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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Results-driven I-O Psychologist with 6+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Training & Development, and Project Management. Passionate about implementing adaptive strategies and research-based solutions to increase organizational effectiveness and support continuous improvement. Seeking a Talent and Learning Facilitator role to contribute my knowledge, skills, and abilities to play a strategic role in the continuing and growing success of Coke Florida.

  • Organizational Development
  • Project Management
  • Performance Management
  • Job Analysis & Training Needs Assessment
  • Competency Modeling
  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Data Analysis (Excel, SPSS, R)
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Effective time management
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, organized
Education and Training
The University Of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Expected in 05/2018 Master of Science : Industrial-Organizational Psychology - GPA :
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Expected in 05/2014 Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA :
Kehe Food Distributors - Talent Acquisition Specialist
Yakima, WA, 12/2019 - Current
  • Managing all high volume recruiting processes for warehouse, production, and sales teams across the Jacksonville Orbit
  • Engaging leaders during intake calls to determine position requirements, desired candidate profile, and establish relevant timeframes for interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes
  • Leading weekly meetings to forecast talent needs, discuss local trends/changes, and communicate staffing updates to various levels of leadership
  • Assisted with the implementation of new recruiting processes and training during HRIS/ATS (Dayforce) transition
  • Quickly and effectively establishing rapport with hiring managers, business partners, current associates, and candidates to execute strategic goals in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market (pre/post-COVID strategies)
  • Creating an unparalleled candidate experience from initial contact to start date (and beyond!) as a dependable source of information and representative of Coke Florida
  • Trained HV TA team on scheduling software (Calendly) as a process improvement to increase flow of qualified candidates and streamline communication
  • Participated in all virtual hiring events to facilitate statewide hiring initiatives and support the Talent Acquisition team
  • Utilizing specialized skillset to make final hiring decisions for key roles in the Jacksonville Combo Center, resulting in a substantial decrease in Order Builder turnover and a more stabilized workforce
  • Piloted several formally adopted talent initiatives, including: Employee Referral program, Warehouse Performance Incentives, and Indeed Virtual Hiring Events
Barrier Companies - Talent Acquisition and Development Manager
Fort Wayne, IN, 10/2018 - 11/2019
  • Owner of all TA&D process and procedures for national food service and logistics company
  • Daily use of: ADP, ApplicantPro, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, ERP, and external candidate management systems
  • Responsible for designing, drafting, and releasing all written materials and internal communications
  • Facilitated the rapid expansion and subsequent reorganization of company through application of research-based change management and OD principles
  • Tracked and analyzed HR-related statistics for quarterly executive presentations on hiring, training, engagement, and compliance
  • Combined adult learning research with updated training techniques, resulting in: increased transfer of training, improved performance, decreased incident reports, decreased turnover, and additional optimized KPIs
  • Facilitated training programs utilizing traditional classroom approach as well as virtual training sessions, constantly adapting content and delivery method to most effectively satisfy any and all training needs
  • Performed subsequent training evaluation at 30 and 90 day marks to assess effect of training on skillset and identify opportunities to refine programs
  • Collaborated with SMEs from Senior Management to Executive level to design structured interview guides for over 30 positions
  • Bolstered commitment to a diverse workforce through proactively seeking, sharing, and facilitating continuous learning opportunities, as well as developing new relationships with external resources
  • Cross-trained and developed direct reports to prepare for upward mobility
  • Redesigned and trained associates on Performance Management system to support internal equity and track meaningful data
  • Concurrently managed various "Special Projects," including: New Hire Orientation, Driver Appreciation Month and Driver of the Year Programs, Annual Employee Wellness Fair, Monthly "Lunch and Learns," Driver Qualification Program, Pulse Surveys, New-Hire surveys and Exit Interviews, and all employee engagement initiatives
General Dynamics - Graduate Assistant - Research and Teaching
Oceanside, CA, 08/2016 - 05/2018
  • Provided assistance to two professors in the UTC Psychology Department
  • Facilitated undergraduate student success through homework and testing aid
  • Administered, graded, and assessed tests and assignments for over 600 students
Shaw Industries Inc. - Training and Development Intern
City, STATE, 03/2017 - 10/2017
  • Provided support to the broader HR department in the following areas: Training and Development, Job Analysis, Employee Relations, HRIS implementation, Business Analytics, and Internal Hiring
  • Facilitated organizational change across five Division II plant locations during two major organizational restructures
  • Named Project Manager for HR Co-Op Project. This project resulted in a cross-divisional effort to redesign the on-boarding process and redefine various company positions
  • Participated in the construction of the first Spanish-speaking Certified OJT program for a more inclusive environment
  • Analyzed employee engagement and trust surveys, turnover/absenteeism, and team functioning data
Additional Experience

Even Hotel at Lakewood Ranch Human Resources - Change Management and Tech Implementation (2018)

Chattanooga Fire Department Pro Bono Consultant - Organizational Development (2018)

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Pro Bono Consultant - Performance Management Program (2018)

Sanofi (Chattem) Pro Bono Consultant - Post-Acquisition Functioning Assessment (2017)

Skuid (tech start-up) Pro Bono Consultant - Organizational Effectiveness and Team Functioning Assessment (2017)

Holiday Inn at Lakewood Ranch Job Analysis Project (2016)

Partnership for Strong Families Family Care Counselor (Oct 2014 - May 2016)

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  • Florida State University
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  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Talent Acquisition and Development Manager
  • Graduate Assistant - Research and Teaching
  • Training and Development Intern
  • Master of Science
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