Lori vandenHeuvel

Freelance Business Plan Writer & Business Writer

Location:Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Lori van den Heuvel
344 Ravensglen Cres.Huntsville, ON P1H 1L6
Phone: (705) 380-2256 Email: lheuvel24@gmail.com

To obtain a contract position where I will utilize my skills, experience, and education to help employers save time and money, and achieve their Human Resource goals.

• Extensive HR experience and knowledge in areas including: recruitment, hiring, health and safety administration, benefit administration (including disability), Data Entry, WSIB claims, payroll, training and development, employment policies and procedures
• Strong working knowledge of various HR programs (including People Soft); Quickbooks; Simply Accounting; MS Office (outlook, word, excel, powerpoint); and various internet applications
• Highly organized and analytical detail oriented thinker with great accuracy checking skills
• Results and detail oriented achiever with experience planning, and executing various projects
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Friendly, energetic, outgoing individual who excels while working individually and in a team environment
• Capable of working under pressure with the ability to multi-task effectively
Professional Experience:
Policy and Procedure Writer, Consultant and Recruiter
Fanotech Enviro Inc. – September 2014 - April 2015
• Updated all Health and Safety, and orientation policies and procedures to ensure legal and industry compliance
• Updated and created new Safe Operating Procedures for all manufacturing positions
• Created and rolled out a training program to suit the needs of a small manufacturing environment
• Worked in with management to solve current health and safety issues and prevent future issues.
• Responsible for the recruitment of various production employees, including welders, hydraulics installers, general labour
• Responsible for the recruitment of upper management/executive positions including: VP Finance, Accounting Manager, Engineers

Policy Writer
Algonquin Family Health Team and Bracebridge Family Health Team – 2010-2015 (ongoing as needed)
• Perform the task of making yearly Updates to all Human Resource policies and procedures in accordance with the AFHT, LHIN, and Ontario Health Procedures – this includes anywhere from 20 to 50 policy updates

Human Resource Coordinator
Tembec Industries – 2014/2015
• Responsible for entire recruitment Process – job postings, screening resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, reference checks, new employee indoctrination for temporary, part-time and full time positions
• Data Entry into company system for timesheets, payroll, benefits, employee information updates
• Updated old policies and procedures
• Created and maintained new online training system and rolled out to managers and employees
• Participated as a management representative in the corporate health and safety team; performed monthly health and safety inspections and reported all health and safety issues to management and corporate. Worked in unison with management to solve any health and safety issues and prevent future issues.
• Local environmental representative, responsible for monthly environmental reports regarding energy use, waste, etc. Responsible for assisting with the implementation of environmental solutions for the local site.
• Conducted contractor training
• Responsible for bi-weekly payroll

Bookkeeper/ Benefit Administrator
The Stair Guy – 2009 – 2015
• Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of temporary, contract employees
• Administered staff benefits (including group insurance), and answered employee questions, assisted employees with claim submission, and communicated with benefit provider as needed
• Maintained accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R) using Quickbooks, and provided monthly, quarterly, and yearly ledgers, income statements, balance sheets and reports to management
• Responsible for weekly payroll
• Administered short term disability claim on behalf of employees
• Maintained employees’ confidential files

Human Resources Coordinator
Environics Analytics – 2005-2009
• Responsible for employment recruitment, including job positing, resume screening, and conducting initial interviews and reference checks
• Maintained accounts payable and accounts receivables
• Created new employee training procedures and manuals, and conducted the training
• Updated previous employee policies and procedure manuals and conducted policy and procedure training in small groups
• Worked with the executive assistant to administer employee bi-weekly payroll
• Responsible for administrating staff benefits (submitting claims, answering employee questions, distributing and informing new employees of the benefit plan)
• Responsible for updating and maintaining all confidential employee information in the company’s data entry system and paper filing system

Human Resource Coordinator - 2004-2005
West Toronto Support Services – March 2004 – March 2005 (maternity leave contract)
• Responsible for screening and interviewing volunteers, and making recommendations to the manager
• Assisted in creating the Volunteer Policy Handbook, and trained new volunteers using this handbook
• Planned and coordinated community events (i.e. walks, community garden sales, etc.)
• Communicated with various clients and community agencies (i.e. united way) and problem solved as necessary

Human Resource Assistant
Algonquin Automotive – September 2003 – March 2004 (contract position)
• Worked with unionized and non-unionized employees to handle disputes and grievances
• Assisted HR Manager with recruitment and hiring of full-time and temporary employees
• Human Resource Representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee – participated in meetings, offered suggestions, analyzed the current state of company health and safety and assisted with needed health and safety policies, processes, procedures, and program updates
• Assisted with the ongoing promotion of health and safety, and assisted with implementing health and safety improvements

Administration/Human Resource Assistant
CIBC, Process Engineering, Retail Markets – Summer Employment 2001-2003
• Responsible for screening various resumes
• Updated employee policy handbooks, distributed and trained new employees on company, department, and employee policies
• Assisted with the creation of a new Process Engineering company-wide training manual
• Participated in Lean Manufacturing and Process Engineering training
• Performed basic administrative tasks (i.e. photocopying; appointment scheduling)

Honors Diploma, Human Resources Management
Sir Sandford Fleming College (2003)
Bachelor of Arts – English / Business Administration
Trent University (2003)
Honors, OSSD with Ontario Academic Credits
Humberview Secondary School (1999)
HR Certification (2003-present)
• Participate in HR training updates through webinars
Lean Enterprise Institute Member (2003-present)
• Participate in conferences and learning updates
HRPAO Member (2003-present)
Volunteer, Pine Glen PS (present)
Volunteer, Girl Guides of Canada (1996-2001, present)
Certified First Aid Certificate – Red Cross (2014)
Certified Health and Safety Training –Health and Safety North (2014)

References and Recommendation Letters Available Upon Request