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Name : Ron Kasnow
Industry Type : Human Resource Manager
City & State : Detroit, MI
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing
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To obtain a challenging Human Resource Leadership role at the Director level or above, in a collaborative environment which offers an opportunity to help drive business objectives by helping managers create solutions to business challenges.


Proven cost-effective people strategies to maximize corporate performance and growth opportunities.

Talent Retention
Talent Management
Succession Planning
Organizational Development and Effectiveness
Litigation/Risk Management
HR Compliance
Employee Relations
Performance Management
Job Analysis/Evaluation
Employee Training
Compensation Systems
Internal/External Communication Process Owner


Human Resource Manager 6/2006 Present
H&R Block Financial Advisors, Detroit, MI

Generalist role for Fortune 500 financial services organization, leading a broad spectrum of strategies surrounding talent acquisition, talent development, organizational effectiveness and employee experience.

Partner with leaders on talent management processes including performance improvement, building bench strength and succession planning
Partner with leaders on talent acquisition processes including development of behavioral interviewing tools and transparent onboarding processes
Partner with leaders to define and implement new organizational strategies
Partner with leaders to ensure optimal employee experience, with attention to access to information and solutions, process optimization, rewards and recognition, and participate on several cross-functional teams to ensure an internal-customer centric approach to our work and service
Partner with Legal to strike the right balance between risk management and employee considerations
Partner with centers of expertise to ensure new processes fit our business unit
Work with leaders and Compensation partners to develop/re-engineer compensation platforms for financial advisors and several corporate groups
Partner with leaders on job analysis, creating job descriptions and pay grading
Company is being sold to Ameriprise Financial; currently assisting H&R Block centers of expertise and Ameriprise with transition processes surrounding advisor/field management compensation, corporate compensation platforms, benefits and HRIS

Division Human Resource Manager 3/2000 6/2006
Allstate Insurance Company, Farmington Hills, MI

Responsible for the field sales recruiting function in a 3-state region of the company, organizational development /enhanced change-capability, talent management system, compliance with corporate/federal/state labor law, and field/corporate talent retention initiatives.

Implemented unique sourcing tools: targeted cost-effective advertising and mailings, webinars, field sales liaisons, competitive intelligence process, monitoring of external company down-sizing and volatility as potential source of new Allstate Exclusive Agents.
Developed a corporate-wide best-in-class candidate tracking system
Developed corporate-wide best-in-class communication tools, including weekly results tracking and field alerts for sharing competitive intelligence and other recruiting opportunities
Managed staff of 18 full-time recruiters and 2 recruiting administrative assistants

Talent Management Architecture
Developed talent development tracking tool
Developed and lead regional mentoring program
Developed advanced talent management process for high-potential talent focused on both behavior and experience-driven success factors
Developed corporate-wide best-in-class communication tools to keep talent development highly visible and top-of-mind among senior leaders

Organizational Development
Facilitated organizational development interventions for senior leaders
Trained senior and mid-level managers on OD consulting process
Partnered with leaders and centers of expertise to work through major change issues, including office closings, turnover trends, risk management and litigation.

Compliance Management
Managed the compliance audit process surrounding federal, state and local labor laws
Implemented a communication process for leader compliance education

Retention Management
Management and communication of retention metrics
Developed a 90-day post hire employee satisfaction measurement process
Management of annual employee satisfaction survey process

Human Resource Staff Consultant 4/1998 3/2000
Allstate Insurance Company, Farmington Hills, MI

HR generalist support during time of fast-paced transition to employee/leader self-service and process centralization. Extensive employee relations consulting and litigation management support.

Investigation of potential violation of corporate policy
Partnered with leaders to resolve operational issues surrounding organizational restructuring
Helped manage several processes surrounding office closings, including WARN notices, relocation resources and employee preparation for career transitions
Lead the regional conversion to several employee self-service processes, including benefits enrollment, personal data management and automated resignation/retirement notification system
Partnered with corporate and outside counsel on litigation matters
Partnered with leaders to resolve employee issues surrounding behavior, skill development and building bench strength

Regional Corporate Relations Consultant 5/1988 4/1998
Allstate Insurance Company, Southfield, MI

Communication Process Owner for change leadership and furthering corporate footprint as a community partner for loss prevention and neighborhood rejuvenation. Created and managed a sustainable employee recognition program that directly linked behavior with corporate goals.

Extensive internal multi-media communication processes for town halls, leadership meetings, kick-offs, product roll-outs and change leadership
Extensive external communication processes including press releases, customer messaging and working with the media
Established relationships with government opinion leaders as PAC member
Created unique goodwill and cause-related marketing initiatives
Corporate-wide best-in-class regional employee magazine
Developed and lead the nationally-acclaimed auto theft prevention and community education program Assignment SCARE, featuring a speakers bureau, a variety of print and AV educational material, a police officer training video used around the world, a police officer/media/community recognition program, and media spokesperson.
Originated and co-developed Flint, Michigans Operation Brush-Up neighborhood renovation program.
Developed/authored county-wide crime prevention column at regional newspaper group for several years (Genesee County)


Organizational Development Consulting (Linkage, Inc.)
Coaching and Feedback (Linkage, Inc. / Allstate OLE)
Leadership Essentials (Personnel Decisions International)
Personal Communication Management (Decker Communications)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey Leadership Center)
Strategic Selling Techniques for Recruiters
(Bernard Hodes Group)
Situational Leadership Training (Center for Leadership Studies)
Advanced Media - Relationship and Interviewing skills (Allstate Corporate Relations)
Fundamentals of Internal and External Communication (Allstate Corporate Relations)
Neighborhood Leadership Workshops (Mott Community College)


Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)
Human Resource Certification Institute
Associate in Research and Planning (ARP)
Insurance Institute of America
Kolbe Certified Specialist
Kolbe Corporation


B.A., Advertising 12/1986
Michigan State University
M.B.A. (some coursework completed) 1/2006
Baker College


Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit 12/2002 Present
Society for Human Resource Management 12/2002 Present
Society for Insurance Research 12/1999 Present
Insurance Information Association of Michigan Speakers Bureau 1/1990 12/1995
(Formerly MAIC)
Crime Prevention Association of Michigan 1/1989 12/1996
Greater Flint Junior Chamber of Commerce 7/1988 4/1992


Numerous Congressional (Michigan and U.S.) acknowledgements for corporate crime prevention efforts
Crime Prevention Association of MI: Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year
Developed police training video utilized by local municipalities countrywide, FBI and Interpol
Created Flint, MI neighborhood renovation program, Operation Brush-Up
Leveraged position as newspaper group columnist to enhance company image
Overshadowed politically-motivated attack on our business practices by accessing
media to educate and empower consumers
Improved relationships with state legislative Banking and Financial Institutions Committee members via Allstate PAC
Achieved highest new distribution force growth countrywide as regional recruiting process owner
Numerous corporate recognition for demonstration of key values, including Drive Innovation and Improvement, Engage and Inspire, Promote Collaboration and Drive Targeted Results

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