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Manager Human Resources

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
March 11, 2018

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Alisia Walton

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Raleigh, NC 27613


Background Summary

Senior professional with over eight years of progressive Human Resources experience in areas of Management, Career Development & Succession Planning, Affirmative Action Programs, Employee Benefits, Associate & Vendor Relations, Employment Law, and Workers Compensation, with proven leadership and project management experience.


Premier Research 11/2016-Current

Human Resources Business Partner Raleigh, North Carolina

Manage all aspects of employment life cycle activities, administration, on-boarding, benefits, leave management, and terminations

Work directly with all members of management to develop job descriptions, promotion, transfers, assignments, and performance management

Manage relationships with job families, facilitate and develop organizational charts

Recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local legislation

Actively work with leadership to implement employee engagement, retention strategies, while recruiting talent who possess our core competencies

Implement effective training and development of managers and employees

Coach managers to proactively address any employee relation opportunities

Collaborate with legal to create our Canadian handbook and levy for enhancements to our current US handbook

Strategic alliance with Business Units to embrace change, support high-touch customer service

Work with Business Units to develop human resources and corporate strategies Macy’s 3/2015-10/2016

Multi-Store HR Manager Northern Florida

Human Resources Manager

Manage all aspects of organization development, employee relations, and recruitment at multiple locations consisting of 400+ associates

- Met all hiring goals every season and increased engagement scores by 30%

Create a culture that values career development, succession planning, coaching, and retention

- Lowered turnover and unfilled openings in all stores from previous year

Administer investigations, partner with Associate Relations team, and legal counsel to protect our brand

- Mitigated numerous potential litigation issues by consulting with counsel to resolve conflict

Conduct talent reviews with executives to measure and assist with their development, readiness and potential

Administer Employee Engagement Survey, implement action plan based on input, measure progress, and report findings.

Facilitate Responsibility Based Performance reminders and Decision Making Leaves fairly and consistently

Maintain and educate stores on regulations, laws, and best practices

Manage payroll, time tracking, training on conflict resolution, workers compensation, LOA, and OSHA Alisia B. Walton Resume, Page 2

Macy’s Merchandising Group 7/2008 – 2/2015

Multi-Brand District Manager and Recruiter for Macy’s Private Brands Southern VA and the Carolinas Brand Development Manager

Awarded the nationally recognized Make Magic Six Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for exceeding company goals

Executed and assisted HR strategies in order to improve staff retention and develop human capital

Recruited, coached, and developed my teams for successful succession plan

Trained management team on interviewing techniques and best practices, conducting workshops and one- on-one coaching sessions that led to sound hiring decisions

Managed talent acquisition, improved organizational effectiveness, and reduced workforce risks

Structured and implemented programs and policies in the area of training, incentives, and new-employee orientation

Implemented performance review process to identify “fast-track” management candidates Macy’s Merchandising Group 5/2002-7/2008

Brand Development Manager Ohio and Western, PA

Communicated store deficiencies to MMG while guiding stores to be customer-centric

Developed and implemented strategies to attract and maintain a highly engaged workforce

Consulted with Hiring Managers to defined recruitment strategies to hire top talent that meet the brand and specialist requirements

Directed and taught stores on product knowledge, while providing sales strategies to increase revenue

Determined priorities and actions, analyzed business opportunities, and determined action plans

Supported onboarding of new management and store executives related to understanding merchandising, selling, product training, and strategies

Partnered with planners on development of merchandise strategies and assortment plans based on customer feedback

Managed all aspects of product placement, promotions, and identify poor investments within the stores Macy’s 6/2001 – 5/2002

Visual Merchandiser Columbus, OH

Managed a team during the opening of one of the first prototype store for Macy’s

Analyzed business review and merchandising reports to take appropriate action to capitalize on business strengths and impact deficiencies

Trained, recruited, and helped to promote associates

Created set-ups that resulted in visual execution nationwide Tailored Management Inc 2/2000-4/2001

Executive Recruiter Columbus, OH

Accountable for all phases of recruiting and hiring for multiple corporate accounts

Performed needs assessment and sales to service client meetings

Maintained productivity through consistent staff training and coaching

Performed and facilitated orientations, applicant testing, referencing, background checks, and drug screens

Instrumental and successful in using social media and recruitment tool accounts to reduce cost to the company and clients

Proactively sourced and maintained an effective pipeline of diverse candidates Education

Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Franklin University, Columbus, OH Associate of Science, Fashion Merchandising, West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV Volunteerism

Couture for a Cause, Board Member/Sales/Silent Auction Race for a Cure, Captain-Created Charlotte’s first Macy’s team and exceeded our goal by 300% American Heart Association, Fund Raising

Activate Good

United Way

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