Author Archives: Lynda Cusano

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Business Continues to Boom at The Rosen Group- Check Out These Great Openings!


Business is booming at The Rosen Group, and we are looking for stellar candidates to fill the positions listed below:

If you are not personally interested, we welcome referrals.  Please contact us at for more details.


Location Title Type
Philadelphia, PA Director of Talent Acquisition Perm
Florence, NJ Sr. Comp Analyst Contract to Hire or Direct Hire
King of Prussia, PA Comp Analyst 6 month Contract
Lakewood, NJ HR Generalist (must have manufacturing experience) 1 year Contract
Philadelphia, PA HR Generalist Contract- 2 days/week indefinite length
Cherry Hill, NJ Recruiter (Government contract experience a plus) Contract 20-25 hours/week
Mt. Laurel, NJ HR Business Partner (Professional services experience- preferably financial services) Perm
Philadelphia, PA Compensation Consultant Contract (December thru April)
Wilmington, DE 2 Compensation Partners Perm
Wilmington, DE Payroll Manager Perm
Ft. Washington, PA Recruiter 6 month Contract
Newtown Square, PA Recruiter (heavy excel experience needed) 6 month Contract
Trenton, NJ HR Business Partner (must have health care experience) Contract to Hire


If you or someone you know is interested in any of the above roles, please email   Please include which role(s) you are interested in, your resume, salary requirements, and current employment situation. 

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How About Ditching the Annual Holiday Party?

Service projects, ‘mystery trips’ are among employers’ alternatives

By Elaina LovelandNovember 1, 2018

Is the annual company holiday party still a thing?

In recent years, many companies have downsized their holiday parties to less lavish affairs or hosted other types of events that replaced the traditional after-hours holiday soiree.

The decision whether to host a holiday party may come down to cost or employee interest.

Moving away from the traditional party “seemed to come along with businesses becoming more budget-conscious in the aftermath of the recession, but it is also consistent with the business trend of focusing on company culture,” said Catherine Wragg, senior vice president for human resources at TriNet, headquartered in Dublin, Calif., which provides HR services to small and midsize businesses. “Using that holiday budget to have more meaningful team-building activities throughout the year helps employees engage with the company on a more consistent basis and contribute their time and skills in a way that is focused on building community.”

Could a Holiday Party Become a Liability?

One reason companies may choose events other than the traditional party to celebrate the holidays could be the desire to avoid potential liability. An employer could be held responsible for any activities that happen during the party, and some companies have decided the risk may not be worth it, Wragg said.

[SHRM members-only toolkit: Developing and Sustaining Employee Engagement]

Employment attorneys agree that holiday parties can be risky for employers.

“More bad behavior occurs at company holiday parties than at any other time of year,” said Mark F. Kluger, attorney and partner at Kluger Healey LLC in Fairfield, N.J. “The combination of the holiday season, pent-up feelings about co-workers and, most importantly, alcohol often lead to uninhibited behavior ranging from sexual harassment to expressions of intolerance.”

Adam Gutmann, an associate practicing employment law at Cozen O’Connor in Houston, noted that “given the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, some employers are giving common risk factors [at holiday parties]—namely alcohol—additional thought.”

Last year, Kluger Healey decided to throw a nontraditional holiday event—a bowling outing for employees and their significant others. This year, the firm is having a “hatchet-throwing party” in lieu of a workplace holiday party. The event will be hosted at Stumpy’s Hatchet House, where participants literally throw weapons at targets.

Community Service Projects, Team-Building Trips Might Be Preferable

Jim Bell Sr., president and founder of Abel HR based in Cranbury, N.J., said one of his favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season is to have employees participate in a service project together.

“One idea is to distribute toys to underprivileged and needy children in the community,” he said. “I always recommend choosing a local organization to partner with to have an impact where employees live and work. When employees end their workday at noon and spend the rest of the day together having a light lunch and wrapping presents for others, it becomes a team-building activity while increasing the holiday spirit.”

Other community service projects, such as collecting items for a local food pantry or running a mitten and hat drive for a homeless shelter, can also be strong team-building activities during the holiday season.

Katy Cooper, an event planner at NKP Medical, a medical marketing agency in Los Angeles, recommends doing a “mystery trip” as an alternative to the standard holiday party.

Dave Green, founder of Mystery Trip in Los Angeles, is a former HR professional who sought to unite employees through fun experiences. Participants go on an hours-long or daylong excursion and follow clues that lead them to a surprise at the end of the event.

“Doing a mystery trip opens the door to encourage team building and building relationships among people in the different teams of the company; doing this leads to experiences and memories that will last longer than a cocktail party,” Cooper said.

Employers might want to consider not doing an event at all. According to a TriNet survey, 73 percent of employees would prefer a cash bonus during holiday time, while 51 percent favor having extra paid time off between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Because December can be a busy time for many people, a traditional holiday party could feel like an obligation to employees, Wragg noted.

“Some employers are noticing this and are opting for low-key employee lunches during business hours or a party in January or [at] another time of year,” she said.

Elaina Loveland is a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. 

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Here are seven things to do before everyone starts checking out for the holidays

By Chris Lennon
October 31, 2018

The transition between the end of a year and the beginning of a new one can be a busy time for HR departments: there are policies to review and update, payroll schedules to assess or revise and performance reviews to conduct.

Be proactive in the final months of 2018, so you can start the new year on the right foot. If you set goals and do some housekeeping now, you can enter 2019 refreshed, organized and focused. Here are 7 things to clean up at your company before the new year. Read more…


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Great New HR Professional Openings – Apply Today!

Business is booming at The Rosen Group, and we are looking for stellar candidates to fill the positions listed below:


HR Business Partner- Mt. Laurel, NJ

Position reports to CHRO.  HR department has a team of 5.  Company has 350 employees.  Will provide employee relations, recruiting, compensation admin, performance management, learning and development, talent management, workforce planning and on boarding support. Must have a solid track record of experience, 7-10 years of HR experience.  Professional services industry experience (financial, insurance, pharma, health care) preferred.  Salary $100k

HR Business Partner- Camden, NJ

Position reports to CHRO.  Manufacturing experience preferred.  Up to 20% travel.   Base salary $120k-$135k plus bonus

HR Business Partner- Malvern, PA

Position reports to Director HR. Company has 200 employees, supporting commercial sales organization (130 employees).  Technology, medical device, pharmaceutical, and HR support for sales organizations required.  5-7 years of experience.  Base salary $90k-$115k


Additional Open Roles:

Direct Hire HR Manager- Philadelphia, PA

Must have hospitality, restaurant or catering experience

Contract CHRO– Philadelphia, PA

Must have healthcare industry experience

If you or someone you know is interested in any of the above roles, please email   Please include which role(s) you are interested in, your resume, salary requirements, and current employment situation. 

If you need of assistance with filling your current or future open positions, please email and we would be happy to set up a time to discuss your needs.




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How Total Rewards Can Drive Performance Management Success

Keeping a motivated workforce requires meaningful rewards and career opportunities

By Stephen Miller, CEBS

May 31, 2018

Forward-thinking employers are treating their rewards strategies as integral to their staffing and performance management efforts—and viewing their rewards as an investment in workers’ productivity and engagement—especially as organizations face greater competition for talent.

At WorldatWork’s 2018 Total Rewards Conference, held recently near Dallas, many speakers encouraged using total rewards—compensation, benefits, work-life quality and career development—to enhance business success.  Read more….

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Four job skills the HR leaders of the future will need

It’s time for the oft-maligned human resources function to kick old habits and drive businesses forward. That will take HR leaders with broader skill sets.


How would you characterize your past employers’ HR departments? Chances are terms like “administrative,” “reactive,” “transactional,” or less-flattering terms come to mind.

Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative and compliance-driven tasks that historically haven’t been perceived as adding value to organizations in the same way that sales, marketing, or engineering do. And if you dissect old-school HR teams, you’ll find many practitioners who’ve spent most of their careers in the field; career paths have tended to be linear, rising from coordinator to manager, ultimately all the way up to the top chief human resources officer (CHRO). This career path meant the function was rarely infused with perspectives and practices from outside the field, and often led to insular ideas on what it means for an HR professional to support the business.  Read more


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Candidate Feedback on Recent Placement

We wanted to take share a candidate experience who worked with Recruiting Manager, Marlyn Bennett.
Thank you to Toya Reese for sharing your experience working with Marlyn and the Rosen Group!

Toya was placed at Cubesmart as an HR Business Partner and she had this to say:
“I wanted to take a moment and share my candidate experience while working with Marlyn Bennett. I recently accepted a position with the CubeSmart organization as a Human Resources Business Partner after being sourced via LinkedIn by Marlyn.  The process was informative efficient and engaging moreover her follow up was impeccable!
As I think about my experience in the market, this was the best by far.  Marlyn has the experience the savvy and the knowledge for building relationships and representing the Rosen Group’s brand with excellence!
It was a pleasure to work with her!”
Toya Reese, MSOD, GPHR 

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Need to Hire? Benefits of Using an Agency

Staffing agencies perform recruitment and selection services for companies that do not have the time or resources necessary to manage the employment process.  Whether the company is looking to fill a temporary or permanent role, staffing agencies provide a certain advantages to employers, including expertise, cost and availability of workers.


The Rosen Group offers direct hire and contract placement of Human Resource professionals at all experience levels, specializing in recruiting, compensation, benefits, HRIS, payroll, labor relations, training & development and employee relations.
Our focus is on understanding your culture and needs and then finding high quality HR candidates quickly. We are a boutique and therefore you will get personalized service directly from our small but effective team.
Contract Staffing
For HR Departments that are under resourced, experiencing a temporary leave of absence or are looking to evaluate HR talent prior to a direct hire, we offer:
  •  Immediate presentation of a short list of candidates-saving   you time
  •  A 100% guarantee on all contractors
  •  Complete pay-rolling of contractors, including employment   taxes and unemployment benefits
  •  Cost-effective hourly rates
  •  Conversion option for direct hire
For long term solutions to your HR Department staffing needs, we offer:
  •  Thorough understanding obtained of technical requirements   and cultural fit needs
  •  Short list of qualified candidates presented quickly-   accelerating your process
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your current or future HR needs, and how we can assist you in your search.  Please contact Lynda Cusano to set up a time to talk.

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New Website Launched for A Powerful Team- How CEOs and Their HR Leaders are Transforming Organizations

We are excited to announce the launch of a new website, dedicated to A Powerful Team- How CEOs and their HR Leaders are Transforming Organizations!  

The new website contains information about the book, authors, and details on how to purchase a copy, as well as the abililty to read additional chapters not included in the book.

Scott Rosen, David Pinette and John Touey are continuing to interview additional CEOs and their HR Leaders.  We will share these new chapters on the website as they are completed.  

You can also contact us through the website if you are interested in learning more about the book, or are interested in having your company and story included in one of the new chapters.

A Powerful Team is a great addition to the business library of any leader looking to enhance company results by better leveraging their human capital.

To learn more about the book or to purchase a copy of A Powerful Team- How CEOs and their HR Leaders are Transforming Organizations click here.

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Rosen Group Recent Placements

The Rosen Group is excited to share some of our most recent placements!

  • Benefits Specialist at Cubesmart
  • HR Manager at Quaker Valley Foods
  • Contract Recruiter at Holy Redeemer
  • Payroll & HRIS Manager at Amerigas
  • Director/VP of Human Resources at Subaru
  • Contract Recruiter at Amerigas
  • Compensation Analyst at VWR

Learn how we can help you hire the best HR professional for your company. Visit for more about the Rosen Group.