May 12, 2010

Virtual and On-site Recruiter and Human Resource Manager

Andrea (Andy) Lyle
Home Address: 126 Morningside Dr., Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Email address: Cell Phone: 865-567-8226

Career Summary

• Highly effective Recruiter with 4 recent years in the Health Solutions industry and 20+ years experience focused on consulting with leaders to fill openings with the best candidates for Management, Sales/Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Distribution, Transportation Software Engineers/Architects (Web and Mainframe), Database Architects/Developers/Administrators, Network/System/Security Engineers, Web Developers, Quality Assurance/Test Engineers, Technical Program/Product/Project Managers, Development Managers, and Business Analysts.
• Strong technical/business acumen and understanding of technical requirements; deep sourcing skills and experience sourcing passive candidates; excellent candidate assessment skills.
 Resourceful, solution-focused professional with excellent rapport-building and interpersonal skills.
• Self-motivated, results-oriented individual with a high level of enthusiasm and creativity.

Key Projects

• Mergers and Acquisitions Recruiting and Out-placement
• Diversity Conference Recruiting (NBMBA & NSHMBA)
• High Volume Recruiting using Recruitmax/VURV
• Junior Military Officer (J.M.O.) Conference Recruiting
• Virtual and On-site College Career Fair Recruiter
• Workforce Planning, Organization Assessment and Calibration session participant
• Grants developer, awarded state grants to support division-wide training and development
• Trainer in team building, time management, and leadership to staff across the country
• HR budgeting and budget compliance
• Regulatory compliance and reporting
• Team Management
• Occupational health services coordination.
• Job and compensation analyses.
• Union-related employee issues and contract compliance resolution

Work History:

Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY 2007-2010
Corporate IT Recruiter

• Collaborated to shape the future of the Information Technology Department at Humana, Inc. by identifying, attracting and hiring the very best technical candidates available. Partnered with internal hiring managers to drive staffing solutions that meet business needs.
• Owned full-cycle recruiting: interviewed, offered, negotiated and closed candidates.
• Headhunted superstar Software Engineers, Software Test Engineers, Program/Project Managers, Web
   Developers, IT Security professionals and other Information Technology leaders.
• Developed, drove and executed comprehensive search strategies to recruit senior and niche candidates in
   limited candidate spaces.
• Maintained up-to-date knowledge of Humana business and policy initiatives and competitors.
Humana is going under going reorganization.

The Adkins Group, Inc, Austin, TX 2006-2007
Contract IT Recruiter for Humana, Inc.
• Hired on contract basis that was extended until Humana offered a regular position.

Advantage Alarm Company, Lexington, KY 2005-2006
Corporate Sales Recruiter
• Hired on short-term contract.

Laurel Grocery Company, London, KY 2003-2005
Human Resource Director
• Responsible for all Human Resource functions for this small wholesale grocery company.
• Left to seek a position and organization that more closely fit my career goals.

Adelphia Communications, Richmond, KY 1999-2003
Area Human Resource Manager
• Responsible for all Human Resource functions in the Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio Area of this national cable communications company.
• Recruited for all openings including, but not limited to, Cable Technicians and IT Tech Support.
• Reduction in force of Field HR Management due to company bankruptcy

FrontierVision, Inc., Richmond, KY 1998-1999
Regional Human Resource Manager
• Responsible for all Human Resource functions in the Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio Region of this regional cable communications company.
• Recruited for all openings including, but not limited to, Cable Technicians and IT Tech Support.
• Company purchased by Adelphia Communications

First Image Corporation, London, KY 1994-1998
(Company purchased by ACS, Affiliated Computer Services, just before I left)
Recruiter and HR Generalist
• Recruited for all openings for this regional Data Processing/eCommerce Company, including all IT staff and management openings and high volume recruiting for data entry operators and clerical support.
• Left to accept career advancement

Continuously employed in Human Resources since 1975

Other older work history and references are available on request

We're getting settled in Oak Ridge

I'm back. 

My life for the past few months has been one catastrophe after another.  Does anyone out there remember the old movie series called "The Perils of Pauline"?  I like watching silent movies.  This was a series of shorts where Pauline was kicked out of her home, tied to the railroad tracks, etc.  Always the same theme, poor Pauline gets into a really bad spot and then in the end her Hero comes to save the day.  Well, I've felt like poor Pauline lately.  I'm still waiting for the Hero to save my day, tho. 

Moving is always difficult, but none of my carefully made plans worked well.  Mom has moved well, but doesn't feel great.  She turned 90 on the Sunday right after we moved.  Gary fell from the top of the truck while loading it and really hurt his shoulder.  He has also developed Macular Degeneration in one of his eyes!  Very scary.  Fortunately, there is a wonderful Eye Center here in Oak Ridge.  They got to him quickly and treated it quickly.  He's recovering well.  Thank goodness!  Both of these incidents caused delays in his being physically able to lift more than 20 lbs.  So, the move is taking a lot longer than we had planned.

Then, 1 week after our move, I lost my job.  Thank you, Humana

So, on top of trying to get my Mom settled in again with a new Hospice organization that does things differently, and trying to hire 1-2 new caregivers for my Mom, and trying to get the house set up and boxes unboxed, while Gary is in Kentucky still boxing up things and getting the house straightened up for the new owner; I'm now also trying to deal with losing our health insurance and looking for a new job!  What fun!

I've just gotten back to making new purses and should have a few ready to post very soon  I've also submitted 4 of my pieces to be juried for admission as a member of the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center.  If admitted, I will be able to sell my products at the Center.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  I hope they like the items I presented.  If they don't pick me, I'll try again with some new items later on this year.  I'd like to be able to display and sell items there.  This would also be a good start to me selling my products at craft shows and other similar shops. 

So, watch for an update on my version of the "Perils of Pauline", my job search, and my purses.

Happy Spring!

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