Human Resources Professional with extensive expertise in benefit management, recruiting, performance development, training, and strategic planning. Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with all levels of an organization. Works with executive team to meet long-term strategic plans.
Core competencies include strategic thinking, verbal/written communication, empathetic listening, project and process management, judgment, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, and performance management.
Benefits Manager 2000-2009
Responsible for management and design of all aspects of company benefits, compensation review process, training and development, wellness programs, recruitment and employee relations/communications. Developed and oversaw the departmental budget, Ceridian HRIS databases and benefit intranet site.
¡ Designed, implemented, administered progressive benefit package that enhanced company image, met employee needs and controlled overall company costs. Worked with outside vendors to ensure compliance and developed investment strategy for retirement plans. Increased offering by 50% without increasing company costs.
¡ Streamlined HR/Payroll process by project managing Ceridian HRIS implementation.
¡ Created and delivered training programs on diversity, sexual harassment, retirement planning, and ethics to protect the company against litigation. Assessed employee individual external training needs and organized sourcing of the desired program.
¡ Devised and delivered annual performance reviews, compensation reviews and management incentive bonus plan. Resulted in improved process and greater tie between company’s strategic plans and future staffing needs.
¡ Spearheaded HR aspect of acquisitions and divestitures. Orchestrated change management and controlled attrition. Resulted in improved flow processes from current company to the new owner. Participated in a team to assimilate the culture of the two companies.
¡ Evaluated the onboarding program and improved the process. Included job advertising diversification, interview process and creation of ancillary recruiting materials.
¡ Reduced healthcare claims by 16% through wellness programs.
¡ Analyzed pension benefit obligations, developed employee statements for active employees, deferred participants and retirees as a result of a pension plan freeze.
Administration Manager 1995-2000
Administered all benefit plans. Processed executive payroll. Planned and supervised company events.
¡ Reduced actuarial costs by bringing pension administration and benefit calculations in house.
¡ Evaluated and sourced insurance and benefit plans for newly acquired companies in Argentina and Brazil.
¡ Brought Cobra process in house to reduce costs.
¡ Created first controlled combination summary annual report.
¡ Implemented HIPAA privacy practices.
NATIONALLOUISUNIVERSITY, Wheaton, Illinois
Bachelor Degree, Applied Behavioral Sciences
PHR and GPHR Certifications, SHRM