Summary

Over 15 years of extensive background in HR generalist 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 team-building programs, and writing personnel manuals, corporate policies, job descriptions and management reports.

HR Skills

HR Department Setup ~ Employment Law ~ FMLA/ADA/EEO/WC ~ Mediation & Advocacy ~ HR Policies & Procedures ~ Staff Recruitment & Retention ~ Employee Relations ~ Business Strategies ~ HR Strategies ~ Benefits Administration ~ Orientation & On-Boarding ~ HRIS Technologies ~ Training & Development ~ Performance Management ~ Organizational Development

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Senior HR Generalist (Interim VP - HR Dec 2014 - Feb 2015)

PerfectVision Manufacturing, Inc

Supported 350 employees to include Corporate and field (exempt and non-exempt) encompassing 3 different companies. Daily interaction with C Suite included 5 executive leaders. Design HR solutions that sustain key business requirements and align with the organization's short and long term business objectives, while assuring compatibility with company's values, ethics and policies.

  • Provide analysis recommendations in talent management, performance and career management, workforce planning and change management
  • Counsel and coach employees and managers regarding HR issues, practices and policy including employee relations, performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution and disciplinary actions
  • Develop and deliver training programs to employees at all levels
  • Brought workers' compensation program into full compliance. Trained managers and associates on procedures to follow in case of injury
  • Negotiated approximately 150 salary offers and dozens of sign-on bonuses/relocation packages annually at both exempt and non-exempt level
  • Revised job descriptions across all levels. Interviewed employees to construct an accurate understanding of the duties and skills required for each position
  • Launched a wholly new program with more streamline on-boarding process
  • Managed employee self-service (ESS) system improving efficiency for employees to manage HR, payroll and benefits information
  • Significant Employee Relations responsibilities including global and local issues
Oct 2010 - Jan 2014

HR Generalist

Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport

Supported 165 employees to include airport associates (exempt and non-exempt). Daily interaction with C Suite included 8 executive leaders. Performed diverse human resources functions: administered benefits, payroll administration, led specials projects, updated policies, collaborated on EEO-1, Vets 100 and Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) reporting. Revamped orientation and training programs for newly hired employees to include comprehensive information delivered in more-personal formats; teleconferences, small group meeting, tours and one-on-one conversations, with follow-up phone calls. Supervised 3 HR Interns during summer seasons.

  • Established successful relationship with C Suite and management to enable change and drive employee engagement
  • Developed and enhanced various Recruitment/Hiring activities, including resume screening, recruiting/hiring metrics, staffing to include pre-screening, interviewing, selections and on-boarding
  • Performed 100% of the staffing process to include: analyzing staffing needs, recommendation of solutions. Advised on compensation matrix to ensure top talent was retained and rewarded within a pay for performance structure
    • Reduced turnover from 7% to company's low of 1%
  • Prepared staff for future career growth through coaching and development planning and techniques
  • Employee relations to include resolving employee issues, investigations and rendering decision
  • Serve as Testing Administrator for conversion of the new HRIS program for the company
Feb 2008 - Oct 2010

HR Manager

RD Staffing, LLC / Cardiac Staffing, LLC

Supported 175 employees to include all local staff members. Interacted daily with C Suite to include 3 executives. Performed diverse human resources functions: administered benefits, payroll administration, led special projects, updated policies, collaborated on EEO-1, Vets 100, E-Verify, Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) and OSHA reporting. Played a key role in ensuring the successful placement of traveling nurse staff. Structured and implemented programs and policies in the area of training, compensation structures, benefits packages, incentives, payroll and on-boarding program. Supervised 3 employees.

  • Develop the HR Department from ground up
  • Developed and implemented new employee handbook and policies
  • Fostered a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the organization
  • Employee relations to include resolving employee issues, investigations and rendering decision
Jun 2007 - Feb 2008

HR Representative

Sears Parts & Repair Center

Support 500 employees to include management encompassing multiple regional locations. Performed diverse human resources functions: administered benefits, payroll administration, recruiting, and led special projects.

  • Carry out on-boarding, training and employee development programs
  • Maintain HR database for employee relations, including, but not limited to time off requests, paid time off, vacation, terminations and leave of absences
  • Ensure compliance is 100% for all hires, as well as, abiding to all state and federal regulatory employment requirements inclusive of I-9 forms, work permits and all labor regulations.

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - May 2016

Bachelors of Administration

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Human Resources Management ~ Minor: Criminology

Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA)
  • Univerisity of Arkansas at Little Rock Human Resources Society

Professional Development

  • Complete ongoing training in the areas of compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, leaves of absence, workers compensation and workplace safety/security