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Lauren Castor

Lauren Castor

Manager - NA Campus Recruiting

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Wyckoff, Other

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Cognizant Technology Solutions

Manager - NA Campus Recruiting

Responsible for executing the full recruiting lifecycle for seventeen US schools and three Canadian schools:
•Responsible for developing and executing Campus recruitment strategies
•Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key contacts at both our US and Canadian universities
•Manage recruiting activities and events both on campus and in Cognizant offices to ensure the interview process runs smoothly
•Responsible for maintaining and analyzing the recruiting metrics to identify trends in order to create and implement new recruiting strategies
•Partner with Cognizant Academy to plan all logistics for the campus new hire training program
•Oversee all onboarding activities for campus new hires to include hiring in HRIS, background checks, transportation to training, form I9 and benefits enrollment
•Partner with our various business units to understand their hiring needs in order to build a pipeline of qualified campus candidates
•Align campus resources with available positions for initial project assignments

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 01

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Manager, NA Benefits

Oversaw the administration and compliance of the companies benefit plans including 401k, CSRP, ESPP, Medical, Dental and Vision plans, FSA plans and health and wellness initiatives:
•Managed a team of five, which included providing mentoring and feedback on daily job responsibilities in order to develop and grow their careers in addition to providing on the job training
•Oversaw the administration of short term disability, long term disability, FMLA, and worker’s compensation in order to identify trends, evaluate the processes and procedures for improvements or gaps and evaluated where further education was needed
•Oversaw the administration of benefits for Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico to ensure compliance with local laws
•Ensured compliance of the 401k plan
•Analyzed status reports for COBRA, Worker’s Compensation and FSA plans in order to identify trends and find solutions associated with those trends
•Identified and implemented best practices to ensure accurate, efficient, complete and timely processing of benefits information.
•Worked closely with appropriate parties to enhance policies and procedures (e.g. working with insurance brokers, third party administrators, carriers, benefit vendors, HRIS representatives)
•Performed Adhoc reporting to include discrimination testing and 401k reporting
•Managed and researched all employee escalations to ensure proper resolution

Career

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Senior Executive, Talent Management NA

Managed all Human Resources needs for three lines of business, approximately 2000 employees:
•Managed all Human Resources needs for the Consumer Goods and Corporate Function business units and Cognizant Mexico
•Managed various employee relations issues
•Partnered with the Immigration Team to secure various different Visas’ (H1B, L1, etc.) for our employees and their families
•Implemented and developed organizational policies, procedures and systems
•Managed the performance management process and promotion cycles for my business units
•Analyzed compensation trends to ensure my business units were in line with the market
•Conducted exit interviews
•Developed and implemented a Rewards and Recognition Program for my business units
•Provided career development counseling and guidance
•Coached managers on how to provide performance management feedback
•Worked closely with the Business Unit Heads, Client Partners and Managers to create Learning & Development training plans for employees
•Identified training needs and worked with the Academy team to implement and deliver the training

Career medium 02
Career
Career medium 01

KPMG LLP

Human Resources Specialist

Selected to participate in a Human Resources rotational program:
•Implemented and developed organizational policies, procedures and systems
•Managed employee relations
•Provided career development counseling and guidance
•Coached managers on how to provide performance management feedback
•Worked closely with the Partners and Managers to create Learning & Development training plans for employees
•Identified training needs and worked with the Learning and Development team to implement and deliver the training
•Managed the performance management process and promotion cycles for the Audit practice
•Conducted exit interviews
•Performed reporting on compensation, retention and training

Career

KPMG LLP

Recruiting Coordinator - Human Resources

Responsible for managing the firms recruitment needs and retention efforts:
•Managed recruitment and selection needs
•Sourced candidates
•Developed job descriptions
•Interviewed potential candidates
•Coordinated on campus events to include meet & greets, information sessions and interview days

Career medium 02
Career
Career medium 06

KPMG LLP

Benefits Specialist - Human Resources

Responsible for the administration of the firm’s retirement benefits for all employees firm wide in the United States:
•Responded to inquiries from both active and terminated employees and Partners on retirement benefits
•Prepared retirement packages for terminating employees and Partners
•Managed the 401k payroll deduction process
•Prepared IRS form 5500 for all firm retirement plans

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Kingsbridge Financial, Inc

Benefits Administrator

Responsible for IRS compliance testing for various companies 401(k) and Pension Plans:
•Tested over 2,000 Pension Plans for various companies in accordance with the IRS Compliance regulations
•Tested 401(k) plans for both public and private companies in accordance with the IRS Compliance regulations
•Filed IRS form 5500 for various companies’ retirement plans

Career medium 05
Career

Marymount Manhattan College

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts

New York University

Masters of Science, Human Resource Management