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Objective

Highly motivated and driven Human Resources Professional seeks full time position as Human Resources Generalist, Human Resource Specialist, Human Resource Coordinator, or similar relevant position. Brings over 15 years of progressive experience in essential Human Resource functions.

Summary of Qualifications

Dedicated HR Professional with 15+ years of experience managing a full spectrum of Human Resources programs, services, and functions. Strong command of employment laws, compliance issues, and benefit plans. Proven success introducing process improvements, new hire orientation, policy and procedure programs, performance succession planning and staff-development initiatives driving corporate goal attainment. Expert communicator – able to resolve conflicts and negotiate win-win outcomes. Power user of Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS reporting (Lawson & Oracle)

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Human Resources Supervisor

Ventura Coastal, LLC

Manages the recruiting, performance management, learning/development, employee relations, and communications components of HR. Research and implement best practices and provide excellent support to management and staff to reach strategic and operating objectives. Manages the administration of the Human Resources policies, procedures and programs. Carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.
May 2006Dec 2010

HR Business Partner

Self Employed Consultant

Serving as a lead expert resource for strategic business initiatives, workforce development and analytics, human resource management, workplace best practices, organizational enhancement, project management, performance measurement, communications and other organizational consulting functions.

  • $900M Label and Card Printer Manufacturer - Partnered with H.R. management team to provide support for Zebra's outsourcing initiative, moving manufacturing operations overseas and transitioning 600+ employees.
  • $550M Aerospace Defense Manufacturer - Developed company handbook that is used in 11 U.S. companies in 6 states.
  • $100M Fruit Juice manufacturer - Performed an H.R. audit and assisted H.R. V.P. with implementing corrective action. Updated and designed all new H.R. forms to assist with H.R. branding initiative.
  • Private Business Engineering Solutions Integrator- Developed branding and marketing materials and designed website.
  • Telecommunication Business Partner for Avaya - Designed targeted marketing flyer resulting in a 600k sale.
Jul 1993May 2006

Zebra Technologies Corporation

Human Resources Project Specialist2003 - 2006Managed a staff of 4-5 employees in the Admin. Services Department. Supported a full spectrum of tactical and strategic Human Resources goals in process program development, improvement, planning, and research including,Employee Relations, HRIS, Training, Organizational Development, Comp/Benefits Administration, and Environmental Health & Safety. Human Resources Representative1996 - 2003Managed a broad range of HR functions including payroll administration (600+ employees), benefits/401(k)/stock-option plan enrollment and administration, HRMS/HRIS database co-administration, personnel file management, HR policy development, employee screening/hiring/orientation, and staff training/development programs.Administrative roles with increasing responsibilities.

References

Donna Schnopp

"I have used Lisa James as a consultant during the last year, both at Smiths Interconnect and now Ventura Coastal. Lisa was recommended to me by 2 colleagues as an excellent Human Resources generalist. I have found Lisa to have a comprehensive grasp of a wide range of H.R. disciplines. She has provided me with process improvements ideas assisted with drafting 2 employee handbooks and is helping establish our employer brand. She is a professional, goal oriented, dedicated, and conscientious individual who comes through on all promises made. Her use of all applications in the Microsoft Office Suite is superior. Lisa’s excellent H.R. knowledge, coupled with amazing technical abilities and her friendly and outgoing personality will make her an asset to any organization. I highly recommend her work and If I had the opportunity, would employ Lisa full-time."  Donna Schnopp

Rebecca Gibson

Worked with Becky at Zebra Technologies until 2005

“I had the privilege of working with Lisa while I was employed at Zebra Technologies, and I recommend her highly. Lisa's honest and ethical business practices make her a very valuable and reliable resource. She is very educated in HR practices, is always eager to help out on any project, and her computer skills are quite strong. I would welcome any opportunity to work with her again. Anyone who has the good fortune to hire her, will feel the same.” Rebecca Gibson

Melissa Dugan

"Lisa and I worked together during her tenure with Zebra Technologies, and I subsequently recommended that we engage her firm as a business partner for a critical project. Lisa's organizational skills are superlative. In addition, her knowledge of a wide variety of computer applications as well as her use of tools such as MS Project, Sharepoint, and HTML programming to manage complex programs, make her a highly valuable asset. She is also responsive and great to work with - a high-integrity professional who it is my pleasure to recommend!” Melissa Dugan, SPHR

Marty Holtzman

“As a power-user in most Microsoft Office suite applications with strong web designer skills, Lisa is a hands-on, go to person when you need things done ASAP. I could always depend on her to be responsive and flexible in the ever changing world of corporate priorities. She was effective in a team environment and as a consultant and would be a valuable asset to any organization who could utilize her skills.” Marty Holtzman

Nancy Venter

Reported to Nancy at Zebra Technologies 1998 - 2003

“Lisa's strength is being extremely responsive in all aspects of her position including unfailing attention to detail, excellent rapport with all levels of employees and management, and up-to-date computer knowledge which kept the department very organized and current.” Nancy Venter

John Lai

“I worked with Lisa at both Smiths Interconnect and Zebra Technologies. She has the ability to jump right into a project make quick progress. In addition to having earned her stripes in many facets of human resources, Lisa is also very IT-savvy. Any organization would be lucky to have her on their HR team.” John Lai

Donna Schnopp

“I have used Lisa James as a consultant during the last year, both at Smiths Interconnect and now Ventura Coastal. Lisa was recommended to me by 2 colleagues as an excellent Human Resources generalist. I have found Lisa to have a comprehensive grasp of a wide range of H.R. disciplines. She has provided me with process improvements ideas assisted with drafting 2 employee handbooks and is helping establish our employer brand. She is a professional, goal oriented, dedicated, and conscientious individual who comes through on all promises made. Her use of all applications in the Microsoft Office Suite is superior. Lisa’s excellent H.R. knowledge, coupled with amazing technical abilities and her friendly and outgoing personality will make her an asset to any organization. I highly recommend her work and If I had the opportunity, would employ Lisa full-time.” Donna Schnopp

Skills

Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010
Super-User of Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications.   Advanced skilled in:   Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Frontpage.  Intermediate in:   Project, Access, Visio and  OneNote. Other Computer Proficiencies:   HRMS Lawson & Oracle Oracle Discoverer Plus Paychex and HRO NOVATime Time and Attendance Adobe Photoshop, Professional Writer and LiveCycle Designer QuickBooks Org Plus 8 Professional Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and 2007
Data Analysis
Using Oracle ERP and MS Excel (Formulas include LOOKUPS, Macros, Pivot Tables, Charts, etc.) to HR Directors and Executives regarding, metrics, headcounts, severance, turnover, benefits/comp, AAP, etc. of 2500+ employees worldwide.  
Key Human Resource Skills
Legal Issues & Compliance (ADA, EEO, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, ESOP’s) HRMS/HRIS Data Administration Recruitment, On-Boarding and Retention Employee Development and Training Team Development Employee Relations – Mediation and Resolution Policy Development Benefits and Payroll Administration Program and Project Management Super-User - Microsoft 2003, 2007 & 2010 Office Suite

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Education

20022005

University of LaVerne

Certifications

Jun 2010Jun 2016

PHR Certified

SHRM
Aug 2009Aug 2013

CA Notary Commission

National Notary Association