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JAMES FIKES III 754 North Star Drive a Madison, WI 53718 H: (608) 223-4011 a C: (608) 217-4695 a E-mail address: SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: a Over 10 years experience in human resources dealing with fast-paced, expanding companies. a Experience in employment law, recruiting, employee relations, organizational d esign, strategic planning, compensation and benefits. a Familiar with ezLaborManager, ADP/Payroll and HR/Perspective. a Analytical decision maker with excellent negotiation skills. a Possess the ability to develop employeesa professional growth and increase pro ductivity. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Daybreak Foods, Inc., Lake Mills, WI Corporate Human Resources Generalist 03/07 a" 08/08

a Perform Human Resources duties for a 300+ Agriculture/Manufacturing Company. a Perform payroll functions for Agricultural plant personnel at multiple locatio ns utilizing ADP/Payroll and ezLaborManager. a Recruit all hourly and salaried employees and track through Corporate HRIS sys tem (HR/Perspective). a Process Workeras Compensation Claims along with maintaining records and files. a Implementing Company Safety Program by conducting monthly safety audits and tr aining for Wisconsin. a Maintains Wisconsin OSHA 300 and review all other OSHA logs. a Responsible for HR Monthly Summary Reports from all locations. a Develops various reports such as EEO-1, turnover statistics, safety statistics , etc. from ADP. a Responsible for training Agricultural plant personnel on Time Management, Lead ership Development and communication skills. a Advise and instruct Management on Human Resource Practices. a Introduced Recruiting Decision Matrix System the company now follows. a Responsible for benefit Administration such as Healthcare, Dental, Life Insura nce, FSA, 401k, vacation, paid time off, FMLA, etc. a Planned, organized and implemented acquisition procedures of several companies via marketing, advertising, recruitment, terminations, training, staff developm ent, benefit enrollment and payroll inclusion. a Implemented new Retention Program that decreased turnover from 99% to 40% in f irst year. a Stand in Manager of Human Resource personnel and functions during the absence of Human Resources Director. PC ProSchools, Inc., Madison, WI Campus Director 07/06 a" 02/07

a Achieved a minimum ACCET placement requirement of 70% of campus graduates. a Established new business relations with a number of companies to come in and i nterview students for employment opportunities. a Provided development curriculum to students and adhered to structures and proc esses necessary to manage the organizationas current activities and its projecte d growth. a Administered activities of career development and placement. a Responsible for the overall operations of the campus pertaining to maintaining consistent calling plans with local businesses, coordinating and attending appo intments with local businesses and coordinating graduate/employer interview proc ess.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) a Followed up with students on job status. a Conducted Campus Staff meetings. APA of Madison, Inc., Madison, WI 02/03-10/05 Human Resources Director (Promotion) a Performed Human Resources duties for a 300+ personnel Security Service Company . a Created and implemented HR Policies, and advised on employee compensation. a Administered merit system, employment code of ethics, layoffs, probation, and limited term employment. a Developed and implemented employee compensation structure. a Researched, developed and implemented change-over process from Probation Forma t to At-Will Employee Format. a Drafted position specifications and position descriptions. a Established workeras compensation, FMLA and unemployment insurance, affirmativ e action, equal opportunity, employee health and safety, performance appraisals, staff reductions, training, diversity, compliance and organization design. a Researched, developed and implemented new benefits to company employees such a s, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness , Chronic Illness, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Pre-Pai d Legal Insurance, College Funding Program, and a 401k Plan. a Investigated and processed numerous grievances with Department of Workforce De velopment, Attorneys and the U.S. Department of Labor having favorable results i n 98% of all cases. a Acquired a $300,000 security contract with Wisconsin Department of Transportat ion. a Supervised Human Resources and Payroll staff on a day-to-day basis. a Designated as a Notary Public. a Promoted to Executive Status. APA of Madison, Inc., Madison, WI Human Resources Manager a a a s a a Performed Human Resources duties for 100+ personnel Security Service Company. Researched and advised on employee compensation. Drafted policies relating to HR issues, recommended revision of rules, policie and procedures. Drafted position descriptions. Developed in-service training programs for managers and supervisors increasing their professional expertise and proficiency. a Consulted and facilitated weekly meetings with senior level executives. a Supervised Human Resources staff on a day-to-day basis. a Saved over $40,000.00 annually in retention efforts alone by implementing a tr aining and developmental program. a Contracted with trainers to provide instruction in specific areas relating to employee development. a Realigned and directed the Human Resources Department. a Created new recruiting strategy to attract salary/hourly candidates. a Administered new hire reporting. a Developed and implemented the companyas first Human Resources Annual Report co vering all aspects of Human Resources. a Promoted to Director of Human Resources.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) United Government Services, LLC. Madison, WI 10/99-9/02 Human Resources Generalist a Performed Human Resources duties for two Healthcare regional offices, 150+ emp loyees and 50+ employees respectively. a Assisted employees with life insurance enrollment. a Conducted benefit orientations and assisted employees with benefit questions. a Assisted managers with performance appraisals; wrote policies, maintained empl oyee handbooks and prepared weekly reports on regional activities to share with Director of Human Resources. a Addressed employee relations issues, performed exit interviews, investigated c omplaints/harassment charges, facilitated problem-solving meetings. a Performed disciplinary actions and counseled managers and employees. a Coordinated internal/external training classes and maintained job descriptions . a Created recruiting strategy to attract low wage hourly and middle to high sala ried candidates. a Developed and implemented policies for regional offices. a Trained management and staff on Human Resources policies. a Analyzed compensation structures and assisted in devising a program to improve existing and incoming employeesa compensation, therefore, increasing retention and improving recruiting efforts. a Increased retention by more than 30% through rewards program. a Improved Tuition Assistance Program by coordinating in-house college fair days . a Received Certificate of Appreciation for making Wisconsin Works (W-2) a succes s. a Promoted from Employment Specialist to Human Resources Generalist within first 4 months onboard. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI Professional Recruiting Course United States Navy School, New Orleans, LA Personnel Administration Course United States Navy School, San Diego, CA Effective Time Management MRA a" Institute of Management, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Managing Your Human Resources United Government Services a" Corporate Training, Madison, WI Leadership Development Training United Government Services a" Corporate Training, Madison, WI