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Air Force Employee Relations

Aurora, CO
February 19, 2020

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Robert Denehy


843-***-**** •

Accomplished HR Professional with 15 years of successfully leading and managing day to day processes of recruiting and human resource duties in a fast paced, progressive and culturally diverse organization. Administered performance evaluations, progressive discipline, mediation of staff disputes and grievances procedures in accordance with state and federal laws.


Passionate and results-driven Human Resources Professional with the ability to drive strategic HR initiatives with business objectives with a hands-on approach to leadership – resulting in strong ROI, employee and customer satisfaction.

Strategic leader, engaging communicator and exceptional developer of highly effective HR strategies, diverse cultures, and robust organization capability development programs.

Innovative thinker, who understands business beyond the numbers, and possesses instinctive ability to drive HR programs that deliver both economic value and tangible benefits to the employees.

Highly experienced HR business partner with proven capabilities in talent acquisition to create a competitive advantage, leading HR programs including compensation and benefit administration, employee relations, succession planning, coaching, career development, negotiation, mediation, counselling, and performance management.


High Performing Talent Acquisition Business Acumen Strategic HR Planning

Change Management Compensation & Benefits Employee Engagement

Succession Planning Career Development Disciplinary Actions

Team Building Leadership Coaching & Counseling HR Operations

Performance Management Employee Relations Interviewing


Ability to develop executable short-term and long-term HR strategy and programs that motivates teams individually and financially to exceed the corporate objectives through various economic cycles.

An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.

Employs current human capital management practices that attract and retain high-potential and high-performing talent.

Proven track record of aligning business objectives with HR strategy and developing plans for growth throughout the organization.

Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate influence and motivate managers, team members, cross-functional teams, and individuals to deliver results.

Strategic thinker with ability to achieve results while building positive work relationships at all levels in the organization.

Effective organizational, planning, leadership, and execution skills.


Interpret directives pertaining to personal and recruiting policies for 360 Air Force Recruiters.

Improved recruiter paperwork processing time 30% by streamlining acquisition procedures.

Implemented innovative candidate generation techniques, strategies, and programs that boosted recruitment rate from 40% to 120% in one year.

Trained new staff on the HR team modern recruitment practices and processes that improved performance of team by 33%.

Plan, Organize and Oversee monthly meetings with Prior Air Force Men and Women to return to the Air Force Reserve. Saved the Air Force Reserve over 1.5 Million dollars in annual training costs.

Successfully developed and implemented HR Capability Development programs including performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, career development, diversity and staffing.


US Air Force Reserve 2004 – Present

Air Force Reserve Personnel Center Recruiting Superintendent 2014 – Present

Key Contributions:

Interpret directives pertaining to personal and recruiting policies for 360 Air Force Recruiters.

Manage daily activities, strategic communications, provide training for all Air Force Reserve Recruiters.

Improved recruiter paperwork processing time 30% by streamlining acquisition procedures.

Develop and maintain accession processing metrics, assignment and accession transactions.

Plan, Organize and Oversee monthly meetings with Prior Air Force Men and Women to return to the Air Force Reserve. Saved the Air Force Reserve over 1.5 Million dollars in annual training costs.

Streamlined hiring process reducing transactional discrepancies by 42%.

Investigate Secretary of the Air Force directed Board of Corrections to Military Records tasks to resolve issues.

Provides annual training to all Air Force Recruiters on operation processes to increase skill sets.

US Air Force Reserve 2011 – 2014

Senior Human Resources Manager

Key Contributions:

Promoted to the role of Senior Human Resources Manager after performing excellently as an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Reported to the HR Director and partnered with coworkers in recruitment, benefit administration, compensation and other human resources activities.

Collaborated with management team to create and implement important human resources programs including training, negotiation, mediation, compensation and employment counseling.

Developed strong relationships with other members of the HR team to ensure systematic decision making that reduced employee turnover rate by 55%.

Spearheaded monthly training to engage leadership teams to ensure operational plans and practices align with strategic plan and departmental human capital needs.

Implemented creative and efficient incentive and morale-boosting programs that increased employee productivity.

Air Force Reserve In-Service Recruiter 2008 – 2011

Key Contributions:

Managed end-to-end employee life cycle from recruitment, selection, negotiation, mediation, training, to compensation and other aspects of human resources in the US Air Force Reserve.

Revised new-hire orientation program to include HR activities and other important company information.

Received 2011 In-Service Recruiter of the Year Award.

Assisted in organizing performance management by implementing and interpreting polices that affects employees.

Partnered with other human resources professionals to create strategies that will improve training and development and ensure successful implementation.

Initiated and implemented human resources programs including recruiting and hiring to ensure organizational excellence.

Recruiting and Retention Manager 2004 – 2008

Key Contributions:

Provided full cycle recruiting for over 290 personnel in critical job vacancies saving the Air Force over 2.3 million dollars in retraining cost.

Increased recruiting and retention of job applicants by 36% through the development of tracker that highlighted retention trends in the human resources profession.

Collaborated with other members of the HR team to solve complex compensation issues through a comprehensive analysis.

Redesigned orientation program for new Air Force members that increased knowledge of Air Force operations and increased retention rate by 55%.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, 2019

Columbia Southern University

Associates of Science, HR Management, 2011

Community College of the Air Force



Saved the Air Force 2.3 million in training costs

Achieved 369% of FY 11 Recruiting Goal

Boosted Hiring Rate from 40% to 120%

In-Service Recruiter of the year for FY 11

Supported 360+ Field Recruiters

Senior Manager Professional Development Course, 2016

Professional Managers Certification, 2016

Train the Trainer Certification, 2012

Impact Selling Certification 2006

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