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Human Resources Resource

Location:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Salary:
100,000
Posted:
November 29, 2017

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Arnold J. Cardenas, SPHR

***** ******* ********, *** *******, Texas 78231

Cell # 210-***-**** / ac3ita@r.postjobfree.com

Education: The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.B.A. in Human Resource Management, May 1989.

Accomplishments: Successfully implemented and maintained 36 affirmative action plans and led the company from non-compliance to compliance standing with the OFCCP, while also saving $1,000,000 per year in legal fees. Settled 3 charges of discrimination and won 75 with the EEOC. Created and modified policies and procedures for six different employers. Created an employee handbook. Realized a 51% decrease in worker’s compensation insurance costs over a 3 year period through safety training and inspections, recovery management, and acquisition of appropriate safety equipment. Established a training library. Saved over $3,000,000 through Six Sigma projects. Led a 67% increase in productivity while decreasing headcount by 40%, driving results from -$1 million in revenue to +$9.9 million in revenue. In a two year period, increased retention by 20% and decreased recruiting costs from $630,000 to $63,000 per year.

Employment History:

Goodheart Brand Specialty Foods – 2015 to 2017 – Director of Human Resources – supporting 300+ employees in a food manufacturing facility. Grew the employment base by 20%. Audited I-9’s and improved the hiring and orientation process. Updated the Employee Handbook. Established wage scales and negotiated improvements in benefits plans. Successfully completed a client audit, an industry (BRC) audit, and an OSHA audit. Supported and guided Six Sigma training and projects. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, selection, payroll and benefits, worker’s comp, safety, unemployment claims, training, organizational development, and employee relations.

Southwest Signs –2014 to 2015 – Vice President of Human Resources – supporting 100+ employees in a manufacturing facility. Grew the employment base by 14%. Audited I-9’s and improved the hiring process. Established wage scales and implemented leadership training Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, selection, payroll and benefits, worker’s comp, safety, unemployment claims, training, organizational development, and employee relations.

K Partners Hospitality Group – 2010 to 2014 – Corporate Director of Human Resources – starting a Human Resources Department from scratch, supporting 860 employees at 26 locations in 5 states. Updated the Associate Handbook, audited I-9’s, implemented pre-employment assessments, developed recruiting and selection standards, and improved the hiring process. Led implementation of a new payroll and timekeeping system. Established wage scales for each property, utilizing local market data. Implemented monthly training for salaried associates and developed a small library to assist with training and development. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, selection, payroll and benefits, worker’s comp, unemployment claims, training, organizational development, employee relations, internal communications, and policy implementation and interpretation.

The Sygma Network, Inc. – 2007 to 2010 – Human Resources Manager – responsible for one exempt and two non-exempt HR positions and supporting 450 employees for a 24/7 food distribution facility. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, training, organizational development, employee relations, internal communications, and policy implementation and interpretation. Reduced recruiting expenses by 93% over 3 years, while improving retention by 20%. Led 39 exempt employees through 19 on-line courses over a 2 year period to achieve certification in a Sysco University program.

Alcoa AFL Automotive – June 2006 to July 2007 – Human Resources Manager, Texas, supervising one assistant and supporting over 300 employees in four facilities. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, training, organizational development, employee relations, internal communications, and policy implementation and interpretation. Responsible for Talent Development Program.

Coleman Co., Inc. – 2001 to 2006 - Human Resources Manager, supervising a staff of two and reporting to the head of the facility. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, safety, training, organizational development, employee relations, internal communications, and policy implementation and interpretation for a three-shift manufacturing facility of two hundred fifty employees. Established a training library, a database of skills and personality assessments, and a change environment to rejuvenate the organization. Significantly reduced the number of accidents, their severity, and their costs. Six Sigma trained, Black Belt certified. Certified Achieve Global Facilitator and qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Trained in Toyota Production Method, Lean Manufacturing, and 5S/Continuous Improvement.

Abacus Communications, L.C. – 2000 to 2001 – Human Resources Manager, supervising a staff of six and reporting to the head of the facility. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, training, employee relations, internal communications, and policy enforcement for a four hundred employee, 24-hour call center. Developed the management and supervisory staff. Improved internal procedures to ensure fair and consistent performance evaluations and salary administration. Established a database of former employees to improve the rehire process.

American TeleSource International, Inc. (“ATSI”) - 1997 to 2000 - Director of Human Resources, Administration and Facilities Management, supervising a staff of three and reporting to the CFO and the President. Established the HR Department as the first Human Resources professional employed by the company. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, training, employee relations, policy development and implementation, internal communications and international HR supervision. Also responsible for cell phones, pagers, and security under Administration Department and leases, utilities, furniture, and facilities under Facilities Management Department. Successfully built and opened four retail communication centers and a new headquarters facility, while managing four major relocations to various facilities. Served on the Executive Compensation Committee. Established a wage scale, job descriptions, and pay grades. Responsible for a departmental budget in excess of $1 million and salaries in excess of $3 million.

San Antonio Zoological Society - 1995 to 1997 - Human Resources Manager, supervising 1 HR Clerk and the Security Department and reporting to the Zoo Director. Responsible for all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, training, safety, labor relations in a unionized environment (UFCW Local 403), managing pre- and post-employment drug testing, and establishing a superior safety program resulting in a significant decrease in Workmen’s Compensation Insurance costs. Responsible for a departmental budget in excess of $900,000 and administration of salaries in excess of $3.8 million.

GC Services, L.P. - 1990 to 1994 - EEO/Affirmative Action Officer to Human Resources Administrator. Responsible for creating and maintaining 37 affirmative action plans, investigating and responding to charges of discrimination, and providing Human Resource support to 36 offices in 19 states, plus the Headquarters, including recruitment, discipline, termination reviews, and unemployment hearings. Led the company from non-compliance to compliance standing with the OFCCP. Won 57 charges of discrimination and settled 3.

Marriott Rivercenter - 1989 to 1990 - Corporate Recruiter. Responsible for recruitment and selection process for then San Antonio’s largest convention hotel. Developed new procedures for recruitment while participating in quality initiatives to improve overall productivity and improve retention.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills. Proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Strong Spanish language skills.

Certifications: Re-certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, July 2015, by the Human Resource Certification Institute. SHRM – SCP certified, December 2015. Six Sigma Black Belt.

Memberships: San Antonio Human Resource Management Association. University of Texas at San Antonio Alumni Association. Society for Human Resource Management. Advisory Board member for Adelante! Leadership Education Fund. SAHRMA committee member for Mentoring programs.

Speaking Credits: National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA) Texas L.E.A.D. Conference 2006, 2007. South Texas HR Symposium 2006, 2008. Adelante! Leadership Conference 2007, 2008, 2009.



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