Experience: Sigma Integrated Resources, IKEA North America, PVH Corporation, Merrill Lynch
Roles: Human Resource Business Partner & Advisor
Education: B.A. – Political Science and Religion – Rutgers University
Certifications: Human Resource Management – Rutgers University School of Business
With over ten years of human resources and management experience, Samara McAuliffe has worked as a business partner and advisor in various sectors, from finance to retail. Her hands-on experience includes researching and resolution of complex human resources related issues, recruitment process management, HRIS implementation, representation at unemployment hearings, creation of EEOC positions statements, leading and administering open enrollment initiatives, as well as management coaching and training.
Samara’s HR philosophy is based on balancing the vision of the companies she represents with ever-changing human resources standards and practices. Having started her professional career as a store manager more than ten years ago, she appreciates the complexities of running a business and the importance of the bottom line, while also maintaining an engaged and active workforce. Samara transitioned from the retail sector to finance eleven years ago, acting as a Human Resource Advisor with Merrill Lynch. After Merrill Lynch, she expanded her experience acting as a business partner in both the retail and recruitment sectors, with companies such as IKEA North America and PVH Corp.
An active member of her community, she is a Hopewell Borough Council candidate and has contributed to the hyperlocal news source, MercerMe.com.