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Manager Human Resource

San Antonio, Texas, United States
August 29, 2018

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LaTonya Olivier, ABD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, GRP

Austin/San Antonio Area


LinkedIn URL: HR Director VP of People and Talent Strategic HR Partner Proven HR Leader and trusted counselor for business executives. I am a change agent. I have over 20 years of strategic HR experience in a range of organizations including public sector, insurance, manufacturing, consulting and agriculture support. I’m seeking a new opportunity to affect strategic change and support within an organization committed to improving performance through excellence in employee management and alignment. Areas of Expertise



Compensation and


Leadership Training


Search & Assessment

Employee Relations

Union Negotiations


HRIS Selection &





Professional Experience

Principal Consultant – People and Organizations

BLC Partners (2010 – Present)

Provided strategic support for client initiatives related to employment requirements and setting stretch goals. Sample Notable Projects

Organization Size: 500 Employees Sector: Construction/Aggregates Project Summary: Developed Safety & Hazard Avoidance Policies, Handbooks, and assisted with requirements in the complex California legal environment. Annually provided Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace training as well as other training courses on an as needed basis. Key Achievements:

100% compliance with California standards for client companies

Developed and revised as needed HR collateral such as handbooks, agreements and other nonlegal documents

Provided consulting via phone, email and other means when emergent situations occurred

Investigated complaints from employees, outside entities and recommended corrective actions

Acted as owner representative in instances of difficult terminations Organization Size: 35 Employees Sector: City Management

Designed Assessment Center for recruitment of City Manager resulting in selection of City Manager with long term tenure. Participated actively in Assessment Center to pose a range of difficulty levels related to expected behavior.

Worked closely with City Manager and Board to develop assessment of employee positions.

Developed and revised City Handbook on as needed basis. Organization Size: 6000 Employees Sector: Agriculture Project Summary: Provided on demand assistance with complex issues related to this sector. Developed and edited training related to hazards response. Acted as final quality check for all required State and Federal Leave Management documentation.

Key Achievements:

Developed, revised and implemented policies such as Return to Work and Vehicle Use Guidelines

Provided consulting via phone, email and other means when emergent situations occurred

Worked directly with Company Attorney to assist as needed in developing new requirements and aiding supervisory comprehension for rapidly changing regulatory environment

Developed training programs for front line managers to maintain competence in supervisory activities

Established Safe Driving Program with automated training course as well as in person presentations for reinforcement

Reviewed all Leave Management documentation and policies/procedures to ensure compliance with California’s complex requirements

Organization Size: 150 Employees Sector: Roofing Contracting Project Summary: Developed Safety & Hazard Avoidance Policies, Handbooks, and assisted with requirements in the complex California legal environment Provided training related to hazards response, developed and maintained all required Leave Management documentation and served as final quality check prior to distribution. Key Achievements:

Reviewed all collateral materials and processes for 100% compliance with California standards for client companies. Developed improved onboarding process and fully compliant handbook. Also recruited new HR Director and advised Director on ongoing issues

Worked with Safety Consultant to develop a safety program that included all aspects of roofing and construction concerns. Reviewed and revised process for intake of “casual labor”

Reviewed all forms, collateral material and processes to determine best use of manpower on an ongoing basis. Developed legally required document retention standards, required documentation for hiring, leaves and compliance

Developed standardized pay arrangements that met requirements for compliance with Fair Pay Act Senior Consultant

TPOHR Management (2004 – 2009)

Provided Consulting advice to organizations as diverse as education, construction, governmental, academic and many other sectors. Focus was on implementation of appropriate protections and programs. Delivered multiple levels of training for both management and employees.

Developed and delivered training to management level employees regarding compliance, best practices and other specific skills

Provided both in person and telephone support for clients on emergent issues as well as ongoing concerns

Developed standardized pay arrangements for multiple clients that met requirements for compliance with Fair Pay Act

Developed and delivered onsite training and coaching for management to raise level of expertise related to handling employee behavior issues

Provided support for termination of employees ranging from executive management to supervisory. Ensured full legal compliance with all California legal requirement for such actions

Developed complete HR department structure for Private University system and initiated the implementation, completed search for an HR Leader of the department and handed off all collateral materials and processes

Acted as HR Manager for a leading packaging company and recruited new Head of Marketing and Company Controller. Served as Executive Coach to company owner.

Served as sole HR Representative in Union negotiations for City government resulting in significant improvement in relationship by offering training/promotional opportunities in transparent process VP of Human Resources, Americas

SPX Corp (2001 – 2004)

Organization Size: 24,000 Employees worldwide

Sector: Manufacturing & Construction

Served on the Leadership Team to develop strategic planning for expansion of offerings worldwide primarily through acquisition.

Notable Projects

Project Summary: Managed staff of 10 HR Professionals directly with numerous site based HR Professionals also reporting to both myself and their Regional Representative Key Achievements:

Led Acquisition team for 3 strategic acquisitions from due diligence through final implementation of the business goals

Led bargaining team to negotiate contracts with 3 unions resulting in establishing congenial relationships with significant cost sharing opportunities with expansive growth

Served as member of the Executive Team to develop goals, requirements and programs to reward employees through innovative types of employment arrangements and developed support tools for implementation nationwide

Oversaw, directed and implemented appropriate programs for the diverse companies through my staff of HR Professionals

Worked with Retained Counsel to rectify classification errors from previous HR which resulted in a cost savings of over $10 Million in penalties

Developed complete library of acquisition and integration programs for organizational use world wide Prior Employment:

1999 - 2001 HR Manager, The JI Company, Austin, TX 1996 – 1999 Compensation Manager, City of Austin, Austin, TX Education and Qualifications

University of Texas; Austin, TX

ABD for Ed. D. in Strategic Organizational Management & Human Resource Development Leadership Master of Education in Organizational Management & Human Resource Development Texas A&M University; College Station, TX

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Professional Certifications:


World at Work – CCP

World at Work – GRP


Certified Administrator for Lominger System

Certified Administrator for Meyers-Briggs Type Testing

Licensed Private Investigatory Firm in State of California Additional Credentials

Professional Memberships

Member of World at Work

Member of Northern California Human Resource Association

Former President of Board for NCHRA

Member of Austin Human Resource Association

Former President of Central Texas Compensation and Benefits Association

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