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Human Resources Leader

Madison, NJ
February 26, 2019

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Gina M. Dewar, M.S., SHRM-CP

** ***** ***** *******, ** 07940 T: 973-***-****

Human Resources Professional

Highly motivated and experienced human resources professional with over 15 years of progressive human resources expertise in both individual contributor roles and managing HR teams ranging in size from 2 to 17. Strategic business partner to C-Level Executives and their teams throughout various industries such as Technology and Electronics, Business Services, Medical Devices, Luxury Retail, Telecommunications, and Defense Contractors. Professionally adaptable to matrix organizations both domestic and international. Exceedingly organized and analytical with proficiencies in the following areas; organizational design and effectiveness, employee relations, State and Federal Labor Laws, workers’ compensation, talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, coaching, total rewards, HR System Integrations, LMS implementations and content development with training, benefits, ADP payroll, data analytics, employee retention strategies, recruiting methodologies, orientation and onboarding, diversity and inclusion programs, and corporate social responsibility.

Key Accomplishments:

Designed and Managed HR Department

Reduced turnover from 76% to 56% YOY

Reduced loss time from 44% to 21% YOY resulting in 280K savings

Reduced legal settlements from 350K to 90K YOY

Streamlined recruiting by implanting AI screening, text recruiting, and electronic onboarding and orientation

Designed and Implemented the following: core values awards, culture committee, social purpose program, safety committee, HR metrics and monthly HR Scorecard publication, HR Newsletter/Safety Newsletter

System implementations: ADP, SAP, Ultipro, iCIMS Comeet, Docebo, IBM Cognos, Qlik, Tableau

Professional Experience

Planned Companies Inc., Parsippany, NJ

Vice President of Human Resources (2016 to Present)

Responsible for the HR Department reporting to the CEO. Managing a team 16 across 11 States (NY, NJ, CT, MA,CA,DE,VA,MD,GA,DC,NC). Partner with business leaders to design and implement strategic and pragmatic programs that support our strategic business objectives. Key thought leader on building a strong culture, and increasing engagement and performance to drive business results. This includes, but is not limited to; change management, performance management and succession planning, State and Federal compliance, employee relations, headcount and turnover management, benefits administration, compensation, workers’ compensation and safety management, training and development, data analytics, HRIS, CBA negotiations, company events, social responsibility, culture committee, handbooks, and policy administration.

Amorepacific US, Inc., New York, NY

Director, Human Resources US and Canada (2015 - 2016)

Responsible for HR Department reporting directly to CEO. Overseeing organization restructuring, system overhauls and policy implementations. Responsible for managing HR team with overall responsibilities for employee relations, workers’ compensation, training and development, payroll, compensation and benefits, company events, handbooks and policy administration. Noted accomplishments: new global compensation infrastructure, sales incentive plans, institution of cafeteria style benefit plans, implementation of ADP Workforce Now, SAP implementation, American Express Travel program implementation, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

Samsung, SEA., Ridgefield Park, NJ

Human Resources Business Partner (2012 – 2015)

Responsible for various Client Groups including Marketing, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, Government Relations, Corporate Strategy and Communications, Compliance, and Public Relations totaling 682 employees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Organizational Design and Change Management support, Employee Relations, Merit Reviews, Promotions/Progression Reviews, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Training, Coaching and Leadership Development to assigned C-Level Executives.

Contract Talent Acquisition Specialist (2012-2013)

Responsible for full life-cycle recruitment for Corporate Shared Services including, but not limited to: Marketing and Sales, Accounting and Finance, Legal, Regional Service Management and Business Innovation. Partnered with Hiring Managers to discuss hiring needs and recruitment strategies. Utilized Social Media for sourcing talent.

C.R. Bard, Inc., (Now BD) Murray Hill, NJ

Senior Human Resources Manager (2007-2009 resigned to start family)

Provided business partnership support for Corporate IT, R&D, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance. Partnered with executive management for succession planning, organizational design, merit reviews, performance management, compensation, training and development, recruitment and retention strategies. In addition, HR Generalist responsibilities for Bard Japan and Latin America Asian Pacific Divisions. Management of team.

***Prior HR positions: BAE Systems - HR Business Partner, DRS Technologies - Corporate HR Manager, MCI Worldcom - Senior HR Talent Acquisition Manager***

Educational Background

COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH, CGPA 3.98 M.S., Management with a concentration in Human Resources

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS/AMHERST, CGPA 3.24 B.A., Social Thought and Political Economy

Currently pursuing Data Analytics Certification from Cornell with completion scheduled for 2019

Skills & Additional Information

Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, LMS, ATS, Access, PeopleSoft, Outlook, SAP, ADP, Ultipro, Tableau, Qlik, IBM Cognos

Honors and Awards: Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society, Student Academic Leadership Award

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