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Human Resources Consulting and Management

Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
December 01, 2018

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D. L. Gilbert, MA, SPHR, CCP, Mediation

Lenox. Ma 01240

Summary: Strong academic and professional credentials. Twenty-plus years experience in providing leadership and consulting in areas of Human Resources including Staffing,Compensation, Benefits, Compliance, HRIS and Training & Development, with master’s degree in management, and bachelor’s degree in Economics. Implementation of SAP, as well as other systems, within global and diverse organizations. Certifications include: SPHR, CCP, and Mediation.

Key Accomplishments

● Designed, presented, and maintained salary structures, updated job descriptions, participated in salary surveys, conducted market pricing, and updated compensation policies and procedures and other compensation-related employee communication

● Owned and managed Human Resources consulting practice for 12 years working with Fortune 500 and Non-Profits providing and supporting training, compensation design, surveys, performance management and compliance

● Coordinated administration of global equity plans with transfer agent, broker and internal departments (legal, finance, treasury and payroll) for 400 employees world-wide

● Applied executive compensation concepts and methodologies to perform competitive market analysis, long-term incentive valuation using Black-Sholes

● Trained management on job evaluation systems (Hay), market pricing applications in preparation of compensation team/committee applications

● Administered and designed global compensation programs, coordinating, training and supporting field HR team in establishing competitive expatriate and foreign national programs

● Managed compensation, benefits, HRIS teams to enhance existing tools, processes, and systems to support overall corporate and HR strategies. Managed staff of up to 12 employees and budgets over $30million. Administered global stock plans for over 350 employees worldwide, coordinating administration and processing with broker, transfer agent, and administrative vendor, CompuShare, collaborating with legal, finance, accounting, payroll, treasury, IT and broker for accurate processing

● Organized and oversaw the annual performance review, merit increase and bonus processes

● Validated systems knowledge, experience and skills, implementing, training, documenting and supporting applications from SAP, PeopleSoft to FileMaker Pro, and Focus. Implemented SAP within 9 months, seamlessly

● Performed competitive analysis of market-based base pay program and total cash compensation. Made recommendations on competitive market position, working with third-party consultants and respective surveys sources

● Designed and taught at two universities, HR Programs for college credit. Competencies


Leadership & Development Analysis, Planning & Execution Management – Staff & Budgets Communication & Presentation Evaluating & Negotiating Process, Project and Systems Orientation Communications / Presentations Mediation/Conflict Management Self Initiative and Motivation Creativity and Problem Solving Human Resources (Global, Union & Non-Union):

Organizational Development Performance Planning

Training & Curriculum Planning Facilitation and Organizational Assessments Compensation & Benefits HRIS (SAP, Microsoft, FileMaker Pro, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Kronos, ADP)

Staffing/Recruiting Labor Relations, Compliance

Change Management Employee Relations


Worked with several organizations for short period of time in 2006-2008 Gilbert & Associates (HR Management Consulting Group), Ashland, OR 2002-2007 Managing Consultant/Consultant 1992-1999

Consulting & Contracting and Short Term Opportunities.

● Develop and deliver training programs in areas of diversity, policy, compliance, benefits, compensation, time management, conflict resolution, supervisory training, professional ethics, software, mediation, performance management

● Merger & Acquisition/Strategic Alignment Studies and recommendations

● Budget, project, contractor development, management, and planning for short and long-term projects.

● Client development, providing customized studies, managing contractors, and presenting to executives programs for approval and implementation in compensation, performance management, benefits, training & development and best practices

● Compliance with existing and newly forged and issued labor laws, including HIPPA, FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, ERISA, IRS, Wage and Hours, ADA

● Customized studies and training for clients in performance management, compensation, benefits, staffing, employee satisfaction, cultural assessments, policy and compliance.

● Interviewed, staffed, and recruited for clients, revising on-boarding/orientation materials and expanding employee communications through newsletters, while auditing exit process and feedback, responding to patterns that emerged

● Assisting clients with business expansions, human capital transformation and strategic HR solutions.

● Reengineered departments and processes in functional areas of HR to support strategic alignment with short and long term objectives in recruiting, retention, records management, and mergers and acquisitions/integration to support newly formed consolidation with savings ranging from $200k to $21m. Assisted clients with business expansions and business plan development

● Tailoring performance management, mentoring, applicant tracking and systems training programs to support transformational objectives for clients in financial services industries

● Developed business plans, and provided career counseling for clients through coaching and research. Consulting, contracting, short term opportunities, teaching at two universities, working with profit and non-profit organizations ranging in size from 200 to 1.8 million employees worldwide. National, Multiple Locations and International Opportunities, includes organizations such as MassMutual, W. M. Mercer, KayBee Toys, AIL Systems, Martin Marietta, Canyon Ranch of Berkshires, Jiminy Mountain Resort, Quinsigamond Community College, Massasoit Community College, Crane & Company, The Jackson Laboratories, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Bunge Limited Tyco Healthcare/Hudson RCI, Temecula, CA 1999-2001 Senior Compensation/Benefits/Performance Manager

Global Medical Device manufacturing, 2,600 employees.

● Developed all benefits, compensation and performance management programs for Temecula based organization, reporting to CFO/VP HR/CEO. Presented all programs for review and approval and communicated, directed and/or implemented programs. Negotiated with all vendors and expanded programs for employees, adding cost share components

● Developed and managed annual budget, staffing and program development and planning and assessment. Budget includes staff, and functional areas – comp/ben ~$30mil

● Expanded benefits programs, cut costs, selected and negotiated with vendors reducing workers compensation by 1 2 costs with collaboration with Occupational Health Department

● Reengineered recruiting and retention processes, recordkeeping redirecting target markets.

● Utilized organizational development tools to address retention issues, through focus group and individual meetings, partnership with COO and direct reports and new programs in training, development, mentoring, compensation and cooperative student support

● Implemented SAP, including blueprinting, testing, documentation, training, and go-live in record 9 months on schedule

● Development of staff (up to 4) in administration and analysis of compensation, policies and programs. Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA 1990-1991 Acting Mgr. Comp/Perform Management

Health System with 4,500 employees (union/non-union/profit and non-profit organization in 4 states).

● Collaborated with cross-functional team to conduct due diligence with merger and acquisition followed by integration strategy and roll-out of new policies, supervisory training and programs.

● Administered and developed annual compensation and performance management program for 16 long term care facilities, 2 acute care organizations, and 7 ancillary services providing physician compensation, union and non-union proposals in application of the Hay Job Evaluation System

● Administered and developed programs converting multiple organizations from step-rate compensation to pay for performance/merit based setting up salary ranges, performance measures, and training of Administrators and their direct management reports

● Compliance with labor laws and associated coaching and training with Administrators and Senior Managers at facilities to implement ADA, OSHA, FLSA, FMLA programs and communications.

● Development of cost cutting measures and process enhancements related to systems solutions and savings of $200,000

● Management of 2 staff members and indirect reports at 16 long term care facilities and 2 acute care organizations.

Total/Elf Aquitaine Inc.,Stamford, CT 1987-1990

Manager Comp/ & Perf. Mgmt

Energy/Mining/Venture Capital Company, French Parent, (was Texasgulf Inc) with 16,000 employees.

● Development and presentation of annual salary budget to Chairman for approval each year.

● Management of 2 staff members and indirect reports at 16 long term care facilities and 2 acute care organizations

● Re-installation of Hay Job Evaluation System, establishing a compensation committee and training executives on compensation and the hay job evaluation system

● Re-evaluated 90% of all jobs combining market pricing, the hay job evaluation system and another point factor system from W. M. Mercer

● Administering all salary increases and performance reviews. Counseling Senior HR Managers at 8 multiple sites in US. Developing International Compensation for expatriates abroad.

● Management of 2 staff members, 1 exempt, one non-exempt. Other Professional Human Resources Positions

Ciba-Geigy Corporation, HR Research/Planning Analyst, Ardsley, New York 1985-1987 Texaco Inc.,HR Rep I and II, White Plains, New York 1982-1985 GTE, Economic Analyst (internship), Stamford, CT 06905 1980 Education and Training

● Southern Oregon University – Master’s in Applied Psychology (in progress), GPA 3.76 (in progress)

● Southern Oregon University – Master’s in Management/Leadership, GPA 3.83

● Pace University – Computer Science/Programming Certificate Program, GPA 3.4.

● University of Connecticut – Post Graduate work in Economics/Econometrics, GPA 3.1

● University of Connecticut – Bachelors in Economics, GPA 2.6/3.2 Computer Skills: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Kronos-Payroll, SCT Banner, SAS, Surveymonkey, Minitab, RAMIS, and FOCUS and FileMaker Pro. Certificates / Licenses: SPHR, CCP, Mediation/Alternate Dispute Resolution, ISO 9000, Lean Sigma, Grant Writing.

Other Notables:

● Designed and taught HR courses at two universities (Southern Vermont and Southern Oregon)

● Published article on Family Medical Leave Act Approval in Berkshire Business Journal.

● Speaking engagements with SHRM chapters in New York and Connecticut.

● Board member to Oregon SHRM Chapter, Kiwanis, Power Squadron, and Chair for Windsor Town Parks & Recreation. Ski instructor at Jiminy Mountain Resort and Off-Shore Sailing Enthusiast.

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