Innovative HR Visionary with 15 years of expert leadership while providing strong development and training initiatives. Enhances performance by improving processes, initiating best practices and upgrading systems. Dedicated to meeting company goals, projected budgets and
implementing strategies in order to increase profitability. Uses influence and the gift of
empowerment to transform mangers to leaders and a good company to an excellent contender
in the marketplace.
Managed Inventory control and drove business initiatives
Responsible for Payroll processing and accounts payable administration
Introduced Diversity and Employee Relations development programs
Ensured business was in compliance with all State Board Laws and regulations
Developed and managed awards and compensation plans.
Performed thorough and precise EEOC investigations which led to successful litigation outcomes in favor of the company.
Achieved largest decline in employee turnover is the history of the company (64%)
Held informational webinars to introduce new strategies to minimize injuries in the
workplace which reduced OSHA recordable by 32%
Developed a new employee handbook along with informational cards to ensure that all
employees had in their possession important numbers relevant to calling off, benefits,
injuries and unfair practices
Implemented new employee incentive Star Program to boost morale, which created
better work performances among cross-functional teams
Spearheaded project to make company a paperless environment
Developed leadership strategies to foster cohesive working relationships between
managers and their employees, which increased recruiting and retention by 26%
Introduced a new payroll system to ensure a more efficient way to enter employee job
changes, hours and annual merits, which minimized payroll errors by 98%.
Benefit Specialist Topeka, KsGoodyear Tire and Rubber Co/May 2016 to Feb 2017
Reviewed and assessed potential and known FMLA/STD claims for processing within
statutory deadlines; created all necessary correspondence and completed appropriate
Communicated with associates and business units to facilitate proper application of
FMLA, STD, LTD and WC leave while protecting confidential medical information of employee.
Tracked and maintained accurate record of all individual leave, claims, documents
Analyzed FMLA claims to determine applicability of short/long term disability coverage
and provide notice to associate.
Talent Acquisition Specialist-Contract Topeka, KsHill's Pet Nutrition/Jan 2016 to Apr 2016
Identified and sourced new talent.
Interviewed, conducted integration, completed compensation packages and
spearheaded the onboarding process for new hires.
Exceeded expectations by filling all open positions within the allotted time frame.
Maintained Metrics and updated HRIS system
Senior Recruiter-Contract Kansas City, MoGoodwill Industries/Sep 2015 to Dec 2015
Sourced talent, held job fairs, performed interviews, maintained recruiting database,
completed compensation packages, met with work force partnership, state employment
agencies and college job placement personnel to pursue potential candidates.
Human Resources Director Kansas City, MoBridgewood HealthCare - Center/Feb 2013 to Sep 2015
Coached, developed and trained managers on safety procedures, policies, corrective
action, HIPPA and EEOC regulations.
Conducted investigations regarding EEOC violations, harassment and other various disciplines
Completed terminations, write-ups, suspensions and all other disciplinary actions
Sourced and recruited new talent
Facilitated Performance Management and Development processes.
Approved all spending requests, purchase orders and service requisitions.
Overseen the administering of drug screening process.
Managed Worker's Compensation, FMLA, STD, LTD and benefit administration.
Compensation analysis conducted annually.
Ensured all HR files and ensured compliance with state regulations and OSHA standards.
Administered all disciplinary actions for internal employees.
Attended HR meetings, conferences, budget and strategic planning meetings.
Advocated for the company and employees to improve relationships and
Advised management in the implementation of company policies, best practices and
Human Resources Manager Kansas City, MoTenneco/Dec 2010 to Feb 2013
Processed weekly payroll reports and compensation analysis through SAP database.
Directed presentations for quarterly HR meetings.
Managed employee relations processes.
Responsible for the recruiting process of potential employees.
Conducted new hire orientation and benefit administration
Accounting function utilized daily while approving purchase orders and spending
Maintained and updated company databases, including Timekeeping, HR Information
system and Badge Access software.
Completed all employee performance evaluations.
Upheld confidentiality while working with employees on personnel related matters.
Adhered to all HIPAA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA and GLBA and privacy regulations.
Participated in internal interviewing and testing for management positions.
compliance HR policies, EEOC guidelines, wage and hour, and all other state and federal laws.
Prepared termination,resignation forms, write-ups, and conducted exit interviews.
Submitted Worker's Compensation claims for injured employees.
Responsible for all pre-employment screening for new and temporary employees.
Overseen the coordination and planning of company events.
Human Resources & Accounting Director Kansas City, MOL Pleasure & Associates/Jun 2008 to Dec 2010
Provided HR Leadership and Safety Training
Introduced payroll database and provided training of its use
Created Annual Compensation Planning and salary administration to ensure compliance
with wage and hour laws
Implemented recruitment strategies and processes
Managed Workman's Compensation, FMLA, STD and administration of all employee benefits.
Employee relations counselor.
Managed recruitment process.
Monitored execution of team recognition policy.
Claims Manager Leawood, KSFirstsource/Feb 2005 to Jun 2008
Worked daily to meet projected budgets, goals and quality control standards.
Calculated and assigned timely and appropriate reserves to claims; monitored reserve
adequacy throughout the life of the claim.
Assessed liability and resolved claims within evaluation.
Coordinated benefits for Medicare Part A& B and verified Pre-Certifications
Processed Workman's compensation claims and payments.
Implemented recruitment strategies and retention processes.
Directed daily team meetings to ensure insurance quota needs were maintained.
Completed performance reviews, promotions and annual compensation planning.
Conducted production analysis in order to prepare work assignments and employee
Bachelor of Arts: Human Resources & LeadershipMidAmerica Nazarene University2014Olathe, KS, USA