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  1. 1. 1 of 2 Eric J. Semel 161 West 61st Street New York, NY 10023 Eric@ThisisLongevity.com (917) 816-8553 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY High performance Human Resources executive with proven leadership and a consistent track record for outstanding service delivery. Proficient in building, developing and motivating highly valued employees. Generalist who provides human resources support and guidance to all staff from entry to executive level. Demonstrated expertise in: Results-driven Team Player Global HR support Designing and delivering managerial training Process Improvement/Re-engineering Performance Management/360 Complex Project Execution Excellent interpersonal & decision making Developing, mentoring and coaching talent PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 2000 to Present Human Resources Director Responsible for providing full spectrum Human Resources support to 1,400 employees in four countries (U.S., Australia, UK & Canada). Supervise HR staff Oversee staffing and recruitment Provide managerial coaching and counseling Conduct training seminars in the areas of diversity awareness, performance management, leadership; interviewing skills, code of conduct and policies & procedures Provide generalist support to executive staff and employees Ensure Company compliance with HR/legal issues Negotiate separation and settlement agreements Mediate employee relations issues Design and implement employee seminars and events Handle specific issues pertaining to benefits and compensation Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY Employee Relations Representative/Attorney Managed & resolved performance issues Coached management on employee performance appraisals, career development, and progressive disciplinary matters Negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreements Conducted investigations and issued determinations concerning claims of harassment and discriminatory behavior Drafted settlement agreements and mediated disputes Initiated new hospital-wide training curriculum to educate employees and managerial personnel on labor policies and procedures. Conducted bi-weekly seminars to address employee relations issues. Topics included: sexual harassment; the grievance and arbitration process; disability; leaves of absence; FMLA & ADA; addressing declining work performance; and investigating employee incidents Updated hospital on current employment law Represented the Hospital at grievance proceedings and arbitrations
  2. 2. 2 of 2 Eric Semel Mobile: 917 816-8553 NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, New York, NY Attorney Negotiated, reviewed and drafted contracts covering collectively bargained corporate and city-wide civil service job titles Litigated contract and disciplinary disputes under applicable statutes and collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the Corporation before various tribunals, including New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and designated hearing officers. Acted as liaison between New York City Law Department and the Corporation. Conducted Labor Relations training for hospital personnel NYC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, Elmhurst, NY Attorney Appeared as the agency advocate at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Agency liaison with executive management. Negotiated and litigated labor matters with union officials and attorneys. Conducted formal and informal hearings regarding misconduct. Extensive drafting of legal documents, including stipulations and agreements. EDUCATION BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY J.D. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA B.A., Communications CERTIFICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Admission to New York State Bar Certification as Holistic Health Counselor Member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), since 2000 Korn/Ferry 360 certification