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Human Resource Management

Belleville, Illinois, United States
November 14, 2017

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Dawn M. Peil PHR, SHRM-CP

** ******* *****, **********, ******** 62223

Home: 618-***-**** Cell: 618-***-****


A resourceful, results oriented, problem solving, HR Professional with a passion for creating a top performing workforce. Well-developed interpersonal skills coupled with outstanding verbal and written communication skills, able to maintain productive relationships across all organizational levels and external customers. Strong customer service focus, leading to make a difference.

Accomplished complete analysis of all exempt and non-exempt positions for compliance with FLSA standards, resulting in defensible structure for all company positions meeting federal standards.

Administration of aligned, defensible RIF programs to meet corporate objectives, budget projections.

Counselled managers on policy and procedures, including delivery of discipline and PIP program administration for employees.

Compiled and analyzed compensation survey to present fair and equitable pay practices for all positsions within the company, resulting in retention improvement of top performers and limiting turnover for entry level positions in manufacturing industry.

Designed and implemented employee training and development program for internal training of office staff, line managers, and middle management for consistent policy interpretation and implementation, resulting in fewer disciplinary actions within the first two years of training.

Helped develop internal audit program with safety manager to ensure 100% of employees met the standard for competent knowledge of Quality Policy.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Benefits Administration - Employee Training and Leadership Development - Recruitment and Hiring Vendor Management - Wellness Programming/Health Promotion - Job Analysis/Job Description Development - New Hire Orientation - Human Resources Admin. - HR Policies and Procedures - Workforce Planning – Corporate Downsizing Admin. – PIP - Employee Relations & Programs - HR Compliance & Employment Law - Surveys & Record Keeping - ISO 9001-2000 - Risk Management/Safety - Comp Surveys - Performance Management - Sales and Marketing - Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite PeopleSoft/HRIS - Employee Handbook Development - Dept. Management and organizational skills


Professional Human Resources (PHR) - Human Resource Certification Institute 2006 - Current

Society Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) - Current

M.A., Human Resource Development - Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri 2002

B.S., Parks and Recreation Administration - Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Life and Health Insurance Producers License - Illinois - 2013

Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, WellCert SM Chapman Institute 2013 (CWPC)


Belleville News Democrat (McClatchy) – Belleville, IL 9/2013 - Present

(Corporately owned Metro East Newspaper)

Midwest Regional Human Resource Generalist and Business Partner

Building relationships, earning trust, making recommendations. Assisting and supervising the day to day operations of the Human Resource Department. Developing Compliance/ Recruitment/Employee Engagement & Retention policies to serve the needs of a diversified workforce. Specializing in areas of:

Full Cycle Recruitment and Hiring – Strategic design for talent acquisition for current and future needs of the departments.

Change Management Leadership for Restructuring and compliant guidance

Benefits Administration and Leaves of Absence – Gained 100% Open Enrollment participation, STD/LTD, Work Comp., Unemployment claims managed daily.

Training & Development – Delivery of Companywide annual training programs and as needed for management training, satisfying corporate and state requirements.

Safety Programming – Managed safety committee to work collaboratively within the defined purpose of the departments to eliminate possible safety risks within the work areas.

Employee Relations – New Hire Orientation, service awards, recognition program, discipline administration, investigations, employee appreciation programs, United Way Coordinator, developing a satisfied, engaged and healthier workforce.

Integrated Wellness Programming – Implement employee flu shots, biometric screenings, and management of wellness incentives and promotional delivery of vendor programs.

The ROHO Group – Belleville, IL - 2/1999 to 9/2012

(Privately held international manufacturing company for durable medical goods)

Human Resource Generalist (2002-2012)

Successfully managed and coordinated all day-to-day initiatives and activities related to workforce planning practices. Primarily responsible for recruitment of contingent workforce, direct hires, and on-boarding and new hire orientation. Assisted departmental managers with employee selection and development, promotions, and provided recommendations to ensure all employment actions met the requirements of Federal and State laws and followed established company policy. Developed strategies for filling job openings, posted social media ads, reviewed resumes, prescreened, and interviewed potential candidates. Provided internal and external resources for workforce safety training and continued education for individuals and leadership work teams.

Benchmarked standards of entry-level workforce, for temp-to-hire lite industrial and office support positions through developing relationships with staffing agencies. Program resulted in reduced turnover of 45% and 30% and an 8% -14% decreases in cost of services in 12 months.

Developed and implemented a New Hire Orientation on-boarding program which led to increased employee satisfaction and openness to the Company’s mission and culture.

Implemented Company’s first Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to increase efficiency in the hiring process. The program automated position requisition approval process, implemented on-line applicant application, and improved applicant tracking for AAP reporting.

Revised and administered annual updates to Employee Guideline Booklet including policies, procedures, and forms. Facilitated staff training to ensure compliance with Company goals and objectives.

Served as charter member of Safety Committee and Charitable Donations Committee establishing opportunities for employee participation in non-work related activities.

Managed a variety of corporate programs including Employee Feedback (Suggestion Box) and Wellness Initiatives increasing levels of employee participation. Implemented a DRUG FREE Work Place Program and secured grant funding for the program.

Developed on-site training programs and web based e-learning library containing resources for office and management training. Maximized the opportunities for skills training, performance improvement plans, and compliance requirements; resulting in risk management cost savings and impact training.

Training and Education Specialist (2001) The ROHO Group

Coordinated CEU program for Clinical Applications Managers and provided training and sales support.


National Member Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2003 (current)

Metro East IL SHRM Chapter Member 2013 (current)

Gateway Region YMCA Board Manager – current

Chapman Institute 2013

Volunteer Ambassador and Secretary, Greater Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce 2005-2013

National Wellness Institute 2013

Toastmaster International Member

AAIM Employers Association – St. Louis, Missouri

Belleville Leadership Alumni

Notary Public, Notaries Association of Illinois (current)

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