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HR Specialist

Burbank, IL


To obtain a position in the field of industrial-organizational psychology or human resources where I can help a progressive and dynamic organization become even stronger.

Work Experience

Talent Acquisition/HR Specialist

Stanley Security Solutions (Division of Stanley Black & Decker Inc), Naperville, IL

Jun 2011Nov 2012

  • Create, open, close, and manage job requisitions in Brass Ring applicant tracking system
  • Process criminal and motor vehicle background checks
  • Process education and employment verifications
  • Administer pre-employment drug screens
  • Keep Excel spreadsheet of new hires in process; report results in weekly hiring meeting
  • Process all internal set up: Network Access, E‐Mail, Sales Force/Commissions System
  • Order laptops, cell phones and any other relevant tools for new hires
  • Coordinate final offers and targeted start dates with final candidates and hiring managers
  • Coordinate with Training & Development to set up online training webinars
  • Conduct weekly orientation
  • Administer monthly surveys to new hires and hiring managers; evaluate results to assist in process improvement measures
  • Create and send new hire packets
  • Communicate benefit enrollment information
  • Process payroll weekly
  • Coordinate and process all new hire paperwork
  • Ensure all I‐9 forms are processed and completed correctly
  • Assist in the recruiting of high‐talented professionals
  • Support managers at all levels across the country

Recruiting & Selection Consultant


Jan 2011Jul 2011

  • Assisted in the recruiting, selection, and assessment process.
  • Placed job ads, sourcing candidates, and interviewed selected candidates for placement. Scored candidates on a scale of 1 to 5 in areas such as time management, decision-making, communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Industrial Organizational Research Intern, CENTER FOR APPLIED COGNITIVE STUDIES

CENTACS, Charlotte, NC

Sep 2007Sep 2010

Charlotte, NC (Research conducted in Chicago metropolitan area 9/2007-9/2010).
  • Research support to help businesses improve in job profiling, selection, training, team building, management, leadership, sales, and related areas.
  • Interviewing, data collection, literature reviews, and data analyses.
  • Created a survey to determine the risk-taking potential of job candidates, with the assistance of I/O psychologists and a management consultant.

Branch Administrator (Office Manager)

Protection One, Lombard, IL

Aug 2008Apr 2010

  • Assisted the General Manager with HR, admin, all new hire paperwork and drug testing, Kronos payroll, sales commissions and installation issues, while using a variety of computer databases and functions (Excel, Word, and proprietary software). Involved in regular process improvement roundtable discussions.
  • Billed out an estimated $100k monthly installation revenue at the branch level, ensuring accuracy.
  • Made travel handled expense reporting, accounts payable, and dealt with outside vendors.
  • Internal assistance of personnel on any pertinent issues (pc & printing problems, benefits questions, etc).

Senior Data Processor / HR Admin. Assistant


Oct 1997Jul 2008

  • Programming and troubleshooting of security systems over the phone, coordinating of installations, and handling customer service and technical issues. Average of 30 phone calls per day.
  • Trained new personnel in technical and general operations as needed.
  • Quality control of installations, ensured equipment installed & tested accurately via contract specifications.
  • Applied assistance as needed in HR, reception, and Oracle payroll reporting.
  • Revitalized a cost-savings strategy to re-use equipment from cancelled accounts for current customers


M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology



B.A. in Psychology



Additional Information

Member of: 
American Psychological Association 
Chicago Industrial Organizational Psychologists (Board member)
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