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Human Resources Manager

Virginia, United States
January 30, 2018

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Barbara M. Johnson

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Carrollton, Virginia 23314 757-***-****

If your senior leadership team could benefit from a vision-driven, goal-focused human resources executive with a proven history of innovation and achievement, look no further than the enclosed resume. I am certain of my ability to excel in this capacity and bring positive leadership to your company.

Throughout my more than twenty-year career, I have established a reputation as a transformational human resources leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. My expertise encompasses all aspects of human resources management, from developing policies that comply with federal and state regulations to top talent identification, recruitment and retention. Further, my ability to build consensus among executive teams and stakeholders to promote transparency and influence positive change has been repeatedly proven. I look forward to bringing these strengths and more to your team.

My desire is to meet with you and learn more about your goals for placing me in a position that is a match for my experience. I am interested in full time, permanent placement. Until then, thank you for your consideration. I can be reached at 757-***-**** to further discuss my qualifications.


Barbara M. Johnson

“Vision, patience, compassion, courage and character are the elements of true leadership.”

Barbara M. Johnson

12125 Kings Creek Court

Carrollton, Virginia 23314 757-***-****

Human Resources Executive

Seasoned, goal-focused human resources manager with experience in a variety of organizations and employers. Skilled recruiter and negotiator with unique ability to identify and attract top talent in challenging roles. Empathetic listener and mediator, able to successfully communicate between management and labor to ensure satisfaction and productive working environments. Operational understanding of all applicable federal, state and regulatory employment requirements with experience implementing compliant policies and procedures.

Key Competencies

Policy Development & Implementation

Talent Identification & Recruitment

Mediation, Arbitration & Coaching

Federal & State Employment Law

Compensation & Benefits

Contract Negotiation

Interpersonal Communication

Crisis Management

Career Experience

VT Group (Government Contractor), Virginia Beach, Virginia

Human Relations Manager, 06/2008 – 05/2017

Directed all corporate human resources and employee relations including policy development, records retention, employee recruitment, and training and development. Developed and implemented policies and procedures that promoted a harmonious working environment and complied with federal and state laws. Monitored creation of all employee records and managed long-term retention. Interfaced between employees and management; initiated conflict resolution with successful results.

Key Contributions:

Successfully interacted with management and labor to resolve disputes and increase productivity.

Developed and implemented records retention policies that complied with various federal, state and regulatory requirements, including the Department of Labor and Veterans Affairs.

Deployed recruitment plans to attract, recruit and retain top talent; ensured overall employment satisfaction through positive reinforcement and harmonious work/life balance.

End-to-End, Inc., Newport News, Virginia

Recruiter for Northrup Grumman, 6/2007 – 6/2008

Provided talent recruitment for national defense contractor. Interfaced between executive leadership and contract company to fully understand objectives; recruited and hired top talent and ensured compliance with all federal, state and regulatory requirements.

Key Contributions:

Identified objectives and matched available talent to fill employee vacancies.

Made recommendations on placement, salaries and other key factors in order to ensure mutual satisfaction.

Interfaced with new hires and company management to provide on-boarding training and feedback.

Nextel Communications/Teletech, Hampton, Virginia

Senior Human Resources Manager, 11/2000 – 07/2007

Provided human resources guidance, support and direction to front-line supervisors and management on compliant policies, procedures and coaching.

Key Contributions:

Developed and implemented innovative new-hire orientation programs to facilitate transitions of new employees into company culture.

Reviewed company policies and procedures for compliance with federal and state regulations; made recommendations to management and implemented systematic changes.

Lead efforts to strengthen company commitment to a diverse workforce.

Other Career Experience

Canon, ITS – Chesapeake, Virginia

Human Resources Representative

Bernard C. Harris Publishing – Norfolk, Virginia

Recruiting Manager

Newport News General Hospital - Newport News, Virginia

Human Resources Manager

Business Office Manager

Education and Credentials

Certificate, Professional Human Resources Management

Old Dominion University – Norfolk, Virginia

Associates Degree, Computer Programming

Tidewater Technical College – Norfolk, Virginia

Professional Training & Workshops

Conflict Resolution & Mediation

Sexual Harassment Prevention

Management Techniques

Essentials of Management

Leadership Skills & Development

Ethics for Managers

Code of Conduct for Supervisors and Managers

Fraud Prevention for Management

Employment Law Updates

Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Affiliations

Society for Human Resource Management

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