Alcott HR Group announced that Holly M. Nowak, SPHR, Human Resources Manager, Western New York Division, was recently named a finalist in the category of Human Resource Professional for the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association’s 2010 HR Excellence Awards. Over 400, including Ms. Nowak, attended the award ceremony held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The awards acknowledged outstanding performance by individuals in various categories, which included: Community Volunteer, Human Resource Student, Emerging Human Resource Professional, Senior Human Resource Professional, Canisius SHRM Learning Center Scholarship Winner, President’s Award, Outstanding Employee Culture, Diversity Excellence, HR Partners and Golden Buffalo Award winner.
In her role as Human Resources Manager, she manages all HR functions in the Western New York Division including playing a key role in providing employee relations services to Alcott’s Western New York client base. Her responsibilities encompass assisting Alcott’s clients with their employee policies, procedures and handbooks; employee hiring, disciplinary and termination issues; the marketing of Alcott’s services to clients and client satisfaction initiatives; client training programs; HR staff training; and providing recommendations to clients to assure sound HR practices and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Nowak is a member of both the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the organization.
Prior to joining Alcott HR Group, Ms. Nowak was a Recruiter with TeleTech (Niagara Falls, NY), an outsourcing customer relations management firm. Her professional career also includes positions as a Branch Manager with the staffing agency, Spherion (West Seneca, NY), an On-Site Service Manager at Ingram Micro, Inc. for Roth Staffing Inc. (Williamsville, NY) and a Staffing Supervisor for Pro Staff (Norcross, GA).
Ms. Nowak received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Niagara University.