Summary

• Extensive background in HR affairs, including experience in employee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, HR records management, HR policies development and legal compliance. • Demonstrated success in negotiating win-win compromises, developing teambuilding programs, and writing personnel manuals, corporate policies, job descriptions and management reports. • Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) offering a 12-year HR career distinguished by commended performance and proven results. • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical and problem resolution skills.• Strong leadership skills with demonstrated success in growth and development of team members.• Comfortable with varied and high volume workload and able to prioritize both routine and emergent responsibilities.

Affiliations

Member, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Member, Intermountain Compensation and Benefits Association (ICBA)

Member, Utah Women in Technology

Chairperson, Skills Center, Salt Lake Community College              

Work History

Work History
Feb 2006 - Feb 2009

Senior HR Manager, Recruiting, HRIS and Analytics

Professional Education Institute

Recruiting functions:• Directed all Talent Acquisition/Recruiting functions.Designed company sourcing strategy. Including company internet job board, referral programs and college recruiting program.• Used SEO/SEM to drive more applicants to company website. As well as used applicant database to source from including email blitz campaigns.• Worked collaboratively with internal team members and clients stakeholders as needed to develop sourcing strategy and manage recruitment performance.• Directed all recruitment staff, developed career pathing and mentoring, and determined resource allocation and backup process for all recruitment needs.• Implemented Applicant Tracking Systems and organized Recruiter workflow, devised metrics.• Maintained P/L statements for functional areas.

Workforce Analytics:• Oversaw market research analysis to determine or support changes in current pay plans/programs to remain competitive in the market and to ensure internal consistency• Researched, conducted and presented findings for the annual review of base pay administration programs including salary survey and benchmarking participation.• Preformed ongoing review of increases, promotions and new hire starting pay, assure compliance with compensation plan, and internal consistency.

HRIS/HMS Functions:• Directed IT in the implementation of any technology solutions required to support the Human Resource functions.• Management of all HRIS functionality, such as, Time Management, Payroll, and Benefits, Recruiting.• Responsible for analyzing, balancing and directing all functional related activities within the scope of the HRM systems. Accountable for ensuring continuity and successful delivery of system changes, or upgrades.• Recommend and prioritize system improvements and additional systems tools to improve efficiency of the HR Department. Involve cross functional teams to ensure process is smooth.

Jan 2003 - Sep 2005

Senior Account Manager - Technical Services Division

SOS Staffing
• Responsible for recruiting and selection of technical candidates. (Exempt and non-exempt positions) As well as employee relations, maintenance and administration. • Responsible for all HR activities for in-house temps including: state and federal laws governing HR and compensation. • Participates in the ongoing operations and development of the Technical identity for SOS Staffing Services. www.sostechnical.com • Prospect, follow-up potential clients. Develop individual sales strategy to gain prospect as clientele. Handles compensation analysis to ensure associates are paid a fair wage. • Year 2003 sales: $950,000. Year 2004 sales: $1,176,820. • Represent SOS Technical at area job fairs and schools. • Maintain job postings on various recruiting sites. • Travel to other offices of SOS Staffing to train and develop internal staff of the Technical mission. • Administer open enrollment and benefits enrollment with in-house staff.
Jan 1999 - Oct 2002

Branch Manager

Nesco Resource
• Developed all aspects of operation, specializing in the training and development of internal staff for the Western Region. • Developed and implemented a professional, technical and IT/IS placement division. Profitable in the first year. • Sat on president’s board to design an on-line retrievable application system. www.inploy.com • Under direction of RVP~ Created a Southwestern Region Website for job postings and advertisement. (Never went live). • Part of the implementation team to roll out new image, processes and flow. • Conduct salary surveys and represent company in area affiliations. • Interviewed, skill tested and placed associates on temporary, contract, and long-term job orders. • Acted as the Area Recruiter keeping open lines of communication with all area colleges, university’s, as well as state job placement services. • Helped maintain 22% gross profit profitability, keeping the Salt Lake area the most profitable area in the entire nation.

Education

Education
2009

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Western Governors University

MBA with a focus on strategy and management; prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to take on mid- to upper-level management positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. An extremely effective manager with the credibility to set me apart.

2006

Bachelor of Science

Western Governors University

The B.S. in Business—Human Resource Management combines expertise in human resources with knowledge and skills in business and labor practices to set my HR career in motion - Adept and certified HR professional.

Certifications

Certifications

PHR

Society of Human Resource Management

References

References

Robert Merrill

Amanda has deep understanding of how to manage the "flow" of complex recruiting processes. She knows the ropes very well, and knows exactly how to use them to accomplish business goals. She is also a good person to work with, and learn from!”

Greg Robbins

I can recommend Amanda from both the colleague and job seeker perspective. Amanda was my first and primary contact during PEI's recruitment efforts to bring me on board. She always professional and timely, also her communication style is clear and candid. She set a very good standard for what I should expect as an employee of PEI. As part of PEI's management team I can attest to the effectiveness of Amanda's recruitment efforts on behave of our company.”

Brett Whiffen

Amanda is an excellent communicator and is extremely knowledgeable in her Senior Manager position in HR. We have worked together in recruiting and hiring for many positions at multiple levels for the company. Amanda is a great partner; she is very diligent and always follows through. She is a great leader, extremely supportive and always leads by example. She creates an enjoyable and fun work environment for everyone and she is an awesome person to work with. I would highly recommend Amanda.”

Adam Patterson

Amanda is one of those rare individuals that will make a noticeable difference in whatever she chooses to pursue. She has made substantial contributions to our company ensuring we have the right programs, employees and practices in place. She is engaging and brings with her the drive to succeed and has a way of taking others with her. Amanda focuses on the strengths of those with whom she associates and brings out the best in them. She is an asset to this company and with that brings honesty and integrity.”

Rodney Miller

Amanda is a phenomenal Sr. Manager of Systems and Recruiting. She is extremely focused, dedicated and intensely driven on results leading to the success of not only her own but the success of the whole team. She has been focused on improving and streamlining all of our company’s HRIS needs. Amanda’s drive for excellence is infectious and it challenges those around her to elevate themselves to higher levels. I have not worked with someone that invests as much as she does and takes the time to really ensure her team’s professional growth. Her passion for recruiting and her thoughtfulness and care is so apparent as it is felt with all those that work with her. Amanda is an intensely results-oriented recruiter and manager that understands the workflow challenges of corporate recruiting without compromising the end-game - hiring quality professionals She’s someone that I would with great pleasure continue to work with for many years to come.