Dan K

Human Resources Generalist/Manager


Human Resources Manager


Columbus, OH

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DANIEL E. KORTE, PHR 1543 BUCKSHOT COURT • WORTHINGTON, OH 43229 (315) 391-6646 • DAN@DANKORTE.COM HUMAN RESOURCES EXPERIENCE: Southern Wine & Spirits of Upstate New York 2007-Nov.’09 Syracuse, NY Employment Programs Administrator/ Recruiter, Human Resources Department GENERALIST DUTIES • Processed weekly payroll for 530 company employees • Administered company benefits plans (medical/dental insurance, 401k, life insurance) • Counseled managers and directors on interpreting Human Resources policy and procedural issues • Facilitated personnel actions and maintained employee information database in SAP HRIS • On-boarded new employees and out-processed separating employees • Coordinated and contributed content to quarterly company newsletter • Produced reports supporting management and attorneys in federal audits/ legal actions • Performed compensation analysis to develop competitive salary structure • Organized special HR projects and programs including: open benefits enrollment, scholarship awards, tuition reimbursement, performance management, and employee events RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION • Developed and implemented cost-saving recruitment strategies • Sourced and identified internal and external candidates, providing hiring recommendations • Managed the consistent pre-employment process for all candidates including screening interviews, skills tests, background and reference checks EMPLOYEE RELATIONS • Coached upper management on disciplinary issues and corrective action counseling • Worked with local unions on billing and insurance issues • Managed employee recognition program Oneida Indian Nation/ Turning Stone Resort & Casino 2003-2007 Oneida, NY Training Specialist, Human Resources Department TRAINING • Trained employees of all levels in career development programs • Designed and delivered several innovative training programs in leadership, communication, workplace civility, computing, and professional/technical skills • Coordinated and conducted weekly New Hire Orientation GENERALIST DUTIES • Wrote company policies and procedures, counseled management on their application • Consulted on design of company’s performance evaluation and management process • Edited content and layout of company employee handbook • Led project process applying technology to improve departmental efficiency: designed and produced employee identification photos; digitized HR forms for online completion; categorized vast HR information database • Devised and implemented Quarterly Leadership and Employee of the Month award programs • Designed an employee referral program to aid in recruiting and retention • Managed employee recognition and annual service award programs OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE: Bryant & Stratton College 2007-present Liverpool, NY Adjunct Instructor • Responsible for development and delivery of Human Resources and Sociology curriculum to adult learners, using active learning and facilitation methodologies AppliedTheory/ ClearBlue Technologies 2000-2003 Syracuse, NY Team Leader, Customer Support Center • Directly supervised a team of technical personnel to ensure high quality customer service in a 24-hour technical support center AppliedTheory Corporation 1999-2000 Syracuse, NY Technical Consultant • Provided support and problem resolution for customers connected to AppliedTheory’s wide-area network Central Intelligence Agency 1994-1996 Washington, DC Production Assistant Intern- Video Production & Multimedia • Assisted in the production of training videos on cultural and security issues for employees assigned overseas EDUCATION: Certified as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by HRCI Syracuse University Syracuse, NY M.A., Public Communication Studies Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA B.A., Communications and Sociology PUBLICATION: Interpersonal Relationship Development Through Computer-Mediated Communication. Master’s Thesis project, Syracuse University. December, 1998. (currently in E.S. Bird Library) PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: • CNY SHRM Education and Professional Development Committee member • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) member ALSO PARTICIPATED IN: • CNY ASTD (American Society of Training & Development) • WCNY Public TV- Volunteer script writer for auction fund-raiser • Syracuse University Newhouse Masters’ Association • Literacy Volunteers of America volunteer