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Human Resource Manager

Cedar Falls, IA
September 17, 2018

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KRISTIN CAHILL 515-***-****


Purdue University Global August 2015-present

Director of Career Services

Manage all aspects of the Career Services department, including student success, graduate outcomes, reaching target goals and developing relationships with local employers

Work with academic departments to assist with placements of students in internship programs and tracking their progress with assigned supervisor

Plan and promote campus recruiting events

Manage the Work Study program at all 15 ground locations, including training management on HR policies and procedures and working with new hires from recruitment until the end of assignments

Provide students and alumni with assistance in defining career options and job placement

Exceeded metrics for graduate employment rates for 2015-2017 and on track to exceed in 2018

Network with various organizations in the Cedar Valley to promote Kaplan University graduates and programs

Help all departments on how to manage and oversee staff including coaching, annual reviews, hiring, layoffs and disciplinary matters

Target Distribution September 2013-August 2015

Senior Human Resource Technician

Provide ongoing HR support to all team members by acting as a first point of contact

Execute initiatives including compensation, benefits, staffing, training and development

Track and review training, ensuring all team members are following compliance standards

Oversee training meetings and management development curriculum

Administer HR policies and procedures while partnering with other staff

Coordinate recruiting initiatives thru screening and sourcing

Organize and conduct new hire orientations and benefit informational sessions

Oversee team members who are on leave of absence by communicating with managers, leaves and disabilities team and tracking the leaves to ensure everything is in place

Worked with management and senior management to train on coaching employees

Held small group meetings to obtain feedback of work environments and partner with management to address issues

University of Northern Iowa July 2010-September 2013

Employer Relations Coordinator

Coordinate Career Fairs for the University with attendance around 1,300 students and over 150 organizations

Developed an employee outreach program that allowed our office to meet with over 100 employers in a 6 month span

Coordinate on-campus recruiting activities to help employers with staffing needs

Collaborate with staff to help market employers to students

Target certain industries and employers to increase their job and internship postings

Wells Fargo-Contractor thru Palmer Group February 2010 – July 2010

Human Resource Specialist

Partnered with recruiters to upload new positions for both internal and external candidates and trained hiring managers on the hiring process and applicant tracking systems

Created requisitions and position numbers through Online Recruiting and Staff Management while maintaining compliance with company policies

Worked with scheduling candidate interviews, submitting background investigations and providing candidates with offer letters

Trained managers on performance reviews, benefit issues and handling company lay-off procedures

HP Enterprise Service Mar 2008 – Dec 2009

Recruiting/HR Des Moines, IA

Partnered with recruiting leadership and hiring leaders to develop and recommend recruitment plans.

Met with hiring leaders to evaluate talent and discuss future pipeline needs

Obtained qualified candidates by sourcing and interviewing to keep a pipeline for new hire classes (new hire classes were held every week with an average of 20 new starts)

Promoted “Cradle to Grave” mentality to make sure a new candidate feels informed and welcome

Personally responsible for representing HP at Job Fairs, managing all advertising and handling billing

Awarded Top Diversity Hires producers for HP in the Des Moines site

Modis, IT Feb 2007 - Mar 2008

Recruitment Development Manager West Des Moines, IA

Built and maintained customer relationships to expand and develop current client base.

Obtained detailed job requisitions from clients, located, screened and interviewed potential candidates.

Performed background and reference checks on candidates and presented them to clients, prepared candidates for interviews and obtained and relayed all client feedback.

Negotiated candidate pay rates as well as client bill rates, locked-down candidates and worked out terms of contract with client.

Delivered candidates to clients upon hire and maintained a beneficial experience for both parties.


University of Northern Iowa Bachelor of Arts, Marketing December 2004


Cedar Valley SHRM Member 2015-Present

University Relations Chair, Cedar Valley SHRM 2016-2017

Gamma Phi Beta Chapter Advisor 2010-Present

Kaden’s Kloset, Active Volunteer

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