Experience

  • HR Generalist IV / Manager

    at Serco Inc.

    December 2014 - January 2016

    Kansas

    Managed and supported two locations Performed various complex HR duties Coached management and supervisors regarding employment law or company policy Initiated employees meetings and Town Halls; Worked with Legal staff on complex claims Interactive process for ADA Accommodations Hands-on techniques Employee liaison in conjunction with Benefits regarding FMLA an STD Guided Senior Management to improve Employee Relations Revised and updated policies and procedures; Managed interview career fare to assist with legal compliance; participated in the interview and selection process Tracked Disciplinary Actions, ADA Accommodations, and Leave Requests•Investigated, documented and researched employee complaints, concerns or issues Led Open Enrollment meetings Addressed employee customer concerns Prepared the office for transition to the new company Ensured compliance with EEOC, Title VII, ADEA, ADA (ADAAA), FLSA, FMLA, STD

  • Senior HR Generalist

    at General Dynamics Information Technologies

    July 2013 - December 2014

    Kansas

    • Investigated incident reports, Worker Compensation, FMLA, pay, absentee, leave, employee relations issues, harassment, threats, and management concerns • Interviewed internal and external job • Reviewed applications • Assisted recruiters with mass recruiting/hiring of 200 to 300 candidates bi-weekly • Navigated candidates through ResumeWare applicant tracking system • Advised and counseled managers concerning employee relations issues • Provided advice, assistance and followed-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation • Provided recommendation on recruiting and found solutions to applicant

  • HR Representative Manager

    at Kerry Ingredients & Flavours (thru Aerotek)

    April 2012 - September 2012

    Kansas

    • Successfully updated and reorganized HR department to ensure compliance and efficiency • Investigated and resolved employee issues; change agent for positive employee relations • Mentored department managers on policies and provided advice on disciplinary actions • Created/updated new hire processes including orientation, well defined job descriptions, posting job openings • Administered contract staffing, negotiated contracts and resolved payroll issues • Investigated/resolved challenges with Employee Benefits • Investigated and provided necessary documentation for unemployment, harassment, DOL and EEOC claims. Participated in Work Comp hearings • Updated/resolved Kronos and Lawson HRIS issues; worked with IT to evaluate and implement changes to address issues • Coached and provided advice on disciplinary actions • Carried out involuntary terminations and conducted exit interviews

  • HR Generalist / Manager

    at Morgan Hunter

    September 2010 - February 2012

    Missouri

    • Led HR division to revise corporate HR policies and processes • Mentored managers to resolve employee issues • Investigated and administered FMLA, ADA, Title VII and EEOC claims • Worked closely with Corporate General Counsel on heightened employee issues • Developed partnerships with COO, directors, and managers • Provided guidance on current laws and management techniques to department managers • Partnered with managers to update job titles and “position defined” job descriptions • Investigated FLSA appropriateness; reviewed/researched compensation practices • Analyzed, researched and updated compensation • Researched and negotiated with vendors to create testing program • Audited I-9s for compliance • Researched and implemented document retention process • Investigated and led unemployment claim administration with 100% success rate • Negotiated with all staffing firms to reducing employer’s costs by 10%

  • HR Generalist II

    at US Oncology/ AccessMed

    January 2010 - May 2010

    Kansas

    Start-up Human Resources functions; with heavy recruitment; processing candidates through Open Hire (applicant tracking) • Revamped company’s employee orientation • Posted open positions, constructed applicant questions in Open Hire, implemented eSkill testing • Audited all files including I-9s to ensure compliance and updated OSHA logs online • Created focus group for employees’ input into Employment Engagement Surveys • Monitored and investigated performance plans and concerns, mentored managers on appropriate documentation • Hosted employee open enrollment and new hire meetings • Investigated and reported on workplace accidents • Entered new hires/changes/terminations into HR/Payroll PeopleSoft system • Developed, maintained, and worked with staffing agencies for payrolling and hiring of temporary staff

  • HR Manager

    at Louis Dreyfus Corporation

    August 2007 - May 2009

    Missouri

    Start-up and management of HR functions for three 24/7 Biofuels energy manufacturing plants (Ethanol & Biodiesel) and the KC regional Commodities trading office. Responsible for 230+ exempt and nonexempt employees throughout multi-state locations • Created and implemented new regional HR division. Instrumental in all HR start-up functions from heavy recruitment to complete on-boarding and traveled to multi-state locations • Utilized hands-on approach via travel to plants for employee relationship building; nurtured and built positive rapport between manufacturing sites and corporate • Created, interpreted and implemented policies • Reviewed corrective actions and mentored managers • Led unemployment investigations and hearings • Worked with corporate counsel to address complex issues • Tracked and provided information regarding benefits; PTO, 401(k), FMLA, FLSA, STD, LTD and WC • Researched and met with multi-state safety equipment vendors to negotiate discounts

  • HR Coordinator

    at Olathe District Schools Food Services

    January 2005 - August 2007

    Kansas

    Processed all on-boarding, postings, recruitment, background checks, paperwork, orientation and open enrollment. • Developed and led “Brain Storming” & “Teambuilding” sessions to increase employee positive employee relations. Implement “Work Smarter/Not Harder” working side-by-side employees to better understand employee concerns • Created and implemented cross training, succession planning and anti-harassment training • Investigated, complied documentation, trained and provided recommendations to supervisors, managers and directors for corrective actions, FMLA, Workers Compensation, Limited Duty, Return-to-Work, STD and terminations • Unemployment, EEOC and Workers Compensation hearings • Tracked absenteeism and tardiness • Created and updated job descriptions, reorganized files for compliance and audited I-9s

Education

  • SHRM-CP

    at SHRM

    2015 - at Present (4 years) Kansas

  • PHR Certification

    at HRCI

    2005 - at Present (14 years) Kansas

  • SHRM

    at SHRM

    2004 - 2016 (12 years) Kansas

  • BA Management & Human Relations

    at MidAmerica Nazarene University

    2002 - 2004 (2 years) Kansas

Languages

  • English Native

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