KATHLEEN SANOW 1322 West 106th Street, Ohio 44102 |
HR BUSINESS PARTNER
Experienced human resources professional with a demonstrated track record of developing and executing comprehensive HR strategies across the entire organization. Effective communication and relationship building skills. Known for unwavering ethics and focus on strategic business partnering dedicated to support continuous process improvement initiatives. Achieve results through a people-first approach and creating value through dynamic employment management and innovative HR solutions.
HR BUSINESS PARTNER- OH 2012- Present Work with outsourced providers offering contract human resource expertise to their clients. Recent projects include: CLEVELAND CLINIC- Hiredas part of the consulting team assigned to the implementation and rollout of the HR Support Call Center, utilizing HR expertise to guide an employee population of 43,000 through assimilation and utilization of the new system. Required the ability to effectively communicate with all organizational levels, ranging from the physician group to housekeeping staff. APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES- Assigned to the Fluid Power Division. Supported technical recruitment for positions in the field, carrying an average recruitment load of 43 positions. Successfully mined for passive candidates. Supported employee relations for this designated division. COMMUNITY HOUSING- Assigned to this unionized facility interpreting contract (AFL-CIO)for main location and 3 field offices; recruited and interviewed for all non-union positions, both hourly and management.
ATI CAREER CENTER- Dallas, Texas 2010-2011 Career Planning Instructor- Reporting to the Assistant Director of Education, served as Career Planning Instructor for ATI Allied Health programs, utilizing HR generalist background to provide a real life foundation for the curriculum. Course includes resume creation, review and update; Behavioral based interviewing techniques; Developing Networking Skills. Coached a diverse student population, customizing program to develop necessary confidence, professionalism, and communication skills to meet the needs of their extern/job search. Served as Team Lead for IELP and GED programs, providing supervision and support. Accomplishments: Consistently retained over 95% student attendance and enrollment. Consistently maintained a 93% on Student Course Evaluation Satisfaction Survey Created and coordinated GED tutoring instruction
LEE HECHT HARRISON- Dallas, Texas; Ohio 2008-2010 Certified Career Associate– Facilitated HR outplacement programs customized for clients nationwide, ranging from senior management team to production employees. Conducted workshops in Behavioral Interviewing, Negotiating the Offer, Effective Presentations, Resume Writing, and Managing in a Changing Environment. Coached clients 1:1 customizing sessions to meet the needs of their job search. Recruited guest speakers to present programs on a variety of topics relevant to client’s job search. Worked with local and national employers, serving as a clearing house for available positions. Coordinated job fairs customized for the specific client group. Supervised support staff as needed. Accomplishment: Consistently engaged over 95% of prospective client base into the LHH program.
RHMR/ MERGIS GROUP- Cleveland Ohio 2006-2008
HR Business Partner- Prospected and closed long term projects requiring a consultant able to effectively partner with senior management in small to medium sized companies. Projects required excellent communication skills, multitasking ability, and supervisory expertise. Projects Included: TEMPO PRODUCTS
Interim HR Business Partner- Reporting to the CFO, served as interim HR Business Partner for this unionized manufacturing company and distribution center, handling AFL-CIO negotiations as second chair, and ongoing labor relations and contract interpretation. Managed all levels of recruitment for marketing, field sales, IT, finance, and hourly employees from inception to on-boarding. Chaired EH&S program and served as company representative during an OSHA investigation. Other projects- benefit administration, workmen’s compensation overview, and evaluating training programs through outside vendors. Counseled management and line supervisors. Participated in the sale negotiation and orderly closing of the business. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Successfully served as second chair in AFL-CIO negotiations SPERO LIGHTING Interim HR Business Partner- Reporting to the CFO, served as interim HR Business Partner for this distribution company and its three subsidiaries. Worked with the CFO to reorganize the business footprint. Researched and designed a downsizing to insure the least amount of risk and liability to the company. Served as consult to President, CFO, and line management. Participated in the orderly closing of the business. Accomplishments: Ã¼ Successfully conducted sexual harassment investigation naming a member of the senior management team; negotiated severance package saving possible litigation and r Ã¼ Rolled out subsequent harassment training to all organizational levels. SAINT GOBAIN CRYSTALS Interim HR Business Partner- Reviewed supporting documentation for the annual AAP report; Worked with local colleges and universities placing engineering interns on a rotating schedule during their 3rd and 4th year. Coordinated international transfers to and from corporate headquarters in France, and divisional locations in China and India. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Consolidated 425 job descriptions into a streamlined salary band structure.
VLFCU Interim HR Business Partner- Reporting to the CEO, served as interim HR Business Partner for this unionized facility, supporting the corporate office and branches. Managed all levels of recruitment for nonexempt and exempt positions from inception to on-boarding. Represented management in all employee relations and labor relations issues. Performed due diligence to insure accuracy and compliance in all HR related areas. Reviewed executive compensation plan,
making recommendations to allow for a competitive edge; Counseled President regarding prospective merger; provided counsel and support to the management team. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Submitted an appeal to Blue Cross Anthem and received a $71,000 overpayment Ã¼ Successfully led a state Workmen’s Compensation Audit
HRD/CEM Rochester, New York 1996-2006
HR Dimensions- Principal and founder of successful consulting firm providing outsourced HR services. Prospected new clients, and customized presentation to meet the specific needs of the audience. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Maintained a long term relationship with clients, often serving as exclusive provider of outsourced training and development programs. CEM- Certified to run programs in Conducting Internal Investigations and Employment Law updates to CEM clients nationwide. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Consistently received outstanding reviews from program attendees GE CAPITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES Rochester, New York 1995-1996 HR Business Partner – Reporting to the President, tasked with overseeing all aspects of human resources support for Rochester facility and call center field offices. Handled employee relations issues and investigations. Revised executive compensation plan to maintain competitive edge in upstate region. Created an Internal University, designed for employees to develop areas of skills needed for their current position or in order to move into another area within the organization. Served as counsel to President and line managers.
Accomplishment: Ã¼ Prevented the resignation of 6 key members of the management team, ensuring a seamless transition. CHASE BANK Rochester, New York 1993-1995 Employee Relations Officer- Supported recruitment, policy development and interpretation, employee relations, training needs assessment and delivery, performance management and executive compensation for the Upstate Call Center, Mortgage Services, Security , and Facilities Management. Created a Career Path for college grads hired into the Call Center so that they could pursue an area of interest within the organization. Served as counsel to VP, directors and line management. Accomplishment: Ã¼ Achieved a fully staffed and trained team for a 24-hour call center operation that launched on schedule and below projected budget.
B.A., English, State University of New York, Oswego, New York; Rochester Institute of Technology- Taught Human Resource Management and Effective Supervisory Skills through the College of Continuing Education
Certified Career Associate- Lee Hecht Harrison Certified Internal Investigation Instructor- CEM Certified HR Generalist Instructor- CEM PX2 Certified- ATI BRAG Certified- ATI AWARDS Special Recognition- Webster NY Central School Board SBA award for participation in Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training COMMUNITY OUTREACH Dress for Success- Ohio- Offer resume creation and interviewing workshops
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