Deidre R. Walters
Vienna, VA 571-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Resources Business Partner
Senior Human Resources (HR) professional with proven ability to integrate business strategy and HR management expertise to attract, develop, and retain a pipeline of high potential employees. Project leadership includes talent acquisition, employment processing, compensation transactions, benefits, training and development, and records management. Broad business experience across multiple industries and a demonstrated record in building HR infrastructure for start-up organizations. Strong background in working with executive leadership on organizational design and corporate governance.
Strategic Planning & Execution
Compensation & Benefits
Walters Consulting Services, Vienna, VA
2018 to Present
Provide HR strategies for a fast-growing small business, Dolce Vita Salon & Spa. Consult with and advise CEO on organizational development, performance management, recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, records management, workplace etiquette, onboarding, and training. Created and updated employee records for 50 employees. Set HR infrastructure to support company’s expansion across multiple locations.
Managed all employee relations cases, created performance improvement plans, coached and counseled employees, and revamped performance management processes to improve rating of employees.
Simplified organizational structure (distribution of duties) and rewrote job descriptions, which improved morale and increased productivity.
Established and implemented company’s employee handbook.
Provided oversight, policy interpretation and training for sexual harassment.
Determined rate of pay and bonuses for new hires, conducted all onboarding activities and training, and drafted offer letters for new hires.
APX Labs, Herndon, VA
2013 to 2014
Hired to support ambitious organizational growth strategy of high-tech firm. Met regularly with CEO and executive management team to define and lead talent-planning efforts to recruit IT staff, software engineers, and marketing personnel. Recommended overhaul of HR framework and implemented changes to recruiting strategy, onboarding, compensation, benefits, and payroll and timekeeping systems.
Recruited and onboarded 30% of new hires. Created job postings, conducted interviews, followed up with management, and wrote offer letters.
Screened and hired new benefit providers to retain talent, presented options to management and rolled out benefit plans for company (health, health savings, dental, short- and long-term disability).
Worked with Controller to purchase and implement payroll, timekeeping, and HR system, Paycom. Led calls with vendors and conducted change management training to ensure adoption by employees of new system.
FedBid, Inc., Vienna, VA
2008 to 2013
HR Business Partner (Contractor - 2012 to 2013)
Vice President, Human Resources (2011 to 2012)
Directed daily operations and reporting for HR functions of online marketplace bidding platform for government contractors. Served as strategic partner to executive leadership. Provided counsel on talent acquisition, compensation, succession planning, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, training, and AA & EEO compliance. Developed recruiting and retention strategies, launched a paid internship program, spearheaded onboarding activities, and revamped employee handbook. Expanded HR department from 2 to 6 employees.
Grew organization from 50 to 250 employees in 4 years. Set organization structure for 4 departments, projecting department growth and new titles and positions within company.
Collaborated with executive leadership to promote positive culture, including designing a well-received employee engagement program (bonuses, free lunch, summertime food trucks).
Streamlined and added robust benefit offerings for health and dental. Introduced health savings and short-term disability plan and policy.
Implemented ADP Workforce Now, saving 25 HR productivity hours a week.
Recruited and hired 50 to 100 interns for new paid internship program. Achieved new hire conversion rate of 55% to 80% between 2008 and 2012.
Human Resources Manager (2008 to 2011)
Provided counsel and conflict-resolution regarding HR-related issues to executive leadership. Implemented and managed corporate benefits programs and policies, training and professional development programs, annual employee performance evaluations, and compliance programs, including AA planning, and EEO-1 reporting. Spearheaded talent management and corporate recruiting efforts, served as an employee advocate for employee-related issues, and presented those issues to senior leadership. Managed 4 employees.
Collaborated with 7 line managers to identify hiring needs, disciplinary actions, and termination requirements.
Worked closely with General Counsel to streamline collection and execution of employee NDAs, non-competes and other employment-related documents.
Managed all immigration matters including initial visa applications (H-1B, F-1), visa renewals and worked with counsel to ensure successful petitions and legal compliance.
ExxonMobil Corporation, Fairfax, VA
2001 to 2004
Human Resources Advisor, Global Procurement
Delivered end-to-end HR support (strategy and business) to the Global Procurement organization, supporting 3 VPs and 200 to 250 global employees. Served on influential HR Integration Team to train and develop new hires on the “ExxonMobil Way”. Consulted with and advised sourcing managers on employee relations and advocacy, FMLA, performance management, and diversity. Ranked in top 10 percent of employees within business unit.
Education & Credentials
Master of Labor and Human Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
PHR Certification, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) earned in 2010