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Laura
durfeelaura@gmail.com
865-898-9922
Knoxville, TN 37998
Senior Vice President of People and Culture
10 years experience W2
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Broker/vendor management Training/development Benefit plan design Open enrollment Handbook design Investigations Disciplinary procedures Talent acquisition HR budget Employee surveys Remote supervision Job descriptions Pandemic protocol Policy creation Diversity education Crisis management Payroll implementation Remote HR support

Experience
Senior Vice President of People and Culture
Mar 2014 - present
an ESOP Remote, Southeast US
Project Management
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Jun 2012 - present
Trainer, PA
Restaurant Group Manager
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Human Resources Manager
Jan 2013 - Feb 2014
Hendersonville, NC
Advised management team regarding employee and human resources issues. Managed a full cycle recruitment process for all openings, from entry level manufacturing positions to salaried leadership roles. Administered performance reviews, improvement plans and disciplinary policies. Managed contract workforce and maintained relations with local staffing agencies. Implemented succession planning and union free guidelines. Developed new employee handbook. Strategized with leadership for improved productivity and financial performance.
  • Transitioned all active and archived employee information from E-Time timekeeping system to KRONOS.
  • Recommended and administered promotions and pay increases for multiple staff positions.
  • Collaborated with EHS and Operations to create new, more relevant dress code and PPE guidelines.
  • Guided employees through all issues regarding insurance, 401k, FMLA, retirement, or other benefits.
  • Identified inconsistencies and needed improvements in applicant flow process and documentation.
  • Assisted department managers with development and retention of high potential talent.
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Human Resources
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Lexington, SC
Improved and implemented technical recruiting project. Evaluated candidate applications for employment consideration. Conducted interviews. Performed employment verifications and background checks for potential new hires. Regularly participated in meetings and conference calls to provide strategic advice for company and plant objectives.
  • Created applicant source tracking system to generate qualified applicants from over 55 pools.
  • Developed and managed resume mining system to identify qualified candidates throughout North America.
  • Proposed and substantiated a case for compensation changes in student technical scholarship program.
  • Managed electronic and written documentation for applicants and newly hired employees.
  • Established performance monitoring system for a 20 person work team.
  • Solidified relationships with school districts, college representatives and governmental entities for project work.
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Education
University of South Carolina
Psychology
Winthrop University
Certifications
Human Resources Certification Institute
Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
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Project Management
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