J A M E S W O O D S, S P H R
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Strategic Human Resources Professional & Business Partner with over 20 years of progressive experience in multi-tiered environments. Proven ability to design, deliver, maintain and support innovative, integrated HR solutions that support the achievement of organizational goals. Change manager with a reputation for thoroughness, accuracy, and quality. Creative and innovative problem solver whose effective communication style connects with diverse audiences. Decisive team leader with engaging influence skills that resonate with employees at all levels of the company. MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Implemented agency’s first Succession Plan consisting an operating model that mapped an enterprise wide approach closing internal skills gaps and built robust candidate pools.
Launched start-up HR department at new facility in Greece. Worked jointly with Greek governmental workforce agency to develop and implement comprehensive HR policies and regulations, compensation, and benefit programs. Blended organizational culture for U.S. expatriates and local Greek workforce
Introduced a job applicant and tracking system that reduced vacancy turnaround time from 45 to 15 days and saved cut external recruiting costs by $110K.
Saved $3.2M in healthcare costs through negotiating new insurance plan contacts and standardizing APOS plan design.
Reduced claim costs by $3M in the first year by negotiating a new self-funded health insurance plan that included a Wellness Program.
Reduced personnel processing time 65% through automation of time and attendance, leave administration, new hire orientation, and personnel action forms programs.
Diversified USDA’s recruiting approach and implemented talent management activities including visiting college campuses and guest lecturing to build the USDA brand and utilizing social media, online job boards, civic organizations, referrals, and career fairs to reach and identify qualified talent pools.
Led negotiations for collective bargaining sessions involving two large unions at two “open book” sessions with favorable management outcomes.
Led successful development and implementation of the Human Resources Module of the SAP Enterprise Project.
Designed and implemented several key programs that conceptualized the Training and Organizational Development function for the USDA and boosted overall professional development. Programs included: Three-Tier Leadership Development, Employee Engagement Initiatives & Seminars, Train the Trainer sessions, Internal Mentoring & Coaching, and Labor and Management Relations Forum.
Facilitated a complete assessment of senior executives as part of the organization’s Cultural Transformation Plan that focused on leadership commitment, employee development, talent management, recruitment and retention, customer focus, and community outreach.
Developed and implemented strategies that supported the Superintendent’s Strategic Human Capital Framework through the introduction of workplace core competencies during the interview process and developing an Employee Recognition Program.
JAMES WOODS 2
Flagler County School District Bunnell, FL
Director of HR 3/2015 – 11/2017
Supervises 16 employees including all aspects of Risk Manager duties, responsible for all Talent Management & Development and Payroll functions for 1700 employees. Leader of the Superintendent’s Strategic Human Capital Team and a member of the Executive Management & District’s Collective Bargaining Teams. U.S. Department of Agriculture- National Finance Center New Orleans, LA Chief HR, Workforce Development & Benefits Officer 12/2011 – 3/2015
Supervised 19 employees with oversight for programs including Workforce & Organizational Development, Recruiting & Staffing, Classification, Compensation and Pay Setting, Cultural Transformation & Employee Engagement, Worker’s Compensation Program, Compliance & Regulatory Management, HRIS, and Work Life Services & Wellness Programs. Provided these services for 3,000 internal employees including a 600 employee Call Center, and 5,000 external customers for the largest HR Shared Services Center. Duval County Public Schools Jacksonville, FL
Supervisor, Consolidated Services & Warehouse Operations 9/2005 – 12/2011
Oversight for 88 employees and 9 direct reports. Supervised and directed Facilities, Finance, Inventory Management, Records & Information Management, Asset & Property Management, and district’s 280,000 square foot centralized warehouse.
Manager, Benefits & Risk Management 7/2004 – 9/2005
Directed all employee Health & Welfare Benefit and Retirement Programs, Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan, 403(b) and 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Saving Plans, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, Medicare Part D, TPA relations, and vendor file processes.
University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
HR Consultant 8/2003 – 7/2004
Supervised 2 employees and the recruiting, staffing, classification, and compensation functions, managed Worker’s Compensation Program, and was responsible for benefits and retirement administration.
** Previous Employment: Director of Personnel at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Orlando, FL from January 1992 to December 1996**
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Cornell University New York, NY
Strategic Human Resources Management Certificate 2009 Webster University Jacksonville, FL
M.A. Human Resources Management 2006
University of Phoenix Jacksonville, FL
B.S. Business Management 2004