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Kate Rogers

Skills Summary

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Effective, personable and consultative Human Resources professional and Talent Manager with proven success in building team cultures, employment branding, training and development, immigration and growth strategies in a variety of industries.

Professional Experience
Talent Manager Lytro Inc. September 2011 March 2013
Employee number 20 to join a well-capitalized, early stage start up building a powerful computational photography platform. The key innovation is Light-field technology, which captures all of the light rays in a scene to create interactive, living pictures. Light-field innovation enables unprecedented capabilities, including the ability to focus after a picture is taken, remarkable perspective shifting, filters and 3D viewing. Built and implemented effective recruiting, on-boarding and candidate experience strategies. Worked closely with managers to help them grow their organizations; Responsible for more than 70 hires. Developed people oriented programs to positively impact change management, fostered open communication and support culture. Trained employees on recruiting strategy, best practices, employee retention and recognition programs. Partnered with internal photography experts to create in-house education programs on Light-field and generic photography. Managed and developed employment brand, applicant tracking system, employee referral bonus program, career website, Internship and University recruiting efforts and other recruiting initiatives including planning numerous company events. Ongoing development and monitoring of programs to promote positive employee experiences. Support management and employees with employee relations issues. Determine appropriate recruiting sources/strategies including: boolean, job boards, networking websites, attending meet-ups, and professional association events. Pre-screen resumes, conducted thorough in-office candidate interviews assessing background, experience, and culture fit; evaluate effectiveness of recruiting plan; negotiate and/or helped hiring managers with closing candidates on job offers and manage offer letters. Partnered with internal and external legal counsel to drive immigration, company-wide.

Contract Talent Manager Pocket Gems Inc. June 2011- September 2011
Talent management for well funded, explosive growing mobile gaming start-up in downtown San Francisco. Partnered with executives to establish recruiting and marketing strategies. Sourced and targeted elite candidates ( Top 10% from top Universities and companies) Marketed company and open roles through social networking tools. Engaged candidates through recruitment process

Technical Recruiter TinyCo March 2011 May 2011

Full cycle recruiting for an aggressively growing mobile gaming start-up in downtown San Francisco. Collaborated with a team of three recruiters and founders to determine recruiting priorities. Established recruiting work flow for engineering teams company wide; Implemented communication strategies. Utilized cutting edge sourcing techniques to engage hard to find talent; Lead candidates through recruiting process. Partnered with Candidates and Attorney on Immigration related issues.

Senior Recruiter Turbine Inc. / Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

June 2009 March 2011
Drive and manage all aspects of the recruiting for a 330+ e-commerce/gaming platform studio. Responsible for creation and management of recruiting process, cross-departmental communication, facilitation of all recruitment needs as well as Human Resources tasks for an aggressively growing social gaming company. Successfully implement a high volume recruiting life cycle (averaging 3.4 hires per week), leading a recruiting team of three. Use leading-edge recruiting strategies to attract, source and screen the highest-caliber applicants. Negotiate bill and conversion rates with temporary and search placement firms. Manage and update the corporate applicant tracking system for multiple departments. Responsible for all recruiting reporting and metrics. Communicated with candidates to ensure they have the best possible experience. Facilitate daily hiring meetings and feedback sessions. Educate and train hiring teams on best practices to ensure consistency throughout the hiring experience Own administration of Human Resources duties such as offer letters, conduct and obtain background and reference checks, new-hire processing and orientation, and invoicing/tracking responsibilities. Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of personnel information. Maintained personnel records and facilitated employee relations.

Manage Internship and College Recruiting efforts, including marketing the Turbine brand through various networking functions both locally and nationally. Assisted with Due Diligence Audits prior, during and after Warner Brothers Acquisition.
Market Manager / Account Manager / Recruiter K-Force Professional Staffing Inc. September 2006 February 2009
Account Manager, Recruiter and Market Manager for national provider of technology resource solutions. Interacted with all lines of business; hiring managers, senior management and human resources to acquire information needed to target opportunities and fill roles. Met and exceeded Key Performance Indicator benchmarks; Selected MVP for multiple quarters. Negotiated with clients to deliver mutually beneficial business arrangements. Consulted with clients on recruiting strategy and benchmarks for filling roles. Sourced network for leads of potential candidates and clients daily. Successfully sold job opportunities, engaging active and passive candidates to undergo interview process. Pre-screened candidates for all job possibilities and assisted with interview preparations. Navigated job boards and internal database to target potential candidates. Effectively closed and delivered all candidates Integrated and mentored new employees, assist with training and development.

Recruiting Assistant VistaPrint Inc. December 2005 August 2006

Hired to assist with recruiting efforts and growth initiative for the worlds number one online supplier of high-quality graphic design services, customized printed products and marketing tools for the worlds small businesses. Brand ambassador for company; Met candidates coming in for interviews, presented the company history, and sold the benefits of becoming an employee. Coordinated candidate schedules and travel itineraries. Effectively built and managed relationships with clients and vendors from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Managed Applicant Tracking System entries and updated profiles when necessary.

Interior Design Consultant (Independent) September 2003 December 2005

Candidate for PHR Certification, May 2013 Masters in Corporate and Organizational Communication Northeastern University Graduated 2010, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Human Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Psychology Roger Williams University Graduated 2003, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in History Rhode Island School of Design AutoCAD and Drawing for Interiors, 2004