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Kathy Patton is a Consultant with Grahall, LLC. She is a consultant to boards of directors and members of company management. She specializes in all aspects of people strategy, human resources planning, organization design, employee compensation, training and development, employee relations, and recruiting/staffing.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a Corporate HR Manager for Republic Services Inc., Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as Training Manager, Right Management Consultants as an Adjunct Trainer, General Electric as a Human Resources Manager, The HR Department were she was a Consultant, Picker International where she was an Employee Relations Manger, Bettcher Manufacturing Company as an HR Consultant, and Rental King were she was Manager of Human Resources.
She has created and managed HR functions to support various organizations. She has Directed recruitment, job evaluation, salary administration, and employee relations. She has managed the Training Dept and personally directed and delivered training programs including a comprehensive two day Orientation and Guest Service program, management and employee development modules and certified alcohol awareness training for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
At General Electric she was responsible for employee relations, salary planning, recruiting, EEO compliance, affirmative action planning and compliance, reward and recognition programs and union avoidance for a division of GE. She has been a member of a Management Strategic Planning Team that developed and integrated initiatives designed to support division goals and completed two HR Six Sigma projects.
At Right Management Consultants she conducted Career Transition training for client customers, focusing on creating and revising resumes, networking skills, creative job searching strategies and interviewing techniques.
She has also been responsible for employee relations, recruiting, EEO compliance, affirmative action plans and compliance, and union avoidance for a $1 billion dollar international manufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment. .
She has a B.A., English from the University of North Carolina and certificates in personal management from the University of California, and the Society of Human Resource Management (SPHR).