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Human Resources Manager

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
February 27, 2018

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Karen Oldiges, PHR, SHRM-CP

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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464



•Human Resources leadership position. To contribute over 15 years HR Leadership experience in developing comprehensive HR functions, collaborating with all levels of management teams, and cultivating positive work environments to improve operations and contribute to company profits.

Profile Summary

•Skilled in change management and positively impacting work environments, turning negative environments around to increase productivity and job satisfaction and enhance employee engagement

•Expertise in providing HR leadership and strategic direction in talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation, benefits, communication, community relations, training, talent management or organizational development

•Experienced in working in Fortune 500, start-up, multi-site, global, and turn-around operations

•Knowledgeable of human resources policies and procedures, legislation and regulations

•Excellent organizational and leadership skills

•Aptitude in problem solving and ability to assess and resolve conflicts quickly

•Successful experience in union avoidance

•Experienced in Employee Relations, Recruitment and Retention, Change Management, Performance Management, Organizational and Policy Development, Regulatory Compliance, HR Administration, Project Management, Training and Safety, Process Improvement and Union Avoidance

Professional Experience

5/2014-10/2017 Global Human Resources Manager

Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, SC

•Solely managed the HR function and provided full HR support for global multi-site manufacturing company

•Restructured organization to maximize efficiency and increase company profits

•Led talent acquisition and recruitment processes building highly skilled productive teams

•Structured benefit programs

•Oversaw employee onboarding, terms of employment, training & development, and succession planning

•Internal consultant to principals to resolve issues and problems

•Point of contact for all employee relations issues

•Developed and implemented policies and procedures

•Managed company downsizing and closing of 2 divisions

•Ensured compliance of policies, procedures and regulations

•Created a positive environment and successfully improved company culture and productivity

•Developed HR, talent acquisition, and compensation strategies aligned with company objectives

2012–2013 Senior HR Specialist Team Lead

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Matthews, NC

•Managed WOTC program 99% compliant, resulting in $11 million revenue for company

•Investigated and resolved escalated issues from business partners

•Developed process improvements, increasing efficiency and productivity

•Managed team of HR Specialists and improved team morale and productivity

•Managed the daily production and functions of HR Specialists team

2001-2012 Human Resources Independent Consultant

Philip Morris, Microsoft, Presbyterian Hospital, GATE, King’s College

Charlotte, NC

•Sourced, Screened and Interviewed candidates ensuring successful hires

•Facilitated training and presentations, increasing enrollment and success of candidates

•Coached and counseled clients, increasing client success

•Coordinated fundraising events and banquets, successfully raising thousands of dollars

2000-2001 Human Resources Manager

Ryder Integrated Logistics, (GE Distribution), Jeffersonville, IN

•Solely managed HR function for start-up distribution center of over 400 employees

•Investigated and resolved employee complaints, preventing numerous costly lawsuits

•Personal efforts were cited as the key player in successfully thwarting a union movement

•Awarded Most Trusted Manager by employees

•Coached and counseled managers on conflict resolution, performance management and employee relations while interpreting and enforcing policies and procedures

1994-2000 Human Resources Manager

Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY

•Improved processes to increase employee satisfaction, customer service and quality

•Project Manager - Led and managed Reengineering team resulting in increased efficiency

•Managed the recruiting process for approximately 32 positions concurrently

•Facilitated training on behavioral interviewing, valuing diversity, benefits, and ethics

•Implemented rewards and recognition programs, led quality action teams and focus groups promoting team-building and boosting morale

Formal Education/Accreditations/Certifications

1991 Bachelor of Science in Management – UAB

2008 PHR (Professional in Human Resources) Accreditation – HRCI

2008 Human Resources Generalist Certification – UNCC

2010 Advanced Learning and Development Certification – UNCC

2015 SHRM-CP (Society Human Resources Certified Professional) Accreditation – SHRM

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