SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Results-driven and accomplished Human Resource business partner with 20 years of experience in employee relations, recruitment, benefits administration, and training. Passionate and flexible professional who provides strategic, consultative HR leadership, designing and implementing innovative programs. Trusted and compassionate relationship builder.
10/2002 to Current
Vice President DirectorRICHARDS INDUSTRIES － Cincinnati, OH
Mid-sized company serving diverse markets through manufacturing of six distinct industrial product lines.
Reporting to the President, serve as Human Resources subject matter expert, leveraging expertise to support organizational leaders as a business partner, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations while supporting organizational objectives.
Provide managers with strategic solutions across recruitment, training, leadership development, staff relations, and other HR support services.
Collaborate with four owners, fifteen managers, and 120 employees daily regarding all aspects of Human Resources.
Utilize innovative and strategic recruitment and selection systems and provide strategic leadership for all levels of management for recruitment initiatives.
Consult with executive leaders to develop job descriptions consistent with the company's performance model and organizational goals.
Advise leadership team in designing, implementing, and executing comprehensive recruitment plans consistent with immediate and long-term needs of the company.
Develop and implement sourcing strategies to build candidate leads, screen responses to job postings, and conduct pre-screening interviews to present appropriate candidates to leadership for consideration.
Utilize online applicant tracking system (ADP) to maintain compliance for all candidate activity and streamline the application process, saving valuable time in recruiting the best candidates.
Relieve candidate anxiety during interview process to bring out true personality and character, resulting in high success rate for recruiting and retention; maintain turnover rate of less than 5%.
Oversee pre-employment assessments administered to all applicants, analyzing results to debrief candidates and deliver candidate summaries to recruitment staff and hiring managers.
Serve as resource and consultant to management and employees regarding succession planning, career development, compensation and benefits, HR policy / procedure interpretation, and other key HR issues.
Collaborate in the resolution of employee relations issues / terminations and identified legal implications.
Minimized costs to the business by successfully contesting 100% of all false unemployment claims.
Coordinate the development, implementation, and facilitation of a new Apprenticeship training and development program for Machining Trainees, reducing learning curve by 18 months and saving over $27,000 per new hire.
Develop and facilitate corporate orientation and management training seminars to ensure compliance with EEO, ADA, labor relations, sexual harassment, and progressive counseling.
Conducted one-on-one conversations with employees at all levels to achieve buy-in during implementation of Lean Manufacturing initiative.
Led Kaizen events and instructed sessions on change management.
Steering Committee member for company Lean Manufacturing program.
Lead the development and maintenance of the company's internal Lean suggestion program and incorporated recommendations for program revisions to maintain inertia.
Successful in reaching Lean savings goals of $300,00 per year since inception.
06/1998 to 09/2002
Human Resources ManagerRICHARDS INDUSTRIES － Cincinnati, OH
Supervise full-time Human Resources Assistant.
Implemented new Human Resources online management system.
06/1997 to 06/1998
Human Resources AssistantRICHARDS INDUSTRIES － Cincinnati, OH
Provide filing and paperwork assistance to Human Resource Manager.
Develop early phases of Wellness program.
04/1995 to 06/1997
Benefits AdministratorUNITED MEDICAL RESOURCES － Cincinnati, OH
Analyzed feedback from organization-wide employee engagement surveys.
Developed and implemented internal committees to address all major concerns uncovered.
Recruited and trained mentors and developed schedule for meetings along with expected outcomes to improve new hire retention.
Instituted "Coffee with President" initiative - small group meetings with company President every month to build relationships and uncover issues.
Available during all shifts to engage with employees; Utilize Management by Walking Around to stay close to employees, build trust, and assist in resolving issues.
Championed initiative to improve the look and feel of the workspace - entire office renovation and improvement.
Project-manage the renovation, including employee survey, focus groups, multiple phases of implementation.
New bathrooms, front lobby, cafeteria, conference rooms, and office furniture.
Enhanced company culture which led to organization receiving Cincy Magazine's Manny Award for Best Place to Work and Biggest Breakthrough nine out of nine times since inception of the Manny Awards.
Developed curriculum and facilitated Healthy Regulators wellness program.
Enabled 10% reduction in health insurance renewal for three consecutive years by achieving 100% employee participation, saving approximately $110,000 each year.
Created Hyde Park Blast, community event sponsored by Richards Industries, with 10,000+ in attendance.
Manage logistics of the event from 4 mile run, to mid-day children's run, and evening bike races and block party.
Identify and secure sponsors and fundraising opportunities.
Donated over $400,000 to various charities.
Master of Arts: Organizational ManagementUNIVERSITY OF PHOENIXOrganizational Management
Bachelor of Arts: CommunicationUNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATICommunication
Change Management | Collaboration | Communication | Relationship Management | Vision & Strategy
Recruiting | Benefits Administration | Training & Development | Event Management | Employee Morale
Lean Green Belt
ACTIVITIES / RECOGNITION
Partners Council Member - PARTNERS FOR A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE 2014- 2015
Employer Chair - ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP 2014 - 2015
Founder - HYDE PARK BLAST 2001 - 2016
Leadership Cincinnati, Class 33 2010
Member - Team in Training 1999-2008
Cincinnati Forty under 40 2008
Member - HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL 1997 - 2008
*President, 2006 - 2008