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Human Resources Business Partner

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
April 12, 2019

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Kathleen Kabbert Human Resources Business Partner


Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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A top-performing Human Resources Professional with extensive experience in team leadership and operations management. Highly skilled in developing and implementing comprehensive HR strategies to drive continuous professional growth and performance improvement. Proven ability in evaluating existing operations to identify inefficiencies and redundancies, innovating process improvements to optimize workflow and maximize profitability. Recognized for establishing strategic alliances and clear channels of communication across organization to effectively resolve issues and foster collaboration and partnerships while maintaining regulatory compliance. A brief leave of absence between 2014 to 2018. Currently providing HR services as HR Consultant to several companies.

Areas of Expertise include:

Human Resources Operations

Complex Employee Relations Management

Talent Management

Regulatory Compliance, Labor Laws, EEO

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Benefits & Payroll Administration

Success Factors, Confluence

Rewards & Recognition

Policies, Procedures, Best Practices

Performance Management

Project Management

Team Leadership & Development

Mergers & Acquisitions

Strategic Problem Resolution

Recruiting and Onboarding

Workplace Culture

Microsoft Office Suite, Taleo, ADP

Employee Engagement

Human Capital Planning

Training Development and Facilitation

Organizational Development

Conflict Resolution

Process Improvement

Compensation Management


SAP, Concur, SharePoint, Open Hire

Professional Experience

Independent Human Resources Consultant

Pittsburgh, PA 2019 – Present

Providing businesses with Human Resources services and solutions to fill their business needs including audits, full cycle recruiting, compliance advice, developing employee handbooks, policies, performance management, forms and files, employee relations, conflict management and benefit enrollment.

EFI, INC. Pittsburgh, PA 2000 – 2014

Human Resources Business Partner

Directed HR operations for the Productivity Software division world-wide, providing leadership and counsel to drive employee engagement, coaching managers on complex employee relations management and ensuring alignment of HR processes and systems with overarching strategies and objectives. Oversaw employee performance management, organizational development, mergers and acquisitions, integration, and talent acquisition. Curated a comprehensive workforce strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders, supporting business objectives across workforce planning, organization effectiveness, talent management, employee productivity, and engagement. Established and maintained partnerships across the organization to maintain working knowledge of current issues and potential issues, implementing preventative and effective actions to streamline workflow and regulatory compliance. Developed and implemented project life cycles to refine career ladders, stack ranking, talent assessments, succession planning, and compensation management. Outlined talent acquisition strategies for workforce planning, recruiting, and employment offers.

Key Accomplishments:

Identified and bridged talent gaps to drive engagement, retention, and performance. Mentored and coached employees and managers resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.

Appointed as key member of Mergers & Acquisition team overseeing HR activity and project management for due diligence, integration, separation, and execution planning. Completed 25 acquisitions in 12 US states and 10 countries. Received EFI’s company MVP award for M&A for results.

Innovated HR functions and projects. Spear headed online 360 feedback and performance management program resulting in 100% of completed employee reviews and 95% of employees with goals aligned to company goals and objectives. Created new HR department process and procedure manual, process guide and centralized database for SOX compliance.

Rolled-out leadership courses, change management initiatives, needs assessments, team building, behavior assessment training programs, and cultural sensitivities to facilitate cohesive operations. Facilitated customer services excellence training worldwide increasing customer feedback rating by 15%.

Managed and provided leadership to HR Managers, HR Representatives and HR Coordinators.

Conducted large-scale reorganizations, terminations, expansions, and office closures, collaborating with cross-functional teams and legal counsel to ensure risk mitigation, improved profit margins, and achievement of financial goals.

Progressive HR growth: HR Coordinator/Office Manager (2000-2002), Benefits Specialist (2002-2003), HR Representative (2003-2004), Sr. HR Representative (2004-2005), HR Generalist (2005-2006), HR Manager (2006-2008) and Sr. HR Manager (2008-2010).

Previous positions include Executive Assistant and HR Liaison at Blue Point Capital Partners.

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