Kerry Rieder-McLaughlin

Human Resources Consultant


Direct Phone: (630) 449-4590
Fax: (630) 230-8435

Kerry Rieder-McLaughlin brings over a decade of experience in the areas of employment and labor issues to our business clients, having served as former EEO Officer for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and as a human resources generalist with major corporations and insurance carriers. She assists our small business clients with development of employee handbooks and manuals, preparation of appropriate documentation for personnel files, and provides best practices advice to HR and personnel managers.


  • Loyola University-Chicago
    MSIR, Human Resources – 1994
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    B.S. – Journalism/Public Relations – 1990

Professional Skills

  • Former EEO officer and ADA Compliance officer for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.
  • Over 8 years of Human Resources Generalist experience for major corporations and insurance companies.
  • 6 years of training, development and presentation experience. Certified Achieve Global Trainer (f.k.a. Zenger Miller).
  • Investigation skills for EEO and ADA compliance.
  • Conduct pre-employment testing, interviews, new hire orientations, and exit interviews.
  • Provide professional advice regarding payroll, benefits, transfers, insurance and worker’s compensation issues.
  • Experience in various recruiting methods including college fairs, online sources, and use of recruitment agencies, with emphasis on diversity. Recruit at all levels from hourly employees to high level management.
  • Prepare Employee Handbooks and on-boarding.


Ms. Rieder-McLaughlin is an experienced trainer and has been presenting to employee and management audiences for over 6 years. Her presentations have included:

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Hiring Practices
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Time Management
  • New-Hire Orientations
  • New Program Roll-Outs
  • Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
  • Supervisory Skills Training
  • From Hiring to Firing Best Practices