High-energy, results-oriented Human Resources Leader with 10+ years' experience offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills.
Staffing and recruiting professional
Performance management strategies
Employment law knowledge
National Human Resources Association
Employee handbook development
Training and development
New hire orientation
Employee handbook development
Significantly increased diversity and global reach of firm through strategic recruitment, including pivotal role in addition of Asia Practice Group.
Saved more than $600,000 in placement fees in one year alone through creative sourcing and successful negotiation of favorable placement terms with outside recruitment firms.
Unanimously elected Vice President of the Atlanta Legal Recruitment Association; recognized for successful tenure, effective organization, and management of annual vendor lunch as well as greater firm visibility.
Developed and implemented firm-wide online evaluation program, resulting in more participation in the process as well as more effective, meaningful, and timely performance reviews.
Master of Science:Human Resource Management2018Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NHGPA 4.0
Bachelor of Science:EDUCATIONValdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
American Business Women's Association Scholarship Recipient
WONG FLEMINGAtlanta, GeorgiaOffice Administrator/Human Resources/Employment Paralegal02/2011 to Current
Served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems. Manage Atlanta Office of international women and minority-owned law firm representing Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients.
Duties include interviewing, testing, on-boarding, training, supervising, and conducting performance reviews of staff; development and implementation of firm policies; employee relations; drafting pleadings and discovery; assisting clients with preparation for OFCCP audits, DOL inquiries, and unemployment compensation hearings; preparation/updating of employee handbooks and policies to ensure legal compliance; preparation of diversity/harassment training materials and PowerPoint presentations; attending committee meetings; client relations; purchasing supplies; vendor selection; document preparation; research; court filings; scheduling meetings and depositions; billing; accounts receivable; accounts payable; manage recruiting; banking and budget responsibilities; staff/contract attorney payroll; P&L/revenue analysis reports; and responsibility for firm-wide projects and social events.
ALSTON & BIRD LLPAtlanta, Georgia01/2011 to 01/2011
Assisted Recruiting Department in fall recruiting.
Scheduled callback interviews for law school students representing over 30 law schools and job fairs.
Coordinated videoconference screening interviews for students with Professional Personnel Partner and Summer Hiring Partner.
Screened resumes and coordinated interviews for 3L candidates for Financial Services and Products Group.
Prepared materials for Hiring Committee meetings.
Participated in weekly firm-wide Recruiting Department conference call.
Compiled exit interview feedback for use in updating Recruiting and Summer Program portion of A&B website.
Conducted research regarding trends in judicial clerkship bonus amounts at top U.S. law firms.
MORRIS, MANNING & MARTIN, L.L.PAtlanta, GeorgiaDirector of Lateral Recruiting/Human Resources02/2000 to 02/2010
Responsible for all facets of firm-wide lateral hiring, including partner, associate, patent agent, technical advisor, and paralegal hiring for 170-attorney full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta.
Developed strategic recruiting plans
Employed cost-effective sourcing strategies for exempt and non-exempt positions
Developed and maintained strong working relationships with managers, vendors, and community organizations
Leveraged online recruiting resources and social media to identify and recruit top candidates
Cultivated network of contacts to identify and source candidates
Developed pipeline of key talent
Leveraged working knowledge of the firm's services and strategic plans to attract top candidates
Assisted in development, mentoring, retention, succession planning, employee relations, and outplacement counseling
Responsible for attorney annual review process
Drafted professional announcements
Assisted marketing department in development of recruiting brochures, surveys, career website content, and firm retreat materials
Negotiated fee agreements with legal recruiting agencies
Responsible for development and implementation of recruiting policies and procedures
Liaison with immigration counsel to ensure compliance with H-1b Visa regulations
Assisted Managing Partner with confidential projects
Active participant in Associates' Council, Lateral Partner Recruiting Committee, Diversity Committee, as well as Professional Development Committee
Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National and Atlanta Chapters)
Member, Atlanta Legal Recruitment Association Vice President 2005 National Association for Legal Placement (Inactive)
Excellent leadership, writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
with Microsoft Windows Suite, applicant tracking systems, social media recruiting, e-Verify.