Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Human Resources: On and Offshore, Specialist and Generalist Roles

ID: 739230 Illinois, USA

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Expert is a hands-on strategic and tactical Human Resources Professional with solid consultative skills in Talent Acquisition. He also posseses strong business partner skills to collaborate with leadership in achieving business objectives, developing strategies, implementing solutions, and managing change. He has extensive experience serving as a culture champion, balancing the interest of the business and employees through positive employee relations.

Skills include: Employee Relations • Expatriate Hiring • Change Management • Talent Management • Policy implementation • Relocation • Benefits Design & Administration • Global HR • Coaching • Performance Management • Succession Planning • Mediation • Learning and Development • Diversity • Boolean Search • Organizational Development • HRIS • Onboarding • Compliance • Organizational Development • Talent Acquisition • Immigration • Succession Planning • Post Acquisition Integration Management • Systems Implementation • Background & Reference Checking


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Mass Communications and Public Relations Institution: Morehouse College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Recruiter Department: Human Resources
Expert is partner, coach, and counsel. In this capacity, he is responsible for hiring managers to successfully acquire the needed talent.

He develops and executes outreach strategies to improve access to and engagement of passive and diverse talent. He builds and cultivates relationships with candidates and hiring managers to facilitate successful hiring outcomes. He plans and executes candidate selection processes, including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and conducting reference checks.

Expert also identifies and utilizes alternative sourcing methods -- Boolean Search strings, X-rays, peel backs, and other resources -- for various niche roles. He reviews and provides feedback to hiring managers on developing appealing job descriptions and postings.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant (Pro Bono) Department:
As an independent consultant, Expert performs résumé reviews, practices interviewing, and counsels job seekers in person, by phone, and via video.

Expert provides coaching and counsel to individuals on various human resources issues, including performance management, development, motivation, and successful onboarding. He presents sessions on Strategic Job Searching and Networking using Boolean Search to leverage publicly available Internet resources to identify professional opportunities and contacts.

He conducts training on Boolean Search for job seekers and networkers to various groups. He coaches individuals on career development and related subject matter areas. He also serves as stand-in for the Chicagoland Human Resources Transition Group host as needed.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2020 Employer: HCM Partners Title: Contract Recruiting Consultant Department:
Expert managed full lifecycle recruiting for exempt and non-exempt corporate and administrative roles. These capacities included: defined job requirements, advertising and sourcing, screening candidates, and negotiating and presenting offers and supporting remote onboarding via iCIMS.

Among other responsibilities, Expert:

• Sourced and developed talent pipelines across a diverse set of disciplines across multiple markets
• Developed creative solutions to source, recruit, and hire top active and passive talent including use of social media, networking, community contacts, staffing firms, college recruiting programs, advertising, and online job services
• Utilized Talent Acquisition metrics to drive efficiencies and process improvements
• Promoted company brand across all recruiting initiatives
• Build a positive candidate experience from first contact through final candidate disposition
• Cultivated relationships with managers by understanding business objectives and talent needs
• Coached and counseled hiring managers on all recruitment and interviewing processes
• Identified and communicated opportunities for recruiting process improvements
• Supported remote new hire onboarding via iCIMS
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: HHG Advisory Servces Title: Human Resources Director Department: Human Resources
Expert managed full employee lifecycle activities to develop, empower, coach and counsel managers and staff. He supported the company philosophy concerning talent, employee relations, supervision, and disciplinary action.

Expert partnered with managers to facilitate open communications to respond and resolve workplace grievances. He performed multi-national passive candidate sourcing to identify and engage offshore talent. He also conducted open house and career fair events to expedite local candidate identification and selection.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Portfolio of Civil Services Title: Senior Human Resources Executive Department: Human Resources
Expert provided support, management, and strategic counsel in the development of policies and delivery of full employee lifecycle initiatives -- including talent management, employee relations, and succession planning.

He dispensed professional advice to senior managers on employee relations, staff training and capability development, motivation and engagement, talent management, succession management and change management. He also administered and reviewed HR policies and procedures for recruitment, discipline, employee relations, termination, performance management and succession planning. He addressed grievances to ensure HR best practice and legal compliance.

Expert managed ER issues -- conducting thorough, objective investigations, reporting findings, and led conflict resolution sessions. He also served as Deputy Freedom of Information Officer responding to public and media request. He provided guidance on performance coaching, counseling, development, and progressive discipline. He acted as Deputy Freedom of Information Officer responding to requests under the Freedom of Information Law (FOI), collating records, redacting information in compliance with the FOI Law, and managing media requests as needed.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Personnel 2000 Title: Assistant Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner Department: Executive Search
Expert served as Functional Country Lead HR Business Partner for 3 SBU’s (strategic business units). His responsibilities took place within a matrix structure providing counsel, coaching, consulting, and full employee lifecycle human resources support -- sourcing through offboarding -- to achieve business objectives.

Among other responsibilities, Expert performed full lifecycle talent management activities from international direct sourcing and recruitment through mobility, immigration, onboarding of new hires and annual performance management process. He leveraged available compensation data to proactively address salary equity issues eliminating significant legal risks.

Expert managed the transition to a Center of Excellence model and introduction of annual Anti-Harassment training. He coached and mentored hiring managers and their teams through full employee lifecycle. He conducted investigations at times partnering with outside legal counsel. He also led weekly America’s regional call to review status, action plans, findings, and potential investigation findings.


• Developed and implemented social media sourcing campaigns to promote the company's employment brand message, improving hire quality, and decreasing vendor costs by 75%.
• Implemented new standardized HR practices and processes for annual compensation and promotion, talent acquisition, onboarding, employee relations, succession planning, payroll, and performance management.
• Supervised pre-acquisition and integration HR change management projects to reduce costs by $1.3M via a redundancy exercise, benefits harmonization, and conversion to an ADP payroll system.
• Spearheaded benefits harmonization to achieve global benefits standards, decreased premium costs by 15% YoY while adding life coverage at 2-3x employee’s annual salary and a wellness plan.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: Role: Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2016 Country / Region: Cayman Islands Summary: Various Human Resources Professional roles in industry sectors including international financial services, government, executive search, and durable goods, distribution & retail. During his offshore employment, Expert was responsible for providing full employee lifecycle human resources advice, counsel, and support to management and staff, performing government relations activities, seeking immigration approvals, relocating staff, conducting employee relations investigations, performing post acquisition change management change including benefits harmonization, payroll systems implementation, implementation of new policies and procedures and other responsibilities.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida Corporate Training & Professional Education 2021 - present
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) 2011 - present
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) 2016 - present
AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (AIRS CIR) 2007 - present
AIRS Certified Social Media Recruiter (AIRS CSMR) 2015 - present
AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (AIRS CSSR) 2015 - present

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