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Summary

I am a Human Resources professional with extensive experience in the Compensation field including implementing market pricing automation systems, comprehensive job analysis, and sound mathematical and analytical skills. I have experience in the insurance, financial services, real estate and hospitality industries. I am looking to take on a management or analytical position and bring my extensive knowledge and experience to a company looking for innovative strategies within their Compensation and Human Resources departments.

Work experience

Jan 2010Nov 2010

Senior Compensation Analyst (Contractor)

CB Richard Ellis
  • Assigned work, monitored progress and trained two Compensation Analysts.
  • Partnered with over 50 HR generalists across multiple business units to role out various job reclassifications and create new job families.
  • Analyzed market data to evaluate jobs and determine competitive pay practices for all job levels covering over 16,000 employees.
  • Created compensation overview training materials and procedure documentation for department.
May 2007Jan 2010

Senior Compensation Analyst

Irvine Company
  • Led six-person project team to select and implement new market pricing software (MarketPay) for the company resulting in a 35% increase in productivity and significant improvement in market pricing quality.
  • Managed the market pricing process and system including training users, management of over 35 surveys, and working with the HRIS and IT teams to develop system requirements and design reports.
  • Managed the annual merit review and incentive process for over 3,100 employees across five divisions including market analysis, review with eight HR generalists, spreadsheet preparation, HRIS upload, and audit of increases and bonuses.
  • Key team member in establishing and evaluating over 1,000 jobs for startup new business division within eight months.
  • Created compensation overview training materials and co-presented training to over 20 HR and staffing professionals.
  • Partnered with HR generalists across five unique business units to develop job families.
  • Conducted union contract analysis for vulnerable job groups in two highly at-risk business units resulting in continuation of non-union workforce.
  • Analyzed market data to evaluate/audit jobs and determine competitive pay practices for all job levels including base, bonus, and long-term components.
Apr 2005May 2007

Compensation Analyst II

ACC Capital Holdings (parent company of Ameriquest Mortgage)
  • Advised all levels of management (first line supervisors to EVP) on administering compensation and incentive programs.
  • Drafted eight commission incentive plans for assigned business unit.
  • Led four-person project team to select and implement new market pricing software (CompAnalyst) for the company.
  • Co-presented annual merit review and performance management training to over 200 managers, directors, and vice presidents.
  • Reviewed and approved merit increases and equity adjustments and administered annual merit increase and incentive programs for over 3,500 employees.
  •  Analyzed and audited job descriptions for compliance (FLSA. ADA, etc.).
  • Managed the market pricing software system for the company, and participated in over 30 salary and compensation planning surveys.
Apr 1998Apr 2005

Compensation Analyst

Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Advised all levels of management (first line supervisors to CFO) on administering compensation and incentive programs.
  • Conducted monthly new employee training on compensation, incentive programs, and performance management for all levels of employees.
  • Worked on a four-person team to develop and implement a new market pricing structure for the company impacting over 3,000 employees across five divisions.
  • Reviewed and approved merit increases and equity adjustments, and administered annual merit increase and incentive programs for over 3,000 employees.
  • Collected and analyzed market data to evaluate/audit jobs and determine pay levels for all non-executive jobs.
  • Analyzed and audited job descriptions for compliance (FLSA. ADA, etc.).
  • Processed and tracked salary increases, incentive payment requests, new hire paperwork, performance management documents, and other compensation related activities.
  • Responsible for communication, testing, and client support of automated annual merit increase and incentive processing system.
  • Participated in salary planning surveys.

Education

General Education

Calvary Chapel High School

BBA

Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business

References

Teresa Shapley

“Wendy is a detail-oriented analyst that is experienced and knowledgeable in her field. She stays on top of new regulations and trends and adds tremendous value to her team and organization. It was a pleasure working with her.”

Lauray Holland Leis

“I had the pleasure of working with Wendy in her role as a Sr. Compensation Analyst. Personally, I found her work to be thorough and realistic. Wendy was able to understand the nuances of two different business divisions that I worked in, and make well thought out recommendations based on her analysis. I also find Wendy's communication and follow through to be outstanding. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Wendy in the future.”

Lee Ratleff

"It is a pleasure to work with Wendy, she is a effective and highly contributing team member and at CBRE I found Wendy to be very detailed oriented, pro-active and very results driven. Her positive demeanor and tireless work ethic would be a benefit to any team. Wendy is one of the best Compensation professionals that I had the pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Wendy."

Ed Bray

“In working in Total Rewards with Wendy at the Irvine Company, me on the Benefits side and Wendy on the Compensation side, there were times when I needed respective compensation data to assist with me with my work. Wendy was always timely with my group's requests and provided comprehensive data. I also had the pleasure of serving with Wendy on the OCCABA (Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association) Board. She was a very active participant and played a positive role in the Association's success. I would recommend Wendy for any Compensation position for which she is qualified.”

Nelson Perez

“Wendy was a great part of our Resorts team. Although she worked at our corporate offices, Wendy constantly made every effort to adapt to our Resorts division. She was quick and efficient with all tasks. Her contributions made a big difference. Thank you Wendy for a job well done!”

Bill Myers

“Wendy has strong compensation and interpersonal skills. She is a hard worker and is very self directed in carrying out her duties. She also brings a high level of ethics to her work, looking to do the right thing, as opposed to the expedient thing. It was a a real pleasure to working with Wendy.”

Harry Linnell

Sophy Yi

“I've worked closely with Wendy for about 2 years and throughout the 2 years, Wendy has been nothing but responsive, diligent, and supportive. She's great and quick on providing comp data and very patient in answering questions on her findings. She's also very easy to be around. She would be a great asset to any company and I would love to be able to work with Wendy again if given the chance.”

Lisa Hammond

“Wendy was a very hard worker with great ideas. She was very dedicated and managed a very large workload with ease. I would recommend Wendy wholeheartedly.”

Kim Baranack

“Wendy was a very detail oriented Compensation Analyst. She built a good rapport with her clients and was not easily stressed. Any Compensation Department would be lucky to have Wendy as a part of their team.”

Paul Hambly

Skills

Salary.com Comp Analyst Module
Market pricing software.
MarketPay
Market pricing software system.
Lawson Management System
PeopleSoft
SAP
Access
PowerPoint
Word
Excel

Companies & Affiliations

Certifications

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

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