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Catherine H.

Shortridge
Torrance, California 90503 Mbl: (310) 529-0783 E-mail: Cathy@HRtalentscout.com
HR/Talent Strategist and Sourcer/Recruiter with Management, HR, Talent Acquisition and Account Management experience.

Education:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, B.A.

Professional Experience: Shortridge Associates President


February 2000 Present Privately Held; 1-5 employees. Consulting Firm specializing in Corporate HR and Recruitment. Sourcing and fullcycle. Most consulting projects are full-time and on-site. Industries: Hospitals and Heathcare, Pharmaceutical, Finance/Investment Management, Media, Entertainment, Engineering, Technology & Automotive. Clients: CHOC Childrens Hospital, St Francis Medical Center. PacifiCare/United Health, DaVita, Tenet Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Allergan, The Capital Group (American Funds), Toyota, DIRECTV, Maritz Inc., Riot Games, Creative Planet, MedSN, International Rectifier, Aerospace Corporation and others. INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION (I.E.C.) 10/95 - 2/00 Manager, Recruiting A cutting-edge interactive multimedia company with a focus on the design and development of customized training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Managed an innovative recruiting team for an interactive multimedia training company. Oversaw the tripling of company personnel from 50 to over 200 employees in eighteen months. Selected and implemented new ATS System Successfully recruited and placed technical, managerial, exempt, and non-exempt personnel while meeting the firm's demanding project staffing deadlines. WOLLBORG/MICHELSON PERSONNEL 5/94 - 3/95 Full-time personnel placement company headquartered in San Francisco, CA Account Executive Assisted clients with consistent application of corporate and regulatory policy, procedures, and programs, as well as adherence to applicable regulatory requirements. Performed new employee orientation, salary negotiations, counseling, and guidance to management and employees of key accounts.

KELLY SERVICES, World Headquarters - Troy, MI 10/92 - 1/94 Corporate Account Manager Developed new business relationships within the Citibank account nationwide. Created and produced proposal, presentation and bid materials for successful renewal of National HR contract worth $60 million nationwide. Created presentation to clients and provided extensive recruitment training to branches nationwide in technical and professional service lines. Designed and implemented a national custom computer-based human resource staffing and quality tracking system. REMEDY PERSONNEL SERVICES 3/90 - 6/92 Branch Manager Began employment as temporary division manager and was promoted to sales person and to Branch Manager Effectively prospected and sold full-time and temporary staffing services to key regional clients. Supervised and trained 5 branch employees and completed performance reviews and compensation packages. Provided counseling and guidance to employees and client companies regarding employee relations issues. Extensive human resource training in OSHA, wage & hour laws, and state labor codes. Assisted clients in complying with ADA, ERISA, Cobra, and workers' compensation guidelines. NELSON PERSONNEL SERVICES 6/86 - 3/90 Temporary Division Supervisor Recruited, interviewed, and placed thousands employees in corporations throughout the region. Hired trained and supervised two branch employees. Earned the President's Club Award for outstanding achievement.
International Experience: Lived in Tunis, Tunisia, N. Africa, London, England and the Philippine Islands over a period of 13 years. Fluent in French. Traveled extensively in Western Europe and North Africa. Recent Training: AIRS Internet Recruiting. Certification in progress (self-funded) AIRS sourcing training for Sourcing Oct 2011 (self-funded)

ASSOCIATIONS: Active Member of HRIC (Human Resources Independent Consultants) Active Member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) Active Member of PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association) Key Words: Contract Recruiter, Professional and Executive Level Recruiting expertise, Strong sourcing and analytical skills, ATS, Taleo, JobVite, Brass Ring. MS Office Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Internet recruiting. Employment Agency experience, Talent Scout. Strong Negotiator.