Jennifer C. Loftus is a Founding Partner of and National Director for Astron Solutions. Her primary areas of expertise are the design, administration, and analysis of customized market surveys, employee opinion surveys, and exit interview systems. Jennifer also focuses on the development, design, and implementation of base pay compensation systems, primarily as they impact healthcare, non-profit, and small to moderate sized organizations. Jennifer also has extensive experience in the creation of technology-based solutions to human resource issues.
Jennifer has 22 years of compensation and Human Resources generalist experience. Prior to Astron, Jennifer was an Associate Consultant with the Metro New York Rewards consulting practice of the Hay Group, a worldwide leader in compensation consulting services. In addition to the Hay Group, Jennifer garnered experience at organizations including Parsons Brinckerhoff, Eagle Electric Manufacturing Company, Pace University, and Harcourt General. Her past experience has focused on total cash compensation management, FLSA compliance, performance management design, ADP payroll, training, human resource process automation, and HRIS improvement.
Jennifer is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and WorldatWork. She has served as the WorldatWork Local Network Leadership Council Chair and West Region representative. She is a member of New York City SHRM (formerly HR/NY) and the New York Compensation Association. Jennifer holds the position of NYC SHRM Past President. She has been a volunteer article reviewer for WorldatWork & SHRM and a subject matter expert to the SHRM Learning System. She serves as a certification instructor with SHRM. Jennifer is an alumna of SHRM’s Total Rewards Special Expertise Panel and SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Advisory Committee.
Jennifer is a sought-after speaker on topics regarding employee retention strategies, labor market trends, and human resource automation. She has appeared on Cold Pizza, ESPN2’s morning show, CBS2 News, New York City’s CBS affiliate, BusinessWeek TV: Money Talk, a nationally syndicated program on ABC, and WNET, New York City’s PBS affiliate, on The Employment Channel. Jennifer has presented at the national SHRM, SHRM Staffing Management, ASHHRA, CUPA-HR, and Non-Profit HR Solutions conferences. She has presented to various regional and local HR groups throughout the United States.
HR Now, The American Economist, Inside HR/NY, CPA Practice Management Forum, HR West, and Workspan, the magazine of WorldatWork, have published Jennifer’s articles. She is a regular columnist with The Work Style Magazine. A variety of publications have quoted Jennifer, including but not limited to New York Daily News, Time Out New York, HR Magazine, ABCNews.com, Cosmopolitan, Business and Legal Reports’ Best Practices in Compensation and Benefits, HRM Magazine Moscow, Orlando Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nashua Telegraph, Miami Today, Entrepreneur, and YahooHotJobs.com. Jennifer has also been featured on WCCM 1490 AM radio and National Public Radio.
Jennifer has an MBA in Human Resource Management with highest honors from Pace University and a BS in Accounting summa cum laude from Rutgers University. The Pace University chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon awarded Jennifer the chapter’s first annual Alumni Achievement Award. She also served on Pace University’s Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Committee.
Jennifer is an Adjunct Professor in Human Resources at Pace University, an Adjunct Associate Professor in Human Resources at Long Island University, and a Subject Matter Expert / Instructional Designer / Adjunct Faculty at LIM College.
Jennifer received the 2014 Gotham Comedy Foundation’s Lifetime Ambassador of Laughter Award.