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Manager Human Resource

Ringgold, Georgia, 30736, United States
January 22, 2018

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Valerie Long SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Respected and self-motivated professional who effectively blends a strong background in Human Resources and Recruiting with an equally strong background in Sales / Marketing / Branding. This combination of successful experience provides a unique perspective in translating an organization’s vision into strategic and innovative solutions with enthusiasm.

Cabela’s / Bass Pro Holdings 2017 - Present

Human Resource Manager

Manage the day-to-day administration of personnel policies for the location serving approximately 140 employees ranging from Sr. Management to all hourly employees.

Increased new hires by 33% in three months due to proactive recruiting using multiple sources of Social Media to extend our reach to candidates and well organized job fairs onsite. Maintain Application Tracking System for candidate follow through.

Oversee the recruiting and hiring process. Conduct Orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.

Advise managers on organizational policy matters and recommend changes.

Payroll processing. both manual and automatic, as well as processing various form of Leaves of Absence, Workers Comp,

Act as a liaison between employees and management by handling questions, interpreting and communicating internal issues, help resolve any work related issues and strive to constantly foster a positive environment for employees.

Decreased internal reports to 3rd party complaint line “…to the lowest it had been in years…” according to local and corporate management. This was accomplished by being an advocate for my employees, building trust to come to me with these issues, and develop a history of quick resolution to their concerns.

Supervise Employee Relations, Benefits, Compliance, Compensation, Payroll, Orientation, On Boarding, Labor Relations, Worker’s Compensation, and Internal Investigations. May also represent company at personnel-related hearings.

HR / Recruiting / Marketing / Branding / Nonprofit / Grant Writing / Business Development 2014 – 2017

(various projects and clients Nationwide – can provide client details upon request) and 1994 – 2006

Worked with numerous organizations for needs ranging from complete outsourced HRO, assessment of FSLA internal assignment, revising procedures to meet compliance requirements, streamlining operational redundancies

Implement new ATS and update data repository, assess recruiting practices and improve time to fill and cost per hire.

Marketing and Branding experience to identify Vertical Market Segments and Create Proposals, Content Development for Internal and External Communication both Print and Digital Media Materials, Maximize SEO / SEM Optimization

Business Development, Community Relations, Program Development, Public Speaking, Event Planning, Press Releases and Media Communications

The DAKO Group 2009 – 2014

Southeast Regional Manager / Regional HR Generalist / Marketing and Branding Specialist

Launch office in TN and establish Branding presence throughout the Southeast. Responsible for all Business Development, Human Resource / Talent Management, Employee Relations, Marketing, Regional Budget, Technology needs and Contractor Payroll. Manage daily needs of Southeast region and serve as Regional Human Resource contact supervising in-house sales and recruiting staff, as well as managing contractors ranging from 80 – 150 at any given time.

Heil Environmental (Dover Corporation) 2008 - 2009

Corporate HR Manager / Recruiting Operations Manager / Training Manager

In addition to Human Resource duties, I managed multiple sites (both domestic and international) with all levels of recruiting. selection and onboarding for Exempt and Non-Exempt positions, as well as manage departmental budgets. Responsible to ensure all Federal and Multi State Compliance Regulations were met for my divisions throughout the organization. Served as Corporate Training Manager for multiple locations as well.

Honeywell Aerospace / Spherion 2003 - 2008

HR Business Partner / Talent Acquisition Lead – Honeywell Aerospace RPO Account

(August 2007) Promoted to service as Senior Dedicated Recruiter to the Honeywell Aerospace RPO Account focused on Engineering and I.T. positions nationwide. Managed a team of 35 virtual recruiters and sourcing staff.

(January 2007) Transferred to Corporate office in Alpharetta to serve as Sr. Technical Recruiter for Professional Services

(October 2006) Joined as a Full-Time Employee as the Executive Recruiting Manager in the Chattanooga area to assist in successfully restructuring the franchise office.

(2003 – 2006) Worked as a consultant in Recruiting, Project Management, Employee Relations Mediation and HR Outsourcing as needed.

Computer Horizons Corp. 2001 – 2003

Regional Human Resource Manager and Recruiting Manager

Served as Regional Recruiting Manager covering TN, GA, NC, SC, VA, KY, AL and FL.

Managed full time staff in various locations and traveled to regional offices on a regular basis. Performed all HR Generalist duties such as hiring, onboarding, performance appraisals, terminations, unemployment, grievance arbitrations, corporate arbitration, etc.

Business Development for placement with clients as well as provide tailored Solution Packages offerings to clients for short term, team based projects. Recruited and managed I.T. placements for all levels of individual hires as well as solution projects.

Top Performer consistently performed in top 3% corporate nationwide percentage of activity.

Facilitate PHR/SPHR Certification Prep for HRCI 2007 – Present

Lead Facilitator and Course Curriculum Designer

Facilitated training for HRCI Approved PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Courses attended by regional HR professionals from all industries and

discipline levels within HR from HR Generalist to CHRO and VP of HR. I facilitated and trained courses purchased via SHRM pre

developed materials from 2007 until 2014-2015 year when SHRM initiated certifications became available in addition to HRCI.

In 2015 I worked closely with HRCI to identify approved training material recommended for Certification Prep as well as consulted with the SME author of one of HRCI’s recommended reference guides to develop an HRCI regulation approved Certification Prep course to continue to provide training for our local HR community business leaders. Developed documentation, composed training manuals and designed course curriculum to train HR professionals from some of the largest companies in the Southeast for PHR/SPHR Certification testing. Offered 1-2 sessions per year (typically Fall and Spring). Sessions are 8-12 weeks in length.

SHRM National and SHRM Chattanooga 2008 – Present

Vice President – Programs - Chattanooga Chapter and National Member

Member of Board and sub committees 2008 - 2014. Manage the development and provision of programs, workshops, seminars, sponsorships and other services provided by the chapter. Direct the activities of the Program Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and Sponsorship Committee and Annual Silent Auction. Longstanding National SHRM Member active in GA and TN chapters as well.

Education: B.S. Computer Science

Trinity University, San Antonio TX

HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR)

Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)

Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR)

Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)

Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC)

Certified People Sourcing Professional (CPSP)

Employer of Choice Initiative Design and Implementation

Certified DISC Trainer and Coach

Deep Web Sourcing (Certificate)

Advanced LinkedIn Branding and Sourcing (Certificate)

Advanced Diversity Sourcing Fundamentals (Certificate)

Peer Regression Sourcing (Certificate)

Advanced Boolean Techniques (Certificate)

Natural Search Language (Certificate)

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX Certified Trainer)

Certified Predictive Index Analyst (PI®)

Certified Social Media Marketing Professional

Business Analytics Certification

Digital Strategy Certification (Digital Media, Social Media and Content Marketing)

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)

Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC)

Labor and Employment Relations Certificate

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)

Membership in Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly ATSD)

Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict Resolution

Six Sigma Green Belt

Candidate Outreach via Social Media (Certificate)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Certificate)

Employer Branding and Retention Strategies

Employer Branding Mapping & Competitor Analysis

AIRS Strategic Approach to Healthcare Recruiting

AMA's Employment Law Course: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of EEO, FMLA and ADA

Leadership Skills for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

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