Developed and implemented strategies for recruiting as well as retaining salaried employees. Maintained safe and employee-friendly work environment, providing strong values, respectful treatment, employee recognition and career development. Provided executive oversight of salary plans, promotions, demotions and employment terminations. Assisted eligible salaried employees with the establishment of short-term incentive goals as well as personal performance objectives. Developed and implemented gain-sharing plans for hourly paid workforce. Responded to equal employment opportunity claims. Fostered positive relations with unions. Negotiated collective-bargaining agreements. Interacted with employees, fostering open-door policy for employees to address concerns. • Managed corporate human resources and safety & health organizations. • Chief company negotiator during collective-bargaining. Consistently exceeded company goals.• Successful in seeking out and hiring qualified candidates for all levels of mangement positions. • Minimized cost of claims filed with EEOC by effectively managing investigation and response.• Developed and facilitated various management development and leadership training initiatives.• Implemented process for recapturing invalid monetary charges linked to unemployment claims . • Maintained positive relations with employee workforce. • Effectively managed organizational restructuring and downsizing initiatives.