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Summary

Innovative Human Resources professional with a proven history of success implementing strategic improvements, creating productive business partnerships, and providing value to employers. Possesses comprehensive skills across all facets of the HR function, with demonstrated strength in evaluating processes and determining cost-effective solutions to increase efficiency and improve accuracy. A PhD in Human Resources combines academic achievement with professional experience to lay the foundation for developing and implementing programs focused on achieving organizational goals.

Core Competencies

  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Compliance
  • Security Management
  • Payroll
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Change Management
  • Employment Law
  • Project Management
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Systems & Process Improvement
  • Employee Relations

Technical Skills

  • Pro-Business
  • E-Time
  • PC Payroll
  • Payroll Conversion
  • ReportSmith
  • Wells Fargo Payroll
  • ADP Windows
  • MS Office
  • ADP Horizon
  • American Payroll
  • Kronos
  • ADP HR-Profile
  • Report-Writer

Work experience

2008Present

Resources and Payroll Manager

ENGINEERING, City, State

Manages all human resources and payroll functions; handles workers’ compensation and benefit plans, applies Kaizen & Kanban systems to HR/Payroll operation. Processes semi-monthly payroll for over 95 employees using Intuit payroll system.

20052007

Human Resources director

MANUFACTURING/MUSIC, City, State

Directs human resources, payroll, and security department operations including supervision of 20 staff. Key contact regarding human resources matters for over 900 union and non-union employees. Processed payroll using ADP.

  • Researched, developed and implemented security policies and procedures to effectively prevent piracy.
  • Quickly gained knowledge to understand and complete ISO audit and Sarbanes Oxley for compliance.
  • Developed and implemented over 40 ISO-approved human resources and payroll forms.
  • Liaised with union representatives to investigate and finalize employee grievances.
  • Created numerous documents to improve company communication including: an employee handbook, and policies and procedures for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Coached managers in HR matters involving employee recruitment, performance, and discipline.
  • Recognized the need for greater safety measures; implemented safety policies and partnered with outside resources to train managers and staff in proper safety procedures; efforts resulted in a measurable decrease in accidental injuries.
20022005

Human Resourcesdirector

Company, City, State

Built a fully functioning human resources and payroll department from scratch; implemented policies and procedures; managed employee relations in accordance with employment law. Managed workers’ compensation, benefits programs, and processed payroll for over 75 employees using Intuit payroll system.

19982002

Personnel Manager

HEALTH CLUB & SPA, City, State

Managed human resources and payroll for 110 employees. Handled the full range of employee-associated actions from recruitment to termination, including records retention, benefits administration, performance management, and responses to unemployment claims.

  • Researched and oversaw payroll system conversion from ADP-Horizon to Pro-Business.
19921998

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MANAGER

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, City, State

Promoted to manage the Worker's Compensation department for 2000 employees in various states. Evaluated and set up new clients on workers’ compensation policy experience rate vs. non-experience rate.

  •  Aggressively negotiated workers’ compensation rate with insurance carrier after resolving open claims; achieved over $350K savings; managed new claims received.
  •  Assessed employee's injures and authorized medical treatments; followed up and reviewed employee status with industrial clinic and insurance company.
  •  Reviewed and approved renewal information for worker's compensation policy; prepared yearly audit.

Education

PH.D., HUMAN RESOURCES (HRM)

UNIVERSITY

Dissertation: Diversity in the Group

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES

UNIVERSITY

Thesis: Coaching Fundamentals and Safety & Health Training

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY

Emphasis: Accounting & Public Relations

Training

  • Coping With Payroll Hot Spots
  • Handling People with Diplomacy & Tact
  • HR/Perspective V5 Fundamentals & Basic Queries
  • Workers’ Compensation Certificate
  • The Secrets to Being a Front Desk Superstar
  • Mastering Wage & Hour Law for Payroll & HR Professionals