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Human Resource Manager

Stockbridge, Georgia, 30281, United States
May 22, 2010

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Paul D. Brankel

**** **. **** ********

Stockbridge, Ga. 30281

678-***-****-h 404-***-****-c

Dear Madam\Sir:

I am an experienced Human Resource professional seeking a Human Resource

Management position. I am interested in continuing my career with a fast

paced progressive organization. I am in search of a Human Resource Manager

role that will allow me to utilize my extensive experience.

I am seeking a hand-on role as a strategic business partner with a

management team. My experiences in both union and non-union environments

have given me a unique understanding of human resource management. I am

skilled at sourcing and selecting employees and managing a Performance

Management program. I have in-depth experience with labor and employee


My human resource management experience includes employee training,

disability management, workman's compensation, career development, policy

development and implementation and employment law. I am DDI certified to

facilitate a number of programs aimed at educating employees.

I earned an MBA from the University of Akron while working full-time.

Additionally, I hold a BS degree in Industrial Management with a

concentration in personnel management. In December of 1998, I completed my

certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

My compensation expectations are flexible.


Paul Brankel

Paul Brankel, SPHR

1813 St. Ives Crossing

Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

770-***-**** 404-***-****

Executive Summary

Dynamic results-oriented Human Resource Professional with fifteen years of

progressive generalist\management experience. Skilled Executive

representing various industries in union and non-union environments.

Possess the ability and skill set to think strategically while working in

unison with all levels of employees from front line to senior management.

Areas of Expertise

Employee Relations

Recruiting and Selection

Labor Relations

Performance Management

Compensation Support

Benefit Administration

Workers Compensation

Training and Development

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Succession Planning

Employment History

Lucas Group____________________________ __February 2007- December


Senior Recruiter

. Recruit mid and senior level management for client companies in the

transportation, distribution, logistics, telecommunications and office

equipment industries

Transportation Professional Recruiters)

May 2001-Febuary 2007


. Recruit mid and senior level management for client companies in the

transportation, distribution, logistics, telecommunications and office

equipment industries

Cognisa Security, Inc Atlanta, Ga. (Company Acquired) May 2002-


Human Resource Manager

. Developed Region Recruiting Plan

. Managed Region Recruiting Efforts

. Taught Recruiters Behavioral Interviewing Techniques

. Managed Employee Relations issues

. Oversaw the Performance Management Program

AT&T Broadband (Company Restructure)


Human Resource Manager (Company Restructure)

Oversaw the Human Resource activities in the Call, Dispatch and Warehouse

centers. Heavy emphasis placed on employee relation issues and union

avoidance. Provided advice, recommendations and coaching to managers on a

variety of HR related issues

. Designed and implemented retention and re-recruiting plans after multiple

organizational changes ensuring retention of highly qualified employees

. Developed union avoidance strategies that preserved a union free


. Designed strategies to combat high short-term disability costs, saving in

excess of $600,000

Lanier Worldwide


Human Resource Manager-Domestic Operations

Responsible for all employee relation issues for the corporate office and

domestic United States. Provided advice, recommendations and coaching to

all levels of field management

. Investigated violations of corporate policy protecting the interests of

the organization

. Streamlined the mergers and acquisitions guidebook by adding a human

resource perspective

. Implemented, rolled out and managed the Wunderlic Consulting Sales

selection tool, thereby reducing training time and increasing sales


. Rewrote the human resource policy manual and educated staff on revised

policies and procedures

Pony Express (Bankruptcy)


Human Resource Director

.Assisted seven Regional Directors with labor and employee relation's


. Provided Human Resource leadership during a period of financial distress.

. Worked with legal counsel on a wide array of unattended legal matters

ranging from OFCCP charges to DOL audits

FedEx Ground Atlanta, Ga.


Southeast Regional Human Resource Manager

Managed human resource functions for thirty two facilities in Georgia,

Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana. Sourced and

selected all management employees in the Southeast region

. Managed a team of six recruiters and two Human Resource Representatives

. Conducted training seminars in variety of areas for exempt employees (DDI


. Responsible for the final selection of all exempt employees

. Ensured AA and EEOC compliance in the region by analyzing regional

recruitment and employment data

. Managed compensation for over 400 regional exempt employees ensuring

quality performance reviews.

. Collaborated with corporate personnel on organizational development


. Developed a region mentoring program that was adopted company wide and

reduced exempt turnover by 21%.

Roadway Express, Inc. Akron, Oh


Human Resource Manager (Unionized Workforce)

Managed the human resource functions for a consolidation and distribution

center (Break-bulk) employing over 550 people

. Responsible for sourcing and selecting all exempt and non-exempt


. Conducted initial and on-going training in safe work methods and TQM for

all district personnel

. Led the facility Safety Program resulting in a 30% reduction in accidents

and injuries

. Managed workers compensation for the facility reducing yearly

expenditures by $270,000

. Test piloted numerous Corporate human resources imitative prior to

company-wide implementation


University of Akron


Master of Business Administration

University of Akron


Bachelors of Science in Industrial Management

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certificate 1998

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