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Location:
Plainfield, Illinois, 60585, United States
Posted:
May 28, 2010

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ANDREA M. GEBBIA, SPHR

***** **** **** ** *****

Plainfield, IL 60585

815-***-**** cell

abmqxz@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Strategic business partner and senior HR/O.D. professional with excellent consulting and client-relationship building skills,

presentation and facilitation skills. Proven ability to partner with mgmt/exec teams in developing strategic plans that align HR/OD

goals with business goals specifically in the areas of O.D, change management, talent management/selection, labor

management, training & development, performance mgmt, compensation and rewards, compliance. Possess excellent analytic,

management and leadership skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HR Consultant/Contractor – (September 2009 – present)

Consulting with mgmt/leadership teams to effectively deliver successful talent acquisition strategies and recruit for positions at

varying levels; implement effective performance mgmt processes; assess and implement competitive comp/pay programs;

implement effective HR compliance processes.

SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER (multi-site, multi-state) 08/2008 – 07/2009 (Reduction in HR staff)

Career Education Corp

Partnered with management teams to deliver multi-site HR/OD program implementation, strategic planning, compliance, policy

administration and functional HR execution (aligning programs with business needs). Responsibilities included: developing a talent

management strategy to acquire and retain diverse, top talent at all levels, workforce planning, and recruitment. Oversight and

advisement of all employee relations and labor mgmt as well as performance mgmt planning and counseling on policy

interpretation, employment matters, and coaching for positive E/R climate. Conducted talent assessments, developed succession

plan and career development program. Conducted training assessments, developed training plan for all sites and facilitated new

training and leadership development programs. Executed and advised on all compensation, appraisal, performance

management, and benefit policies and programs as well as new hire orientation program. Developed a new Employee Rotation

Program.

MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES (multi-site, union & non-union ee’s) 02/2007 – 08/2008

Fuel Tech, Inc. (global engineering/manufacturing firm)

Developed the HR function and administered HR policies and programs as well as managing/developing employee population

globally. Lead and executed all business-driven initiatives re: recruitment/talent acquisition/talent mgmt, workforce planning,

employee and labor relations, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits

assessment/advisement, and policy/procedure administration and compliance . Coached mgmt on all employee relations and

labor mgmt as well as performance mgmt planning, counseling on policy interpretation, employment matters, discipline, positive

E/R climate. Developed and facilitated corporate training initiatives for perf mgmt, compliance and safety. Developed &

implemented talent acquisition/talent mgmt strategic plan, orientations, succession-planning and career pathing/development that

increased workforce capacity and employee development. Assessed and revised comp program, revised job descriptions,

conducted salary surveys, developed salary/merit budget and lead the performance eval program.

SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER (multi-site, union & non-union ee’s) 1/2006 to 10/30/2006 (position elim)

Bovis Lend Lease (global engineering/construction mgmt firm)

Partnered with mgmt team to develop and implement business-driven programs supporting recruitment/staffing/workforce planning,

employee & labor relations, training/development, overall employment/compliance, O.D. programs, benefits/comp programs.

Responsibilities included: advising managers on all policies/procedures; employee relations/labor relations matters,perf

management, discipline, positive work environment. Developed and delivered training programs on perf mgmt, safety, and HR

policies. Conducted recruitment, new employee orientation, career pathing program, succession plans, outplacement counseling

and diversity programs. Managed and assessed safety, workers comp, comp and benefits programs. Oversight for HR

compliance, orientations, AAP/EEO, reporting, exit interviews.

H.R. BUSINESS PARTNER (multi-site, multi-state) 08/2001 – 12/2005

Millward Brown (WPP group) (global market research firm)

Strategic business partner with overall HR/OD responsibility for multiple sites. Responsibilities included: development and

execution of strategic and tactical HR practices and initiatives including: workforce planning and recruitment; execution of

performance management and recognition programs; advising mgmt on employee relations issues policy, performance,

employment matters; designing & facilitating training programs, union avoidance workshops and mgmt development programs;

implementing diversity initiatives; executed and advised on comp programs and continually assessed each-- improving MB’s

competitiveness. **Lead the project team for Employer of Choice/Fortune’s Best Places to Work app, interviews, visits, etc

HR CONSULTANT/ DIRECTOR, H.R. 07/1999 – 8/2001 (Company was purchased)

Bulkmarkets.com

Reporting to the CEO--Developed the HR function, aligning global programs with business strategy, by: developing staffing strategy

and recruitment--doubling ee population within a year; building the HR organizational strategy and member of the mgmt team;

creating company policies; compensation management, internal consultant on all employee relations issues; developing

appropriate management and leadership development programs and facilitating training; developing and implementing

performance management process.

SENIOR H.R. GENERALIST 1/1998 – 6/1999

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Strategic business partner, multi-site: assessed staffing needs and recruited for all positions across all district offices and

locations. Implemented, trained staff, and advised on the new Performance Mgmt. Program to include: new core competencies,

multi-source assessments, and Personal Dev. Plans. Counseled managers and staff on policies and procedures as well as

employee relations issues. Conducted behavioral interview training. Developed a new hire training and orientation program.

HR CONSULTANT 1996-1997

Cyborg Systems Inc.

Responsible for: conducting HR process assessments and setting up clients’ base HR functions re: their staffing,

new hire processes, applicant tracking, benefits, compensation, and training needs while incorporating

Cyborg’s HR system; conducted classroom training on Cyborg’s system

EDUCATION Masters Degree (M.S Masters in Labor Relations and O.D.

Loyola University, Chicago

Bachelor of Arts

Augustana College

CERTIFICATIONS *SPHR

*DDI Certified Facilitator and Instructor Targeted Selection and High Performance Workforce

*Certified Instructor in Kaleidoscope Diversity programs

CAREER COACH – Illinois WorkNet Centers --



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