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Employee Relations Human Resources

United States
November 13, 2018

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Kymberly Janisch, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Professional

Chicago, IL 60626


Value driven, with experience in training, onboarding, time management, employee relations, benefits,

payroll, health and wellness, recruiting, data management and human resources information systems

administration. Focus on each new task as a learning experience, resulting in success both personally

and professionally. Solid understanding and knowledge of federal and state labor laws as it applies to

general human resources administration.

Work Experience

Human Resources Manager

LifeScan Laboratory - Skokie, IL

March 2018 to Present

• Employee Relations - Review employee complaints and ensure accurate and timely documentation

of concerns or issues. Assist in the facilitation of timely resolution of all employee relations issues

by providing coaching and counseling of managers and employees while maintaining an appropriate

balance between employee and management.

•Compliance - Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new

legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on

needed actions.

•HRIS - Manage and maintain HRIS information to support business and governmental reporting.

•Onboarding - Manage the prehire and onboarding process for all new hires, including extending offers,

background checks and conducting new employee orientation presentations.

•Risk Management - Manage workers compensation, unemployment claims, disability claims, FMLA, ADA.

•Benefits - Administer and explain benefits to employees. Serve as a liaison with insurance brokers and


•Talent Acquisition – Recruited for exempt and non-exempt supervisor and health care worker positions working closely with hiring managers to identify and hire ideal candidates.

Human Resources Generalist


January 2014 to June 2017 (total time at NES = 13 consecutive years)

• Managed the onboarding of 125 annual new employees though the web-based onboarding system, Silk Road.

Traveled to branches for a 1-on-1 orientation and training experience for new branch managers and

other select employees

Conducted audits and resolved technical issues and adjusted system to coincide with changes in

policies, union contracts, and employment laws

• Administered the time keeping system, Kronos Workforce Central and HRIS, Ultipro

Conducted weekly system audits

Trained new users

* Conducted training webinars

* Created video and paper training and documentation content

Developed policies and procedures for time keeping and system usage

Conducted audits and resolved technical issues and adjusted system to coincide with changes in

policies, union contracts, and employment laws

• Recruited for exempt and non-exempt sales and technical positions working closely with hiring

managers to identify and hire ideal candidates. Managed entire talent acquisition process though an

ATS (Applicant Tracking System).

• Created and managed pieces of company intranet.

• Provided support to benefits and payroll department

Coached managers on labor law employee relations issues

Processed all 19s, E-verifys, and verifications of employment

Served as backup for respective managers

Prepared FMLA paperwork and tracked progress of employees

Prepared and submitted annual EEO-1 report

Senior Payroll Specialist - HR Assistant

NES Rentals - Chicago, IL

February 2004 to December 2013 (total time at NES = 13 consecutive years)

Processed weekly and bi-weekly payroll for over 1000 exempt and non-exempt employees including

union positions, in 27 states. Handled employment verifications, new hire paperwork, 401k remittance,

union reports, 19 and Everify, FMLA paperwork, unemployment claim inquiries. Administered health

and wellness initiatives including a walking challenge program via the FitKIK platform and co-wrote the

company wellness newsletter.

• Ensured accuracy of payroll and benefits information by working closely with human resources and

branch managers.

• Made payroll operations more efficient by co-writing a quick reference guide for time keepers to

easily utilize when questions arose.

• Increased accuracy and efficiency by developing uniform payroll process and payroll polices as the

company centralized human resources and payroll center after acquiring 77 branches.

• Instrumental as part of implementation team in transitioning manual time keeping to an electronic

system, Stromberg. Traveled to various branches to train time keepers on how to use system


• As expert in I9 and e-verify, created a reference and policy manual delivered training to all branch


• Introduced a walking challenge program to the office where employees competed for prizes by being

active. Acted as the motivational coach and administrator of the program. Researched various options

working within a budget and rolled out entire program to an office of 50 employees.


Bachelor of Arts in (BA), Human Resources Management

DePaul University - Chicago, IL

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Human Resources Management

Triton College - River Grove, IL




Chicago SHRM

January 2018 to Present

SHRM - Society for Human Resource management

January 2004 to Present

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