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RssHR Professional, SPHR, MBA

High-energy individuals with outstanding human resource and communication abilities are key members of a strong team. I have a passion for excellence and a contagious enthusiasm for my work. I have a great deal to offer your company, including knowledge of employee relations, organizational development and strategic management skills. My experience as an HR Generalist for HD Supply has allowed me to develop a variety of skills, while cultivating relationships and providing solutions to a wide range of challenges. My professional growth reflects my commitment to achieving goals, delivering outstanding service and effectively managing relationships with employees, vendors, and employment candidates. I would like to put these skills that I have gained to work for your company.

Benefits Manager

Smyrna, GA

About Me


Human Resources


Benefits Manager

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Smyrna, GA

Work Experiences

7/2007 - 3/2009

HD Supply

Individual Contributor

  • HD Supply is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the U.S. and Canada, providing services to Infrastructure & Energy, Maintenance, Repair & Improvement and Specialty Construction markets. Developed, implemented and managed HR policies, programs and practices which included the following: employee relations, performance management, compensation, organizational development, training, staffing, compliance, and strategic planning for 750+ employees in two regions, including temporary workers. Key accomplishments included: · Managed performance management processes for projects and personnel, including contribution ratings, salary administration, promotions and performance improvements. · Design and present training and development events covering performance management, leave of absence and other topics. · Captain of I-9 strategic integration team responsible for managing online I-9 process for line of business; ensured 100% compliance for new hires. · Respond to employment claims from Department of Labor; prepare managers and successfully represent company at hearings. Won all hearings due to careful preparation and persistence. · Team leader for Kronos implementation; resulting in successful integration of nearly 1,000 branches to new timekeeping system. · Developed competitive compensation plan to motivate employees in CDL-licensed driver positions; 10% reduction in driver turnover · Member of enterprise team delivering personalized new hire orientation programs across the company; increased participation to 98% · Designed and delivered education program on newly introduced code of conduct guidelines for 90+ managers. · Effectively managed staffing process while balancing corporate objectives with individual career goals. · Organized campaign to unveil 2008 annual enrollment; introduced a new benefits center, process, and benefits. · Facilitated exit interviews with employees from Warehouse to Director level. Addressed any concerns with hr team. · Provided transition assistance for branch closures through resume development, interviewing skills, and job search techniques; scheduled visits from Department of Labor to provide additional guidance; company received few unemployment claims · Led several successful career fairs to recruit for various positions in Valdosta, G.A. and Bluffton, S.C.

8/2004 - 7/2007

CB Richard Ellis

Individual Contributor

  • CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2008 revenue). Key accomplishments included: · Managed recruiting, training programs, and communication of company procedures for 350+ employees in Southeast region. · Accountable for troubleshooting a variety of employee issues including benefits, time & labor, and employee relations. · Developed comprehensive reports and recommendations for employee compensation. · Ensured government compliance initiatives met for worker’s compensation, affirmative action, file maintenance and other issues. · Prepared and delivered training program to communicate annual enrollment to regional employees. · Executed successful 401k campaign resulting in over 20 new enrollments in a single quarter. · Developed first comprehensive employee welcome package for Atlanta business unit outlining available company resources. · Organized “Lunch & Learn” events on topics of importance to employees: financial management, identity theft, and others. · Spearheaded company’s holiday event for 150+ employees; boosted attendance by nearly 40% over previous year. · Integral player in developing marketing and public relations budget for upcoming year; key public relations liaison for Atlanta office.



Master Degree

University of Georgia

  • Business Administration


Bachelor Degree

Bowling Green State University

  • Interpersonal Communication