Allison Grace, SPHR, CEBS, CCP, CMS, is a human resources professional with twenty years of experience. As a consultant, Allison has worked with companies in various industries including investment management, technology, oil and gas development, retail, childcare, recruiting and accounting, where she has conducted human resource audits and established benefits plans, compensation programs, performance review processes, and employment-related policies and procedures. Prior to her consulting work, Allison worked in technology, publishing, insurance and non-profit firms, and held human resources leadership positions with such companies as Register.com, Food Marketing Institute, and The Thomson Corporation.
Allison's global human resources expertise includes working with employees based in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Africa. She is experienced in reorganizing and restructuring companies; building HR departments; recruiting executives; managing complex legal and employee relations issues; conducting internal investigations; successfully defending companies against discrimination claims; developing benefits plans; designing and managing deferred, incentive, stock-based and base salary compensation plans; writing employee handbooks; developing new employee orientation and onboarding programs; conducting benefits presentations; conducting performance management training; writing job descriptions; and developing policies and procedures for legal terminations, recruiting, performance management, and day-to-day human resources administration.
Allison is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), a Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). Allison is a graduate of Binghamton University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations, and was selected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.