Human Resources Manager with practical understanding of business needs to translate strategies into HR actions to drive results. Areas of expertise include conflict and change management, employee training and development. Skilled in negotiating and administering labor agreements and arbitrating grievances.
Training and development
Business Management and Strategy
Human Resource Development
Successfully coordinated and oversaw I-9 compliance audit by government.
Successfully implemented new HRIS systems relating to time and attendance, payroll and leave management with multiple interfaces. Improved employee participation and engagement in company sponsored events by 75% within 1 year, resulting in improved morale.
Sr. Human Resources ManagerSep 2015 to Current Thomson Industries - Danaher Corporation - Buffalo, NY
Manage multisite international HR team in US and St. Kitts.
Oversee all union related activities including contracts, grievances and arbitrations for both US and St Kitts.
Responsible for recruiting, retaining, developing talent and work on organizational development efforts to create capability within team to meet business objectives.
Implement key policies and programs covering employment, associate relations, salary administration, benefits administration, associate services, communications, and leadership development.
Assist in the execution of key initiatives and aid in the improvement of business KPI's.
Consult with and provide guidance to the organization's leaders regarding team development and personal/professional development of associates.
Develop and administer wage and salary policies, processes and surveys to ensure competitive rates of pay relative to retention.
Lead employee engagement process, survey and improvement action plans.
Ensure compliance with employment-related laws (EEOC,OSHA, HIPAA, Wage and Hour, I9, etc.)
Human Resources ManagerJan 2015 to Aug 2015 HCR Manorcare - Heartland Healthcare - Muskegon, MI
Facilitate scheduled training, continual educational meetings, leadership and supervisory trainings.
Personal development, coaching and training of leadership staff.
Develop and implement local recruiting campaigns.
Manage and facilitate performance appraisal process and talent management.
Monitors unemployment claims, OHSA recordkeeping, WC and leave management.
Plans, organizes, and implements employee activities and recognition programs.
Facilitate small group and all staff meetings.
Conducts periodic needs assessment to identify the staff's educational needs and assists in developing methods to address those needs.
Coordinates and chairs safety committee meetings updating safety policies and conduct job analysis.
Develops, promotes, and sponsors employee awareness and involvement programs.
Coordinate and educate pro-employee campaigns.
Human Resources Business PartnerJan 2014 to Jan 2015 Knoll Inc - Grand Rapids, MI
Manage one Human Resources personnel.
Participate in all union related activities including contracts, grievances and arbitrations, meetings.
Plan weekly union workforce planning or realignment changes.
Management of all recruiting and job requisitions/postings for union and non-union positions.
Policy auditing and development.
Payroll administration and auditing through Kronos and Ceridian along with Dayforce.
Benefit administration and leave management including ADA accommodation cases.
Assist and support EHS department with workers compensation claims, safety issues and development of policies.
Employee Relations - Advise and work alongside management team involving change management and issues.
Performance and talent management including succession planning.
Planning and engaging employees in corporate sponsored programs and events.
Facilitate roundtable meetings.
Audit and develop new advanced job descriptions through job analysis project.
Monthly reporting on Balanced Scorecard and KPI's.
Balance and prioritize a variety of multiple, simultaneous projects.
Human Resources ManagerMay 2010 to Dec 2013 Roskam Baking Company - Grand Rapids, MI
Manage 5 direct site personnel and support additional 5+ multi site human resources personnel.
Responsible for all HR functions including, workers compensation, safety, unemployment, benefits and plan design wellness, hourly and salary payroll, 401k administration, FMLA, short term and long term disability management, recruitment, training and new hire orientation.
Decision making concerning labor relations, negotiations and grievances.
Developed HR policies and procedures including employee handbook and entire leave management and ADA process.
Developed, implemented and supervised recruiting and onboarding process.
Monitor, review and approve all unemployment claims and hearings.
Oversee processing of weekly payroll with ADP and Paycor systems for 1200+ employees including 3 unionized facilities.
Project manager of new HRIS system implementation including Kronos attendance and accruals system, Paycor payroll system and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Processing any EEOC, NLRB, Department of Labor claims, etc.
Coordinated and oversaw I-9 compliance audit conducted by government.
Human Resource GeneralistJan 2010 to Mar 2010 Meritain Health (Contract) - Buffalo, NY
Management of all recruiting.
Benefit administration and leave management.
compensation and unemployment administration.
Relations and new employee orientations.
recognition programs and events.
HRIS -Working with systems ADP, HRB, Reportsmith, HR
Perspective and Ultratime time and attendance system.
Human Resources GeneralistJul 2007 to Jan 2010 ATEK Medical - Grand Rapids, MI
Payroll administration using ADP and HR Benefits Solutions (HRB), HR Perspective and Report Smith programs.
Management of all recruiting for all entry and mid-level positions.
Process termination paperwork and procedures, including exit interviews.
Benefit and leave management administration.
MIOSHA and WC compliance & administration.
Employee relations - Assist HR manager to facilitate resolution for personnel issues.
Assist with performance appraisal and career development goal process.
Develop and facilitate new employee orientations, safety training, and employee handbook policies/procedure training updates.
Create and publish monthly company newsletter.
Developing, coordinating and planning wellness and employee recognition programs and events.
Participate in planning special company events and fosters employee participation.
B.A, SociologyMay 2006State University of New York - Amherst, NYSociology
SPHR - Expected May 2016 (I am taking the exam in May of 2016)
Workforce Employment Program at Kent County Jail
* Junior Achievement
Process improvement and development of policies or standard work. Gap analysis and needs assessment. Project management. Facilitate total rewards program. Labor and employee relations. Change management and leadership development. Conflict resolution. Organizational talent and performance development.
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Companies Worked For:
Thomson Industries - Danaher Corporation
HCR Manorcare - Heartland Healthcare
Roskam Baking Company
Meritain Health (Contract)
State University of New York
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