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Jan 23, 2020

Alissa Penney SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP

  • HR Consultant
  • Abilene, TX, USA
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Personal Summary (describe yourself)

I'm an HR professional with both public and private sector experience. I have years of experience assisting HR departments with creating standard procedures, revamping processes, creating and delivering quality training for employees and leaders, and researching/implementing relevant employment laws to ensure company compliance.

I currently partner with HR for HR and Medium to create quality HR content for readers. I actively work within the HR community to cultivate and promote professional growth.

Certification Summary:

  • SHRM-SCP certified, ID# 123744
  • IPMA-HR SCP certified

Skills Summary:

  • High Attention to Detail
  • Proficient in Training and Mediation
  • Intermediate G Suite User
  • Advanced Excel User
  • Advanced Microsoft Office User
  • Conflict Management Certified

Work Experience

HR Consultant
Jun 2019 - A Better HR
Assistant HR Director
City of Abilene
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources/Civil Service in coordinating and leading Civil Service entry level and promotion testing, employee investigations, and preemptively identifying areas for growth and opportunity within HR for City departments.
  • Supervise and guide the work of Payroll and Benefits teams, consisting of 5 total employees, including assigning project work and providing avenues for training in anticipation of department changes.
  • Development of HR analytics, methodology, and reports including anticipating metrics that may be requested by City Leadership team and the Director of HR.
  • Provide high level advice to managers to ensure EEOC, State, and Federal law compliance.
HR Coordinator/Generalist
City of Wichita Falls
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources/Civil Service in coordinating and leading Civil Service entry level and promotion testing, recruitment events, employee investigations, position reclassification and headcount budget requests, and preemptively identifying areas for growth and opportunity within HR for City departments.
  • Supervise and guide the work of two Human Resources clerical staff including assigning project work and providing avenues for training in anticipation of department changes.
  • Lead the development and coordination of HR analytics, methodology, and reports including anticipating metrics that may be requested by Directors and Council members.
  • Create and grow new training/development programs for supervisors and departments to improve supervisor skills, promote HR and department collaboration, and encourage effective communication.
  • Provide advanced level administrative and technical support to City employees in all subject areas of human resources.
  • Create programs and lead projects for HR improvement including performance management system roll-outs, HR process improvements, and webpage creation/management.
  • Proactively provide reports and metrics to HR Director and Police Chief to assist in analyzing hiring trends and successful plan implementation in order to promote continuous improvement and goal achievement.
  • Assist HR Director/Civil Service Director with researching and administering Texas Civil Service Laws as they pertain to the City of Wichita Falls Police Department.
  • Provide HR Generalist support for through recruitment activities, on-boarding, performance management, and employee relations for all professional and Civil Service Police Department positions.

 

Senior HR Generalist/Analyst/HR Intern
Eaton
  • Work cooperatively with field HRMs, Hydraulics Division, and corporate HR team to ensure accurate data in HRIS systems (Oracle HRMS, BSC and APEX) as well as with employee surveys, organization mapping, participation tracking, results analysis, and action planning/tracking.
  • Provide HR reporting metrics to HR VP and HR Director for the Hydraulics Americas region on a quarterly, monthly and weekly basis.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR Americas group to promote continuous improvement in support of the business goals.
  • Provide HR Generalist support for functional areas including recruitment activities, on-boarding, performance management, employee relations.
  • Lead hiring process segments – developed and managed recruiting strategies, created advertisement, screened candidates, scheduled and conducted interviews, checked references; hired 120+ associates (80% retention rate).
  • Created/maintained employee evaluation database eliminating manual system and increasing evaluation efficiency.
  • Redesigned filing systems with more efficient processes increasing the department 5S (Eaton equivalent to Six Sigma) score from 1.8 to 4+ out of 5.
  • Headed and managed White County Economic Development Program project resulting in a $58,000 tax credit.
  • Inter-employee conflict resolution management, and plant wide team involvement.
  • Managed the Junior Achievement, educational assistance, and internal employee services to improve employee relations.

 

Education

MBA
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011 Harding University
BS Business Administration
Sep 2006 - Feb 2009 International Business College

Hire Me For

Data analysis, document creation, internal process audits, and strategic planning.