HR professional offering 16 years in human resources and recruiting. Expertise in employee relations, culture change, training and development. Highly driven to achieve company goals.
Staffing and recruiting professional
Performance management strategies
Employment law knowledge
Manager coaching and training
Represented company at unemployment hearings
Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Performing ArtsBethlehem, PASocial Studies Teacher History Instructor11/2007 to CurrentFacilitated student learning and conducted annual sexual harassment training for faculty and staff.
NutrisystemHorsham, PAHR Manager07/2005 to 06/2006
Conducted benefits administration for 258 benefit-eligible employees.
Created and implemented the exit and interview program process
Advised CFO on appropriate progressive discipline and at risk team members.
Worked with HR advisors and HR representatives on establishing consistent hiring practices.
Created and managed more than 600 confidential personnel records
Facilitated monthly birthday meetings to develop strategies that would positively influence workplace relationships and effectiveness.
Processed all salary changes stemming from merit increases, promotions, bonuses and pay adjustments, including stock options.
Also responsible for maintenance, administration and security.
Kmart Morrisville Distribution CenterBensalem , PAHuman Resources Manager07/2004 to 06/2005
Full Human Resources responsibility for recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations and executive development for 1.2 million SF retail distribution center with over 600 hourly team members and 42 leadership positions, leading a staff of four.
Consistently demonstrated highly developed interpersonal skills, planning, organizing and communication abilities.
Lowe's PA Regional DCPottsville, PAHR Manager05/2002 to 08/2004
Lowe's Pennsylvania Regional Distribution Center, 1.2 million SF retail distribution center with over 600 hourly team members and 48 leadership positions
Successfully recruited and trained over 300 team members
Fully implemented compensation and benefits programs
Successfully maintained non-union status
Executed Gallup employee Opinion survey and improved results by double digits.
Designed and effectively implemented training for internal promotions into leadership roles, resulting in two promotions.
Successfully implemented corporate management development system 48 Supervisors and Operations Managers
Successfully led an HR staff of six.
Reduced turnover 75%,
Selected to participate with company leadership in a revision of the distribution network's cross-training process.
Consistently demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills, planning, organizing and communication abilities.
Lowe's Home Improvement CenterTifton, GAInstalled Sales Coordinator10/2001 to 03/2002
Recruited, scheduled and followed-up on independent contractors installing Lowe's home improvement products in customer's homes.
Exceeded sales goal by $20,000
Promoted to Pottsvile, PA DC HR Manager.
Tift County Public SchoolsTifton, GAClassroom teacher02/1999 to 10/2001
English and drama and club advisor, Tift County High School, taught a full-time class schedule in both traditional and block schedules.
Drama Club advisor and director of the three shows produced by the drama club in an 800 seat auditorium, while providing local and touring groups with technical support.
Lighting designer and technician for chorus shows.
Sponsor of the literary magazine and mock trial advisor.
Tutored students on the writing section of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
Voted most inspiring male teacher by students of the graduating class of 2002.
Target StoresTifton, GADistribution Center HR Manager01/1990 to 09/1997
Opened and successfully led the HR function in a 1.2 million SF distribution center with over 900 employees.
Effectively recruited and and trained leadership staff
Successfully implemented company compensation and benefit programs, performed local wage surveys
Initiated and maintained excellent employee relations
Implemented self-directed work teams in a brown-field setting and transitioned from a 5-day, 8-hour schedule to 4-day, 10-hour schedule.
Selected to intervene in employee relations challenges in other DC's
Led the implementation of 7 Habits for the DC and Aubrie Daniels, Bringing out the Best in People for the distribution pyramid.
Designed and executed an employee development process, resulting in the promotion of five employees into leadership/supervisory positions.
Target StoresDallas , TXRegional Personnel Representative01/1989 to 12/1990
Supported the conversion of former Richway Gold Circle Stores to Target locations, heavy emphasis on executive and employee recruiting and development.
Bachelor of Science:Education; History/Journalism1975Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USAEducation; History/Journalism CERTIFCATIONS
Social Studies and Communication in the state of Pennsylvania. I also have training and experience in SAT tutoring using The Princeton Review: Cracking the SAT.
Activities and Honors
Society of Human Resources Management, Vice President, Schulykill County Chapter, 2004, Treasurer 2003.
President of the Tift county Arts Council, 1997-1998