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Human Resource Management

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United States
Posted:
November 14, 2017

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DONNELLA D A WATKINS

HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE

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Human Resource Management Experience Leadership Development Startup Operations

Recruited to direct HR operations. Partner with other directors and senior executives to develop new business initiatives, foster employee engagement and mobilize talent. Highly experienced HR Executive with proven record of facilitating profitability through expert development management of corporate human resource operations. Special expertise in building and leading top performing teams, turning around troubled organizations and establishing HR departments from scratch. Adept at directing all HR functions, including recruiting, talent development, employee relations, and policy design. Competent in all payroll functions, data management and payroll reporting. From onboarding, advising to general office and risk management. Experienced at utilizing internet technologies to improve organizational performance.

Established policies and procedures to ensure compliance and to meet corporate needs. Exceptional leadership, relationship management, and training skills. Additional capabilities include:

HR Operations Management** Short & Long-term Strategy Design** Budgetary Planning** Compensation

Process Reengineering & Change Management**Employment Law**Labor Relations** Recruiting & Staffing

Training & Leadership Development**Benefits** Diversity ** Compensation**Program Administration**Employee Counseling **New Employee Orientation **HR Compliance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Baldwin Incorporated, Des Plaines IL 12/2012-07/2017

Dir Human Resources

Managed HR for entire company. Executed cost effective changes to existing benefit plans and evaluated HR systems to initiate a strategic plan for improved efficiency. Came into struggling organization and initiated changes for company’s restructuring. Led a staff of 7 in the HR management of 535 employees. Reduced staffing execs and instituted extensive training programs to meet compliance regulations. Labor relations included administering three union contracts negotiations, grievance, terminations and health and welfare issues Streamlined hiring process saving 35% in recruitment costs. Directed benefits administration for 542 salary and hourly employees, both union and non-union. Coordinated open enrollment process for health and welfare plans. Performed vendor management. Planned and managed several high-profile projects to improve benefits program, including new pension provider, pension statements for salaried employees and retiree medical reconciliation initiatives. Led special project to clean benefit data and create all statement, plus calculate benefits to support enterprise level benefit program upgrade.

Neovia Logistics,Joliet, IL 01/2012-03/2017

Human Resources Mgr.

Executed all HR operations for 3500 employees for an urban planning engineering and transportation organization. Improved all sites as needed. Supervised staff of 35-40. Spearheaded recruiting, hiring, terminations, strategic planning, policy and procedure development as well as performance reviews. Managed compensation and benefits program. I was actively involved in corporate-wide programs, such as reorganizations. Enabled operational change essential to a $5M reduction in HR costs.

Restructured and improved entire Human Resource department. Implemented online Oracle that allowed employees and clients to utilize certain services provided by the HR department.

Simplified cost by identifying and implementing new benefit plans.

Enhance compliance and staff performance by updating both company and employee handbook.

Credited for increase in productivity and employee satisfaction by leading development and corporate workshops.

Trained in shipping, distribution and ordering within logistics setting.

Improved efficiency by centralizing disability and FMLA administration with third party. Recognized for complex project that involved several different states and laws.

Directed conversion of electronic vendor to formats that were HIPPA compliant.

Coordinated program to implement new cash balance plan as option to existing defined benefit final average pay formula for pension calculation.

HW Lochner, Chicago, IL. 06/2011-01/2012

Sr. Human Resource Generalist

Performed on-boarding processes for new hires including interviewing candidates, conducting new hire orientation, employee paperwork, drug test & background check, screening resumes, reference checks, E-verify verification and process all paperwork.

Conducted the off-boarding process including preparing and distributing exit documents, conduct exit interviews and termination of benefits.

Administered various benefits programs, including: medical, dental, ort term/ long term disability, life insurance, FSA commuter benefits and 401(k) plan.

Managed open enrollment processes including development of materials and communication and distribution/ collection of materials.

Handled IRS qualifying changes, claim resolution, answered employee questions and was the first person of contact.

Tracked employees on leave including personal leave, FMLA, short /long term disability, vacation and sick leaves.

Processed the bi-weekly payroll for 500+multi state employees using ADP PayeXpert

Generated payroll reports for the accounting department and outside vendors, including 401k reporting and benefit information.

Update and maintained employee and payroll information in all databases and personnel files, processed promotions, status changes etc.

Scheduled training sessions company wide and assisted with gathering/delivering materials.

Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL.

Transportation/HR Generalist 06/1995-12/2011

Managed HR functions including expansion of operations during a rapid growth period. Key member of executive leadership team. Actively involved in reorganization of HR operations and organizational development. Charged with transitioning employees from part-time to full-time status.

Refined hiring cycle from 63 days to 30 days and eliminated backlog of 320 open positions.

Charged with department and implementation of performance review process.

Assisted in the implementation of organizational structure, training, and recruiting programs and HRIS programs.

Conveyed knowledge and skills by verbal and written communication transportation logistics that improved service to ridership.

Assisted with new policies for regulatory compliance, safety, and community involvement.

Developed and implemented a safety system to exceed OSHA requirements, minimize recordable, control costs, and reward employees.

Streamlined employee sourcing and employee development within the company.

Influential member of team that developed new S.O.P’s and guidelines for government sanctioned leave, F.M.L.A. and all other concerns for leave management.

Identified and designed a strong leadership training program to develop and enhance the management skills of group leaders and supervisors.

Restructured the recruiting process with an emphasis on hiring the best possible candidate and streamlined and improved the orientation and training program to maximize performance and retention.

Education

2014 UIC MBA Program /BS Human Resource Technology and Concepts

2010- University of Phoenix BSACC

2010- Langevin Learning Services (Certified Instructor/Facilitator, Certified Training Manager/Director

2009- Villanova Six Sigma (Master Certificate)

2008- South Suburban Community College AA /Human Resources and Bus. Man.

2008- Penn Foster/ PHR/ SPHR/ AIC/CPP/CBP/ CEBS/CPP/LMS

Career Summary

A company oriented professional with experience in recruiting, staffing, retrenching people possessing over 15 years’ experience as HR manager.

Efficient in interviewing and assessing people.

Expert in recruiting people, according to the company policy.

Proficient in giving valuable decision and taking the feedback from the employees.

Expert in taking the order from the seniors and giving the valuable suggestions.

Personal Qualities

Remarkable analytical, logical and mathematical skills.

Innovative in assessing the qualities of people.

Efficient in communicating well in written and verbal both.

The ability to motivate people.

Key Responsibilities Handle / Core Competency

Analyzing the requirement of organization

Analyze the quality people and contact them through phone, Email.

Recruit the people and perform various recruitment steps.

Maintain the existing employees and take the feedback from them.

Talent Management and Tracking

Human Capital Management (HCM)

Present the suggestions for the seniors of employees and implement their order.

Train the new employees, Performance Improvement

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Spreadsheet Software

EEO Officer

Human Resource Information System(HRIS), Apex Business Software, Icims

Employee Counseling and Policy Administration

Unemployment Claims

Payroll Processing, Benefits, and Appraisal

Shipping Distribution and Ordering

Office Management, Data Entry

Education Experience

Accounting

HR Policy an Procedure

Exit Interviews

Employee Coaching /Consultation

Conflict Resolution

E-verify and I9

Labor Law and Negotiation



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