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Human Resources Employee Relations

Trenton, New Jersey, United States
April 19, 2018

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Sean L Beckerman * Allen Drive, Allentown, NJ ****1 609-***-****


Performance-driven professional with combined expertise in Human Resources management, recruiting, corporate and employment laws. Strategy architect in the development of innovative HR initiatives to streamline processes and capitalize on organizational growth opportunities. A creative thinker, problem solver and decision maker who effectively balances the needs of employees with the mission of the organization.


REGIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, Extensis Group Woodbridge, NJ 2/2017 - Present Certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides personalized HR solutions, competitive benefits, payroll services, and risk and compliance services. Responsible for the delivery of the full suite of human resources services to client owners, influencers and decision makers and represent the company as the essential go-to person for HR matters. Support clients in driving strategic HR objectives in the areas of performance management, compensation planning, role definition, talent acquisition, organization structure, training and development.

• Managed a team consisting of 10 HR Generalists, 12 HR Assistants and 4 Payroll Associates.

• Maintained a book of business consisting of 70+ clients containing over 1,000 worksite employees.

• Saved over $2 million in legal fees and potential litigation by successfully handling global employee relations cases.

• Designed and delivered web-based employee management self-service tools improving leadership HR engagement.

• Increased background screening compliance 65% amongst 30,000+ leaders by deploying a new, web based system

• Coordinated and monitored compliance with state and federal while serving as EEOC/Diversity and OSHA/Safety Officer.

• Co-authored company's employee handbook outlining payroll, background checks, benefits, company policies, breaks, vacation, and performance expectations for exempt and non-exempt employees

• Led the transformation of HR to a more consultative organization by upgrading talent and offering more value-added services and programs intended to align more closely to business strategy.

• Managed and oversaw benefits and compensation programs, employee training, on-boarding and orientation

• Partnered with HR staff on conducting workplace investigations, consulting legal when necessary. DIRECTOR OF TALENT ACQUISITION & HR OPERATIONS, Berlitz International Princeton, NJ 1/2015 - 2/2017 Global leadership training and language education company with more than 500 locations in more than 70 countries. Head of a new department responsible for applying expert skills in employee relations, recruitment and retention, organizational development, performance management, succession planning, policies development and implementation, workplace initiatives, and inclusion and diversity. Provided HR management for over 300 employees while reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources.

• Managed a team of 8 HR Associates, 6 Payroll Associates, 4 Recruiters, 2 Coordinators and 1 Benefits Administrator.

• Updated and implemented new full-life cycle recruitment and on-boarding strategies for the entire organization.

• Fully accountable for increase of management retention by 40% & employee retention by 85%, realizing a $200K cost savings.

• Developed an internship program, including creating requisitions and salary guidelines affiliated with Nike Sports.

• Conducted Talent Review and Succession Planning sessions to determine organizational deficiencies and development plans.

• Spearheaded the annual employee performance appraisal process.

• Served as Project Manager of the company's integration to a new Human Resources Information System.

• Introduced a new company compensation program based on seniority, title, and performance.

• Functioned as acting head of Total Rewards overseeing Compensation, Benefits, and Wellness team programs.

• Assisted in the selection of benefit programs for medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance, 401k, and workers compensation.

• Reworked new-hire orientation program to include HR information and company resources.

• Spearheaded new web based performance management system resulting in a 40% increase in management usage.

Strategic Human Resources Planning

High Performing Talent Acquisition

Training Development & Facilitation

Change Management & Reengineering

Succession Planning & Development

Performance Compensation Programs

Merger & Acquisition Restructuring

Field & Corporate Office Collaboration

National Employment Law Expertise

Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusion

Sean L Beckerman – page 2 609-***-**** NOVO NORDISK Princeton, NJ 1/2008 - 1/2015

Multinational pharmaceutical/healthcare company with production facilities in eight countries, and affiliates or offices in 75 countries. Strategic partner responsible for understanding core business strategies, goals and objectives. Responsible for approximately 300 domestic employees that eventually grew to 1200 employees globally. Provided support to management in all region offices including recruitment, compensation, training, performance management and employee relations. Green Belt trained for leading process improvement teams and developing/maintaining various dashboards and metrics. Human Resources Manager/Business Partner [6/2010 - 12/2014]

• Mediate and conflict resolution on employee issues using current policies and disciplinary actions.

• Served as strategic adviser on all departmental restructuring, workforce planning and business realignments.

• Implemented management and compliance training.

• Revamped content and delivery of orientation materials creating a more interactive program.

• Managed and communicated corporate-wide benefits upgrade, expanding benefits and providers while reducing costs.

• Trained management team on interviewing techniques and best practices, conducting workshops and coaching sessions. Human Resources Generalist [1/2009 - 6/2010]

• Assisted with administration of company-wide human resources policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with corporate, federal and state legal requirements.

• Partnered with HR Business Partner in Employee Relations, Workers Compensation and Leave of Absence administration.

• Mediate and conflict resolution on employee issues using current policies and disciplinary actions. Assistant Human Resources Manager [1/2008 - 1/2009]

• Recognized as a departmental and company-wide resource for the internal policies or procedures

• Designed training courses and materials to meet the training needs of the company.

• Conducted new employee orientation.

TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER, Robert Half International Princeton, NJ 3/2006 - 12/2007 Human resource consulting firm and is credited as being the world's first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm, with over 325 locations worldwide. Responsible for overall hands-on management of full life-cycle recruitment: staffing strategy, sourcing, recruiting, pre-screening, interviewing, candidate development, offer negotiation and hiring for various levels within the organization. Support all HR standards of recruiting; including time to fill, quality of hire, and candidate yield ratios.

• Developed HR Business Partner Roles leading to organizational change, leadership development, succession planning, recruitment, employee relations and compensation plans and implementation.

• Guided and advised management in developing strategic plans on organizational and staffing issues. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION CREDENTIALS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Drexel University (Major Biological Sciences, Minor: Biochemistry) 2004 DOCTORATE CURRICULUM, Rutgers University & UMDNJ 2004 - 2006 CERTIFIED MEDIATOR, National Association of Certified Mediators 2006 CERTIFIED WORKPLACE MEDIATOR AND TRAINER, Mediation Training Institute 2010 SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT, American Society for Quality 2013 PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES, HR Certification Institute 2015 PUBLIC SPEAKING LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION, Toastmasters International 2017 SHRM-SENIOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM, Society for Human Resources Management Present PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS









Sean L Beckerman – page 3 609-***-**** TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE

AcciLIM, Adobe Suite, APEX, Ascentis, AccessIT, ADP, Applicant Onboarding System, Boolean Search, Certiphi, Cisco, Citrix, ComplianceWire, Concur, E-Time, HireRight, Hodes IQ, HR Advantage, HR Cloud, Job Science, KRB 2xBrassRing, LegalEase, Microsoft Suite, Micro J Plus, Oracle, Paychex Payroll, PeopleSoft, People-Trak, Sage ACT!, SAP, SharePoint (WSS, MOSS), SimpleHR, SkillSoft, Skill Survey, SmartWorks, Solaris, Taleo, Talent Path, Thomson Reuters, Ultipro, Vendor Management Systems, VirtualEdge, WeComply

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