Bill and Connie Burton have been married for more than 30 years. They have two daughters.

Bill Burton, President of People Solutions for Small Business, LLC, is a degreed, seasoned Human Resources professional with a background in leadership, managerial and functional HR expertise. His emphasis is in recruiting and retention, performance management, training and development and employee relations. He is also skilled in compensation and benefits, safety, workers compensation and creating quality of life programs for employees and their families. Bill holds a certificate in Employee Relations Law as well as lifetime certification as Senior Professional Human Resources.

Bill is a career US Army Officer, having spent 11 years active duty as a Personnel Management officer. His assignments have taken him to Fort Knox, Kentucky, Heilbronn, Germany, and Fort Sheridan, Illinois. In these positions, Bill managed a Personnel Office with 126 staff members under his control and received recognition as the most efficient Personnel Office in the major command. He created quality of life programs that benefited more than 40,000 people nationwide. Bill retained his commission and has recently retired from the 84th Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Upon leaving active duty, Bill accepted the position of Personnel Manager with a major printing company in Milwaukee. In this role, he fostered an improved safety program that realized an impressive reduction in workers compensation modification rating, yielding an annual premium savings of over $270,000. He was the focal point in recruiting production workers as well as management staff. He coordinated safety related as well as supervisory training.

Bill and his family moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin, where he accepted the position of manager at an injection/blow molding plastics company in Baraboo. He created a three phase diversity program, negotiated a new contract with the on-site employment agency that offered a potential of $200,000 yearly savings, reduced turnover by 26%, reduced workers compensation reserve account by $150,000 and reformatted new hire orientation that yielded annual savings of $120,000.

As the Human Resources Manager for a high-tech manufacturer in Middleton, Wisconsin, Bill's successes continued as he coordinated all phases of the employment process in order to achieve staffing goals. He recruited for all levels of positions, from senior management to production worker. He coordinated the development of position descriptions to create a focused recruiting strategy. He created a training needs matrix that identified the training needs of his associates and sought out fulfillment. He reduced turnover by 56%, initiated family programs and corporate wellness programs to enhance family/work life balance, achieved seamless implementation of new Flexible Spending Account program and HMO, implemented a stock purchase plan, and received OFCCP compliance certificate from desk-side EEO/AAP audit.




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