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Tampa, Florida, United States
November 08, 2018

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michele kol

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Tampa, Florida 33647

Bus. 813-***-**** C: 203-***-****

human resources competencies

Talent Acquisition ~ Employee Engagement ~ Staffing ~ Recruiting Consulting

Training ~ Employee Relations ~Performance Management ~Human Resources Business Partner

A results-oriented, driven and energetic HR Recruiting professional with hands-on experience identifying top talent through various recruiting channels that enable HR and the organization to attract, develop and retain the right talent. Expertise in delivering optimum customer and client satisfaction while maximizing revenue growth.

Professional Experience

Comet Technologies USA, Tampa, FL. 2017 - Present

Remote/Virtual/on site Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Consultant/Engagement Partner

A performance-focused sales recruiting, engagement professional, intent on building relationships/Account Management. Strengths include the development of strong client/candidate relationships/partnerships. Recognized for leadership abilities, team player, collaborative, positive can-do demeanor, attention to detail and ability to multitask. Expertise in delivering optimum customer and client satisfaction while maximizing revenue growth. Excellent communication, negotiation, account, and engagement partnering abilities, accompanied by a proven track record of successful best in class recruitment techniques and abilities. Client engagement and partnering to source and retain quality employees. Experience in every aspect of the talent acquisition framework – sourcing, selection, hiring, onboarding- Full Cycle Recruiting.

Bay Light Professional Consulting, LLC., Tampa, FL. 2016 - Present

Remote/Virtual/on-site Senior Recruiting Talent Acquisition Consultant/Partner

Provided on-site recruiting services through my recruiting business Bay Light Professional Consulting, LLC. Clients have included: General Electric Financial Services, USI, Neopost, Media One, Nokia, Pitney Bowes

Worked from January 2016 – July 2016 and relocated to Tampa, FL. In August 2016

Next Era Energy Resources, Juno Beach, FL 2016

Contract Corporate Recruiter/Sourcing Specialist

Worked from January to February 2016 - Sourced for Financial, Tax, Technical, Systems Technical positions, Marketing, Database, Graphics, Marketing, Financial Managers, Directors, Communications, Accountants and other general hard to fill roles.

Seek candidates through networking, social media and other creative tactics to identify top talent to fill open positions.

Built and maintained relationships with internal and external executives and candidates

Treatment Management Company, Stuart, FL 2016

Corporate Recruiter

Worked with various team members and operations to create strategies and templates for automating the HR/Talent Acquisition process.

Managed full-cycle recruiting process that included: developing and implementing sourcing strategies, reviewed resumes and conducted interviews with key emphasis on pipeline development and improving time to fill with a focus on Clinical, Regulatory and Project/Product Management, and Finance positions.

Proactively networked and established effective working relationships and maintained high-level customer service by partnering with all levels of management in order to make successful hiring decisions.

September 2011 – January 2016 – Relocated to Florida with Spouse and was a stay-at-home actively involved in community, fund-raising and school projects.

Neopost USA, Milford, CT. 2008-2011

Senior Human Resources Business Partner – 2009-2011

Senior Corporate HR/Contract Corporate Recruiting Consultant – 2008-2009

Developed and implemented full-cycle recruiting strategies that resulted in the hiring of 200 new employees. Spearheaded the creation of sourcing strategies in order to attract, screen, recruit and select highly qualified diverse candidates within designated functional groups.

Recruited/Staffed a major segment of the Finance Organization that included the following positions:

Senior/Executive Management and Staff positions in Accounting, Finance,Audit, Tax, Banking and Financial Service position experience- Controller. Filled Customer Care Group Director, Sales (Product and Solution Based Selling) and Sales Service, Account Managers, Marketing, Product Managers, Team Leads, Managers, Director of Employee Training and Education, Director of Lease Management, Administration, Financial Services and Planning, Controller, HR and IT (Siebel, CRM) positions in support of its Hayward, California and Milford, CT. US Headquarters

GE Capital, Norwalk, CT. 2005-2008

Contract Senior Corporate Recruiter

Recruited for Finance, Sales, Sales and Service, Account Managers, Financial Services, Controller, Marketing, Banking, Credit, Risk and Commercial Lending Officer roles.

Manage full life-cycle recruitment support for Legal, Bank Loan Group, Origination, Sales Management, Marketing, Business Development including sourcing, evaluation, selection of candidates through senior executives.

Conducted nationwide recruiting of Commercial Loan Originations and Bank Loan Executives ($200-$400K/yr.).

Provided web-based candidate sourcing/mining of resumes from job banks and professional organization web sites and membership directories, ensuring diverse candidate slate.

Nokia, White Plains, NY. 2007

Contract Senior Corporate Recruiter

Spearheaded recruiting plans with deliverables, timelines and a formal tracking process. Interviewed candidates within the framework of the position specification. Screened, interviewed and prepared an ideal candidate slate within an appropriate and consistent timeline.

Recruited passive candidates and gauged chemistry of candidates for fit and motivation rather than simply selling a role.

Recommended ideas and strategies related to recruitment that would contribute to the long-range growth of the company, implementing any new processes and fine-tuning standard processes for recruiting that fits within their mission to deliver the highest quality results to the customer.

USI Companies Inc./Johnson Controls, Stamford, CT. 2005-2006

Human Resource Program Manager

Management and execution of USI’s national recruitment and selection strategies and efforts

Sourced candidates for highly specialized and/or high-volume positions in multiple disciplines that included Sales and Service Managers, Account Managers, Store Managers, Sales Associates, Architects.

Provided recruitment leadership, direction and experience to management, helping ensure USI is fully compliant with employment laws

Determined and utilized most effective recruitment sources, including referral programs, internal mobility, print and electronic, internal resume database, networking, cold calling

Captured and reported on recruitment performance and expenses

Identified and implemented cost savings and productivity improvement measures

Pitney Bowes, Stamford, CT. 2000-2005

Senior Corporate Recruiter/Team Lead – 2003-2005

Manager of Staffing and Training – 2001-2003

Northeast Region Human Resource Generalist/Recruiting Manager – 2000-2001

Managed high volume recruitment for World Headquarters position, including Finance, Internal Audit, Marketing, Communications, Sales (Product and Solution Based Selling-Consultants Selling) and Service, Account Managers, Product Managers, HR, and Administration throughout US.

Developed, trained and motivated recruiter team, sourcing specialists and staffing assistant, conducted candidate searches, coordinated interview process, conducted offer negotiations

Implemented selection process to evaluate and recommend specific firms based on functional discipline, resulting in reduced costs by 40% and reduced cycle time of 30%.

Reduced average search time-to-fill from 96 days to an average of 40 days

Led initiative to identify and implement diversity recruitment strategies. College recruiting for Engineers/Sales.

Subject matter expert on Six Sigma Project Team, studying ways to reduce agency costs; created approval process which reduced cost.

Ambassador of HR transformation, a $45 million strategic initiative involving realignment of HR organization structure; included implementation of SAL and an E-Recruiting program.

Internal Consultant to field HR, management and corporate; developed and maintained relations with city HR and employees to handle recruiting and employee relation issues.

Recruiting Software (ATS) / Sourcing Websites

Web-based Applicant/EEO Tracking and Recruiting Systems: Kenexa Brass Ring, recruit soft/Taleo, ADPVirtual Edge, HireSystems,, JobFlow, Umantis,, Peoplesoft, iCims, Hire Systems.,Job Flow .People fluent( formerly Peopleclick), Jobvite

Web-based candidate sourcing and job-posting websites: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Recruiter, facebook, facebook -twitter sourcing group. linked in sourcing group, Stackoverflow, Github, Dice, Indeed, ZoomInfo, Diversity Recruiting, CareerBuilder, Social Media Sites – Monster, TheLadders, and multiple industry specific niche sites, and other candidate mining websites

Computer Proficiencies

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Google Suite- Google Docs, Dropbox


Bachelor of Science (Ongoing) – Communications - Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA.

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