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Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter

Florence, Alabama, United States
February 26, 2018

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Barry G. Johnson, M.S.

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Florence, AL 35630



A seasoned professional with over ten years’ experience in the field of Human Resources. Major strengths include benefits administration, recruiting, talent management, and onboarding and employee development. A dependable, results-oriented, well-organized planner with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Professional Experience:

Southeastern Extrusion & Tool, Florence, AL June 2017-September 2017 Manager (general company layoff due to declining sales)

• Tracked in-house product and reported to mgmt. team

• Contacted current and potential customers

Estes Express Lines, Decatur, AL February 2014-June 2017 Outbound Supervisor/Dispatcher

• Supervised all nighttime operations.

• Dispatched city P&D and Line Haul drivers.

• Daily communications with customers and drivers.

• Selected to travel to other company terminals to train drivers on new computer system.

• Excellent record of on-time departures and low exception percentage. MPI Research, State College, PA & Mattawan, MI June 2007 - October 2010; March 2011- December 2013

Benefits Administrator/Human Resources Professional

• Coordinated and administered all benefit plans

• Performed benefits orientation for new hires

• Oversaw Open Enrollment

• Responsible for the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process for numerous departments.

• Filled both high-level and entry-level positions for scientific and non-scientific groups.

• Coordinated a comprehensive onboarding process for new hires.

• Conducted exit interviews with departing employees.

• Handled employee relations/conflict resolution issues.

• Facilitated seminars on the employment process to hiring managers.

• Provided input into/reviewed personnel performance reviews.

• Responsible for all immigration issues for incoming and existing employees.

• Served as HR representative on company Business Continuity committee. Exygen Research, State College, PA, June 2004 – June 2007 Recruiting Specialist; Human Resources Coordinator

• Oversaw recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process.

• Managed distribution of benefit policy and procedures.

• Handled employee relations/conflict resolution issues.

• Prepared formal Job Descriptions.

• Provided input into company policy.

• Responsible for all immigration issues for incoming and existing employees.

• Organized company holiday/summer parties.

Advantage ONE Executive Search, Nashville, TN, June 2002 - June 2004 Senior Account Manager

• Located, interviewed, and presented qualified scientific candidates to public and private companies nationwide.

• Negotiated agreements with outside companies.


University of Alabama-Huntsville

M.S., Biological Science 1996

Mississippi State University

B.S., Microbiology 1994


• Certified Professional of Human Resources (2008-2017)

• Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Cert # 9734957)

• Computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.)

• Excellent verbal and written communicator

• Dean’s Scholar (Miss. State)

• Initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa (collegiate service fraternity, UAH, 1996)

• “Monthly Standard of Excellence” award (A1 Exec. Srch.)

• Achieved Professional of Human Resources certification January 2008

• “5 Years of Excellence” award (MPI Research)

Multiple references available upon request

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