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Kelly Cole

Kelly Cole

Recruiter - College Recruitment

UnitedHealth Group

Minneapolis, Other

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UnitedHealth Group

Recruiter - College Recruitment

• Continuously seek opportunities to implement process improvements to enhance business partner and candidate experience, and expand the program
• Maintain strategic relationships with key business partners, including campus teams, human capital partners, senior business leaders and C-level executives, and on-campus career services offices
• Guide business partners on recruitment process & serve as an advisor regarding recruiting strategy and hiring decisions
• Plan and execute Accounting/Finance student office visits. Each half-day event draws approximately 50 candidates and 50 employees into the office as the last step in the college recruitment process. Sessions include panel discussions, interviews, brand activities, and networking.
• Actively participate on the HireVue project team and serve as a HireVue SME

In this role, I drive nation-wide undergraduate college recruitment efforts for the following functional areas:
• Accounting
• Compliance
• Consulting (Provider)
• Corporate Development (M&A)
• Finance
• Innovation (Policy & Research)
• Internal Audit
• Marketing/Communications
• Operations
• Product
• Social Responsibility
• Sourcing & Procurement

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Various

Casting Intern/Assistant (Uncredited)

I work as a part-time freelance casting intern/assistant (uncredited) for various television & film projects, providing general office support, promoting open calls, and providing day-of coordination for open calls. Projects have included: "That's My Boy" feature film (Rachel Tenner Casting), "Captain Phillips" feature film (DeLisi Creative/Kati Batchelder Casting), MN Lottery Commercial (DeLisi Creative), "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" film (Kati Batchelder Casting), and "Untitled Cameron Crowe Project" (DeLisi Creative).

Career

UnitedHealth Group

Recruiting Coordinator

• Coordinated high-volume offer management for external hires, internal transfers, college hires, and ready-to-hire Casual/Per Diem employees.
• Initiated & facilitated conversations to create a formalized and documented college recruitment process at the start of the program's second season
• Educated college recruitment team on Taleo and made recommendations for expanded use within the college process. Recommendations were implemented immediately.
• Partnered with College Recruitment, business leaders & campus career centers to organize and manage the on-campus recruiting process for assigned business customers
• Created and enhanced Talent Acquisition process flows
• Partnered with Corporate Employment Attorneys, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Operations to simplify original Conflict of Interest process and enhance the quality of the hiring experience for all involved stakeholders.
• Formatted and analyzed enterprise-wide survey comments surrounding the talent acquisition and on-boarding processes
• Managed the recruitment-end of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) process by mailing forms (8850 & state-specific) and analyzing compliance metrics
• Collaborated with Ernst & Young to expand WOTC compliance in order to increase potential cost savings.
• Partnered with payroll to bring HIRE Act processing in-house in 2010, which resulted in a savings of nearly $760k and a credit to UnitedHealth Group of over $2M

In this role, I demonstrated myself as a subject-matter-expert in the following areas:
• MS Visio
• Process Flow creation and organization
• The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) process
• Casual Employee/Per Diem hiring processes
• The Conflict of Interest process
• College Recruitment
• Recruitment on-boarding (offer letters & background investigation reviews)

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Twin Cities Human Resource Association

Program Team Lead (Volunteer)

• Ensured the overall effectiveness of my team of five by hosting monthly team check-in calls, delegating event planning responsibilities, and encouraging innovation from team members
• Brainstormed and executed relevant educational seminars, information/idea exchange sessions, and professional networking opportunities for HR professionals in the Twin Cities
• Seminar topics included: College recruiting, job search effectiveness, succession planning, and hiring trends

Career

Bethel University

Admissions Office Student Assistant

• Assisted Campus Visit Planner by creating prospective student visit schedules and packets, ensuring front desk preparation and completing ad hoc assignments
• Promoted the University to prospective students by participating in Admissions events

Career medium 02
Career
Career medium 03

Dominium Management Services

Human Resources Intern

• Administered recruitment activities, including: drafting ad content for print/internet ads, partnering with ad agency to finalize ad placement details, processing resumes into applicant tracking system, and writing official candidate correspondences (offer and rejection letters)
• Coordinated pre-employment testing, including: criminal background checks, controlled substance testing instructions & results, and job-specific fit assessments
• Maintained employee personnel files

Career

Sinclair Broadcast Group - The CW Twin Cities

Promotions Intern

• Conducted research and handled arrangements for events and promotional opportunities
• Attended promotional events, assisting to ensure smooth execution from beginning to end
• Provided periodic administrative assistance to Human Resources Manager
• Participated in the Free to be Aware PSA

Continued involvement with The CW - Twin Cities as a Street Team Member after internship ended, assisting at station events as necessary. Involvement included, but was not limited to, participation at:
• Movie previews
• The Uptown Art Fair
• The St. Paul Winter Carnival parade
• Tour de Cure
• Free to be Green Como Park event

Career medium 03
Career
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Bethel University

Student Telecommunications Admissions Representative (STAR)

• Placed calls throughout the application & enrollment periods to answer prospective student & parent questions and provide overall endorsement of the University
• Promoted the University to prospective students by participating in Admissions events and hosting overnight visits

Career

Concordia University-St. Paul

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bethel University

B.A, Communication Studies