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Human Resources Manager

Location:
Prosper, TX
Posted:
January 31, 2014

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Lauren M. Smith, SPHR

**** ****** ***** **, ******* TX 75078

Mobile: 815-***-**** ( Email: accfwe@r.postjobfree.com

Career Profile:

Human Resources professional with a proven history of success managing labor

relations and introducing highly effective programs to elevate performance. Gifted

communicator with expertise in labor contract negotiations and conflict

resolution. Designs innovative management solutions to support strategic business

development. Talented Human Resources professional seeks a position with a company

that values integrity, diversity, and employee development.

Areas of Strength

Labor Relations Contract Negotiation Change Management

Performance Management Recruitment & Hiring Policy Development

Employee Relations Staff Development Benefits Design

HR Consulting Strategic Planning Succession Planning

Professional Experience

LEDBETTER LEARNING, Dallas, IL 2013

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Coordinate with organizations and business leaders to develop and

implement strategic solutions to optimize organizational performance.

OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL, Oak Park, IL 2010 to 2013

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Developed and executed key human resources processes for a school district

with over 500 employees. Managed recruiting and staffing, employee

relations, compensation design, succession planning, and leadership

development.

Achievements

. Successfully led negotiations with union to complete stalled contract

agreements

. Established and conducted monthly labor meetings to reduce union

grievances

. Designed performance management systems for union, non-union, and

executive staff

. Redesigned service contracts to reduce personnel budget by 10%

. Developed policies and practices to ensure state and federal legal

compliance

. Led insurance committee to develop healthcare reform compliance plans

. Implemented time and attendance system to reduce overpayments

. Successfully represented employer in all unemployment and

discrimination claims

CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 158, Algonquin, IL 2004 to 2010

Chief Human Resources Officer

Led the development and execution of key human resources processes for a

school district with over 1,500 employees. Managed a team of seven

employees.

Achievements

. Served on negotiations team to measurably improve outcome of teacher

negotiations

. Led monthly labor meetings for six employee classifications to reduce

union grievances

. Managed the implementation of ADP payroll and time tracking systems

. Successfully reduced personnel costs through contract negotiations and

ADP systems

. Established a new recruitment system to ensure compliance with budget

and FLSA

. Implemented a variety of new training programs in one-on-one, online,

and classroom formats

SPECIAL EDUCATION DISTRICT OF McHENRY CO., Woodstock, IL 2003 to 2004

Human Resources Manager

Managed all human resources functions for a district with over 400

employees, including labor relations, benefits management, recruitment,

employee development, and regulatory compliance. Directed policy

development and implementation.

Achievements

. Acted as second lead for all union negotiations to renew all contracts

before expiration

. Met with union leaders monthly to discuss and resolve any emergent

issues

. Developed a wide variety of new training materials in one-on-one,

classroom, and online formats

. Created new employee and supervisor handbooks

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AXIUM INTERNATIONAL, West Los Angeles, CA (relocated to Illinois) 2002 to

2003

Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Performed all human resources functions for a multi-state software

development company with over 500 employees.

Achievements

. Established fully-functional human resources department to ensure

state and federal compliance

. Interpreted pay and benefit contracts for all areas of entertainment

functions

. Participated in commercial acquisition process

. Collaborated with Engineering department to develop an HR and Payroll

computer system

. Reorganized services to allow a 10% reduction in staff

USA TELEVISION / USA FILM, Los Angeles, CA 2000 to 2002

Human Resources Manager

Performed human resources functions, including labor relations,

recruitment, benefits, and compliance for multi-state entertainment

organization.

Achievements

. Provided HR services for a multi-state organization, ensuring

compliance with all state laws

. Served on multi-state leadership team focusing on diversity and

mentorship

. Resolved union and non-union employee issues

. Successfully represented organization in all labor claims and disputes

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, Los Angeles, CA 1999 to 2000

Human Resources Representative

Performed a variety of human resources duties for 1,500 employees.

Achievements

. Managed downsizing activities, including employee reduction and

relocation

. Represented agency in all disciplinary issues

. Developed presentations to explain the outcomes of diversity

initiatives

ROGERSON KRATOS, Pasadena, CA 1997 to 1999

Human Resources Manager

Managed essential human resources functions for an aerospace engineering

firm with over 250 employees.

Achievements

. Designed and implemented new recruitment plan for engineers and

assemblers

. Managed downsizing activities and successfully resolved all labor

claims

. Developed performance and compensation plans for employees at all

levels

AMERIGON, Pasadena, CA 1992 to 1997

Human Resources Manager

Manage all human resources functions for a software and hardware

engineering company with over 200 employees.

Achievements

. Designed new engineer recruitment plan that successfully built a team

of exceptional hardware, software, and manufacturing engineers

. Created and implemented new executive contracts and incentives

. Managed the implementation of ADP software system

Education

Master of Arts, Organizational Management, UOP, Pasadena, CA 2002

Bachelor of Science, Business Management, UOP, Pasadena, CA 2000

Senior Professional in Human Resources, California Institute of Technology,

Pasadena, CA 2000



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