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Human Resources Resource

United States
October 18, 2012

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Leah J. Rasmussen

***** ********, ****** ****, ** 64131

(816) ***-**** (cell)*


To utilize my exceptional communication, presentation and organizational skills in a dynamic, challenging human resources/recruiting/training/academic/consulting environment.


Webster University: Master of Arts in Human Resources Development (Distinguished Honors Graduate)

Webster University: Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (Distinguished Honors Graduate)

Mid-American Nazarene University: Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations

Johnson County Community College: Associate of Arts in Paralegal Science

Adjunct Instructor Certification through KCPDC (Kansas City Professional Development Council)


ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (multiple colleges/universities) current/ongoing



Virtual Contract Recruiter

Recruitment for Client Relationship Managers, Small Business Officers and other retail banking positions


Contract: Senior Recruiter for American Family Insurance (Virtual Contract Assignment)

Exclusive recruitment for Agents and Agents in Training positions

BANK OF AMERICA 05/11-07/11

Corporate Recruiter III – Small Business and Consumer Banking (Virtual Contract Assignment)

Recruitment for Teller, Sales and Service Specialist, Teller Operations Specialist and Personal Banker positions in a high-volume environment

FIFTH THIRD BANK 11/10-03/11

Sourcing Consultant (Virtual Contract Assignment)

Perform sourcing responsibilities for the retail banking division

Recruitment for Personal Bankers, Licensed Personal Bankers, Financial Center Managers and Small Business Development Managers


Executive Recruiter (Contract Assignment)

Executive recruiting duties for Global Life, Actuarial, Marketing and Finance

WACHOVIA 10/06-10/08

Human Resource Consultant/Recruitment/Sourcing ( Virtual Contract Assignment)

Managed the recruiting/sourcing process from inception to completion for the General Banking Group on the mortgage side

Performed successful sourcing projects via utilization of job boards, cold calling, name generation, Linkedin, Jigsaw, Facebook, lead follow up and passive recruitment

Recruited exclusively for Mortgage Consultants/Loan Originators/Mortgage Banking Leaders/Mortgage Banking Directors/Mortgage Banking Executives in the New York and New England territories; also performed special recruitment projects seeking qualified candidates for a call center environment as well as DE Underwriters

Initiated and facilitated strategy sessions with leaders to determine best practices in recruitment and retention

Provided consultative services and advice regarding draw amount and commission structure for prospective offers

Consistently met or exceeded established hiring goals



Human Resource Consultant/Global HR Process Owner

Managed the recruiting/sourcing process from inception to completion for large client groups: Finance, Tax, Claims, Legal, Underwriting, Risk Management, Actuarial, Sales, Accounting, IT, Business Development, E-Business, Healthcare, Call Center, Communications/Marketing, Human Resources, Executive Recruitment, JMO (Junior Military Officer) recruitment for Six Sigma roles

Effectively managed a requisition load of up to 100 open requisitions

Managed and trained new recruiters

Sourced qualified candidates from Underwriter positions to Executive level applicants via multiple avenues and strategies

Managed and participated in college recruitment efforts from inception to offer

Created and executed leadership development rotation program for college new hires

Performed extensive job analysis activities and created detailed job descriptions

Participated in human resource planning and workforce analysis activities

Performed extensive resume review via Brass Ring (Hire Systems) and screen qualified applicants

Consulted with Hiring Managers to determine effective sourcing strategies for multi-state open positions

Created thorough behavioral-based interview questions per functional competency model

Created and maintain diverse candidate slates to compliment ongoing diversity recruiting initiatives

• Conducted extensive behavioral-based on-site interviews and facilitate debrief feedback sessions

• Managed human resources India team and supervise global HR processes assigned to team

• Evaluated performance of HR India team and recommend development strategies

• Created detailed process maps and SOP’s for HR India processes in accordance with Statement of Work

• Counseled internal employee base on development opportunities and career path options/opportunities

• Negotiated compensation packages and consistently review headcount numbers

• Engaged various employment agencies through vendor management program and negotiate fees

• Captured pertinent metrics for statistical measurements regarding staffing process effectiveness

• Counseled internal employees on change management (CAP-Change Acceleration Process)

• Participated in “work out” sessions to facilitate consistent process improvement for recruitment initiatives

• Mentored contract recruiters and support staff on HR policies and procedures

• Implemented Six Sigma background check derogatory metrics project for Green Belt certification

• Developed and implemented Executive Level posting process

• Counseled internal employees on human relations issues

COOLING & HERBERS, P.C. 1997-1999

Human Resource Manager

• Managed employment/recruiting/sourcing process from initial resume review to extension of offer

• Developed and implemented employee appraisal process and monitored effectiveness

• Recruited, screened, interviewed, and performed detailed reference checks on potential applicants

• Supervised/managed support staff, monitored work flow and facilitated monthly status meetings

• Provided guidance on all human resources issues, including employee relations, negotiation of compensation packages, and employee development opportunities


Corporate Legal Assistant

• Prepared all documentation relating to asset purchases, mergers, sales transactions, and various other corporate acquisitions

• Maintained minute books, annual reporting requirements, and issued stock certificates



Field Administration Human Resource Manager/Branch Manager

• Successfully performed dual managerial roles in the closing of targeted financial institutions

• Conducted initial meeting with acquiring institution personnel and executive level bank officers

• Recruited, sourced, screened, trained and supervised local contract personnel in the areas of information technology, finance, facilities and clerical administration and conducted extensive interviews

• Analyzed and prepared job descriptions based upon job analysis findings

• Developed and administered detailed training modules to financial institution personnel

• Conducted formal classroom training sessions on acquisition closing procedures to field personnel

• Managed/evaluated contractor performance and prepared thorough, accurate evaluations

• Provided human relations support to bank personnel on employment opportunities and career options

• Consistently administered needs assessments and reviewed organization design models

Financial Reporting Specialist

• Supervised support staff as Section Chief of the field reporting unit

• Compiled and distributed 100+ asset/liquidity financial reports from banks in liquidation

• Recruited, screened, hired and trained contract personnel for busy department

• Developed training materials and presented information to field staff in corporate classroom setting in a multi-state area

Legal Technician/Paralegal Specialist

• Managed all human resources/training issues within the FDIC Legal Department

• Reviewed and screened incoming resumes, conducted extensive interviews with candidates

• Monitored internal employee skill level, and recommended appropriate training

• Prepared complex legal documentation and monitored case progression from inception to settlement

Additional Information

Adjunct Professor at Friends University/Park University/Keller Graduate School of Management/DeVry University/Johnson County Community College/Avila University/University of St. Mary

Design, implement and deliver all training programs as an adjunct professor and provide student career counseling and advisement

Green Belt (Six Sigma) Certified through GE Insurance Solutions

Recipient of Achievement Awards through Wachovia and General Electric

Guest speaker at Empowerment Workshop and various classroom engagements

Member of ERE (Electronic Recruitment Exchange), LinkedIn and Jigsaw

Applicant Tracking Systems: Brass Ring (Hire Systems), People Click, People Fluent, WITS, Vurv, Avature CRM, Taleo and HR Online.

Specific Adjunct Instructor Instruction Experience (classroom and online – Blackboard/ecollege) – Associates, Undergraduate and Graduate instruction – MBA program:

Park University: Organizational Development and Change, Introduction to Human Resource Management, Senior Seminar in Human Resources Development, Corporate Training and Development, Interpersonal Communications I and II, Conflict Resolution in Communications, Global Diversity, Senior Seminar in Management, Principles of Management, Multicultural Communication, Organizational Communications, Employment Law

Keller Graduate School of Management/DeVry University: Managing Global Diversity, Strategic Staffing, Training and Development (online component for all courses)

Johnson County Community College: Human Relations, Business Communications, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Business, Marketing

University of St. Mary: Organizational Development and Change, Human Resource Management, Communication in the Workplace, Conflict and Negotiation

Friends University: Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Resolution, Managing Human Resources, Analysis, Principles, and Skills of Adult Learning, Conflict Resolution and Communications in the Professional Environment, Business Law, Career Planning, Management

Avila University: Personnel Management

Sanford Brown: Career Development

Recruitment Industry Experience:

Insurance, Property & Casualty, Primary, Legal, Claims, Underwriting, Actuarial, Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, Tax, Marketing, Business Development, Information Technology, Mortgage, Loss Mitigation, Engineering, Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Call Center, Aerospace, E-Business, Healthcare, Sales, Banking, Executive levels

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