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HR Professional

Orland Hills, Illinois, United States
October 02, 2018

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Ability to multi task and manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment

Strong attention to detail and precision

Enthusiastic self-starter who performs well under pressure

Excellent customer service, communication, decision-making, problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and delegate while delivering results

Technical Skills






oMicrosoft Suite; Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, MS Outlook


Argosy University Chicago, IL May 2017

Masters of Science

Major: Human Resource Management

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL December 2009

Bachelors of Science

Major: Psychology


Advanced Resources

Smithfield Foods Lisle, IL June 2018 – Present

Corporate Talent Acquisition Specialist (Contract)

Build successful working relationships with hiring managers to develop strategic plans and achieve goals for each open position

Utilize iCims HRIS and ATS systems for requisition management, job posting, identify and assess candidates, conducting pre-screens, interviews, and obtaining feedback from management and candidates

Recruit for intermediate to advanced level IT, Accounting/Finance and Director positions

Develops and manage recruitment strategies/processes to identify and attract qualified applicants for selection.

Responsible for job posting, job board procurement, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, workforce planning, initial assessments, interviews, offers and on-boarding process.

Participates in maintaining and monitoring vendor relationships and make vendor recommendations to management as needed

Advises hiring managers and generalist with offer recommendations. Extends and negotiates offers


Mather Life Ways Evanston, IL February 2018-May 2018

Talent Recruiter (Contract)

Identified and proactively developed sources of top talent; developed relationships with professional and community organizations that result in referrals of qualified candidates for all MLW locations

Developed and implemented strategies for proactively engaging individuals to generate interest in and referring others for employment at Mather LifeWays. Implements community outreach programs and various programs to encourage employee referrals

Screened applicants for fit with current needs and conducts initial interview, forwarding qualified candidates to community HR Representative for interviews

Consulted with and updates hiring managers and candidates on selection process and recruitment status. Participated on selection team for final candidates

Managed administrative functions related to employment, including applications, reference checks, and rejection letters.

Volt Workforce Solution Joliet, IL July 2017 -February 2018

Staffing Recruiter

Provided full cycle recruiting for a high volume fast paced, demanding professional environment

Performed searches for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria, using computer databases, networking, Internet recruiting resources, cold calls, and employee referrals.

Filled an average of 60 requisitions a week during summer peak periods.

Completed new hire orientation, processed I9’s, and administered drug tests.

Collaborated with client hiring managers to anticipate and meet staffing needs, ensure quality of selection and timeliness of hire

Maintained all support functions for field employees at client site, including timekeeping system, payroll and attendance reports, productivity reports, and performance evaluations.

Made frequent rounds of the facility to ensure proper operation of equipment, materials storage and handling, cleanliness, safety, and environmental compliance.

Chicago Public Schools Chicago, IL. February 2014-July 2017

Student Advocate

Provided guidance and advocacy to at-risk students to ensure they meet academic and behavioral requirements.

Linking students and their families to school and community resources.

Monitored student’s attendance and discipline.

Communicated accurately and timely with students and their families to ensure a continuous school family partnership exists.

Made home visits to obtain information about students.

Maintained confidentiality when dealing with students, families, staff, and community members.

Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn, IL April 2011- January 2017

Patient Care Information Associate

Served to facilitate unit operations through processing orders, requisitioning of services and patient procedures, maintenance of accurate and complete patient charts and management of unit supplies.

Coordinated all activities related to the patient admission, discharge, and transfer processes.

Provided support to achieve the delivery of high quality care and customer satisfaction under the direct supervision of the nurse manager, practice leader, charge nurse or supervisor.

Performed CPR according to AHA guidelines.

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Carbondale, IL December 2007- December 2009 Talent Acquisition Specialist (Intern)

Developed and implemented an organizational recruitment plan to meet strategic objectives

Assisted in development and implementation of staffing plan, utilizing knowledge of anticipated staffing needs, nurse recruitment sources, and the most effective recruitment methods

Interviewed prospective candidates, evaluated candidate qualifications and references, and provided recommendations or advice to managers

Worked with external recruiters and employment agencies to identify and recruit candidates

Worked with temporary staffing agencies to fill short-term vacancies

Provided employee and labor relations support

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL December 2005-December 2007

Human Resource Assistant

Screened applications, arranging interviews, participating in selection process, and administering pre-employment tests as required

Provided general administrative support such as preparing correspondence, forms and reports, arranging meetings, composing regular correspondence, processing confidential reports and documents, filing electronic and hard copy, tracking deadlines, and taking down minutes as needed

Prepared source documentation needed for new hires, or effective changes in pay, status, or benefits

Established, maintained and controlled personnel, employees, recruitment relations records, files, correspondence, reports, and organization charts

Managed sensitive and confidential matters like personnel relations, employee relations, and organizational changes, planning and protecting the security of information, data and files

Coordinated volunteer and staff training events or programs and recommending resources, as needed

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