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Employee Relations Human Resources

Butler County, Ohio, United States
May 25, 2018

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Palak Patel

**** *. ***** ******* **** Chester, OH 40569 419-***-**** p SUMMARY

Accomplished Human Resources Professional with a passion to lead, inspire and develop others. Strong business acumen and proven track record of successful HR programs/process execution. Strategic thinker with ability to achieve results while building relationships at all levels in the organization. Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate, influence, motivate business partners, managers, teammates, cross functional groups and individuals/teams to deliver business results. HIGHLIGHTS

Recruiting and Retention Onboarding Compliance/Employment Law Training and Development Innovative/Creative Performance Management Employee Relations/Engagement Change Implementation Business Acumen EXPERIENCE

United Performance Metals Oct. ‘17 - May ‘18

Human Resources Generalist H amilton, OH

● Created and drove effective training and development, employee relations, retention, reward program, policy implementation, employment law, and performance management

● Managed full life cycle recruiting process

● Standardized HR processes and forms to ensure compliance and consistency throughout company Amazon Customer Service J un. ‘16 – Oct. ‘17

Sr. Human Resources Assistant W inchester, KY

● Managed a broad range of HR functions for 800+ employees including payroll, benefits, HRIS, policy development, new hire orientation, recruiting and retention, training, leave of absences, accommodations, and workers’ compensation

● Oversaw disciplinary actions for employees for attendance, performance, conduct and behavior, and security

● Coached and counseled management on personal and employee development, HR policies, and terminations

● Managed employee relations issues and mediate conflict resolution

● Developed a D&I plan and council that breaks down barriers, cultivates and embraces D&I in the workforce, f ocusing on sourcing/hiring, career progression and development and successful work environment

● Facilitated D&I council meetings to assist in building relationships with local organizations, colleges and universities to strengthen the leadership candidate pipeline

Lexmark Jun. ’14 – Jun. ‘16

Corporate Recruiter/University Relations Coordinator L exington, KY

● Delivered strategic and tactical full life-cycle recruiting for North America for multiple business areas including: Research & Development (software, firmware, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers), Accounting & Finance, Supply chain, Industrial, IT Technical Rotation Program student program in the fields of engineering, finance/accounting, supply chain, legal and marketing

● Developed and maintained strong working relationships with hiring managers to define job requirements, understanding of the business goals, environment, and then source, identify and screen a diverse slate of candidates via LinkedIn, PeopleSoft, employee referrals, career fairs, search firms, networking and direct contact

● Recruited students from schools nationwide for Lexmark’s internship program. Manage the staffing process from requisition, sourcing, and selection through final offer

● Increased the diversity of the Technical Rotation Program by 12% for 2015

● Managed a diverse group of 70+ interns, supported and managed weekly coffee chats, student socials, benefits and pay structures

● Created and fostered relationships with colleges, professors, career services, faculty and diverse professional organizations to attract, recruit and maintain top candidates

Department of Corrections – Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women A ug. ’13 – May ‘14 Human Resource Specialist II L ouisville, KY

● Reviewed and entered payroll on a bi-weekly basis for 200+ employees, reconciled time sheets/rosters in KRONOS/KHRIS system(s)

● Administered Family Medical Leave to maintain compliance with federal/state laws. Ensured that all employee documentation was received, reviewed, responded in a timely manner and advised employees of their rights and responsibilities

● Continuously monitored employees out on FMLA leave of absence, processed documentation and returned to work status

● Functioned as the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator and OSHA recordkeeping

● Served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator for KCIW i.e. did investigations on a case by case Palak Patel

Cabela’s N ov. ‘12 – Aug. ‘13

Organizational Development/Learning & Development Specialist S idney, NE

● Designed, delivered, and coordinated the delivery of all four Leadership Development Programs, resulting in augment leadership competencies, increase performance levels, and positively developed employees

● Served as an internal consultant to all levels of management, identified and resolved issues such as; skill development, professional growth, and performance improvement, through employee 180/360-degree assessments

● Proficiently managed 72 diverse high potential individuals and helped create individual development plans (IDPs) while ensuring completed documentation and follow through. Using IDPs, to build succession planning, change initiatives and training

● Responsible for employee engagement, created growth and innovation, and built operational excellence through diversity & inclusion initiatives


● PeopleSoft by Oracle, Ultimate Solutions, Brassring, KRONOS, Microsoft Office Product Suite, ADP EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Certificate in Public Relations Graduated Aug. ‘12 University of Cincinnati C incinnati, OH

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