Human Resources Credentials

Human Resources Credentials

Kara Ellis

1587 Napoleon Lane • Cincinnati, OH 45240

513.344.9374 •

Human Resources Credentials

Demonstrated Competency in Project Management, Leading Motivated Teams, and Increasing Process Effectiveness While Lowering Costs

Accomplished Manager with extensive Human Resource management experience, meeting and exceeding deadlines, efficiency, and cost. Demonstrated success leading complex dealings to secure favorable terms without compromising quality or service.

Human Resources Professional with strong knowledge of numerous Human Resource functions. Able to develop and partner with business leaders on Human Resource plans that translate into recruitment, retention, employee satisfaction, and exceptional customer service.

Excellent Relationship Builder with success in counseling employees ensuring consistent application and assimilation of policies and procedures.


▪Strategic/Tactical Planning▪Orientation/Presentations▪Budget Analysis

▪Job Descriptions & Postings▪Multi-Site Functionality▪Benefit Administration & Assessments

▪Retention Strategies▪FMLA Administration▪Staff Training, Mentoring, Coaching

▪COBRA/HIPAA Administration ▪Compliance▪Recruiting Multiple Level of Positions

▪ HRIS (Ceridian, ADP, Paycor)▪Wellness Programs▪Constructive ways to handle stressful situations


Directions Research – Cincinnati, OH (2008 – 2012)

Market Research Industry- Privately owned, 150+ employees

Human Resources Specialist

Manage and compose employee performance appraisals, recommending, evaluating, and participating in staff development; advise associates in interpretation and application of human resources plans, procedures, and policies; serve as liaison and provide technical expertise to resolve human resource related issues; identify legal requirements and regulations affecting human resource functions ensuring compliance; coordinate recruitment process from commencement to conclusion, including new hire orientation and training; assist with employee relations issues such as discipline, policy interpretation, and composing performance appraisals to ensure compliance with employment laws; administer and process bi-monthly payroll, working closely with accounting department; administer FMLA and COBRA ensuring compliance with legal requirements; benefit administration including renewals, open enrollment meetings and working with insurance carriers; coordinate recognition activities and wellness programs; manage unemployment claims; vacation policy administration.

KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group – Cincinnati, OH (2007) (position eliminated)

Manufacturing/Marketing Industry – Privately owned, 400+ employees

Organizational Development Manager

Analyzed and determined specific organizational development and training needs; develop, design, and administered training programs and procedures; conducted general or specialized training sessions for management and staff development; conducted assessments to determine development needs and to measure training program effectiveness; selected and developed teaching aids, job descriptions, and policies; people/team management; interacted with management to identify needs and resolve issues; developed job descriptions and job postings; developed recruitment strategies for multiple level of positions; managed temporary labor of 5-10 positions.

Omnicare – Covington, KY (2007)

Medical Industry – Annual revenue of $1 billion+, nationwide locations, 10,000+ employees

Human Resources Compliance Manager

Overall responsibility for developing, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of the company background and drug testing policies, leave and accommodation programs, training, disciplinary actions and company policies; ensured recruiters and managers were developing and maintaining personnel networks; stayed abreast of legal regulatory and policy developments affecting areas of responsibility; implemented new hire orientation; managed temporary labor process for over 1500+ temporary employees (dotStaff); managed DOT process; supervised three professional positions.

Starr Commonwealth – Albion, MI (1996 – 2007)

Health Care Facility – Annual revenue of $42 million, seven locations, 700+ employees

Human Resources Benefits Manager (2000-2007)

Managed exempt and non-exempt recruiting, interview/selection process; established and maintained policies and procedures for recruitment and placement; coached management on organization’s selection process; developed and revised job descriptions, conducted evaluations and participated in wage surveys; ensured pay structure was fair and competitive; investigated and resolved associate relations issues; assisted with associate counseling and coaching; recommended, implemented, and maintained HR policies and practices; tracked, analyzed, and reported on associate selection, turnover, and retention data; administered all group benefit plans, including, health, short-term and long-term disability, FMLA, vacation, COBRA, and 401k; negotiated contract and union agreements; identified legal requirements and regulations affecting human resource functions and ensured policies, procedures, and reports were in compliance; supervised three professional positions.

Human Resources Generalist (1996-2000)

Served key role in the administration and compliance of all group benefit plans, including heath, short-term and long-term disability, FMLA, vacation, COBRA, and 401k; assisted with the development of benefits strategy and renewal processes; advised employees on the interpretation of benefit policies, programs, and procedures; assisted in the development, administration, and communication of various human resources plans, procedures, and policies; maintained the organization handbook; responded to employee relation issues such as employees performance concerns and other employment practice complaints; created and administered employee new hire orientation program; promoted to HR/Benefits Manager in 2000.


Kara Ellis Resume

1587 Napoleon Lane • Cincinnati, OH 45240

513.344.9374 •

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Master of Arts – Organizational Management

Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts – Family Life Education

Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

Ohio Notary Public

Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association

Miami Valley Human Resources Association

Kara Ellis Resume

1587 Napoleon Lane • Cincinnati, OH 45240

513.344.9374 •

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