Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson


HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONAL with five years of experience and extensive background in staff management and supervision; expertise in labor relations and recruitment of salaried and hourly employees. Skillfully perform full range of HR functions, including monitoring personnel performance, administering training, and evaluating staffing needs. Exhibit excellent conflict resolution capabilities; negotiate labor contracts and mediate employee grievances. Support ISO certification efforts and ensure staffs’ compliance with safety regulations and OSHA standards. Effective communicator able to collaborate well with staff at all levels.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present


Post Foods

Supervise hourly staff and extensive scheduling to meet production requirements.  Responsible for production, quality, safety, and cost.  Continually strive to meet and exceed all goals.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008

Human Resources Assistant Manager

Lear Corporation
Assistant Human Resource Manager Supervise staff of 14 associates and oversee daily HR activities. Manage entire recruitment process, including interviewing applicants, coordinating drug screenings, negotiating salaries, and conducting new hire orientations. Mediate employee grievances. Support staff performance evaluation and talent review processes.
  • Served on 2008 bargaining committee, which resulted in renewal of four-year union contract.
  • Supported Joint Health and Safety, facilitated training and fulfilled OSHA training requirements.
Apr 1995 - Jul 2006

Lead Supervisor-Labor Relations Rep

Senior Supervisor Led, coached, and mentored seven supervisors managing 170 employees. Coordinated initial and ongoing training. Forecasted staffing needs to ensure adequate coverage of all shifts. Organized and led staff meetings.
  • Implemented process improvement strategies that reduced production costs 30%; within two months, decreased downtime from eight to five minutes per day.
Labor Relations Representative Investigated and resolved employee relations issues. Engaged in contract negotiations; conducted initial research and compiled data. Placed medically restricted employees. Interviewed staff members and administered disciplinary action as needed. Maintained personnel files and prepared worker's compensation claims. Served as primary point of contact for floor personnel and plant security.
  • Supported negotiations for renewal of 2003 contract with UAW union.


Aug 1997 - Jun 2001


Mount Senario College



Interviewing, Hiring, Training

Contract Negotiation

Employee and Staff evaluation

Microsoft Office, People Soft, Outlook, Lotus Notes