KAREN D. COBB
10901 Brighton Bay Blvd. NE #7311 Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 • (813) 919-6885 • karendcobb@hotmail.com

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Fortune 500 Recruiter

  1. 1. KAREN D. COBB 10901 Brighton Bay Blvd. NE #7311 Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 • (813) 919-6885 • karendcobb@hotmail.com “Karen has been excellent in her approach to define my requirements, verify such with a few candidate backgrounds, and then aggressively source (not just wait for candidates to apply but to seek out qualified candidates in the area). Her initial screens have been accurate and her notes are valuable. She has coordinated a lot of the activities, which has freed my time (interviews, logistics, candidate follow-up, benefits, offers, start-up). All in all, I am very pleased. Karen has exceeded my expectations and I would look forward to the opportunity to utilize her professional services in the future.” Manager, Clinical Outcomes and Data Analytics Humana Objective and Key Competencies To secure a position that utilizes my skills and abilities, while providing opportunity for career enhancement and continued professional growth. Detail-oriented, energetic employee with excellent leadership , multitasking, interpersonal, presentation, systems, and project management skills – outstanding work ethic – process creation, implementation, and improvement expertise – ability to lead – use creative sourcing techniques including networking, Vurv, PeopleSoft, Web Recruiter, PeopleClick Applicant Tracking Systems EXPERIENCE Humana (Contract) – 3/7/08 to Present 5401 Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 288-6386 Recruiter for all Levels – Individual and Commercial Healthcare Sales – Financial Analysts, Technology Consultants, Behavioral Healthcare, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Graphics, RFP Writers, Administrative, Call Center Conduct strategy sessions Post requisitions Strategically source by geographic location Lead weekly update calls with managers Conduct behavioral interviews; create slate of top candidates Direct post-interview consensus meetings Salary negotiation Offers Utilize reporting systems to track candidate statistics Spherion Corporation/Perm Employee – Recruitment Process Outsourcing – 6/2006 to 1/31/08 2050 Spectrum Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 (954) 351-8300 Spherion at Capital One – National 11/1/07 – 1/31/08 Virtual Sr. Recruiter – Finance Collections Spherion at MetLife – National 6/24/06 – 11/1/07 Actual Work Location – MetLife – Tampa, FL Sr. Recruiter – Acting Team Lead – Finance Recruiting Recruiter – Finance (Accounting, Analysis, SEC Reporting, Tax, SOX), Underwriting, Administrative, Call Center, Compliance, Customer Service, Billing Direct a team of on-site and virtual recruiters Recruiting subject matter expert for finance department Perform Needs Analysis Lead the Finance recruitment staff in tactical activity and liaise with senior management on strategy and goals Strategically source by geographic location using job fairs, job boards, and cold calling Conduct calls with Finance HR, managers, and Staffing VP to discuss statistics, updates, issues resolution Train and develop recruiters in partnership with the Training and Account Operations Managers
  2. 2. Tactical assignment of requisitions, load balancing, identification of recruiter strengths and align appropriately Create and implement process improvement Create and analyze reports - identifying trends and time to fill statistic Work with forecasting and projections to ensure the correct number of hire Travel to attend job fairs and career-specific conferences in key cities Develop relationships and post jobs with colleges AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 1/26/2004 – 4/30/2006 Human Resources Coordinator/Generalist 3000 Bayport Drive Suite 600 Tampa, FL (813) 636-7000 Staffing and Recruiting: Collaborate with the Staffing Manager on recruitment strategies Prepare and follow through with candidate background verification Obtain hiring needs from managers Utilize Applicant Tracking System to manage requisitions Access and record affirmative action statistics Assisted with Behavioral Interviewing training for managers Addressed attraction, retention, and development initiatives Advise managers on HR related issues Assist with HR training for new managers Present benefits information in new hire orientations Compensation: Career Ladder promotions Talent Management Succession Planning Bonuses Spreadsheets for all HR-related statistics including Diversity and Retention Employee Relations: Conduct Exit Interviews Conduct Investigation Interviews Company Policy Compliance Create Verbal and Written Warnings Terminations Avaya – formerly Lucent Technologies – 1/2001 – 1/2004 Administrative Manager 11399 16th Court North Saint Petersburg, FL 33716 (866) GO-AVAYA Support the VP of Data Services, Staff Manager, and Finance Manager Use Microsoft Office to facilitate assignments Extensive calendar and expense management Coordinate frequent travel arrangements and meetings Maintain records of all process changes Provide support for HR with payroll issues using the ADP payroll system for over 400 employees EDUCATION 80 hours toward degree in Business Management Police Academy – Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy, Salem, VA TRAINING and CERTIFICATIONS DDI Targeted Selection Behavioral Interviewing Certification, Compensation Negotiation, Vurv, PeopleSoft, PeopleClick, Web Recruiter, Word, Excel, Outlook, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, Test Administration MEMBERSHIPS: SHRM, American Heart Association Heart Walk, United Way of Tampa Bay Investment Team Click here to view my LinkedIn profile and recommendations – if unable to click on link, please type the following link in your address bar: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/92a/276

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