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William Earl C.

Lancaster, SC, USA
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Human Resources & Safety Manager, Keer America

January, 2019 - Current

Human Resources and Safety manager for a manufacturer and distributor of textile products. Responsible for full-cycle recruiting, safety, benefits administration, compliance and training while managing HR staff of three.

  • Develop and oversee overall human resources and safety strategy.
  • Represent organization to outside parties on business and compliance matters.
  • Implemented benefits review process with 240K annual reduction in premiums.
  • Initiated employee newsletter and regular employee surveys.
  • Implemented employee safety training program, documentation and reporting, including OSHA and Red Cross training.
  • Assist with planning and oversight of facility construction projects.
Human Resources Manager, Web-Don, Inc.

December, 2016 - January, 2019

Human Resources Manager for building construction products manufacturer and distributor with six locations in NC, SC and TN. Responsible for full range of staffing, payroll, corporate communication, benefits administration and safety training for entire organization. Position involves regular travel to branch locations.

Key achievements to date: * Oversaw 401K program transition which resulted in over 30% reduction in administration fees. * Negotiated medical insurance renewal with 15% reduction in premiums with reduced out-of-pocket and deductibles. * Instituted company-wide safety training program, including Red Cross training for employees across company and OSHA 10/30 Hour for supervisors. Negotiated 20% reduction in Workers' Comp premiums. * Converted company from annual to quarterly review process to improve inputs regarding employee performance and training needs. * Introduced first employee handbook update in seven years, implemented periodic review process. * Revamped internal employee communication program.

Human Resources & Safety Manager, Filters Fast LLC

January, 2013 - March, 2017

Human Resources and Safety Manager for a retail and distribution company operating two distribution facilities in the Charlotte metro area. Responsible for full range of HR functions for both warehouse and office (administrative, accounting, marketing & call center) staff, including recruiting, hiring, terminations, payroll, staffing strategies, employee relations, safety training and development and benefits administration.

Key accomplishments: * Changed payroll service providers, reducing payroll processing costs by over 70% annually. * Implemented company-wide safety training and development program, earning a reduction of 20% reduction in Workers' Comp e-mod rating and over two years with no lost time or recordable safety incidents. * Achieved 21% unemployment tax rate reduction. * Re-wrote/manage company employee manual and safety handbook & monthly company newsletter. * Oversee recruiting process for management and supervisory positions. * Developed and implemented employee performance review process. * Substantial increase in employee benefits engagement, rolling out an intranet site for employee benefits and communication as well as increasing 401K enrollment to over one-third of workforce. * Manage facilities construction projects. * Write product articles for company marketing website (

Human Resources & Safety Manager, U.S. Group, Inc.

April, 2001 - February, 2013

Human resources, safety and regulatory compliance manager for a road and sitework general construction contractor. Also responsible for internal, community and media communication, technical proposal writing, governmental relations, and administration of corporate and public information websites.

Key accomplishments: * Developed and implemented several loss control and cost recovery programs, recovering over $300k in losses for property damage and 15% reduction in fleet fuel costs. * Developed and implemented internal employee communication and recognition program. * Oversaw company EEO compliance, including OFCCP and Wage/Hour reviews and audits. * Represented employer in legal matters, unemployment appeals and Workers Compensation hearings. * Developed company-wide safety training and development program. * Worked with subcontractors and contract haulers to address safety concerns and provide safety training. * Developed the first community and media relations program in construction industry in the Carolinas. * Responsible for job site and highway work zone incident investigations. * Led successful efforts to re-write the S.C. Underground Utilities Damage Prevention Act, representing construction industry in legislative negotiations. Provided testimony and worked with legislators to write and pass several other bills on issues of importance to the construction industry in North and South Carolina.

Marketing Manager & Recruiter, Thomas J. Dougherty & Associates

June, 1998 - April, 2001

Oversaw the administration of the website as well as print and internet advertising for a management recruiter firm. Primary focus was on engineers and purchasing personnel for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

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