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Penny Bichard is currently living in Grove City, Ohio, working as an Experienced HR Proefessional.
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Experienced HR Proefessional


Grove City, Ohio


Penny Bichard
4926 Lukens Road, Grove City, OH 43123
C- 614.506.9371 -

Over 13 years of progressive career success in the field of Human Resources and 5 years of management experience. Positive, results-oriented, creative professional with a history of exceeding personal and organizational goals. Proven ability to adapt approach to individual situations, articulate value propositions, gain trust, and influence behaviors. Impeccable attention to detail, follow-through and client support. A collaborative team member, as well as a principal with the strength to coordinate resources, monitor progress, and adjust resources and priorities accordingly.

Professional Experience

Kforce , Inc. November 2008 Present
Account Manager
Responsible for new client development and account maintenance through various means such as networking, cold calling, and emails in the Columbus, Ohio market
Proficient with all methods of recruiting including internet, sourcing, and cold calling
Mentor new recruiters on sourcing methods, candidate control, interviewing, and negotiations
Create solid marketing plans for new business based on economic conditions

Contract Recruiter - Independent May 2008 November 2008

Sophisticated Systems, Inc. February 2007 May 2008
Division Manager/ Sr. Executive Recruiter for Sophisticated Search branch
Recruited to Start up and manage Executive Search division as an additional service to our clients
Developed a complete marketing plan to gain new business across the country and also to our existing clients in the Columbus, Ohio market
Designed and developed new marketing materials from brochures, webpage design and content, contracts, and guarantee
Created all interviewing forms, candidate action/tracking, fee schedules, and performance reports
Able to grow the business to over $175k with 15 placements in 7 months. These positions ranged from an individual contributor level to a CSO for the City of Columbus
Manage and train existing recruiting teams on passive recruiting skills, process evaluation, closing and internet sourcing
Implement headhunting techniques to acquire hard-to-find talent
Managed, trained and mentored new recruiters on interview techniques, candidate sourcing, candidate/client relationship development, and direct marketing
Set recruiting goals, track all numbers for our division and report the data to the Vice President
Ran a full cycle recruiting desk for senior level to executive level Information Technology professionals
Build successful relationships with key accounts including National City, Nationwide, Scotts, Micro Solved, and City of Columbus
Coordinated our employee functions including employee summer picnic, client luncheons, and holiday functions
Big Lots Stores, Inc. March 2003 February 2007
Field Management Recruiter
Responsible for recruiting Store Managers and Assistant Managers on a national level for over 300 existing stores and new stores
Develop relationships with over 30 District Managers and 4 Regional Vice Presidents while determining their staffing needs
Coach Regional and District Managers on recruiting and employee relations
Responsible for entire hiring process including sourcing, recruiting, employment verifications, reference checking, background checks, offer extension and benefit explanation
Partner with Director of Operations and Regional Managers, lead investigations insuring EEOC, federal, state, and local labor and workplace law compliance
Maintain accurate investigation documentation and log all calls on tracking document.
Responsible for market compliance of all State and Federal employment practices in addition to company HR policies, systems and procedures.
Monitor the annual review process to ensure compliance and timely completion for restaurant Managers and hourly Team Members. Make recommendations regarding program revisions where necessary.
Work with RMs on Personal Developmental and Leadership Development plans for their managers.
Review quarterly reports to ensure timely completion of reviews and communicate areas where improvement can be achieved.
Perform Store Manager Exit Interviews and post hire follow up calls
Give presentations to the District Managers in regards to recruiting, training, and employee retention
Play a key role in developing regional interviewing and recruiting processes
Proficient with all methods of recruiting including internet, direct sourcing, and newspaper ads
Provide support to the general office by recruiting for non-exempt and exempt positions including marketing, human resources, and information technology professionals
Train and mentor new field management recruiters and department coordinators
Received quarterly team award for providing leadership and covering other areas when teammates were out
ReQuest People October 1999 February 2003
Division Manager
(Formerly AES Technical Search a division of AOC)
(A full service recruiting company from permanent to temp-to-hire for accounting/finance and information technology professionals)

New Business development for a variety of companies from fortune 500 to small/medium local organizations to supply qualified technical and executive professionals
Implement hiring strategies to meet expected growth curve
Recruited successfully for exempt and non-exempt employees
Relationship development with CEOs and Directors to merge corporate goals with recruiting expectations
Hire and train junior recruiters to take over process upon completion of rollout
Specialty focus in high level recruitment of VPs, CFOs and Marketing
Train existing recruiting teams on passive recruiting skills, process evaluation, closing and internet sourcing
Implement headhunting techniques to acquire hard-to-find talent
Internet sourcing for passive candidates, networking and referrals
Performed market research, analysis, and sourcing to technical and executive level candidates for local and nationwide companies
Well versed in EEOC practices and regulations
Handled all employee related issues i.e. Career advice, benefits, interviewing techniques, and career management
Attended local career fairs, WITI, HRACO, ITC, and ATP meetings in order to gain knowledge on future technology and market trends
Recruited for the following positions Project/Program Management, IT Executives, Operations Management, Network Security, Client-Server, Web Based Technologies, Telecommunications, Engineering, DBA, IT Analyst, CRM, Network Engineering, Mainframe/Midrange, and Helpdesk
Familiar with all recruiting avenues such as internet sites, ads, cold calls, job fairs, and referrals

Significant Accomplishments
Received four Top Office Producer Awards and five Phenomenal Producer Awards
Our Franchise office received Franchise of the Year Award for the first two years I was there

BSBA University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Computer Skills
MS Office 2007/2003/97 including WORD, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop
PeopleSoft 8/7
MS Exchange/ MS Outlook, Lotus Notes
Recruiting Software -
Bullhorn Internet Based, Maxhire, WinSearch, and ACT
Various Internet Posting/Recruiting services
AIRS I & II Internet Recruiting Techniques
Cyber Recruiter Internet Recruiting Techniques

Groups and Associations
HRACO, NAPS, Talent bar website

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Penny Bichard
Name: Penny Bichard
Location: Grove City,Ohio,United States
Job Title: Experienced HR Proefessional

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