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Human Resources Manager

Orange, Massachusetts, United States
October 25, 2016

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Amy L. Robbin

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Athol, MA ****1


Objective: To utilize my broad Human Resources experience in driving growth for companies needing a strong generalist with a proven blend of employee and managerial advocacy, as well as

a strong background in compensation and benefits.

Professional experience

Contract positions:

Advanced Cable Ties Fastening Solutions, Gardner, MA 4/2016 – 7/2016

Human Resources Generalist

ISO 9001:2008 registered company with products meeting UL, CSA, and Military standards. Being one of the leading cable tie manufacturers, proudly made in the USA, Advanced Cable Ties has provided quality cable ties, wiring accessories, and other cable management tools for 20+ years.

Providing HR and staffing support to all levels of management. Sourcing and onboarding contract and full time employees. EEO applicant tracking and reporting. Key member of safety committee, spearheading revision of safety procedures. Performance management. Compensation analysis. Reviewing and updating documentation in preparation for ISO certification.

Judd Wire, Turners Falls MA 11/2015 – 4/2016

Human Resources Analyst

ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 high technology wire company, specializing in the use of electron beam crosslinked thermosets for wire insulation

Providing analytical expertise in creating powerful metrics and visuals to support HR initiatives encouraging efficiency in production (Overtime/staffing/turnover/hiring and selection/safety), organizational preparedness (turnover/succession planning) HR efficiency (go green, go paperless).

Additional projects include developing a comprehensive wellness program proposal which secured the Judd Wire division 8k, 4 times higher than any other division grants, creating benefits documentation.

Anderson Power Products, Sterling MA 9/2015 – 11/2015

Interim Human Resources Manager

ISO 9001:2008 certified leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, High Tech Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions.

HR support for APP/Division of Ideal Industries. Duties include all aspects of HR support for Sterling site as well as reporting responsibilities for Asia and UK. Duties included recruiting, onboarding, compensation and benefits, payroll support, financial and headcount reporting, HR metrics, performance management, employee relations, coordination and planning of Wellness activities.

GFA Credit Union, Gardner MA 12/2013 – 5/2015

Employee Relations Officer

Sole HR Practitioner responsible for all aspects of HR for 9 branches, both at strategic and tactical levels including:

•Recruiting and retention: Filled 50 positions using internal and external channels. Developed a highly successful Employee Referral Program

•Payroll, benefits, compensation: Implemented ADP Workforce Now. Negotiated benefit renewals at a 5.7% increase from the original 15% proposed. Reviewed and proposed new compensation structure and grading to be presented to the Compensation Board.

•Employee relations: Coaching, creating informal employee appreciation activities to not only support the company vision but to drive teamwork and boost morale.

•Performance management: Coaching, guiding employees and managers through performance appraisal and performance improvement programs

•Training and development: Organized training initiatives for both compliance and employee development.

•HR compliance: Perform HR audits and communication initiatives to ensure that policies and practices are compliant

Self Employed, North Central MA 1/2010 – 12/2013 Human Resources Consultant Providing Human Resource support and strategic vision to smaller manufacturing companies not yet ready for full time HR staff.

•Develop, maintain and perform new hire orientation

•Employee relations

•Management of employee benefit programs

•Manage Worker’s Comp Programs and claims

•Assist with bi-weekly payroll

•Ad-hoc reporting

•Recruiting contract and full time employees

•Implementation and maintenance of programs to ensure legal compliance

•Assisting with activities in regard to acquisition of Eggrock by KHS&S

Comverse, Wakefield MA 11/2007 - 12/2009 Benefits Manager World’s leading provider of software and systems enabling value added services for voice, messaging, mobile internet and mobile advertising

•Responsible for management and benefit administration for US, Canada and Latin America locations

•Responsible for administration and management both Qualified and NonQualified Deferred Contribution plans with assets of over 75 M

•Successfully marketed and merged Canadian benefit programs, offering improved benefits package without increasing costs

•Identified and implemented corrective action process for compliance issues in US Health and Welfare programs

•Partnered with HRIS to develop reliable requirements for benefits programs within OAB systems

•Partnered with Payroll department to ensure that deductions were accurate between OAB and payroll. This resulted in a full scale review of all plans, documents, rates and individual employee benefits.

SeaChange International, Acton MA 9/1998 – 11/2007 World leader in providing Digital Video Streaming systems Manager, Human Resources, Compensation, Benefits and HRIS

•Successfully researched and implemented competitive benefits plans for international locations

•Responsible for managing self-insured benefit plans for US locations

•Successfully reduced costs through by eliminating duplicate coverages and underutilized plans

•Managing transitions of benefits during acquisitions

•Participation in annual salary surveys

•Ongoing analysis of compensation plans against market data

•Developing reward strategies balancing company interests and employee performance recognition.

•Managing merit spending and bonus budget

•Responsible for auditing and maintenance of HR website

•Project leader of HRIS implementation

•HR representation for ISO TL 9000 certification effort

Human Resources Manager

•Business partner to employees and managers

•Created an HR presence in our NH manufacturing facility of over 100 employees,

•Completed in depth evaluation of management practices as well as recommendation for and implementation of changes at all levels

•Immigration (H1, F1, L1, B1, TN as well as permanent residency)

•Training programs (evaluation of training needs, curriculum creation and participating on Education and Tools committee).

•Secured $115,000 training grant from the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training to supplement cost of training effort

Human Resources Representative/Admin

•Coaching employees and management team

•Project leader of ADP’s HR Perspective Implementation Team.

•Responsible for both internal and external salary surveys,

•Developed and introduced standardized salary grade matrix

•Assisting in developing policies and procedures.

•Tracking and reporting of headcount, requisition, turnover and stock options

National Engineering Services Corp, Tyngsboro MA 1997 - 1998 NESC provides contract/temporary placement staffing services on a nationwide network. On-site Manager/Recruiter

•Developed and maintained NESC’s on-site office for client company (manufacturing)

•Developed tools to track attendance, headcount, invoicing, etc

•Worked with client company to identify contract needs

•Initiated recruiting efforts for client (job fairs, advertising, subcontract agencies)

•Negotiated agency fees to reduce cost of second tier vendor use

•General HR support to contract employees



Lesley College School of Management Cambridge, MA

Bachelor’s Degree in Management

SPHR (expired) SCP (test scheduled spring 2016)

Licensed Massachusetts Riding Instructor

Certified Computer Programmer (JCL, COBOL, Assembler)


In addition to MS platforms I am proficient in the following:

Payroll Time Keeping Systems

ADP Workforce Now ADI

Harpers Payroll ADP Time and Labor Management



ADP Workforce Now Applicant Tracking

ADP Advance Benefit Solutions ICIMS

ADP HR Perspective

People Soft

Oracle Advanced Benefits



Society of Human Resources Management

Fundraiser/Business Consultant/Instructor Forward Strides Therapeutic Riding Center


Available upon request

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