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HR Director

Gilberts, Illinois, United States
August 10, 2018

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Barbara A. Harling, SHRM-SCP

*** **** ****** ****., ********, IL 60136



Human Resources Professional with Fortune 100 experience supporting multiple employee populations including IT, engineering, finance, retail, banking, healthcare, and manufacturing environment. True HR Business Partner for up to 5,000 employees in 12 locations from levels of the organization from shop-floor employees to presentations to the CEO and executive staff. Strong human resource skills in Project Management, Benefits, Compensation, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Talent Management, Financial Budgeting and Reporting, Relocation, FMLA, Acquisition and Divestiture.


Roosevelt University – Chicago, IL - Bachelor’s - Administration/HR

SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

AIRS – Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)


Idilus LLC (PEO) 7/2016 – present

IdilusHR is a professional employer organization (PEO) that has maintained a constant commitment to high-quality service since its founding in 1999. IdilusHR is comprised of industry experts with a combined 100+ years of experience in the fields of human resource management, business and payroll administration, accounting, benefits planning, organizational development and information technology.

Human Resources Director

Leading HR for PEO clients as a trusted HR Advisor for employee relations, performance management, compensation analysis, recruiting, and overall strategic and tactical support

Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN (left to care for ill parent) 7/2015 – 12/2015

A Fortune 200 company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies; employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014.

Human Resources Business Partner

Supporting the Engine Business Unit’s IT, Marketing, and Finance union and non-union staff for compensation analysis, talent management, employee relations, and working with senior management for overall business strategy.

IntegraMed/Fertility Centers of Illinois Glenview, IL 7/2014 – 7/2015

Fertility Centers of Illinois is a nationally and internationally recognized fertility treatment center, providing the highest quality, most technologically advanced treatment options available for over 30 years.

Director of Human Resources

Leading the Human Resources Department and reporting to the Executive Director of FCI, providing overall strategic guidance for organization of 11 facilities and administrative offices. Manage generalist and payroll staff.

Restructure HR Department, establishing policies and procedures, conducting FLSA position reclassifications, updating job descriptions, and establishing salary grades.

Negotiated new benefit plans and structure, conducted open enrollment, established wellness program, and manage overall benefit process resulting in cost savings.

Restructured recruiting process and developed new strategy increasing pipeline of candidates.

Adecco, Jacksonville, FL 9/2012 – 6/2013

$24 billion Fortune Global 500 company with more than 33,000 FTE employees and a network of over 5,500 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, it offers a wide variety of services.

HR Business Partner, Director

Supporting Adecco’s Modis IT Division, reported to the VP of Human Resources and supported four Regional Sr. Vice Presidents, acted as the face of HR when interacting with colleagues and Adecco Group business leaders to provide strategic partnering through HR leadership service delivery and ensured the implementation of effective business strategies. Since recent acquisition of Modis by Adecco, led changes in hiring practices, talent management, and performance management, resulting in increased retention, morale, and employee performance.

Partnered with Sr. Regional Vice Presidents analyzing needs and trained their managers on coaching, performance reviews, interviewing, and other areas identified.

Led vendor selection and implemented new assessment testing process, including the creation of position benchmarks, improving the selection of new hires and overall retention numbers.

Conducted job analysis for classification on professional and technical positions, and made appropriate changes complying with FLSA standards.

Implemented a performance management and merit increase process, improving employee morale and better communication between management and their staff.

RockTenn (Smurfit-Stone) 7/2009 – 9/2012

$10 billion international manufacturing leader of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions with 26,000 employees in over 245 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. Union and non-union. During 2011, RockTenn acquired Smurfit-Stone.

Corporate Human Resources Manager, Corporate Office, Norcross, GA

Provided direct HR support for Corporate Headquarters to include VP Domestic Containerboard Sales, SVP White Top Foodboard and Pulp, VP International Sales, VP Supply Chain, VP Strategic Planning and their respective areas.

Promoted to Corporate HR Manager and acclimated legacy Smurfit-Stone employees to the RockTenn culture, integrating talent management processes, succession planning, new hiring practices and other policies and procedures.

Division Human Resources Manager, Jacksonville, FL

Reported to the Division HR Director for the Papermill Division coaching and developing Field HR Managers, performing generalist duties for Shared Services, and Division office staff and mills.

Recognized for creating HR Division Procedure Guide, later used throughout the company.

Division lead for recruiting efforts, primarily engineering and other manufacturing positions, along with maintaining metrics.

Developed materials and trained Division staff on Peoplesoft, social media recruiting, and HR processes and procedures.

Worked with Compensation Team in position classification and compensation analysis

Led the HR process for the outsourcing and off-shoring of the AP Department of Corporate Shared Services, including layoff of 26 employees.

Managed HR financials for RIFs and severance tracking for sale of Smurfit-Stone and acquisition by RockTenn.

Diversified Clinical Services, Jacksonville, FL (company sold) 3/2007 – 1/2009

$31 million world’s largest wound care management company offering treatment of chronic wounds using hyperbaric oxygen, physical, and occupational therapy, due to the merger of three major wound care companies. With over 300 locations in hospital settings throughout the United States with 1200 employees consisting of clinical, management, and administrative staff.

Talent Acquisition Manager/HR Manager

Reported to the Sr. VP of Human Resources, supported senior management, corporate staff and 450 employees in 100 facilities. Created and managed the Recruiting Department, and managed a staff of five.

Established a recruiting strategy and department following the acquisition of three companies where there was no process in place, including the implementation of an e-Recruitment system and online application.

Set up and managed the recruiting metrics for the company which included reporting quarterly to senior management.

Developed a business case to senior management to contract with outside recruiting agency and managed their sourcing efforts resulting in significant savings.

Managed the recruiting and on-boarding of over 300 employees in one year, coordinating with the timely opening of over 250 new center locations.

Took on the task of managing the front office administration, including managing two receptionists, coordinating a new mailroom and shipping process, along with establishing a new purchasing program with great success resulting in dramatic cost savings.

First Guaranty Bank, Jacksonville, FL (left for promotional opportunity) 1/2006 – 3/2007

Community bank with assets of $400 million and 150 employees offering a wide range of financial products and exceptional first class service to the Jacksonville community.

Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Reported to President of the First Guaranty Bank and supported 6 branches and administration

Established and maintained an open door HR policy, which was not available prior, creating a recognized difference in morale throughout the bank.

Implemented new ADP payroll process improving efficiency, bringing cost savings, and delivering online access of paycheck information for employees.

Negotiated benefits package, managed open enrollment, conducted benefits meetings, updated changes through provider sites, and resolved employee issues.

Compass Bank, Jacksonville, FL (left for promotional opportunity) 9/2004 – 1/2006

$64 billion leading U.S. banking franchise located in the Sunbelt Region with 12,000 employees and 720 offices offering financial banking products and services.

Human Resources Generalist, Retail Banking

Reported to the Vice President of HR and supported the NW Florida Region, including 23 branches and administrative offices.

Recruited for 23 branches and administrative offices for tellers, financial sales reps, mortgage staff, and executives and established a new shorter time to fill.

Coordinated with bank fraud department on investigations reducing employee theft.

Created an environment of teamwork throughout the region by establishing charity events which rose over $8,000 to support a bank adopted group of servicemen in Iraq providing them with care packages.


Member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, SharePoint, SAP, BYSIS, Ultimate HRIS Software, Ultimate e-Recruitment, ADP, PeopleSoft

Workshops – Diversity Training, Creating Empowered Teams Facilitator Training, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, On-boarding Workshop, Top grading Interview Training, Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)

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