Shawn Michael Diaz

Shawn Michael Diaz

Summary

Profile - Summary of Professional H.R. Qualifications

  • Experienced manager with expertise in human relations & project management
  • Extensive background in staff recruitment and leading a team - Staff training and development
  • Human Resources top sales professional in business-to-business environment
  • Benefits/Contract negotiation and compliance - organizational and strategic planning
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment law
  • Superb written, communication, interpersonal, training, and influential skills (English & Spanish)
  • Knowledge of labor costs and influences affecting companies' bottom line

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Professional Employer HR Consultant

Strategic Outsourcing Inc. (SOI)

Produced, created, and sold over $15 million worth of business (’07,’08).  Successfully negotiated and sold Human Resources outsourcing concept to prominent business owners in various industries.  South Florida clients include:  Century Homes, Century Plumbing, Trias Flowers, Parrot Jungle Island, Arango, Inc., Badia Spices, etc.  Exceeded and doubled 2008 quota ($5 million) to actual YTD sales of $10.2 million.  Responsible for presenting and consulting our business concept in areas of:  Health insurance benefit negotiations, Worker’s Compensation, Payroll, 401K, EPLI, Human Resources administration, etc.  Member of President’s Advisory Council (www.pac-2008.blogspot.com/) for being one of the company’s top HR sales producers. 

Jan 2001 - Feb 2007

Human Resources Director

Parrot Jungle Island

Recruited, hired, and continuously trained over 300 employees for theme park operation.  Successfully reduced labor costs by 30% from ’01-’07.  Prosperous in reducing turnover ratio from the old park (55%) to new park (35%).  Created and successfully implemented H.R. programs:  1.  Employee/Safety Handbook & Policies.  2. Training & Development.  3.  Performance Evaluations.  Responsible for all employee relation matters:  counseling, team-building, solving grievances, hiring personnel, and discipline/termination proceedings.  Determined and set salary wages for all employees, and negotiated all employee benefits while keeping labor costs within budget.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Owner - Sales/Marketing/Operations

Moments Defined Productions

Created and responsible for ALL aspects of producing, promoting, and presenting music concert festivals  for theme park - “Jungle Jam”  - featuring local national touring bands.  Successful at selling and recruiting corporate sponsorship packages (Jack Daniel’s, New Times, Dade County Federal Credit Union, WDNA, etc).  Run entire concert event operations:  artist contract negotiation, creative control of all concert art/work creation, staffing, logistics, production (lighting/stage), marketing/advertising, sales etc. 

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Human Resources Generalist

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.,

Worked with Human Resources Director in leading, developing, and recruiting company personnel.  Responsible for maintaining and promoting effective employee relations, employee training and development, as well as all Human Resources related program implementation.

Mar 1999 - Jan 2000

Human Resources Payroll Specialist

Completely responsible for payroll / time & attendance for law firm of over 300 employees.  Instrumental in creating new payroll policies to integrate greater payroll efficiencies. 

Feb 1997 - Mar 1999

Program Office Manager

Florida International University (E.L.I.)

Managed English Language program at Florida International University - English Language Institute to recruit and enroll foreign language students in C.O.P. program.  Increased enrollment by 25% in ’99 and exceeded quota ’98,’99.  Also responsible for leading and developing new internal Human Resources

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Skills/Misc.

Type 80 WPM.  Excellent communication, facilitation and influencing skills (S.P.I.N. training).  Fluent in English/Spanish.  Exceptional computer skills:  Apple Mac, MS Word, Excel, Keynote, Pages, Powerpoint, iLife, ACT, Quickbooks, PeopleSoft Sales, and highly proficient software skills of all kinds.  Proven ability to work in a team environment and be a key asset to any organization. 

Samples of Works Created