Human Resource Director
Holly Bonnicksen-Jones is a senior human resources leader with over 20 years of strategic and tactical experience, and a consistent record of delivering results. She is highly skilled at identifying opportunities for enhanced efficiency and coalescing teams to deliver on business goals. She has successfully managed organization-wide initiatives, engaged talent, coached leaders, managed sensitive employee relations issues, built teams, and served as a trainer and facilitator.
Prior to joining MRA, Holly served as Vice President of Human Resources for a local health care provider. She has demonstrated HR leadership and provided hands-on assistance to companies ranging in size from 100 to 1200 employees, and in industries as diverse as financial services, insurance, and health care.
Holly’s many accomplishments include that she has:
- Reengineered recruitment and onboarding strategies, decreasing time-to-fill rate by 10 days and cutting turnover in half for key entry level positions.
- Increased employee productivity through the creation and implementation of management development plans.
- Restructured pay plans and developed/implemented pay administration and job analysis programs resulting in significantly reduced turnover of executives.
- Developed a departmental balanced scorecard and driven key measures that assist leadership in decision making.
- Led culture branding initiatives, identified company values, and implemented communication plans that enabled the continuity of culture during expansion and growth.
- Led loss prevention activities that reduced workers compensation claims, injuries, and mod rate from almost 2.0 to .85. She has identified and launched organization-wide risk management efforts.
Holly received her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and her master’s in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Holly also has served as an instructor for the Cardinal Stritch University MBA program and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Small Business Development Center.