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  • $45 hourly
    I am an accomplished, certified HR professional with over 10 years of experience. I have a solid background developing HR strategic plans, policies and procedures; and facilitating a culture of highly engaged and motivated employees. As a progressive leader and former Vice President of Human Resources at a nationwide firm, I partner with businesses/organizations providing a range of “hands on” HR and payroll service. I specialize in the following: 1) Employment Law and Compliance, 2) Talent Acquisition/Recruiting, 3) Performance and Compensation, 4) Benefits and Payroll, 4) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 5) Workers’ Compensation & Safety, and 6) Training and Development. Education: Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communications & Training Certifications: 1) SHRM Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-CP) – Certified by the Society of Human Resources Management 2) Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) – Certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute
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    Gusto
    Compensation & Benefits
    Performance Management
    Business Coaching
    Google Docs
    IT Recruiting
    Employee Training
    Payroll Accounting
    Benefits
    Employment Law
    Human Resource Management
  • $250 hourly
    Think of me as your fractional resource for a variety of Talent & People Operations HR projects (on-going or defined project work). I can provide executive expertise for a fraction of what it would cost to hire a full-time resource. Hourly rates and project rates will be determined after a consult meeting and tiered based on type of work needed. A little about me: - 10+ years recruiting/talent acquisition experience in digital marketing, web analytics, B2B tech sales, design, internships, finance accounting, and executive roles. - Expert experience in developing SOPs throughout the candidate and employee lifecycle: employer branding, recruiting, onboarding, performance management, coaching & development, and offboarding. - Expert with HR policy review, compentation and benefit review and planning, vendor review and management. - Executive presence with ability to interact and lead across all levels of the organization: Individual Contributors, Managers, Directors, Executives+ - Partner with individuals on developing individualized performance development plans, professional and personal life coaching. - Skilled in resume review and preparation, interview preparation, and offer negotiations Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Leadership & Management: HR leadership, HR metrics & KPI development, People Operations SOPs, people management, talent management, professional coaching & development Culture & Engagement: employer branding, company culture, employee engagement, Recruiting: talent acquisition, recruiting, employee onboarding, remote working, Total Rewards: compensation, benefits, HR compliance, HR Policy & Handbook review, general employment law (I am NOT an attorney - all laws/policies should be reviewed by your corporate counsel). Global: PEO engagement & management, global teams, immigration, global mobility Additional Experience: start-ups, digital marketing, technology, Saas, B2B sales, SMB, Venture capital, Private Equity, M&A due diligence, insurance broker and vendor relations. Based in Chicago (available for most US working hours) On-site/in person work may be available and open for discussion
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    HR System Management
    Human Resource Management
    Recruiting Process Consulting
    Staff Recruitment & Management
    LinkedIn Recruiting
    Applicant Tracking Systems
    Employee Feedback
    People Management
    Interview Preparation
    Career Coaching
    Employee Onboarding
    Performance Management
    HR & Recruiting Software
    Executive Coaching
  • $75 hourly
    Objective HR Consultant/Partner with 9 years of experience in developing and implementing HR strategies to drive organizational success. Skilled in employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and policy development. Seeking to leverage my expertise in a challenging HR Consultant/Partner role. Skills & Abilities Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, HR Policy Development, Training and Development, Compliance and Employment Laws, Employee Engagement, Conflict Resolution, Communication and Leadership, Union & Non-Union Environments
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    Staff Orientation & Onboarding Materials
    Performance Management
    Performance Appraisal
    Employee Onboarding
    Applicant Tracking Systems
    Recruiting
    Human Resources
  • $75 hourly
    Driven and decisive global human resources leader with diverse expertise in manufacturing and service environments with multi-site operations. Advisor to senior management teams on strategic human resources issues including career development, succession planning, compensation, and legal compliance. Business partner with a solid record of initiating and implementing human resources strategies to achieve business results. 18+ years of experience managing human resources teams, delivering best practices in building a diverse, global workforce. Expertise in recruitment and retention, employee relations, and complex problem resolution. HR MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE: 1. Talent Acquisition and Recruitment 2. Employee Relations 3. Performance Management 4. Training and Development: 5. Compensation and Benefits 6. Employee Engagement and Retention 7. HR Policy Development 8. Organizational Development 9. HR Analytics and Data Management 10. Employment Law and Compliance
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    Human Resources Analytics
    Applicant Tracking Systems
    Total Compensation Structuring
    Human Resources Consulting
    Business Strategy
    Human Resource Management
    Candidate Interviewing
    Strategic Plan
    Human Resources Strategy
    Human Resources Compliance
    HR & Business Services
    Recruiting
    Compensation & Benefits
  • $20 hourly
    While I am very happy in my current role as a Global EHS - Business System Analyst, I am looking to expand my portfolio with technologies and Excel proficiency. Willing to look at any and all projects that may need a thorough analysis, and a common sense approach. I am a Safety and Health professional by trade and education, with a talent for spreadsheets, data analytics, and the ability to bring teams together towards a common goal. I have 10 years of Environmental experience, which drove the need for learning Excel inside and out. Let me know what your specific needs are for your project, and I would be happy to take a look into a solution tailored especially for your business.
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    Business
    Macro Programming
    Investigator Software IMS
    Microsoft PowerApps
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Incident Management
    Team Building
    Project Planning
    Management Skills
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Visio
    Team Facilitation
    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Power BI
  • $35 hourly
    Dedicated and results-driven Human Resource professional with a proven track record in talent acquisition, employee engagement, sourcing, and policy administration. Skilled in collaborating seamlessly across functional departments to enhance recruitment strategies and provide comprehensive support throughout the entirety of the hiring process and employee life cycle.
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    Communications
    Diversity & Inclusion
    File Management
    Job Posting
    Employee Onboarding
    HR Policy
    Graphic Design
    Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Excel
    Project Management
    Candidate Interviewing
    LinkedIn Recruiting
    Recruiting
  • $30 hourly
    Results-driven Management professional with proven success in capitalizing upon market opportunities to realize growth and goal attainment through excellent customer service. Over 15 years of experience in world class customer service and empowering leadership. Versatile and creative leader who possesses a strong work ethic and passion for achieving win/win scenarios for customer and organization. Areas of expertise include: * Customer Needs Analysis * Staff Planning, Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding, Training, and Management * Revenue Generation & Quota Achievement * Relationship Development * Change Behaviors Implementation * P&L Management and LEAN implementation
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    Accounts Payable Management
    Collections Framework
    Customer Service Training
    Facilities Management
    Recruiting
    Customer Relationship Management
    Customer Acquisition
    Direct Sales
    Employee Training
    Employee Onboarding
    Microsoft Office
    People
    Sales
    Business Development
  • $75 hourly
    I'm a pre-sales leader experienced in helping organizations (small to large) meet their sales and business objectives. Whether you're looking for a consultant to strategize/brainstorm on pre-sales processes, techniques, configure systems, build/write documentation that will help you and your teams sell (sales enablement documentation, scripts, software demonstration assets, training resources, and more), solutions consultant training, or frontline leadership coaching (because happy employees lead to happier customers), I would love to help. Experiences matter. I can partner with you to improve experiences within your business, and the critical experiences that impact your customers.
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    System Configuration
    Technical Documentation
    Change Management
    Sales & Marketing Collateral
    Leadership Development
    Leadership Coaching
    Weebly
    Customer Experience Management Software
    Customer Experience
    Qualtrics
    Coaching
    Pre-Sales
    Leadership Skills
    Tech & IT
  • $65 hourly
    HUMAN RESOURCES | DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUITY | LEADERSHIP | EMPLOYEE RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Bilingual Strategic, influential, and collaborative Human Resources leader with 15+ years of experience communication complex situations in a digestible manner, managing multiple priorities simultaneously and sustaining strong business partnerships with key stakeholders. Proven ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment, maintain confidentiality at all times and implement effective process improvement initiatives to drive business growth and employee retention. Areas of Expertise Workforce Planning | Benefits & Compensation | Interpersonal Communication | Relationship Management | Process Improvement | Manager Coaching & Training | Root-Cause Analysis | KPI's & Metrics | Project Management
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    Employment Handbook
    Employer-Sponsored Visa
    Employee Training
    Benefits
    Employee Onboarding
    Employee Relations
    Human Resources
    Professional Tone
    HR & Business Services
  • $55 hourly
    Hi there! I'm Jenny, an accomplished HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. Throughout my career, I've successfully managed various aspects of human resources, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, and training & development. In my current role as a Senior HR Lead and throughout my career, I've spearheaded initiatives to optimize HR processes, streamline recruitment efforts, and foster a positive organizational culture. I'm passionate about finding innovative solutions to complex HR challenges and believe in the power of effective HR practices to drive business success. Now, I'm looking to expand my horizons and take on side projects to leverage my expertise and contribute to the success of other organizations. Whether you need assistance with HR strategy development, employee engagement programs, policy implementation, or any other HR-related tasks, I'm here to help. My skills include: - Strategic HR Planning - Recruitment and Talent Acquisition - Performance Management - Employee Relations - Training and Development - HR Policy Development and Implementation - HRIS Management I pride myself on my professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering results that exceed expectations. Let's collaborate to achieve your HR objectives and drive your business forward!
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    Professional Tone
    HR & Business Services
    Human Resources
    Human Resource Management
    HR Policy
    Management Skills
    Relationship Building
    Organizational Development
    Organizational Chart
    Policy Development
    Leadership Development
    Communication Skills
    Change Management
    Employee Relations
  • $75 hourly
    I am an accomplished executive leader with a professional background that includes over 25 years of experience in key leadership roles overseeing a host of human resources, operational, and administrative departments in a variety of industries. Throughout my extensive progressive career, I have developed and executed strategies that transformed HR, operational, and administrative functions to support the overall business plan and strategic direction of organizations. Among my many talents are proven success in HR strategy and oversight, organizational design and development, talent acquisition and management, risk assessment and mitigation, employment law, financial planning, and policy/procedure development. I have successfully leveraged strategic data analysis and program management tools to analyze metrics and translate data and trends into innovative workforce development programs. My reputation as a goal-oriented, inventive, and people-focused champion with a profound passion for enriching work culture and diversity is demonstrated throughout my career. I am committed to leveraging my skills to maximize employee engagement, further the standards of excellence, and ensure alignment with overall organizational goals.
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    Project Management
    Human Resources
    Process Improvement
    Performance Management
    Succession Planning
    Compensation & Benefits
    HR Policy
    Leadership Development
    Employment Law
    Employee Relations
    Organizational Development
    Human Resource Management
    HR & Business Services
    Strategy
  • $67 hourly
    I’m a Learning & Talent Development leader with over 15 years’ experience partnering with business functions to provide creative learning solutions that address pressing global business challenges, measurably grow inclusion, engagement & productivity, and drive DEIB goals. I have a track record of strategically designing learning organizations, often from the ground up, that align with corporate goals – internally for McDonald’s, Shure and Branch Financial and for Fortune 500+ clients through professional services consulting at IOR Global Services. My work is informed by my global outlook. I've lived and worked on 4 continents and deployed L&D initiatives in 32+ countries. Key Impact • At Branch, I laid the foundation for their L&D function including leading their first competency-based leadership development program. • At McDonald’s, I reached 800+ Global Directors with synchronous learning and 6,500+ participants in 12 countries with on-demand learning and resources as part of my structured, global learning strategy to activate DEI corporate priorities. • At Shure, after a corporate-wide needs assessment, I built the Learning COE, launching a centralized learning hub (LMS and LXP) across 32 countries, accessed by 90% of employees, and implemented the first manager training program globally. • At IOR, I partnered with global Fortune 500+ clients like Walmart, Starbucks, Alliance and Walgreens to develop unique intercultural learning solutions. I also grew intercultural training to 30% of global revenue by designing, selling, and delivering strategy-aligned learning programs for complex, global organizations. I have a proven flair for creating and leading high-ROI learning programs, fostering diversity, up-skilling leaders and employees, cultivating talent pools, and improving performance with skill and collaboration. As a partner to executives, I lead talent strategy and initiatives that drive effectiveness, employee engagement, and growth.
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    Facilitation
    Performance Management
    Succession Planning
    Communication Skills
    Intercultural Communication
    Program Evaluation
    Needs Assessment
    Vendor Management
    Strategic Planning
    Coaching
    Elearning
    Curriculum Development
    Leadership Development
    Learning Management System
  • $90 hourly
    I’m an Senior HR Professional who has 20 years experience in Recruitment, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations and Project Management.
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    Strategic Planning
    Performance Management
    Staff Recruitment & Management
    Human Resources Strategy
  • $80 hourly
    Greetings, If you are looking for performance and/or organizational management services, please keep reading!I am what you'd call an unabashed Performance Management nerd. There's really nothing better than becoming immersed in an organization or with its people and knowing you left things better than you found them when the work is completed. Sure, implementing change isn't always easy- especially since we are humans and not robots- but the comprehensive development required and occasional contention or resistance always pays off when your customers say things like, "That was the best training I've ever taken in my 28 years" or "This program has completely changed the way our employees view their performance goals for the better, and we couldn't have done it without you". It all started at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), and I took a class with Dr. Florence DiGenaro Reed. I was an education major at the time, but the way she spoke about organizational change, missions, visions, the power in effective training, and ultimately the work she allowed me to take part in as a member of her Performance Management Lab quickly changed my major to Organizational Behavior Management. Her mentorship and support guided me to where I am today. That was one of my first experiences of being guided by a true leader, and the knowledge that brought me is truly invaluable! Since then, I have worked publicly as a Lead Performance Management Consultant with the Federal Government's human resources agency: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under the HR Solutions (HRS) organization. "HRS is known nation-wide for providing exceptional human resources products and services to meet the dynamic needs of the Federal Government. Our nationwide cadre of consultants, psychologists, IT specialists, faculty, and program managers assist Federal agencies in achieving their missions by partnering with them to develop leaders, attract and build a high quality public sector workforce, and transform the agencies into high performing organizations. We also offer agencies the opportunity to access a world class consulting experience from pre-competed private companies managed and administered by OPM's Human Capital Industry Solutions." I've truly been privileged to learn from and work along-side some pretty phenomenal people the last 8 years! During this time I have personally assisted over 37 US Federal Agencies and Departments in creating positive impact and change in the areas of performance improvement, organizational management, and training- as well as staffing and recruitment. To name a few, tangibly this has looked like obtaining KPI's, leading in-depth focus groups to analyze organizational culture, Senior Executive coaching and qualification writing to get into the SES, complex standard operating procedure (SOP) development for a wide-array of jobs, results-focused goal setting for all position levels, SMART metrics, proactive and positive conflict management through team and individual norm development, being a major contributor in positioning OPM as a thought leader to hybrid work. I have the references, accolades, and knowledge, skills, & abilities to support you, your team, organization, or company with all performance & organizational management needs. Please reach out to discuss potential opportunities with AAV Performance Consulting!
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    Leadership Training
    Training & Development
    Training Needs Analysis
    Leadership Coaching
    Employee Motivation
    Performance Measurement
    Employee Feedback
    Performance Management
    Facilitation
    Training
    Performance Appraisal
    Consultation Session
    Performance Optimization
    Staff Recruitment & Management
  • $100 hourly
    I’m a community engagement expert. I build community inside companies & measure impact outside companies. My community work was a baptism of fire in post-Soviet Ukraine in the early 1990s. It’s since taken me across the globe: human trafficking supply chain assessments across Asia, government planning in Colombia, faith-based communities in Africa, global NGOs in the EU, and corporate consulting in North America. While I spend the majority of my time internationally, I am intimately familiar with middle America. I grew up in a trailer park in the small town of Doylestown, just outside of Akron Ohio USA. I was the first person in my family to attend university, earning an athletic scholarship at the University of Missouri As a former professional runner, I personify an athlete + entrepreneurial mindset— working hard, tackling tough tasks and being willing to bet on myself. As a Founder, I've built teams that achieve what individuals simply cannot. This balance has served me well over the decades of community building. I've found this balance, and my experiences can help most leaders reach their goals. Let's chat!
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    Religious, Charitable & Nonprofit
    Community Outreach
    Community Strategy
    Motivational Speaking
    Public Speaking
    Brand Consulting
    Executive Coaching
    Life Coaching
    Career Coaching
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Social Impact Assessment
    Community Engagement
  • $80 hourly
    Award winning Talent Acquisition professional with 11 years of experience in third party and corporate recruiting. Proven background serving as a strategic business partner. Experience includes full cycle recruitment and strategic sourcing. Areas of expertise include professional and technical recruiting within Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Retail, Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Renewable Energy.
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    Competitive Intelligence
    Corporate Strategy
    Database Management System
    Applicant Tracking Systems
    Bullhorn
    Human Resources
    Business Strategy
    Communications
  • $28 hourly
    I am new to Upwork and being a freelancer. I have worked most of my career and hospitality, specifically in hotels, working in upper management. Over the years of acquired many skills, including account management, proofreading, professionalism, and much more. I could do anything from typing to translating my first language is English, but I learn Spanish, and have become fluent in it due to my profession. My main skill sets set around translation, typing, data entry, an account management. In my years, I’ve learned to manage financial accounts and also work in professional sales. I’m a hobbyist when it comes to writing, and I’m open to do in creative writing, as well as editorial writing for magazines, websites/blogs or business needing content for their websites. I have strong organizational skills, as well as efficiency. I am also a talented musician having played saxophone for over 13 years as well as piano flute, and clarinet. I know how to read music in both treble clef and bass clef. I have won many awards in my day, and I’ve traveled and played in front of thousands of people. Though I do not play as often as I used to I am open to any projects involving the arts. Having said all this guy hope to use Upwork to supplement my income and build a portfolio that will show off my skills outside of an office.
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    Data Collection
    Accounts Receivable Management
    Accounts Payable
    Accounts Payable Management
    Accounts Receivable
    Clerical Skills
    Translation
    Management Skills
    Account Management
    Proofreading
    Microsoft Excel
    Data Entry
  • $33 hourly
    I am an experienced HR and Marketing professional with a strong background in talent acquisition, employee engagement, and event marketing. I am passionate about understanding employee needs and creating programs that cultivate a vibrant company culture and attract high-quality talent. I also enjoy administrative type tasks such as documentation and creating presentations and reports. I am very organized and have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with great attention to detail.
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    Documentation
    Process Improvement
    Organizational Plan
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Microsoft Excel
    Professional Development
    Communication Design
    Newsletter
    Communications
    Recruiting
    Project Management
    Administrate
  • $75 hourly
    As an agile Training/Learning and Development professional with over 6 years of experience in the field, I have cultivated my experience in diverse settings and companies, ranging from non-profit organizations to global corporations. My approach and passion is centered around meeting individuals where they are at and propelling them forward to meet and exceed their learning and career goals to unlock their full potential.
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    Management Consulting
    Coaching
    UX & UI
    Communications
    Survey Design
    CRM Software
    Learning Management System
    Human Resources
    Professional Tone
    Change Management
    Business Management
    Management Skills
    Employee Training
    Training & Development
  • $100 hourly
    HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Start-ups | Turnarounds | High-Growth Organizations Positioning HR as a Business Partner for Excellence Strategic and innovative HR Leader who translates business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement. Highly motivated with a demonstrated history of working in high growth organizations. I have years of progressive HR experience among different industries such as retail, healthcare, transportation, advertising, manufacturing, waste management, and financial services. With the ability to partner with leadership teams as well as employees I have been successful in increasing employee engagement, provide coaching/training on performance management, as well as hire and retain top talent. Additionally, I am experienced with benefits administration and compensation management.
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    Organizational Design & Effectiveness
    Benefits
    HR & Recruiting Software
    Employment Law
    Employment Handbook
    Employee Feedback
    Employee Communications
    Employee Onboarding
    Employee Relations
    Performance Management
    HR & Business Services
    Recruiting
    Human Resources
    Applicant Tracking Systems
  • $33 hourly
    As an experienced HR Specialist and Administrative Professional, I bring over 5 years of expertise in payroll management, employee relations, and customer support. My background includes owning and managing a childcare center, where I honed my skills in team leadership, operational efficiency, and compliance. I have also served as an HR Assistant, supporting various HR functions and enhancing employee engagement. Key Skills: Payroll Processes and Management Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution Recruitment and Retention Strategies Customer Support and Communication Administrative Support and Organization Data Analysis and Reporting Proficient in MS Office, Google Workspace, and QuickBooks Online I am passionate about creating efficient processes, fostering positive work environments, and delivering exceptional support to both employees and customers. Let’s connect to discuss how I can help you achieve your business goals.
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    Employee Feedback
    Employee Training
    Employee Motivation
    Employee Communications
    Data Entry
    Data Analysis
    Receptionist Skills
    Payroll Accounting
    HR & Business Services
    Human Resource Management
    Human Resources
    System Administration
    Expert
    Employee Relations
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