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Any type of question related to domestic and international Human Resources work. My H.R. passions include Compensation design and systems in competitive markets, Health and Safety in Industrial Environments, Performance Management, Talent Management (Hiring, Selection, Employee Development, Compensation, Creating Space, etc.), Communications, Coaching, Counseling, Leadership, and Management. Questions I cannot answer: I am sure there are questions within these categories that I may not be able to answer but my experience below would suggest those would be few.

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I own International Human Resources Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Previously, I successfully held corporate executive and management leadership positions from 1979 to 2007 in two $9B+ multi-national corporations. Positions included: Vice President, Human Resources for the Asia Pacific Region, Eaton Corporation; I was based in Shanghai, China. Prior to that assignment, Vice President, Human Resources International and Operations, Eaton World Headquarters, Cleveland, Ohio with global responsibility for Eaton’s Human Resources practices, international assignee management, and Regional Human Resources Directors in Asia Pacific, Europe, and Central and South America. Specifically, my experience spans work at domestic and international locations at the operating plant, division, business unit, and corporate levels and most business scenarios to include startups, closedowns, restructurings, integrations, and ongoing operations. I am an Eaton Business Excellence Assessment Examiner (Malcolm Baldrige based system). I introduced processes and process mapping into the Human Resources environment. I have extensive experience with and working in domestic and international organization matrix structures. In the Asia Pacific region, my responsibilities included, leading the regions H.R. team and processes, managing the H.R. relationship with the corporation, creating and leading the professional and general manager development programs, China’s university relations program and managing the Asia Pacific key leader’s process. I have coached managers and leaders. I am a professional listener, my style open, direct, and focused on leader accountability and employee engagement. In Summary, my career responsibility included more than 60,000 employees, 60 union and union free operations, and 45 countries. I also lived in Korea for two years while in service with the USA’s armed forces.


SCORE – Counselors to Americas Small Business; at various locations I have also belonged to Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce. I have served on Boards of medical, community and institutional organizations.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Youngstown State University. MBA work Youngstown State University, and University of Bridgeport. University of Tennessee, Lean Manufacturing Certified. Thunderbird School of Global Management, Management Certified.

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Corporate level awards for compensation systems, communications campaigns.

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Recent Answers from Mark Eichinger

2016-11-14 Decuctions from pay:

Traci,    I don't think it is fraud.  I am guessing it is inept administration and/or poor communications between HR and Payroll administration.  You just need to keep at it until they get it right.  

2016-10-24 Resignation:

Michelle,    Thanks for your question.    Company policies vary somewhat on unused sick days and voluntary and involuntary separations. So your best bet is to review the employee manual on vacation/personal/sick

2016-08-24 Job/recrutiment:

Hello Daniel,    Here is my opinion.     Although you work for Amazon through an agency, I would expect that the Amazon HR office maintained some basic records of agency supplied employees.  If that is

2016-08-14 Adding Twitter profile in Resume.:

Hello Prashant,    Here is my opinion.    I believe social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and others, are more “social” media than business oriented.  They have their place in the world when it

2016-08-09 Bad reference:

James,    As long as you signed a authorization for release of your performance related information, a past employer can legally share both positive and negative performance related information.  Performance


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