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Employee Relations Resources Manager

Ingleside, IL
March 19, 2020

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Denise De Lisle

Phone: 708-***-**** Email: denisedelisle50@gmail LinkedIn:


Results-oriented HR Professional with 16 years human resources, office management, facilities and multi-site operations experience. Assertive leader with excellent communications skills, positive attitude and ability to motivate others.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Successfully built strong relationships within the business groups and proactively coached leaders through times of organizational change and/or restructure.

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Senior advisor on employee engagement and employee relations. Have successfully changed the face of Human Resources in the workplace. Specializing in restructures, mergers, acquisitions and organizational design. Reinforcing the positive employer brand and employee culture during times of significant change.

TALENT MANAGEMENT: Successfully implemented succession planning process and targeted development of high potential employees to strengthen and proactively identify gaps in talent. Implemented creative avenues for talent acquisition such as exploring universities and career fairs.


4TH QUARTER HR CONSULTANTS, Greater Chicago/Midwest 2/2018-Present

Professional consult with 16 years of full cycle successful Human Resources experience. Specializes in employee relations, restructures and merger/acquisitions.

Senior Human Resources Professional

Specialize in start-ups and restructures

Address company and employee relation issues such as new-employee orientation and training

Establish employee wellness programs

Specialize in recruitment programs to recruit executives, full-time employees and interns

Redesigned recruitment program to include additional avenues such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn and Indeed

Develop department goals, objectives, systems, SOPs

Develop, recommend and implement personnel policies, procedures and author employee handbooks

Maintain compliance with federal/state regulations

Create/update job descriptions

Investigate/resolve employee claims and grievances

Perform OSHA audits and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations

Make recommendations for background, reference checks and drug screens on all new hires

Review and approve employee separation notices and conduct exit interviews

HRIS functions

Supervise HR Department staff

Conduct Employee/Management yearly required training

Experienced in various industries such as Non-Profit, Freight Forwarding, Healthcare, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Derivatives, Advertising, Assisted Living, Advertising

NNR GLOBAL LOGISTICS USA INC., Itasca, Illinois 11/2014-12/2017

Freight Forwarder/Supply Chain/3PL

Human Resources Manager

Extensive travel to 16 company supply chain locations throughout the United States from coast to coast such as San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Boston, North Carolina, Atlanta and 3PL locations: Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New York.

Hired new brokers and implemented new health benefit program that benefited both organization and employees

Handled open enrollment and prepared benefits explanation to 16 locations in three languages

Implemented new 401K plan to lower cost to employees

Established a new pay grade system

Handled location moves to ensure security and compliance regulations

Dealt directly with Homeland Security on I-9 audits and saved company $2.3 million in fines

Addressed HR compliance at all locations with U.S. employee total of 400.

Managed Human Resource Department of six direct reports

Created a college/university recruitment program to recruit both full-time employees and interns

Evaluate, negotiate and administer company’s group health insurance plan for cost effectiveness and maximum value to employees and company

Develop department goals, objectives and systems

Develop, recommend and implement personnel policies and procedures

Coordinate with Corporate Legal Counsel to design/implement regulatory and litigation strategies

Create/maintain Employee Handbook and maintain compliance with federal/state regulations

Create/update job descriptions.

Investigate/resolve employee claims and grievances

Monitor Workers Compensation Claims, initiate investigations and take corrective action when necessary.

Perform OSHA audits and ensure that all locations comply with OSHA regulations

Oversee process of immigration documentation of local staff with Corporate Legal Counsel

Implemented background and reference checks on all new hires

Review and approve employee separation notices and conduct exit interviews to ensure compliance

Implement and conduct yearly sexual harassment training for all managers

Oversee U.S. ADP Workforce Now payroll functions

Conduct yearly Employee/Management training meetings

Implemented a once a week work from home program for employees at corporate level


Midwest’s Largest Independent Cardiology Practice

Human Resource Director

Managed and staffed five medical centers in the South/Southwest suburbs of Chicago

Worked closely with Chief Operating Officer

Hired and on-boarded clinical and back office staff

Responsible for administration of all HR functions including benefits, open enrollment and employee explanation of benefits.

Created employee handbook

Wrote and maintained job descriptions

Maintained 401k and profit sharing plans

Managed payroll for over 200 employees/shareholders

Managed benefits package (including major medical, dental, optical, life, STD, LTD, etc.)

Administered 27 Physicians employment contracts

Accountable for monthly Insurance billing

Managed FMLA, Workman’s Comp claims

NORTH AMERICAN DERIVATIVES EXCHANGE, INC., Chicago, Illinois 01/2008-08/2012

Financial Exchange (Owned by U.K. company, IG Holdings plc)

Head of Human Resources/Facilities

Managed/Established temporary office at 200 South Wacker

Managed/Supervised buildout of permanent offices at 311 South Wacker Drive, including business relocation logistics

Hired/on-boarded all U.S. key staff and leadership positions

Responsible for all HR functions

Established and maintained 401k

Negotiated/Established benefits package (including major medical, dental, optical, voluntary life, FSA etc.)

Established/maintained ESSOP plan for employees

Responsible for all facilities functions

Created employee handbook

Created job descriptions

Maintained payroll functions

Created a Wage Works transportation for employees to use pretax dollars for public transportation

Created a company wellness program to include weekly fruit deliveries, gym memberships, walking program and company provided step monitors

Planned all company holiday parties and outings

Managed office inventory and purchasing functions

Created and implemented strategies for effective purchasing and budgeting


Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois (Business/General Studies)

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois (PHR)

Villanova University, Masters, Human Resources Management


Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, Lotus cc:Mail, People Soft, Select HR system, Outlook, ADP Workforce Now payroll, Paychex payroll, Paycom


Board of Directors, Northwest Human Resources Council

Member of Northwest Human Resource Council (NHRC)

Member of Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)

Currently hold a State of Illinois Terminal Handlers License

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