• Kjersti V
  • Last/current workplace: Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel
  • 44 years old from Perth, WA

Introduction

I am a self-motivated, efficient and diplomatic human resources professional with over six years experience. My experience in Human Resources (HR) extends across international boundaries and industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, paper pulp, hospitality and Australian local government. I have completed a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Murdoch University. I hold a degree in Computer Sciences which allows me to learn and adapt quickly to new corporate systems. I am also a qualified teacher that has highly contributed to my extensive training capabilities. As a Human Resource Manager, I provided advice on a wide range of challenging human resources areas such as recruitment and retention in a tight labour market, change management, industrial relations, employee grievances, remuneration and benefits, performance management and leadership development. My work has required strong planning and organisational skills. I constantly had to work to strict deadlines requiring me to plan and organise my workload effectively in order to meet the demands of different stakeholders. I enjoy working in a team as well as independently and I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a positive can do attitude. A personal strength that has always been well regarded is my ability to establish, maintain and build upon open and productive relationships with various stakeholders. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Kjersti inje

Employment History

  • Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel

    • May 2011 - Apr 2013
    Main achievements: • Managed the recruitment and selection cycle from creation of advertisements through to induction including development and negotiation of salary packages for all levels including management. • Coordinated and conducted all induction programs for new employees. • Organised and facilitated employee surveys and developed and implemented action plans in consultation with line management resulting in increased employee satisfaction and reduced turnover. • Developed and implemented training on HR related topics. • Conducted training needs analyses, developed and implemented an organization-wide training plan to close existing skills gaps. • Facilitated employee grievances, liaising with managers and employees for workable solutions. Carried out appropriate actions when necessary ranging from warnings through to dismissals. • Responsible for the revision and implementation of Human Resource plans, policies and procedures and position descriptions. • Coordinated the annual performance evaluation process, coached managers who had to do the evaluations. • Liaise with unions in various employee and workplace issues. • Managed return to work programs and implemented actions to reduce employee absence. • Reviewed and amended the current Health and Safety system.
  • Borregaard Industries

    • Feb 2010 - May 2011
    Main achievements: • Advised staff and management on all HR related issues. • Negotiated with Unions and achieved support for the transitioning of the workforce to a sustainable level. • Facilitated employee surveys, analysed and reported the outcomes to management, worked with line managers to implement positive changes that increased employee satisfaction and reduced turnover.
  • FMC Technologies

    • Sep 2007 - Feb 2010
    Main achievements: • Initiated and implemented an international recruitment and employer branding approach new to FMC Technologies, resulting in the recruitment of a large numbers of engineers in a tight market. • Initiated and implemented a new induction programme for FMC Technologies, with particular emphasis on integrating larger groups of new employees, both local and international. • Facilitated the promotion and deployment of climate surveys to 2000 staff, provided analysis of reports and supported development of action plans. • Developed and implemented a marketing and communication plan, and organised and coordinated promotional teams to visit targeted Universities to successfully attract their top graduates. • Developed and implemented a change management plan for the Hay Performance Based Salary System, resulting in greatly increased buy-in and understanding of salary changes and processes. • Responsible for coordinating the recruitment and selection cycle from creation of advertisements through to induction, including development and negotiation of salary packages for all levels. • Researched and analysed compensation packages for expatriates in accordance with internal policies and market conditions.
  • Vinidex Pty Ltd

    • Aug 2006 - Dec 2006
    Coordinated all HR activities within the organisation including payroll management for approximately 80 employees.
  • Olsvik School

    • Nov 2000 - Dec 2001
    Taught at all levels from 1st grade to 12th grade in Mathematics, Art, Religion, Social Studies, English and Gymnastics Main Achievements: • Developed and implemented daily and unit lesson plans for 1st – 12th grade, administered testing, tracked and analysed class performance. • Conducted group and one-on-one math, reading and writing activities. • Developed excellent rapport with students • Fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and promoting excellent student engagement. • Monitored special need children during their daily activities.

Skills

  • Phone System
  • Child Care
  • Data Entry
  • Receptionist
  • Driver
  • Staff Management and Supervising
  • Project Management
  • Working with Children

Certificates

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Working with Children Check

Education History

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    Murdoch University

    • Aug 2005 - Jan 2006
    Master of Business Administration
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    Murdoch University

    • Aug 2004 - Jan 2005
    Master of Human Resource Managment
  • NLA Bergen

    • Sep 1997 - Jan 2000
    Bachelor of Education
  • Høgskolen i Hedmark

    • Sep 1996 - Jan 1997
    Computer Science /IT