Krista P. Jones 7513 Glen Arden Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37931 (865) 300-8126 kkp0626@yahoo.

com
Professional Profile: 13 years experience Recruiting/Staffing Professional level positions & handling Human Resources related functions 12 years experience in Management, Sales & Customer Service Education: BS Human Sciences / Marketing, Middle Tennessee State University - 1993 Focus: Business Management / Purchasing Professional Experience: 2/2000 – 4/2009 Employbridge, Inc. Atlanta, GA / Knoxville, TN

Resource Accounting 11/2005 – 4/2009 Sr. Staffing Consultant/ Recruiter • Assisted with starting the Accounting Recruiting Division in Knoxville • Utilized years of relationships recruiting with clerical clientele in order to build new accounting business • Provided professional experience/qualified candidates that were a best fit for needs of a company/departmental need • Work together & partner with clients, building relationships and understanding business in order to make the best placement • Placed staff from entry level, degreed and non-experienced positions to educated and degreed candidates with 2-20+ years of experience in Accounting and Financial fields and working in professional level positions • Responsible for advertising, online postings, tracking leads and determining best recruiting methods • Maintained relationships with local colleges, business schools and attended all major job fairs StaffingSolutions 2/2000 – 11/2005 Strategic Staffing Specialist / Direct Hire Recruiter - Search Consultant • Recruiting, qualifying, submitting and placing candidates for professional level positions • Areas of specialty – Accounting, Administrative / Executive support, Human Resources Management • Negotiate appropriate salaries for candidates and fee structure for services provided • Possess strong communication skills in assessing client needs and determine the most qualified candidates to be presented and placed • Posted and created online advertising and job listings with several online job sites Branch Operations Manager / Clerical Division • Responsible for staff of 6 Staffing Supervisors and Front Desk Staff Assistants • Implemented individual goals for each staff member in order to meet/exceed office sales goals • Provided weekly reporting on staffing goals/results, as well as, monthly and 12 month reporting • Participated in on-going training classes and seminars, and Strategic Planning meetings • Maintained and strengthened client relationships – by providing specialized staffing reporting and absolute customer service • Weekly advertising in local papers and online websites for best recruiting coverage • Supported staffing for high level Administrative/Executive support positions 4/1997 – 12/99 Adecco Employment Services Fort Worth, TX (married and relocated to Tennessee 12/99) Recruiter/On-Site Manager – Motorola Cellular • Managerial liaison between Motorola and all contracting agencies Managed personnel issues Compiled weekly/monthly reporting regarding contractor usage Negotiated pay/bill rates for prospective candidates Worked effectively with other Motorola facilities to expedite open orders

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Helped facilitate the Illinois plant relocation of key employees Partnered with Plant manager/recruitment team to staff facility 300+ employees during transition Resolved billing and service issues between Motorola and outside agencies • Project management for staffing of peak periods and special projects for various departments, providing solutions for both exempt and non-exempt employees Responsible for recruiting and placing exempt and non-exempt employees Providing staffing forecasts/strategies for contract labor for the facility as a whole, as well as, individual departments Represented Adecco in all Plant manager, HR and Recruitment meetings in order to develop plans and strategies and create obtainable goals for contract staffing Designed orientation processes/class for all contract staff for Cellular/Paging facility Supported /Instructed monthly 4 hour pre-qualifying battery of tests for non-exempt employees, recruiting and qualifying a minimum of 25-65 per testing date

Recruiter – NationsCredit (now Bank of America ) • Supported Nationwide staffing of project professional contract employees for NationsBank locations (support staff for NationsCredit) • Recruited and staffed start up credit facility – meeting goal of 150 employees within 3 months • Partnered with HR management and staff on all staffing strategies • Obtained staffing goals by attending forecasting meetings of internal management and recruiting and qualifying candidates appropriately based on forecasts • Handled invoicing and specialized billing requested by client Office Supervisor/ Recruiter • Handling all levels of screening, interviewing and placements for both Industrial and Clerical staffing • Responsible for maintaining ISO9002 certification standards • Weekly and monthly reporting for clients and corporate management • Supported Branch Manager in monthly auditing for ISO9002 standards 3/95 – 12/96 The Limited Corp. / Structure Knoxville, TN Store Co-Manager • Extensive recruiting for management positions for area / region • Hired and trained permanent and temporary personnel • Executed all operational, personnel and merchandising responsibilities • Responsible for monthly auditing of operational paperwork • Received district’s “Manager of the Week” twice during the month of September while assisting the store’s placement in the top 10 of the company’s figures for that month 8/92 – 11/95 Dillard’s Corp. Antioch, TN / Little Rock, Ark Area Sales Manager • Managed staff of 30+ and 3 selling areas totaling 1.9 million annually • Recruited and trained specialists and sales positions • Implemented special events monthly and seasonally • Successfully annualized event exceeding goals by 30% each year • Responsible for inventory analysis to maintain stock levels according to selling trends Assistant Buyer • Maintained relationships with vendors to insure prompt deliveries • Daily follow up on order and deliveries of product b store within region • Analyzed selling trends and prepared comparison reports • Assisted in processing initial and replacement orders for region (14+stores) • Researched, prepared and presented winning marketing plan to corporate presidents • Attended various seminars as a part of Executive Training Program Retail Management Intern • Intern for final 2 semesters of college – then entered the Executive Training Program upon graduation Can provide work experience from 1986 – 1993 upon request

Certifications / Seminars – Continued Education

CSP – Certified Staffing Professional
Employment Law Certification – ASA Direct Hire Training / StaffingSolutions StaffingSolutions Certification Program Managing for Growth / StaffingSolutions Assertive Selling / StaffingSolutions Spin Selling / StaffingSolutions Quality Sales and Service Training / Adecco Negotiate the Negotiator Certified Recruiter Program / Adecco / Fort Worth, Texas Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People / Adecco Software Applications Experience: Microsoft Office Suite 2003, Outlook, Eudora 5.1, LotusNotes, Act! 2000 Personal Qualities: Positive attitude and outgoing personality, self motivated, problem solver, detail oriented, team player, work well under pressure, analytical and short learning curve