Senior Vice President Human Resources @ Hunt Companies
Vice President, Human Resources @ A. M. Castle & Co.
Director of Organizational Development and Talent Acquisition @ A.M. Castle
MBA, Organizational Leadership @
Human Resources and Organizational Development executive with over 16 years of success in global and local Fortune 500, distribution, healthcare, non-profit, and retail companies. Strong focus on driving organizational strategies and supporting a culture that values employee morale and engagement while improving financial performance and productivity. Collaborative, outcome-focused leader who partners with the board of directors, senior
Human Resources and Organizational Development executive with over 16 years of success in global and local Fortune 500, distribution, healthcare, non-profit, and retail companies. Strong focus on driving organizational strategies and supporting a culture that values employee morale and engagement while improving financial performance and productivity. Collaborative, outcome-focused leader who partners with the board of directors, senior leadership, managers, and employees to drive talent management, total compensation focus, and people, process and technology solutions to ensure Human Resources is a valued business partner driving organizational results.
Senior Vice President Human Resources @ From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Vice President, Human Resources @ •Implemented global HRIS, internally branded Castle Connect, bringing payroll, recruitment, onboarding, succession, talent, performance management, and compensation under one system and saving the organization over $100k annually in cost reduction and productivity gains and allowing access to talent information globally
•Partnered with CIO, CFO, and CCO to author a company restructuring plan, including the closing of 5 locations and reduction of 10% of the workforce. Plan yielded $33mil in savings in year one
•Member of M&A team for 2011 Oil & Gas acquisition
•Achieved two early contracts with our union partners
•Aligned compensation program for Castle, including development of consistent global compensation and incentive programs, including uncapped sales commission plan and an all-employee incentive program
•Launched employee wellness program, internally branded Healthy U, to move from benefits entitlement culture to employee-responsibility culture for employees and spouse/DP
•Created focus on Talent Management beginning with Talent Acquisition. Conducted survey of top 50 leaders to identify top strengths and gaps in our talent programs.
•Solidified focus for all leaders on Performance Management through new mid-year review process, goal cascading and alignment, and goal and rating calibration sessions globally. Developed “pillar model” to bring visual for communication and employee understanding of connections between their work and organizational objectives. Conducted annual goal calibration and performance rating calibration sessions with executive team.
•Conducted global online Employee Engagement Survey, achieving over 83% participation globally
•Designed the Castle Leadership Academy, a multi-tiered approach to developing internal talent, consisting of Compass for executives and Platinum for high-potentials
•Achieved over $2m in annual savings on HR spend through focused Cost Improvement Work in 2012-2013 From December 2011 to May 2014 (2 years 6 months) Director of Organizational Development and Talent Acquisition @ Responsibilities focus on the life cycle of an employee/position: Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Training and Leadership Development, Communications, and Onboarding…and aligning these efforts with our corporate vision/strategy to create and sustain a Great Place to Work. From January 2011 to December 2011 (1 year) Director, Organizational Development and Education @ Responsible for Performance Management, Employee Survey, Talent Management and Succession Planning, 360 feedback process, assessment testing process, Leadership On-boarding Program, Chair of Board of Leadership Development (BOLD) and Curriculum Planning/Development Team, internal coaching process, great place to work award applications, etc. From November 2006 to January 2011 (4 years 3 months) Manager, Organizational Development and Education @ Responsible for leadership development, New Manager Training program, performance management, LMS implementation, onboarding, etc. From January 2003 to November 2006 (3 years 11 months) Senior Consultant @ Leading Fashion, Electronics, and Toy Retailers (TX, MN, NJ)
* Org Design and Development
* Training Design and Development
* Commuications and Change Management
* Process Redesign
* SAP Solution Center From August 1998 to January 2003 (4 years 6 months)
BA, Public Policy @ The University of Chicago From 1994 to 1998 MBA, Organizational Leadership @ Benedictine University From 2003 to 2007 Anne Scharm is skilled in: Talent Management, Performance Tuning, Succession Planning, Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Organizational Design, Leadership, Change Management, Executive Management, Executive Development, Benefits Administration, Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Strategic Planning, Human Resources
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