John Allain


SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director

About

Professional Summary

Human Resource and process improvement leader who works collaboratively with senior executives, managers, and individual employees to understand business issues.  Implements new systems, and refines existing processes, to improve efficiency and effectiveness in order to achieve business outcomes.  

Accomplishments


Managed internal teams, and leveraged external resources, to develop human resource solutions and create efficiencies in response to operational issues and business strategy.

Talent Acquisition

    Integrated and streamlined recruiting process systems, yielding a 50% reduction in time to fill, and redefining onboarding process with accountability checkpoints and web-based functionality. 
    Identified statistical relationship between employee communication profiles and high performance, applying insights to enhance screening and interviewing processes.  

Performance Management

    Reshaped performance management, providing efficient, real-time feedback providing quality data for talent reviews. 
    Coached organization on performance and development at all levels, from front line contributors through senior executives.

Training and Development

    Developed efficient, easy-to-use, talent development tools to support employees and managers.
    Managed subject matter experts to create and deliver training programs in leadership, coaching, negotiation, communication, social media, and interviewing.
    Built talent pipeline, personally hiring, training, and developing successors in Marketing / Market Research departments. 

Succession / Talent Management

    Created organizational annual talent review process, feeding succession planning and employee development.   
    Enhanced annual retention of high performers by 12% compared to the overall retention rate of 85%. 

Compensation and Benefits

    Collaborated with benefits broker to evaluate self-funded medical and dental plans relative to market, limiting annual premium increases to single digits.
    Integrated market survey data annually, creating workbook for all positions at Continental to inform compensation decisions made at time of hire and during annual review process.

Retention and Engagement

    Established initiatives producing year-over-year improvements on critical employee issues identified through survey data and annual manager / employee discussions. 
    Received “Top Workplace” awards (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) for successes in management of internal employer branding, employee engagement, and communication initiatives.

Culture, Communication, and Branding

    Created content for social media recruiting sites, created employee / company testimonial videos, developed researched-based key messages, and enhanced development of website messages and branding.
    Designed systematic internal communications and events enriching connectivity, transmitting company culture / brand, and cascading communication.   

Education:

MS Urban Studies: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

BA Geography: University of Wisconsin - Parkside

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