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Ruth Stevelman is a multi-disciplined business professional skilled in the successful delivery of complex and sensitive human resource initiatives.
RUTH STEVELMAN, PHR Houston, Texas 77095  857–1696 R.Stevelman@yahoo.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthstevelman STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Co n su ltat ive / Ve r sat ile / R eso urc ef ul Multi-disciplined business professional skilled in the successful delivery of complex and sensitive human resource initiatives. Demonstrated credibility to align cross-functional teams and projects with tactical business priorities. Additional expertise includes on-boarding, employee engagement, rewards and recognition, and performance management. -Benefits Administration -Training and Development -Succession Planning and Gap Analysis -Compensation -Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent - Organizational Development PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW Human Resources Manager 2010 – 2012 WEINSTEIN SPIRA & COMPANY Houston, TX Mid-market public accounting firm providing audit, tax and advisory services. Provided strategic direction and best practices to ensure federal and state compliance in recruiting retention, on-boarding, benefits administration, compensation, employee relations, coaching, and performance management. Administered company’s benefits including open enrollment, qualifying events, leave of absence, and 401(k) enrollment. Oversaw FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment Compensation hearings, and ADA compliance issues. Designed, developed, coordinated and delivered training modules focusing on the soft skills. Developed compensation guidelines, and oversaw annual merit review process. Used relevant market data needed to maintain competitiveness. Developed policies and procedures and revised the employee handbook to ensure federal and state compliance. Oversaw employee life cycle including: sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, on-campus recruiting, developing offer letters, on-boarding, training, goal setting, employee engagement surveys, performance evaluations, performance improvement plans, executive coaching, terminations, severance agreements, unemployment compensation hearings, exit interviews, and COBRA. Senior Human Resources & Organizational Development Consultant [HR Manger] 2009 – 2010 MEMORIAL HERMANN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Houston, TX Largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, employing 20,000 employees through 11 hospitals in the greater Houston area. Developed strategic partnerships with senior leadership and cross-functional clients in identifying opportunities and creating initiatives designed to build organizational efficiency and mitigate potential risk. Accountable for new hire orientation and on-boarding, employee and patient satisfaction, retention, performance management, employee relations investigations and unemployment claims. Provided guidance on compensation, benefits and employment laws [EEO, HIPAA, FMLA workers compensation and ADA guidelines]. Analyzed and diagnosed root cause of human resource issues involving patient and employee satisfaction. Launched survey approach, facilitated focus groups, and utilized metrics to implement departmental interventions in collaboration with key stakeholders to formulate action plans, develop processes, action plans, and reward and recognition programs. Delivered strategic guidance for supervisors to ensure disciplinary actions, demotions, exit interviews, terminations and severance packages were handled fairly and uniformly. Researched, designed, developed, facilitated and evaluated training to address challenges [including but not limited to] rewards and recognition, supervisory skills, diversity, team work and leadership development. Investigated, mediated and resolved employee relations issues and effectively handled unemployment claims. Conveyed executive level coaching utilizing a variety of assessment tools. RUTH STEVELMAN  857–1696 PAGE 2 Human Resource Project Manager 2006 – 2009 AMERICAN PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY CENTER [APQC] Houston, TX World’s leading resource for performance analytics, best practices, process improvement and knowledge management serving Global 1000, government and nonprofit organizations. Delivered strategic, consultative and collaborative consulting to senior executives. Led several high-profile projects comprised of global and domestic Fortune 500 clients [multiple industry sectors] through the full life cycle of human resource benchmarking initiatives to deliver and facilitate discussion of research, analysis, and publish findings. Provided thought leadership for all human capital management projects and all aspects of Human Resource consulting, metrics and benchmarking initiatives. Oversaw and managed multiple projects simultaneously, developed project plans and milestones, ensured all projects were completed on time, on budget with a high degree of customer satisfaction. Developed surveys and captured metrics from data collection, validation, analysis and reporting essential to the quantitative reporting process. Facilitated qualitative sharing of information through needs assessment, consensus building, change management and results implementation fueling custom HR consulting projects such as business process management, product innovation and knowledge management. Director of Corporate Training and Continuing Development 1989 – 2006 HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM Houston, TX Fourth largest community college in the U.S. with six area colleges throughout Houston and more than 60,000 enrolled students. Conducted strategic workforce planning to identify and fill talent gaps. Analyzed, designed, developed, implemented and evaluated training courses and workforce programs. Investigated and resolved employee relations and EEO investigations. Recruited, hired, and on-boarded 80 adjunct professors for multiple locations each semester. Supervised and retained 9 full-time direct reports. Provided strategic and tactical solutions regarding employee relations issues, performance management, talent development, diversity initiatives and EEO and ADA. Developed departmental budget in excess of $1M, created statistical analysis reporting to determine return on investment. Oversaw grant compliance for two Texas Workforce Self-Sufficiency grants exceeding $1M providing medical training through a healthcare consortium associated with the Texas Medical Center in Houston. EDUCATION Master of Science, Suma Cum Laude Occupational Technology [Training and Development] University of Houston – Houston, TX Bachelor of Science Communications Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL CERTIFICATIONS Certified Professional in Human Resources [PHR] Certified Mediator, Accredited, State Bar of Texas Certified Trainer, Achieve Global Certified Work Keys Job Profiler, ACT Certified Trainer, Zig Ziglar Certified Program Manager, LERN TECHNICAL SKILLS eRecruit, Lawson, MS Office Suite [Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word] PUBLICATIONS Stevelman, R. . Title: Strategic Workforce Planning – Anticipating Talent Gaps [white paper]. Stevelman, R. . Title: Identifying and Assessing High-Potential Leaders [white paper]. Stevelman, R. . Title: Recruiting, Selecting and Retaining Talent [white paper]. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member, Society of Human Resource Professionals [SHRM] Member, HR Houston
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