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Michael W

Human Resources Leader

Occupation:

Senior Vice President

Location:

Denver, CO

Education Level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

YES

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I have enjoyed repeated success building and leading human resources departments and implementing strategies aligned with company culture and goals to engage employees and drive profitability. I always want to understand the context of where the organization is coming from, I am bold to lead change and drive for results that make us better as a company and as an employer.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

(Confidential) Owner 12/2019 - Present
Mission Rock Residential, LLC Vice President, Human Resources /2015 - /2019
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Senior Human Resources Manager /2000 - /2015
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

University of Southern Mississippi Retail Marketing/Management Bachelor Degree
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Website LinkedIn media url LinkedIn Profile
Website Harvard Business Review media url Harvard Business Review
Website SHRM media url Society of Human Resources Management

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Highlights:

•Developed and implemented Shared Services delivery model to encompass three affiliate companies; SLA (service level agreements) included recruiting, onboarding, performance management, people processes, compliance, and executive coaching. •Restructured compensation, including salary review and benefit strategies to be more market-driven, analytical, attractive, and cost-effective. •Migrated from annual Performance Appraisal to a Regular Feedback model, to incorporate peer feedback and continuous improvement; partnered with Executive Team to overhaul corporate culture to center on continuous feedback. •Reduced recruiting time-to-fill 20% to less than 25 days on average with design and implementation of updated recruiting model. •Proactively reviewed recruiting strategy and created competitive advantage by effective utilization of social media and a standardization of response to reviews. •Demonstrated experience in cost reductions by offering a High Deductible Health Plan, with an unprecedented enrollment of 35% of the employee population. •Implemented the company's first employee survey and was able to improve Employee Engagement and organizational performance in key areas of "my manager cares about me" and "alignment" by 10 basis points. •Created the Academy of Fine Chocolates program as part of a cultural business strategy, currently running as an annual training and motivational event. •Initiated and implemented large programs in training to boost Guest Satisfaction scores 10% and Operating Profits 8% after delivery of guest services training focused on product knowledge competency allowing for talent development. •Negotiated union contracts, including alternative dispute resolutions of grievances, mediations, arbitrations, and simplification of grievance process to maximize relationship between union and employer.

Companies I like:

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, ThinkHR, American Financing, RTD

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Provided functional leadership, operational expertise, and strategic insight in Human Resources, served as change agent and set priorities related to corporate strategy & operational capability, leading and performing in a supervisory role, a team of 10, both locally and remotely. Oversaw HR strategy, employee relations, HR policies, HR solutions, information systems, compliance, benefits, 401k & fiduciary responsibility, policy, staff development, recruitment, payroll, & performance management. I enjoyed collaborating with managers on leadership skills development, retention, and company culture. Acted as a strategic thinker to develop and implement a Shared Services model create a Center of Excellence (COE) combining resources for the affiliate companies and incorporate best practices, including recruiting, benefits, on-boarding, performance management, compliance, executive coaching, and payroll guidance. Restructured the compensation and benefit strategies to be more market-driven, attractive, and cost-effective.
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