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Manager Human Resources

Roswell, Georgia, United States
February 13, 2019

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A creative, business minded, strategically focused Talent Acquisition professional specializing in Staffing/Recruitment strategy, Executive and Diversity Recruitment and building start-up Staffing Models in support of the people needs of an organization. Natural relationship builder who quickly establishes rapport and motivates teams. Excellent communication, teambuilding, interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. I also have expertise in talent management, succession planning and workforce planning in technology and professional services organizations.

Recruiting /Recruiting Leadership/Executive Recruitment

Designed and managed Diversity Recruiting programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Lead a multi-location/state talent acquisition operation, managing a team of 22 Recruiters and 2 Recruiting Managers. Responsible for the strategic and tactical direction.

Partnered with senior management to develop corporate- wide recruitment programs, workforce plans and succession plans.

Designed/ implemented internal assessment and succession planning program for Director level positions.

Developed staffing metrics for measuring process outcomes and recruiter performance.

Designed and implemented Internet recruiting strategy for technical positions.

Partnered with Business Planning Team in preparation for acquiring new business.

Change Management/Process Redesign/Compliance

Facilitated process mapping for the recruiting function to help organization transition from decentralized talent organization to COE. Implementation of Center of Expertise.

Partnered with senior management to develop strategies to improve sourcing/recruitment of senior talent.

Developed and implemented the transition plans for new business acquisitions for on-boarding new employees into the current system. Developed integration plan for recruiting staff.

Developed the business plan, budget and controls for start-up of a companywide recruiting strategy.

Lead the implementation and management training for new resume tracking system.

Business Lead for Integrated Talent Management project

Facilitate EEO Training and Hiring Manager Capability Training to Hiring Managers

Vendor Management

Created a nationally preferred vendor network for staff augmentation, contingency and retained search firms including negotiating contracts and fee agreements.

Negotiated contracts for Health and Welfare and Retirement plans.

Developed and managed relationships with relocation companies.

Facilitated quarterly customer performance review meetings.


SITA Information Networking Computing, Atlanta, GA 2016 - 2018

Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition AMERICAS

Lead the overall strategy for Talent Acquisition planning, compliance and delivery for North and Latin America. Strategic Business Partner to Geo President and Department Leads to assess recruiting needs, deploy appropriate channels and ensure required talent is hired. Oversee and manage Quality Loop projects that address process improvement. Develop social media strategies to drive new approaches and ideas to transform and move SITA from traditional to progressive hiring. Additional responsibilities in Employment Branding, Workforce Planning, Organizational Design, Talent Management and Vendor Management.

Kimberly Finley Garrett

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Perfect Sense Digital, Reston, VA 2014 - 2016

Director, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management

Lead the Talent Acquisition function by building TA infrastructure, leading enterprise talent acquisition strategy to include employment branding and marketing, developing college and intern programs, developed employee referral program, identifying contingent workforce. Trusted advisor on developing short and long-term strategic business plans and objectives into an effective talent/recruitment strategy across the organization. Manage technical recruiting for Software Engineers, iOS and Android Engineers, System Administrators, Project Managers, Program Managers, QA and other core tech positions. Managed succession plan for high potential associates.

Cox Media Group, Atlanta, GA 2012 - 2014

Talent Acquisition Manager

Start-up function. Developed, implemented and managed talent acquisition programs and systems that support the full talent acquisition life cycle. Functional Lead for Integrated Talent Management project – designing recruitment process, systems and policies for Cox Enterprises ($38 million project). Built and maintained the “enterprise talent acquisition engine” (center of expertise), in alignment with Cox Media Group talent strategies. Developed digital talent strategy to support business and diversity initiatives.

Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA

Senior Staffing Consultant 2011 - 2012

Consultant (contract through Search Wizards), Atlanta, GA 2011 - 2011

Aligned with the USES Staffing Team to drive innovative recruitment measures to source diversity candidates. Screened and prequalified talent for Commercial Premier and Public Sector positions. Handled end-to-end recruitment for Windows Content Publishing and Eco-Systems businesses. Serve on project team for National Black MBA, National Association of Hispanic MBA’s and National Association of Black Engineers. MBA Brand Marketing for Early Career hiring.

Cox Media Group Digital, Atlanta, GA (contract) 2010 - 2011


Developed Talent Acquisition strategy to source/recruit for major digital project with Cox Media Group. Developed and implemented a talent pipeline strategy that ensured future talent needs were being met and a continuous flow of candidates were established via both traditional and non-traditional recruitment tactics and search methods including proactive recruiting, employee referrals and targeted outreach. Handled recruitment for Python/Django developers. Created process flow for new hiring managers. Managed vendor relationships.

CIGNA Corporation, Atlanta, GA 2007 - 2010

Senior Talent Consultant

Responsible for full life cycle recruitment and assessment for various IT organizations within CIGNA using creative sourcing strategies to reduce cost per hire. Partnered with hiring managers and senior leaders to forecast and prequalify talent needs based on the business plan. Maintained a comprehensive pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration. Coordinated on-boarding activities for new hires. Recognized by Staffing management for leadership of special projects. Diversity Champion of IT organization.

CITICARDS, Atlanta, GA 2004 - 2007

Vice President, Talent Acquisitions

Established recruiting function in start-up operation to support Home Depot Credit Services portfolio. Lead recruiting activity for mid to senior level managers. Established policies and procedures for employment compliance. Lead process mapping and refinement of talent recruitment process. Facilitated transition activities to move Talent organization from decentralized function to COE. SME for H-1B and TN classification Visas; managed relocation for new hires. Managed relationships at key universities to support College Recruiting initiatives. Designed, implemented and managed Diversity Recruiting initiatives for Private Label Cards.

Kimberly Finley Garrett

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Central Region Recruiting Director

Developed talent acquisition strategies for Corporate Solutions lines of businesses. Partnered with senior management on forecasting needs and developed leadership and training programs for bench strength. Managed ramp-up and on-boarding activities for company acquisitions. Managed all aspects of the talent acquisition process within a 20 state region. Developed policies/procedures to ensure legal compliance. Managed transition of recruiters while moving from a decentralized to centralized recruiting function. Maintained relationships with key corporate executives and established strong collaborative relationships with HR business unit professionals. Directed team of 20 recruiters in 3 states/6 cities.


NCS PEARSON/TSA (Government Contracting Firm), Atlanta, GA

Human Resources Consultant


Consultant/Senior Human Resources Director


Consultant/Director of Staffing

SEARS, ROEBUCK & COMPANY, Hoffman Estates, IL 1998 - 1999

Manager, Executive Recruitment

Planned, developed and implemented recruitment strategy to attract and hire senior level management for Human Resources, Law and Marketing departments. Provided consultative support on diversity succession planning initiative. Developed direct sourcing strategies to identify qualified candidate pool. Managed relationships with search firms, and professional/community organizations. Trained managers on behavioral interviewing techniques.

THE COCA COLA COMPANY, Atlanta, GA 1997 – 1998

Staffing Project Manager

Lead talent acquisition activities for International Human Resources, Corporate Services, Corporate Affairs and the Legal client groups. Developed recruiting strategies and staffing plans consistent with business plans. Managed the search process and negotiated fees with search firms. Lead and directed the work of three professionals and one support associate. Managed Diversity Recruiting initiatives for Corporate and North America businesses.

WACHOVIA CORPORATION, Atlanta, GA 1995 – 1997

Assistant Vice President – Management Recruiting


Second Vice President – Corporate Diversity Recruiting Manager/EEO

Human Resources Officer – Senior Recruiting Consultant

Student Programs Coordinator – Recruiting Consultant

CITICORP/CITIBANK, Chicago, Il 1986 – 1988

Employee Relations Professional


Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Certificate: Human Resources Administration

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


Taleo, PeopleSoft, iCMS, People Click, Microsoft Products

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