staff
    Build relationships with managers and associates through groups and committees to help
      drive business
    Schedule and assist in the planning of employee events and charity events
    Assist with travel arrangements and processing payroll for employees working taskforce
      for other hotel properties

    Schedule and conduct annual benefit enrollment meetings
    Maintain and process employee benefits through healthcare websites
    Counsel employees and answer questions regarding benefit plans, programs, and policies
    Complete monthly invoice reconciliation
    Ensure compliance with federal and state leave regulations and complete documentation
        for leave requests
    Complete unemployment, disability, and wage garnishment claims
    Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and manage workers compensation claims

    Source and assess candidates for employment utilizing Applicant Tracking System
    Schedule interview appointments for the management team and conduct reference checks
        on applicants
    Implement recruiting strategies to meet staffing demands including college recruitment and
        local career fairs
    Prepare and send offer letters
    Ensure compliance with EEOC standards
Other Professional Experience
During the years from 1996-2000, worked in operations roles in hotels which focused on administrative and
accounting, customer service, team building and training, communication of company directives, managing
operating systems, and housekeeping management.
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA (1999- 2000)
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Richmond, VA (1998- 1999)
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Burlington, MA (1997- 1998)
Residence Inn by Marriott, Berwyn, PA (1996-1997)

Career Accomplishments
Opening a Wyndham Garden Hotel
Member of the HR transition team at The Bolger Center
Managed all HR functions remotely for the Merrill Lynch meeting facility managed by Dolce International
Task force as HR Director for The Driskill Hotel

Professional Awards
Manager of the Quarter, 1998 at Wyndham Garden Hotel in Richmond, VA.
Employee of the Month, January 2002, at Dolce Hamilton Park in Florham Park, NJ
Manager of the Quarter, 2005 at Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ

Professional Certifications
PHR Certification

Widener University, Chester, PA
B.S. Hospitality Management

Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Quicken, MARSHA, PMS-Fidelio,
MAXIMO Advantage 4.0, ABRA, ORACLE, ADP eTIME, ADP Payforce, Timesaver

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