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Human Resources Professional

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
January 15, 2018

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Human Resources professional that has successfully recruited and developed staff members while encouraging leadership in all aspects of talent management for over 15 years. Successfully achieved the wide range of personnel related responsibilities while being the only staff assigned to the Human Resources Division in an organization of over 275 employees and another with 60 employees.


Human Resources Generalist 5/2017 – 1/2018

V-TEK, Inc. Mankato, MN

Conducted New Employee Orientation for all new staff. Explained all benefits and policies, company history, Safety Program and Emergency Action Plan.

Coordinated bi-weekly payroll, balancing time keeping and processed reporting to be sent to payroll vendor

Coordinated recruiting efforts using online media. Interviewed candidates.

Enhanced communication with staff by means of publishing a company newsletter.

Safety Director and Wellness Committee Chairperson.

Human Resources Director 1/2005 to 4/2017

McLeod County Glencoe, MN

Compensation and Benefits. Conducted Market Study to ensure competitive wages and analyzed financial data to offer viable options to leadership regarding implementation. Chair of Sibley/McLeod Health Insurance Committee. Meet with vendors to review and update benefit options for employees.

Recruitment. Manage all recruiting efforts for organization. Advise hiring managers on best practices including testing and conducting the appropriate interview process. Implemented an on-line applicant tracking system. Developed on onboarding process for new staff.

Talent Management and Development. Implement human resource initiatives that support the mission of the County including developing a performance evaluation process for all employees. Create and maintain 140 job descriptions to ensure employees are compensated appropriately for their responsibilities. Work with leadership to address performance issues and determine resolution in progressive discipline or performance improvement plans. Created McLeod University, an opportunity for leadership to develop skills to enhance their management capabilities. Coordinate McLeod For Tomorrow, a cohort leadership program, and encourage participation from employees.

Employee Relations. Handle negotiations for 7 unions including the costing of proposals for viability. Create or update all human resources policies and procedures and advise management and staff to ensure compliance. Conduct thorough investigations to address employment issues and find resolution to grievances. Maintain knowledge of legal requirements to ensure adherence to all employment laws including FMLA and ADA.

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Payroll/Benefits Coordinator 1/2002 to 12/2004

McLeod County Glencoe, MN

Complete timely bi-weekly payroll processing for more than 275 employees.

Maintain knowledge in all aspects of personnel policies and union contracts as they pertain to payroll.

Obtain all necessary paperwork required under federal and state laws regarding employment.

Conduct orientation to provide benefit information to all new employees.

Process end of year reports and required documents.

Provide correct and up-to-date information to staff regarding time and attendance questions.


Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Minnesota State University – Mankato Mankato, MN

Emphasis in Marketing and International Business and a minor in Spanish.

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