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Resume for Merle B. for HR / Recruiter / Manufacturing in Kent, Washington

Occupation: HR / Recruiter Industry: Manufacturing
Country: United States City: Kent
State: Washington ZIP: 98030

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Merle B., SPHR


SE rd Place – Kent, WA




A Business Partner focused on working with all business units to develop and execute strategic plans.  An Experienced Generalist with progressively increased responsibilities at corporate, divisional, and plant levels.  Demonstrated competencies and experience as specialist or manager in all functional HR areas: 

Policy Development                  Employee Relations                Internal Consulting   HRIS

Organizational Development     Training and Development      Workers Compensation Safety

Recruiting                                  Compensation                        Labor Relations    Benefits


A proactive leader seeking to meet the needs of the organization and the individual, using creativity and innovation.


Human Resources Manager, Northwest region Region HR Responsibilities with sites in States 

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, Roseville, CA                

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation is a major rental company in the US.  Responsible for all Human Resources functions.  Focus on Recruiting, Integrating Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Training and Development, trucking fleet of drivers, Performance Management and Process Improvement.  Union and NonUnion   

Divisional Manager of Human Resources Division of Esterline Technologies           

Hytek Finishes Co, Kent, WA sites 

Hytek is a metal finishing job shop, servicing primarily the aerospace industry.  Responsible for all Human Resources functions.  Focus on Employee and Labor Relations, Recruiting, Onboarding, Compensation, and Performance Management.  Union Shop 

Corporate Director of Human Resources                    

Gensco, Inc., Tacoma, WA sites in states              

Gensco is a leading wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment and supplies in the Northwest.  Responsible for all Human Resources functions. Focus on Performance Management, Process Improvement, Compensation and Benefits, and Recruiting.  Union and Nonunion 

Divisional Manager of Human Resources Divisions of Hon Industries                   

Chandler Attwood Limited, Kent, WA sites in states          

CorryHiebert, Corry, PA                                                               

Responsible for all HR functions. Focus on startup Chandler, Employee and Labor Relations, Recruiting, Compensation, and Policy Development.  Union and NonUnion 

Corporate Human Resources   Held a variety of specialist positions                                        

Hon Industries, Muscatine, IA sites in states              

Hon Industries is a major manufacturer of office furniture with union and nonunion operating facilities.  Directed corporate Training and Development, Safety, Workers Compensation, Benefits, Succession Planning, and Integration of Acquisitions.  Union and NonUnion 


Recruiting Effective at internet recruiting, campus recruiting, using advertisements, working with search firms, job fairs, and finding candidates through direct contact and networks

  • Recruited all levels employees, entry level to senior management and for all functional positions All
  • Developed and implemented program for college students Hertz, HON
  • Recruited employees using a cascading process, reducing the selection time All
  • Employee competency profiles improved selection and retention Lowest turnover rate within Hertz All
  • Initiated skill based and psychological testing to improve hiring process HON, Hertz

    Employee Relations Using open door policy, empathic listening, and frequent visits to the employee’s work place creates a positive working environment

  • Opened communications among employees, Human Resources, and management All
  • Built a support based team from a fault finding group of individuals Gensco, Hytek, Hertz
  • Employee relations policies resulted in the lowest corporate turnover rate Hertz, HON
  • Created job specific performance appraisal process for effective evaluations HON, Gensco, Hertz

    Organizational Development Using training, team building, communications, and employee relations developed interventions to company and employee

  • Leader of a long term internal corporate culture study All
  • Coordinated incorporation of newly acquired organizations HON, Hytek, Hertz
  • Facilitated teams resulting in improved customer service and operations All
  • Coached and mentored + change projects All
  • Actively involved in improving process through lean, quality improvement, and process review. All

    Training and Development Managed corporate training and development function and incorporate training in all HR and employee related activities.  Effective at identifying training needs, developing programs and curriculum, and evaluating results. 

  • Directed management succession and corporate training programs All
  • Created Corporate University for Dealers, Employees and Dealers Employees Hertz, Gensco
  • Developed training programs for all employees in newly organized division HON
  • Created Branch Manager and Sales trainee programs HON, Gensco
  • Introduced comprehensive recruiting, career pathing, and succession planning All
  • Performance Management – Positive, proactive approach to addressing performance issues, training and development opportunities, and compensation.
  • Developed and implemented integrated performance management process tying performance to competency expectations and compensation. All
  • Developed and implement Operations Level Management appraisal which was % quantifiable Hertz
  • Developed and implemented numerous performance appraisal systems which are linked to the culture and needs of the organization. All

    Multi Site Operations – Developed, implemented, and managed Human Resources function for multisite, multistate operations.

  • Developed functional HR department for startup operation Chandler Attwood, sites in states
  • Redesigned HR department for existing operation Gensco, sites in states, HERC, sites in states
  • Established and grew the Training and Development HON Industries, sites in states

    Internal Consulting/Mentoring

  • Coached managers and supervisors in all areas of HR, focused on Employee Relations. All
  • Mentored managers and supervisors to grow their people skills All
  • Worked with all members of organization on the legal issues in Human Resources All
  • Developed intermediate and long range goals for organizations HON, HERC


    MS in Business Economics and BS in Business Management     Fort Hays Kansas University

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