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LINDA B.

ROSKOSKY, PHR
. E-mail: RoskoskyL@aol.com .

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER / BUSINESS PARTNER

HR Manager / Business Partner with experience in creating start up HR departments, managing established
departments, and HR consulting. Experienced working in both union and non-union environments with
domestic and international client groups. Manage all aspects of Human Resources including Talent
Acquisition, Training & Development, Employee Relations and Performance Management, Compensation &
Benefits, Succession Planning, EEO Compliance and Reporting and Project Management.

CML INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, Hackensack, NJ 2007 – Mar 2011


Human Resources Manager (Company Relocation)
 Managed and implemented a total employee package, effecting a 12% cost savings, for international
optoelectronics products distributor with 500+ employees in 4 North American locations.
 Successfully recruited and retained a diversity of top talent through implementation of various Human
Resources Best Practices.
 Negotiated and mediated all employee relation issues without incurring interruption to operations.
o Provided coaching/counseling to management and staff to improve performance.
o Advised managers on disciplinary issues; monitored employee improvement process.
o Reviewed and approved all management recommendations for terminations.
 Revamped/updated company policies in the employee handbook achieving greater overall clarity.
 Achieved 4% year over year cost savings through continual execution of process improvements.
 Strategic planning team member, playing key role in successful plan execution.
 Member of International Industry Quality Standard Audit Committee resulting in certification.
 Manage payroll, training, compliance, benefits, compensation and performance management.

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT 2006 – 2007


Mitsui & Co (USA); New York, NY - HR Consultant
Handy & Harman; Rye, NY - Benefit Consultant
Amland Corporation; New York, NY - HR Consultant

EB BRANDS, Yonkers, NY 1996 – 2006


Human Resources Manager
 Developed human resources department for international designer, manufacturer, distributor of consumer
goods. Resolved employee relation issues for both union and non-union staff.
 Created human resources policies and programs, established standard operating procedures to maximize
operational efficiency for Company’s domestic locations.
 Managed HR supervising 2 direct reports, for 200 US employees at headquarters and multi site locations.
 Developed job descriptions, salary grades, talent management systems and safety programs.
 Executed recruitment, planning and new hire orientation for all employee levels, both union and non-
union. Prepared EEO-1/AA reports, attended unemployment & workers compensation hearings.
 Performed training needs analysis, recommending and implementing appropriate training programs to
support organizational objectives.
 Implemented and monitored Tuition Reimbursement Program.
 Designed and rolled out severance plans, coaching staff members affected by company’s downsizing and
relocation of distribution facility.
 Developed and designed benefit packages including new programs. Implemented Payflex and AFLAC.
Negotiated renewal benefit plans on anniversary dates for all facilities including Medical, Life,
STD/LTD, Dental resulting in savings of $130,000.
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 Oversaw benefits administration. Ensured compliance and administration of STD/LTD, FMLA, ADA,
COBRA, Workers Compensation and 401K Program.
 Educated employees on 401K. Designed & implemented company match component and fund selection.
Oversaw all employee enrollments, loans, hardships and withdrawals.
 Designed Recognition Retention Programs and Training/Safety Programs.
 Prepared and monitored HR Operating Budget for parent company and two subsidiaries.

LIGHTING SERVICES INC., Stony Point, NY 1994 – 1996


Human Resources Manager
▪ Developed & implemented a human resources department for private lighting manufacturer, supporting
both corporate and service plant employees.
 Recruited new employees, created job descriptions, established compensation programs, attended
discipline and termination proceedings for exempt and non-exempt employees.
 Recommended solutions to address management and employee complaints.
 Developed employee policies, procedures, updating employee manuals as needed.
 Administered health & benefit programs, negotiated cost reductions/improved services
 Initiated and coordinated safety programs to ensure OSHA compliance.
 Represented company in collective bargaining contract negotiations.

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT 1991 – 1994


Gartner Group; Stamford, CT - Contract Recruiter
March of Dimes; White Plains, NY- Human Resources Specialist
SUNY/Westchester Community College; Valhalla, NY- College Instructor
Business Planning Systems; Rye, NY- Benefit Consultant / Coordinator

POLYCHROME CORPORATION, Yonkers, NY 1986 – 1991


Employee Services Representative
 Generalist for international graphic arts manufacturer with 1,000+ employees.
 Researched, analyzed and effected changes to health care plan resulting in annual savings of $200,000;
implemented managed care containment; negotiated HMO contracts; organized open enrollments;
administered Medical/Life, COBRA, 401-K, Pension and HMO plans.
 Recruited and trained staff. Managed immigration issues.
 Developed and facilitated training seminars on interview preparation and stress management.
 Managed an in-house magazine, chaired employee events and oversaw Service Award Program, worker
safety programs, OSHA regulations.

EDUCATION and TRAINING


BS with Distinction, Business Management; Human Resources Concentration
Alpha Chi National Honor Society
PACE University - Pleasantville, NY

PHR Certified
On-going upgrade of skills, technology; 21st C. HR Management practice via independent study
Computer Proficiencies
Windows, Data Entry and Retrieval, Microsoft Office: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet,
HRIS, SAGE/ABRA, ADP/HR/PAYROLL, EZ LABOR.; CERIDIAN HR/PAYROLL LATTITUDE

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
SHRM; Board of Directors, Westchester Human Resources Management Association. JSEC Committee