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Human Resources Manager

Berea, KY
October 17, 2018

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Joseph R. Robinson

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Berea, KY 40403



PROFILE: Comprehensive experience in full-scope recruiting management; specializing in Human Resources policies, local and national recruiting, staffing, company branding, and relationship building in fast paced, rapidly changing environments.

Experienced in creating and increasing corporate branding initiatives; ATS selection and implementation, best practices training, maximizing university, community, and internet presence.

Ability to manage multiple projects and execute deliverables remotely from a home location.

Experienced in soup-to-nuts recruitment processes. Screening, interviewing, hiring, training, follow-up and administration of Human Resources initiatives (benefits, payroll, bonuses, product knowledge, safety, etc).

Experienced in managing temporary and permanent staffing needs for singular and multiple clients, serving a wide variety of skill sets across multiple industries.

Comprehensive experience in domestic business development and account management, including generating corporate interest, public speaking, assuming full responsibility for need assessment, problem solving, and executing on-time deliverables.

Well-versed in employee relations management; including performance improvement processes and conflict resolution.


Hitachi Automotive Systems America, Inc. Harrodsburg, KY 03/2008 – 10/2018

Senior Administrator, Corporate Human Resources – Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, and California

Corporate-level recruitment responsibility for all Hitachi Automotive Systems locations in North America. Envisioned, created, implemented, and remote managed a corporate branding and recruitment strategy where none had existed previously. Established Internship and Co-Op programs while building university relationships. Instituted online Applicant Tracking System, continually negotiated advertising partnerships, intensive source-tracking and reporting to determine ROI. Rebranded company online presence, and managed company Social Media accounts. Created and implemented a management-level training program on Behavior-based Interviewing and Selection Best Practices, ensuring ongoing legal compliance in interviewing process.

Continuously saw 100%+ increase in online applicant traffic year over year.

76% increase in entry-level engineering hires from Internship and Co-Op programs.

275% increase in community and university career event attendance.

Human Resources Coordinator – Berea, KY Location

Responsible for all recruiting and hiring initiatives; including but not limited to advertising, resume screening, scheduling, interviewing, background checks, drug screens, and hiring decisions. Expanded onboarding and orientation policies. Experienced in writing and editing job postings, company policies and procedures. Initiated process improvements which streamlined hiring and employee orientations. Additional responsibilities for AAP and EEO data recording and reporting. Management of all hiring, termination, and unemployment paperwork processing.

Swarovski North America, Ltd., Cranston, RI 01/2006 - 03/2008

Field Human Resources Representative – Employment Coordination / Recruitment

Execution of recruitment initiatives for nation-wide corporate, wholesale, and retail positions; remote management multiple positions in several states at any given time. Experienced in vendor contract negotiation, set-up, and implementation. Organized advertising programs, including copy editing, market research, ad placement, and results tracking. Responsible for new-hire on-boarding; data entry, training schedules, benefits administration. Sole responsibility for requisition tracking/application entry system. Experienced in recruiting on a national level; conducting extensive travel, working remotely, managing job fairs, cold recruiting, and college career events.

Successfully maintained less than 5% open position rate.

Re-negotiated and established new vendor relationships, saving thousands in budgetary expenditures.

Reorganized policy and organizational/procedural systems.

TalentTree Crystal, Inc., Providence, RI

03/2004 - 01/2006

Major Account Manager – Swarovski

On-site employment supervisor for $2M per year client. Experienced in recruiting and fulfilling high-volume staffing needs for twelve different departments. Managed day-to-day staffing operations; including payroll, conflict resolution, employee counseling, database management, and personnel relations. Experienced in managing unemployment claims, safety orientation, benefits administration, and worker’s compensation cases.

Instituted new programs and initiatives which ensured closer management of employee performance, attendance, and company policy compliance.

Reduced inter-department turnover through focused placements and proactive client relations measures.

Improved and maintained client satisfaction by implementing survey programs designed to produce sound feedback.

Staffing Manager

Part of a three member team dedicated to recruiting, interviewing, referencing, and staffing employees for over four dozen clients in the Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts area. Experienced in staffing for Light Industrial, Information Technology, Legal, and Executive Administration client companies. Maintained client relations to ensure continued business growth.

Responsible for seasonal build-up of 30-50 employees at any given notice

Managed new business - experienced in rate-quoting and fee negotiations

Experienced in sourcing “hard-to-find” candidates.


Microsoft Office Suite

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Visio, Publisher

Applicant Tracking Systems




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