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Employee Relations Human Resources

Houston, TX
November 25, 2018

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Constance Wasson Barrett

***** ***** ***** *****, ******* Texas 77429 713-***-****



Performance with a pattern of dedication, passion and accountability.

HR professional with over fifteen years of experience in the Human Resources arena offering a continuous track record of exceptional performance. I adhere to a “Doctrine of Fairness” in balancing the needs of the Company and the Employee.


One Source Security and Sound June, 2016 – September, 2018

Position: Human Resources Director

Initial focus on the development of a start-up HR Department. Focus on the development and execution of HR strategies that align and support the overall business plan and strategic goals of organization. Support personnel in six locations across five states.

Employee Relations.

Policy Development: Areas including employment, placement, termination, etc.

Disciplinary Actions: Coach, counsel and guide managers through process.

Labor Law compliance.

Risk Avoidance,

Unemployment Claims; Management and monitoring.

Leave Management; FMLA, Workers Compensation, etc.

Workers Compensation: Claims reporting and leave management.

Pre-Employment Vetting

Full Cycle Recruiting.

Drug Testing Program: Management for pre-employment, accident and random testing.

Onboarding / Exit process management.

Benefits and Cobra Administration


Evaluation and rollout of enhanced employee health benefits.

Established a framework for recruiting encompassing job fairs, social networking, ambassadorship relationships with technical colleges, employee referral program, etc.

Development of legally compliant job descriptions for all company positions.

Review and proper classification (Exempt / Non Exempt) of all employees.

Implementation of an internal recruiting program providing a formal pipeline for employee growth and promotion.

Development of employee recognition program.

Performance Management: Development of formal process ensuring ongoing feedback.

Performance Evaluation: Development of system eliminating pass-fail results.

Development of both onboarding and exit programs.

Developed and maintained database of applicants to establish candidate pool.

Streamlined application process saving resources and time.

Revision and approval of 2018 Employee Handbook.

Tootsies, Inc. October, 2013 – May, 2016

Position: Human Resources Director

Role focused on recruiting as well as ongoing development of organization communication and teamwork. (Three locations in two states; Texas, Georgia.)

Employee Relations.

Full Cycle Recruiting

Pre-Employment Vetting

Employee onboarding and exit management.

Policy development.

Labor Law compliance.

Risk Avoidance.

Workers Compensation: Reporting and claims.

Leave Management: Workers Compensation, FMLA, etc.

Develop and administer policies and procedures for employment, placement, termination, etc., ensuring consistent and equitable application.

Coach, counsel and guide managers in employee disciplinary actions.

Benefits and Cobra Administration.


HRIS: Onboarding and setup of Paycom Payroll & HR software encompassing payroll, recruiting, timekeeping, benefits, and performance management platforms.

Benefits: Identification and correction of $10,000+ in benefit overpayments.

Performance Management: Eliminate existing pass-fail system.

Employee Classification: Assess employee roles for Exempt/Non Exempt status.

Review and develop competency based job descriptions for all roles.

Employee Relations: Strengthened working relationships with Store Managers and employees allowing for enhanced communication in areas of accident reporting, employee incidents, consistency in evaluation process, etc.

The Response Group September, 2011 – October, 2013

Position: Human Resources Manager

Worked independently on a wide-range of projects necessary for the successful implementation of a start-up Human Resources Department. (100+ employees in 5 states.)

Employee Relations.

Full Cycle Recruiting

Pre-Employment Vetting.

Risk Avoidance.

Labor Law Compliance.

Leave Administration.

Drug Testing Program: (DOT and Non-DOT)

Benefits: Pursue new benefit initiatives, annual benefit review, open enrollment and communication forums.

Personnel Records: Maintenance of personnel records and data, including documentation of changes, performance, counseling, training, etc.


Working with payroll personnel, payroll / HR processes audited and improvements implemented. 10% reduction in processing time.

Re-evaluation and redesign of benefits program.

Employee Classification: Assess employee roles for Exempt/Non Exempt status.

Review and develop competency based job descriptions for all roles.

St. Michael’s Hospital & Healthcare Group, Houston, Texas June 2010 – June 2011

Position: Human Resources Director

HR leadership for LTAC Hospital with (FT, PT, PRN) multiple business sites. (Closed 6/2011)

Employee Relations

Labor Law Compliance.

Risk Avoidance.

Full Cycle Recruiting.


Performance Management.


Leave Administration.


Capture $24,600 annual in benefit over-payments.

Review, terminate and capture $15,000 savings for non-utilized contracts

Provide HR leadership during acquisition of PHPs.

Classic Printers, Inc., Houston, Texas February 2006 – January 2010

Position: Human Resources & Safety Manager (Closed 1/2010)

Employee Recognition

Full Cycle Recruiting

Benefits Administration.

Unemployment Claims.

Workers Compensation.

Health & Safety.

Employee Training.

Monitor QB payroll functions allowing for checks and balances in process.


20% reduction in Workers Compensation rates via development of progressive and proactive safety program.

10% reduction in turnover.

Design department policies and procedures.

Development of an employee recognition program.

Development of Manager Training Program for accident reporting, sexual / general harassment, etc.

Development and introduction of employee appraisal program.

MasterWorks International, Houston, Texas April 2005 – February 2006

Position: Human Resources Manager (Closed)

Responsible for increasing the value of the Human Resource function in support of company success and employee satisfaction.

Thermo Electron Corporation, Texas, North Carolina, U.K. September 1998 to January 2005

Position: Human Resources Director

Held a unique role in the organization for several years as the Human Resources Director for two domestic and one international business sites. Filled a full range of Human Resource functions for the $80M business unit with central office located in Houston, Texas.

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