Strong background in human resources, management and manufacturing as well as writing, editing and publishing.
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Experienced in training programs, recruiting and retention strategies, employee relations. Strong background in writing policy and procedure manuals, business communications, web articles and blogs.
Author, web publisher, and human resources professional with experience in training, culture change and communications.
Nearly 20 years experience in human resources management, mostly in manufacturing companies including Rubbermaid, Mobil Oil and Union Carbide.
Developed training programs and manuals, employee handbooks and company newsletters.
A strong background in preventative employee relations culminated with a role as the lead communicator for the company in an organizing drive. Wrote and delivered key addresses and worked with a team of attorneys to draft the 25th hour video script.
Wrote strategic plans, mission statements and objectives for the organization. Enhanced communications efforts with newsletters and group meetings. Acted as in-house editor for memos and documents.
Created and published freshare.net, a site devoted to exploring the Ozarks outdoors.
Write articles, create web content and edit articles submitted by our readers.
Built the site with Expression Engine, a content management system. Knowledgeable in HTML, XHTML, CSS.
Published author of both fiction and non-fiction.
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Korpella Publishing and HR Consultant
1997 - Present
Client companies for HR services include Rubbermaid, American Food Courts, Human Resources Management Company, Copeland Corporation. Developed and delivered training programs, provided outplacement...
Rubbermaid, Little Tikes Division
Human Resources Manager
1992 - 1997
Generalist duties included communications, training and development, culture change. Developed and delivered supervisory and management training programs. Kaizen coordinator for facility....
Marathon Electric, Mobil Oil, Union Carbide
Human Resources Manager, Production Supervisor
1980 - 1992
Four years as a production supervisor before starting human resources career. Strong in employee relations, communications, benefits management.