Directed strategic and tactical HR management of six state region with 18 work locations and 2100 employees.Total regional operation includes 10 sales offices, 3 distribution centers and 2 research facilities.Employee population includes sales, field technical service, software engineers and administration.Directly supervised 6 HR generalists.
·Directed the change management efforts of HR team as Project Manager of a multi-million dollar branch acquisition including assimilation of all employees and three business locations.Delivered first payroll with 100% accuracy, complete benefits transition with zero errors, managed ownership transfer of company cars to assigned employees and mentored newly acquired senior leadership team on corporate culture, practices and policies.
·HR Project Manager for integration of two major sales offices. This integration involved complete HR changeover including HRIS, benefits and payroll.
·Managed the roll out and implementation of key training initiatives including rewards and recognition, corporate safety, harassment and diversity awareness, and manager development.Manager development included modules of effective communication skills, coaching and counseling and managing performance.
·Selected as one of four trainers to roll out Targeted Selection, behavior based interview training, company-wide. This interview process reduced time to hire by 40% and reduced sales representative turnover by 8%.
·Managed employee relations issues including:
- Resolution of EEO/AA claims
-Benefits administration including workers compensation and disability claims
-Administered performance management process utilizing customized application within PeopleSoft.
-Developed and delivered management training on legal hiring practices and compliance.
·Assistant Chief Negotiator on management team which successfully bargained cost neutral labor agreement with Teamsters.Provided key financial analysis and strategy on the compensation plan which led to an agreement while achieving all desired company goals.
·Authored management response to union organizing campaign that resulted in defeat of vote to allow additional members into the union.Developed written communications, advised line managers on the process, met directly with non-union employees and was the point of contact for all communications.
·Delivered corporate safety training, designed and implemented on-line training for all employees, created company communications for safety and compliance which were utilized throughout the country and served as lead inspector for annual safety audits.These efforts reduced reportable accidents by over 30% reducing time lost and workers compensation costs.
·Conducted investigations for EEO complaints, policy violations and employee and labor relations issues including grievances and arbitrations.