Katie Parker

CEO - Founder at Startup Your HR

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Expert level HR Manager with 10+ years of people leadership. Certified SPHR, experienced public speaker and facilitator who is an active leader in her field. Previous board member for MT/SHRM and founding leader of Hacking HR Nashville. Expertise: RECRUITING - HR OPERATIONS - PROJECT MANAGEMENT - BUSINESS STRATEGY - HR ANALYTICS - COMPENSATION ANALYSIS - COMMUNICATIONS - COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - SUCCESSION PLANNING - EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT - GOOGLE OFFICE SUITE - MS OFFICE SUITE - WORKDAY - ADP WORKFORCE NOW - CRM SELECT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Created and pioneered a summer and fall internship program attracting NCAA athletes. -Eliminated hiring gaps for a 21 location company and lowered the cost per applicant from $38/applicant to $6/applicant by effectively managing job sites Ziprecruiter, LinkedIn, and Indeed. -Created and implemented an organizational assessment including employee interviews leading to new insights on people strategy. -Streamlined and revamped the recruiting process of a marketing firm to shorten the time to hire and attract high-level talent.

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Work experience

Dec 2020 - Present


Director of Human Resources

-Establishing an HR department for a biotech startup -Creating an accountability structure and career pathways -Advising Senior leaders on people and business strategy -Developing an ethical culture and practice -Assisting with due diligence and people insights for capital funding -Engaging interns and establishing workflows in the areas of business development, science writing, and marketing.

Nov 2015 - Present

Startup Your HR

CEO - Founder

Your HR partner for startup and scale

Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

McKeeman Communications

Human Resources Manager/Recruiter

-Creation and execution of recruiting processes from scratch, delivering a phenomenal candidate experience and client satisfaction -Recruitment tracking and reporting with custom spreadsheets and ATS (LinkedIn Talent Portal) -Candidate analysis through interviewing, skills assessments, and benchmarking -Partnership with People Leader in-house -Creation and maintenance of employee records -Guidance on employee relations and performance assessment -Advice on employment best practices

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Provar Testing

Global HR Manager

-Senior leader responsible for global talent strategy -Managed talent sites including Indeed, LinkedIn, company website, and sites in India -Succession planning, organizational structure design, and creation of job descriptions -Supervised overseas recruiting for India through custom dashboards and metrics -Change management on large scale People initiatives including an Organizational Assessment, Revision of the annual performance process, redefinition of roles, and job design. Additionally, I evaluated the hiring process and optimized it for the recruitment of Senior leaders. -Implement company culture and values -Guidance on employee relations -Employee appraisals -Strong collaboration with the operations, sales, and senior teams

Oct 2018 - Sep 2019


VP of People Experience

-Senior strategic advisor for benefits startup -Developed and executed recruiting process from scratch for employees and interns -Developed and Facilitated training for new hires, and the intern program -Developed and executed training for employees on internal and external experience of the brand -HR operations and benefits administration through Rippling -Compliance and employment best practices -Facilitated hr channel partnerships and represented the company in many community networking functions -cross-functional collaboration with sales and operations -Supported the sales team with updates for Hubspot CRM


Jun 2018 - Oct 2018

Self Employed

HR and Recruiting Consultant

-Recruiting using active and passive methods for specialized and senior roles including government security clearance, IT and HR roles -Compensation analysis including salary bench-marking, job audits, developing job descriptions, classifying pay grades, and competitor surveys -Training facilitation during a leadership retreat for a client -Organizational design -Revision of employee handbook and processes -Advice on employment best practices, employee relations, and revision of recruiting processes


Oct 2017 - Jun 2018

Panera Bread

Talent Acquisition Manager

-Building relationships with new and existing candidates -Developed and Reported on custom metrics for recruiting. I lowered the cost per applicant from $38/applicant to $6/applicant by effectively managing job sites Ziprecruiter, LinkedIn, and Indeed. -Creation and execution of a recruiting process that proactively engaged diverse candidates -Sourcing and interviewing candidates for high-volume positions in 3 districts, a total of 21 cafes -Building candidate pipeline through job fairs, community partnerships, and effective advertising -Streamlined the use of the ATS Workday to review and contact applicants -Trained all area Managers and Assistant Managers on how to optimize Workday -Decreasing talent shortage and lowering backlog of unreviewed candidates

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016

VeriFacts Automotive, LLC

Human Resources Manager

-Develop and revise job descriptions for all employees -Standardized interviewing and employee onboarding with increased collaboration from technical managers -Was successful in using passive recruiting only and no marketing budget -Developed creative use of Salesforce for Applicant Tracking -Employment best practices and process improvement -Multi-state recruiting for specialized roles

Sep 2011 - Apr 2014

ANN INC (Ann Taylor | LOFT | Lou & Grey)

Co Manager

-Full-cycle recruiting through internal talent software and Gallup surveys for applicants -Employee consultation on policies and procedures -Succession planning and employee development -Financial analysis and planning -Project and team management for branding, sales, and operational projects -Employee record-keeping and time tracking


2017 - 2019

Capella University

DBA, Human Resources

Completed coursework for a Doctorate of Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources

2016 - 2017

Union University

MBA, Human Resources

Masters of Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources

2014 - 2015

Union University

BS, Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, specializing in Human Resources

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