Garland Yang, MBA/CHRE
Bilingual seasoned global HR leader with 15 years of experience including Fortune 500 companies.
Assisted company to grow from No. 17 to No. 3 worldwide in three years.
SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle, PeopleSoft, ADP Streamline, and Taleo.
Six Sigma (Green Belt certified), CMMI5, and ISO.
CHRE (Certified HR Executive).
HR Director 2018 – Current
Nanshan America, Lafayette, IN, USA
Diversified, large sized, multinational company.
Formulate HR Authorization table for clear accountabilities and boundaries
Create KPIs and incentive plan resulting in 32% of growth
Implement high temperature allowance
Reform HR strategy and tactics for all international staff from the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe, reducing tremendous compliance risks
Provide HR diagnostic report and advice
Develop and execute HR and language training plans
Recruit key positions under high turnover
HR Business Partner (contract) 2016 – 2017
Investors Group, Toronto, Canada
Established in 1926, the largest non-banking financial services company in Canada.
Participated into year-end performance evaluation including termination of three employees.
Advised the senior management on the relocation plan to the Richmond Hill new office. Coordinated on selection and transferring 20+ employees.
Drafted 2017 HR plan.
Partnered with the business to achieve its objectives by identifying human resources and organizational development issues.
Formulated recruitment strategies and recruited three financial consultants.
Organized and coordinated employee training.
Head of HR 2013 – 2016
Int’l Division, Weichai Group, Beijing, China
The largest, multinational, state-owned, Chinese company operates on engines and vehicles, powertrains, luxury yacht and automotive parts.
Formulated innovative global people strategy of a mixture team composed of 50% expatriates and 50% local hires.
Restructured global sales teams.
Provided HR solutions to improve productivity. Revenues in 2014/5 increased up to 38% YOY.
Developed global recruitment strategies. Hired 5 sales directors and 12 senior sales managers.
Launched new performance management policies and schemes based on balance scorecard, KPIs, and forced distribution.
Designed global compensation strategy and programs.
Established HR policies and procedures mostly from scratch.
Provided HR integration to an acquired French company.
Corporate HR Director 2008 – 2012
Trina Solar, Changzhou, China & Toronto, Canada
A leading large-scale, multinational, and NYSE traded solar company with 22 overseas companies/offices in EU, the Americas, and APMEA.
Established Canada and US operations from ground zero.
Grew employees from 4,000+ in 2009 to 11,000 in 2011
Expanded from 1 overseas offices/countries in 2009 to 22 in 2012 with 25 nationalities.
Recruited 73 assistant directors and above employees, accounting for 68% of all senior management team. Grew global sales teams from 10- to 140+ generating 76%-98% of the company’s revenue. Hired more than 400 managers and below staff worldwide.
Established the European HQ and North America HQ in 6 months averaging 7-10 new hires per month. Saved $230,000 USD recruitment expenses.
Hired the VP, Finance, promoted to be the COO of the company next year.
Supported the company’s first overseas manufacturing site in Malaysia.
Created the global pay scales, annual bonus pay-out, incentive plan, and employee benefits program.
Outsourced all int’l payrolls to ADP.
Worked with IBM Consulting improving performance management culture and systems.
HR Director and Business Partner 2006 – 2008
Seagate Technology International Co. Ltd., Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China
World’s largest company in storage industry with annual revenue of $12.7 billion and more than 55,000 employees in 2008. The factory produced about 20% of the total volume in the world.
Recruited over 7,000+ employees per year
Slashed the historically high turnover on contract operators by 26% within five months saving USD 1.07M using Six Sigma approaches.
Launched the leadership development program for supervisors, the first one globally.
Set up worker’s union
Participated into the lay-off of PCBA plant shutdown with 900+ employees.
Supported the M&A with Maxtor
Human Resources Manager 2003 – 2006
Hewlett-Packard Global Development China Center, Shanghai, China
A Fortune 50 technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world
Grew employees from 200+ in 2003 to 600+ in 2006
Expanded from two cities to four in China
Established contingency workforce model with reward
Localized various HR policies and tools
Assisted the center to pass CMMI5, the industry’s highest quality standard
Network Engineer 2000 – 2002
Global Crossing Co., NexGen Support Center, Denver, CO, USA
The world's first and largest global IP-based network with $36B of investment
IT Trainer/Interviewer (Summer Contractor) 1998
Manpower International, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
A world leader in the employment services industry with $21 billion revenue, 4,500 offices in 80 countries, and 400,000 clients
HR Bridging Program, Seneca College, Toronto 2017
M.S. in Telecom Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA 1999-2000
MBA, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA 1997-1999
B Ed, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China 1986-1990