Paula is a Human Resource Associate for Answer Human Assets (AHA), responsible for human resource and account management for small to mid-sized businesses in Manhattan, Westchester County and other surrounding areas in the tri-state metro area. She has over 18 years of human resource management and administration experience, with an emphasis on recruitment, employee relations, communications and compliance. During her tenure with AHA, Paula has progressively taken on diverse HR responsibilities, managing the ever changing needs of AHA’s client companies, functioning as both the on-site and also the back office contact. She excels at developing and cultivating strong work relationships with all levels of employees, and works closely with the management of each client company in order to best tailor HR solutions to reflect the client’s needs, goals and management style.
Prior to joining AHA, Paula was the Recruitment & Employee Relations Manager for the Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton Fashion Group Americas (LVMH). In this role, Paula was responsible for all aspects of the recruitment process, and for the handling of employee relations issues at both the corporate and retail level. In addition, she was responsible for visa procurement and the annual recruitment budget. She completed Louis Vuitton’s management training program at their Paris, France global headquarters.
Previously, Paula was an Employment Specialist/Assistant Treasurer in the corporate Human Resource Department at Republic National Bank (now HSBC). She co-managed a large in-house temporary staff, as well as recruited outside candidates for the company’s long-term temporary and temp-to-perm positions for all departments and divisions.
Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Paula completed a three month Human Resource internship, (while finishing her master’s degree) at UPS’s Yorktown Heights, NY location. Her responsibilities included recruiting for temporary, seasonal delivery and customer service staff as well as handling new hire orientations.
Paula began her HR career as a Recruiting Assistant in PaineWebber Inc.’s Investment Banking division. In this role, she coordinated both the MBA and undergraduate full-time and summer position interview process, both on campus and in-house. She also organized both the Financial Analyst and Associate new hire training programs.
Paula earned an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and a B.A. in English from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She lives in Ridgewood, NJ with her husband.
Paula Ciccimarra, Associate