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Human Resources Manager

Kokomo, Indiana, United States
February 19, 2018

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Dusti Bailey 765-***-****


Strategic and Innovative Human Resources Professional with over 8 years of comprehensive human resources experience including recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, change management, compensation and benefits administration, training and employee relations.

Highly motivated, dedicated leader with proven experience in collaborating with senior management to conduct human resources strategic planning to support and further corporate goals and objectives.

Possess broad knowledge of human resources in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare/human services

Demonstrated experience initiating cost containment strategies resulting in significant saving

Proven success in developing and cultivating relationships across all levels of the organization, teambuilding and coaching


Employee Relations

Strategic Human Resources Planning

Training & Development

New Hire Orientation & Onboarding


Vendor Management

Change & Conflict Management

Organizational Leadership

Benefit Administration & Negotiations

Payroll Administration

Employment Laws

FMLA Management

Unemployment Management

OSHA Maintenance & Documentation

I9 Compliance


Mentoring / Work-life Balance Programs

Written and Verbal Communication

Compensation Administration

Field & Corporate Office Collaboration

Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusion

HR Best Practices

Recruitment & Selection

HR Policy, Process & Systems Design

Workforce Planning & Development


Employee Life Cycle Administration

Leadership Coaching

Succession Planning


Dealers Wholesale, Indianapolis, IN 09/2017 – PRESENT Human Resources Manager

Lead all aspects of the HR function in manufacturing plant with 75 FTEs, plus contract labor, with no direct reports. Assure compliance with applicable law through policy administration and organizational training such as ADA, FMLA, EEO, OSHA, WC, etc. Conduct investigations and proactively resolve conflicts.

Evaluated and switched payroll and HRIS system to work together for HR and payroll, which resulted in cutting down time spent on bi-weekly payroll by 30%. Also added in the tracking of attendance from paper to computer which resulted in time savings of 15% from HR/payroll.

Redesigned orientation and onboarding process and program resulting in new hires spending their time more efficiently by knowing where they would be during their new hire timeline.

Improved payroll and timekeeping processes by implementing a new payroll system which resulting in 75% increase in reporting accuracy; 25% decrease in tardies with more up to date equipment and software.

Novelty, Inc. Greenfield, IN 02/2017 – 09/2017

Human Resources Manager – Contract position

Lead all aspects of the HR function in 250,000 foot distribution warehouse with 150 FTE, with 100 on site and 50 spread across 16 different states, with one direct report. Performed all HR functions including training, employee relations, recognition programs, benefits, etc.

Entered a company that was lacking HR organizational effectiveness due to being without HR for a while. Rolled out a new attendance policy that was based on points which resulted in the cut down of attendance abuse by 20%.

Took control of unemployment which had not been done previously and everyone was getting it. Made sure to respond in a timely manner, with proof. Cut unemployment by 95%.

Reduced turnover by 5% by introducing a communication programs to resolve previous labor management issues and restore credibility

Implemented a Return to Work program for any employees that were out on Workers Comp yet released for light duty. This resulted in time lost which would result in a drop the E-Mod and the premium.

Together Homecare, Indianapolis, IN 11/2014 – 01/2017 Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Efficiently managed the HR and Payroll functions in 24-hour, 3-shift home healthcare agency with 300 FTEs, with no direct reports. Created and managed all facets of staffing, retention, state compliance, onboarding and training and weekly payroll.

Dropped turnover rate from 28% to 21% of our bulk workforce of registered HHAs within the first 6 months of 2016 by implementing a more selective screening and recruiting process.

Established an open channel of communication enabling employees quick and easy access to information such as Training and Development opportunities for career advancement.

Created a retention program that was proven to keep employees from seeking other employment. Melt Solutions, Marion, IN 03/2010 – 11/2014

Human Resources Generalist

Preformed daily HR functions in 2-shift manufacturing plant with 35 FTEs, with no direct reports. Took over being in charge of maintaining OSHA documentation and compliance. Performed all HR functions including staffing, training, payroll, time & attendance, and benefit negotiations and administration.

Established and maintained proper structures and process to track time and attendance, vacation and other activities resulting in efficiency gains.

Updated and implemented all plant safety policies and procedures to make sure that the company was in OSHA compliance at all times due to previous fines being brought again the company.

Negotiated better cost savings in health insurance premiums for a cost savings of 25% to the employees.

Berry It, Inc., Kokomo, IN 01/2008 – 02/2010

Office Manager

Managed and controlled a small office and warehouse operations to ensure a high level of operation efficiency in support of company goals and objectives. Managed a staff of 3 internal employees and 20 field staff to ensure jobs were completed on time including any communication needed to outside companies.

Created a job costing system to be able to bid on jobs with a more precise bid amount to keep the company from losing money. This was done by researching previous bids and the waste of materials.

Kept track of all inventory needed for jobs, making sure everything was ordered and on hand before needed which ensured time was not lost going to a job that wasn’t ready to be started. Ryder Truck Rental, Elwood, IN 11/2006 – 01/2008

Office Manager

Functioned as a highly efficient Office Manager, in charge of payroll, parts ordering and inventory, including yearly inventory checks. Managed all accounts payable and receivable for the shop to ensure there were no price discrepancies when billed or billing out.

Controlled parts being ordered to ensure only parts that were needed were being ordered to eliminate the history of over ordering. This also ensured the right parts were sent for the right trucks.

Established and implemented inventory and stocking level control programs after returning $30K in unused inventory.



BS Degree – HR Management, WGU 2015

CWCC – Certified Workers Comp Counselor, 2017


Advanced in Microsoft Office Suites


Social Media Experience





SHRM Member – 2013 to present

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