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Human Resources Employee Relations

Tennessee, United States
January 22, 2018

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J O S H D . W I L L I A M S

**** ********** *****, ** *********, Tennessee 37312

cell 423-***-****

An approachable HR professional with experience leading talent management, risk assessments, change leadership and driving results that align with strategic initiatives. Strengths lie in leading and coaching teams, building relationships, conflict resolution, confidentiality and fairness. Passionate about communicating and implementing policies and procedures to cultivate a safe, compliant and productive team environment with engaged associates who feel valued. Sea Ray Tellico Plant, Brunswick Boat Group Vonore, TN February 2016 - present HR Employee Relations Specialists

Serves employees and leadership as a respected liaison for all human resources procedures, policies, employment laws, HRIS and other systems, in a demanding world-class boat manufacturing facility with over 600 employees.

Ensures compliance and manages all requests or claims related to EEO, OSHA, FLSA, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation and other state and federal regulations, as well as company’s Fitness for Duty program.

Develops recruiting strategy and plans for salary and hourly positions by partnering with management to forecast needs and evaluate staffing levels. Implements direct hire and/or temporary staffing strategy when favorable.

Manages total selection and onboarding process by reviewing applicants, conducting panel interviews, ensuring fitness for duty, writing offer letters, leading weekly orientations to ensure consistent message to all new hires.

Leads implementation of new Workday Inc. software and is the subject matter expert for all Brunswick Boat Group plants nationwide; tasks include managing teams, reviewing and entering data, conducting training.

Communicates and administers policies, procedures, benefits and compensation to new and existing employees. Recommends policy changes that ensure consistency and standardization while supporting business needs.

Mediates difficult interactions and responds to complaints and concerns. Proactively identifies violations and patterns causing disruptions. Supervises corrective action plans, investigations, conflict resolution/ management.

Identifies group and individual development needs then provides performance feedback and coaching to leadership and employees at all levels to encourage growth, progression, high moral and decrease turnover.

Promotes continuous improvement through engaging employees to submit suggestions electronically through

“WIN” system then providing recognition by rewarding implemented ideas with monetary gifts or food.

Conducts annual audits to evaluate risks and competition to ensure a healthy and safe workplace and maintain competitive advantage, then communicates status and suggestions for improvement to leadership. Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC Madisonville, TN June 2014 - February 2016 Human Resources Generalist

Managing employee relations by administering payroll and employee benefit programs, guiding legal and corporate compliance, implementing policies, addressing disciplinary and complex situations, recommending strategic resolutions, while being an approachable leader and encouraging effective communication.

Leading plant’s safety programs, coordinating training and development, managing work-related injuries/illnesses and Workers Compensation claims, overseeing Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program, maintaining OSHA, EEOC and other requirements.

Strategically planning for company’s growth and progression by directing recruitment and selection processes, creating job descriptions, publishing job openings, conducting interviews, organizing new and temporary employee orientation, and maintaining accurate records. Page 2 of 2

Conducting wage surveys and performance reviews, researching and initiating insurance and retirement planning, implementing a new attendance, budgetary and payroll electronic system by working with management to simplify and efficiently process data.

Lead efforts to merge Hope Industries, Inc. employees and policies into Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC, effective January 31, 2015, through effective communication and engagement activities to drive performance and achieve all goals.

JW Lawn Care Cleveland, TN March 2013 - May 2014 Owner/Operator

Executed a successful, customer-focused small business with 3 employees by providing a variety of lawn and landscaping services to residential and commercial clients.

Met with potential clients, listened to customer’s needs, communicated services and expertise, performed quality service, and built relationships for continued business.

Developed and executed marketing plans to grow clientele through promotional tools and social media.

Managed finances, such as billing and payment plans for rendered services. Mayfield Dairy Farm Athens, TN Summer 2012, 2013 Human Resources Management Intern

Partnered with Senior HR Manager to resolve conflict and problems by conducting employee “roundtable” meetings and implementing solutions or actions to promote positive employee moral and minimize turnover.

Organized and led meetings and training presentations for managers and supervisors; topics included work-life balance, job satisfaction and motivation in the workplace.

Improved employee handbook by revising policies and procedures to include new wellness incentives and communicate changes to corporate, federal and state procedures.

Assisted with recruiting and onboarding by conducting interviews and presenting training material at orientation. E D U C A T I O N

Tennessee Wesleyan University Athens, TN May 2014 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Human Resources major with Servant Leadership minor P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T

Loudon-Monroe Human Resource Association June 2014 - present Wimberly Lawson Labor & Employment Law Conference November 2014 OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry August 2014 FMLA Training by National Seminars July 2014

Tennessee Wesleyan College Basketball August 2010 - May 2014 Tennessee Wesleyan College Golf August 2010 – May 2014 K E Y S K I L L S

Training and Developing Employees

Leading with Integrity and Respect

Recruiting and Retaining Talent

Communicating and Presenting

Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

Employee Relations and Coaching

Employment and Labor Laws

Benefits and Compensation

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