Tandy Harris


Results-driven Human Resources Executive with management experience in the domestic and international marketplace to include the USA, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Germany, India and Japan. Prior companies specialized in high technology, e-commerce, electronic media, consumer products & services, professional services, and outsourcing.Core areas of expertise include:

Employee RelationsOrganizational DevelopmentChange Management

Mergers & AcquisitionsCompensation & BenefitsHRIS

Talent AcquisitionCommunications/TrainingLegal Compliance

Workplace SafetyPerformance ManagementExpat/Inpat

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Vice President Human Resources North America

Infosys Technologies Inc

Oversee and manage all corporate HR initiatives for the USA, Canada and Mexico with an employee base of over 9,500 and expanding.North America accounts for 67% of global revenue.Responsible for the review, development and implementation of programs/policies, destination services/relocation, compensation/benefits, employee relations, communications, and recruiting (both lateral & college) as per the business requirements for North America.

·Development of the HR strategy for North America aligned with global corporate objectives for 21 business units.

·Direct and lead a staff of 33 strategically located through NA that includes HR, Lateral & College Recruiting, Compensation, and Immigration.

·Lead on all HR legal compliance and HR operational initiatives for USA, Mexico and Canada.

·Planning for business expansion in Latin/South America in 2008/09.

Sep 2003 - May 2006

Executive Human Resources Consultant

Sara Lee Corporation/ Green Ribbon (JV Humana & Pfiser)/ RTR Inc.

Provided strategic HR consulting services for clients engaged in change management activities, start up and initial growth phases and the development of new business initiatives/ventures. Reported to executive “C” level staff on concurrent and overlapping assignments. Directed client staff in areas of M&A, talent acquisition, compensation/benefits, program/policy development, performance management, employee relations, SOX compliance, and communications.

Aug 1998 - Jul 2003

Vice President Global Human Resources

CommerceQuest Inc.

Conceptualized, actualized and managed a human resources team located in the USA, UK, South Africa and Australia, in the execution of strategic business initiatives that concentrated on organizational development, program/policy development, compensation/benefits, performance management, HRIS implementation (Peoplesoft), employee relations, communications, training, and talent acquisition.

·Served on the corporate executive team

·Successfully merged five (5) acquired technology and professional services companies - 2 domestic and 3 international (United Kingdom & South Africa)

·550% growth in employee population from 1998 – 2001.Established global recruiting and retention programs

·Served as the primary change management agent and spearheaded global employee relations initiatives and performance management processes

·Established focus groups and employee orientation/exit programs

·Established global compensation structures and benefit programs to include executive compensation

·Inaugurated and enhanced corporate communications:Newsletter, external & internal website development, employee and management announcements, employee recognition, etc.

·Implemented Peoplesoft HRIS

·Proactive and favorable communications with Venture Capital firms and published in e-Week

·Downsized organization by 85% without litigation from 2002 – 2003 and was solely responsible for legal compliance issues

Jun 1997 - Aug 1998

Senior Human Resources Consultant


Excelled as a senior consultant in the “big five” consulting environment with aggressive staffing and human resource initiatives in support of the Information Technology, Business Process Re-engineering, Financial Management & Analysis, and Change Management resource centers. Client contracts comprised of commercial, federal, international, state and local sectors.

·100% growth in practice employee population – instituted a weekly career night that fostered recruiting efforts with the support of partners and key management.

·100% client satisfaction rating.

·Director of HR for local IT practice

Jan 1995 - Jun 1997

Director Human Resources

America Online

Served as a senior member of the Human Resources team in the founding of a formalized HR department for the company.Attained aggressive schedules in the implementation of key initiatives:talent acquisition, compensation program administration, employee relations, policy/procedure development, legal compliance and report development.

·2000% growth in employee population – personally hired 723 personnel

·Excelled in HR support of 85 managers which included presidents, general managers and line management for 15 channels and AOL corporate

·Inaugurated and responsible for key HR initiatives for AOL international joint ventures which included Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Australia

·Served as a Senior HR consultant to AOL new business ventures which included Greenhouse (original content development), Digital City (local content development with 20 domestic locations) and WorldPlay (the AOL games company)

·Successfully merged 7 acquired technology and media-content related companies

·Implemented Peoplesoft HRIS

·Implemented Resumix and developed talent acquisition/employee retention programs

·Established the AOL Services 1995-1996 College Internship and College Recruiting Program



Bachelor of Science

Radford University