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Human Resource Resources

Merrick, New York, United States
October 31, 2016

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Human Resource Areas of Expertise

Learning and Development / Training

Organizational and Leadership Development

Employee Relations

Labor Law and Compliance

Labor and Union Relations

Talent Acquisition / Workforce Planning

Performance Management and Coaching

Talent Review and Succession Planning


Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership

Professional Experience

Toscano Clemens Taylor, Huntington, NY February 2016 – August 2016

Human Resources Director

Cost Consulting Firm serving the Construction Industry. Worked directly for Senior Principal in developing and implementing a comprehensive Human Resources function inclusive of all people management related activities.

Implemented best practice in areas including talent acquisition, on-boarding, professional development, compensation plans, talent review and performance management.

Designed and facilitated organizational development activities for leadership team and remote offices.

Created professional development incentive program to lead operations team in acquiring professional certifications.

Created and facilitated learning sessions for people managers on best in class leadership techniques.

Represented company as a leader in the National AAEC Human Resources Forum serving as a mentor for other organizations in the topic of Employee Retention.

Skanska USA, New York, NY December 2011 – February 2016

HR Service Director

Left position for professional development and equity opportunity at Toscano. Global leader in Construction and Project Management services. Working as trusted partner in alliance with Senior Operations team and Professional Service Groups, led all Human Resource related activities for the organization’s largest region and business unit. Managed employee relations issues, strategic hiring efforts, as well as talent assessment and performance management initiatives. Counseled and advised senior executives on personnel management matters including leadership techniques and best practices.

Successfully managed wide-ranging Reduction in Force across region while retaining top talent and transitioning lower performers. Utilized paired comparison method for selection, training executives on rating process and exit meeting discussions.

Created content and delivered training on topics such as Leadership Development, Human Resource “Back to Basics”, Learning Conversations, Facilitating Compensation Discussions, Exit Interview meetings, as well as delivery of all corporate issued HR material.

Managed regional Talent Review process. Managed hi-performer development and low performer exit strategies. Worked hands on with employees identified as high performers on creation of professional and personal development plans. Counsel individuals on Professional Dynametric Profiles.

Restructured HR department through selective turnover and staff development to allow wider breadth and depth of overall competency level and ability of team to deliver server wider range of deliverables and level of service to clients more effectively.

Created Exit Interview process designed to engage high performers and critical talent. Reduced turnover rates and initiated limited duration special work teams resulting in improved retention and operations process improvements.

Facilitated teaming sessions between Operation and EHS leadership teams resulting in improved working relations and reduction of workplace accident and injury incidents.

Led teaming exercise between Co-COO, General Manager and Account Manager Group designed to improve working relationships and effectiveness. Conducted individual and team surveys, interviews and presented findings. Outcomes included creation of Region’s Leadership Board.

Implemented Region’s Workforce Resource Planning System. Efficiently staffed projects ranging in size from 5 to 200 professional staff through use of social media networks and referral programs.

Managed the implementation of the Region’s first Core Competency Rotational Program for college graduate new hires. Selected individuals, managed feedback loops, launched mentoring relationships and assignments.

Seviroli Foods, Garden City, NY 2010 - 2011

Director of Human Resources

Food Manufacturer of traditional Italian specialty products. Supported all business lines across Union and Non-Union staff comprised of English and Spanish speaking employees. Full-cycle recruiting for all positions. Furthered Human Resources services including pre-employment and on-boarding activities, conflict resolution and coaching, development of job descriptions, succession plans, performance management processes, workplace safety programs and training. Manage payroll function. Left organization for professional growth opportunity at Skanska.

Hawkeye, LLC, Hauppauge, NY 2008 – 2010

Director of Human Resources

National Construction Firm primarily focused on Utility Grids and Infrastructure. Union and Non-Union environment with over 1100 employees. Prioritized compliance gaps, provided immediate solutions, then revamped entire department while operating as a shared service across all business lines and 4 affiliated companies in 7 states throughout Northeast Region. Deliverables included Employee Handbook, DOT and PHMSA compliant Drug and Alcohol Programs, Pre-Employment Process, Employee Performance Review Program. Position outsourced after sale of company to Houston Texas Headquarters.

Syska Hennessy Group, New York, NY 2004 – 2008

Senior Associate, Manager of Human Resources

Leading International Engineering and Construction Design Firm with more than 700 employees. Promoted to position of National Human Resource Manager with full ownership of all Training Activities. Managed full cycle recruiting efforts for all positions then leveraged into strategic business partner for all Managing Directors and Business Units covering 15 U.S. states and an office in Shanghai, China. Trusted advisor to Board of Directors with full responsibility for creating, coordinating and facilitating National Team Member Climate Survey, Corporate University, all on-boarding activities and national event planning. Left firm for professional development opportunity as HR leader at Hawkeye.

Country Life Vitamins, Hauppauge, NY 2003 - 2004

Manager of Human Resources

Family business. Provided all Human Resource related services in a bi-lingual, manufacturing environment. Position taken after merger and relocation of Bowe Bell+Howell operations to Raleigh, NC.

Bowe Bell+Howell, Hauppauge, NY 1996 – 2003

Manager of Human Resource and Payroll Services

Working strategically with Company President, formed culture and environment of high-tech organization by managing, hands-on, all talent acquisition and development activity through significant growth period covering seven years including the complete staffing of high profile start up locations throughout the United States and Canada. Partnered with overseas affiliates to procure competent skills and robust employee base. Full responsibility and ownership of all Human Resource and Payroll functions. Created and implemented the North American operation’s corporate policies, benefits and compensation programs including Executive Comp plan while also serving as Trustee.

other skills & qualifications

Certified in facilitation of Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership (SLII) and Voices 360 Reviews as well as Professional Dynametric (PDP) Individual, Team and Selection Profiles

Expert Level Technical Proficiency including all Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Rapid Development Courseware Programs. all HRIS, Applicant Tracking, Performance Management and Payroll Systems including: JD Edwards, Taleo, Halogen, Ceridian, Ulti-Pro, Paychex and ADP

OSHA 10 Hour card holder

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