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Human Resource Generalist/Director

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
May 18, 2018

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**** ** *** ***** 954-***-****

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Dynamic, multi-disciplined Human Resource Professional with diverse experience and proven record of accomplishment and leadership. Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State, and Local employment laws and hiring policies to ensure compliance. A self- starter and leader who consistently exceeds performance expectations. Other strengths encompass:

Recruitment/Hiring Policies Employee Relations/Recognition Workers Compensation

Compensation Administration/Benefits Enrollment Personnel Training/Development Performance Appraisals

EEOC, ADA, COBRA, and FMLA I-9 Documentation/Compliance Safety Polished staff manager who leads by example. Creative, innovative thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills able to relate well to individuals at all levels, from diverse multicultural backgrounds. Successfully screen, recruit, and hire individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals. Possess an outstanding work ethic and high personal standards of achievement. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Warwick - Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 2016 - Present

Property Manager

Manage day-to-day operations of a 140-unit 11-story condo building on the intracoastal waterway. Responsibilities include tenant relations, sales and leasing, landscaping, property maintenance, inspections, violations, parking, renovations, vendor management, security, accounting, budgets, and compliance. On call 24/7. Human Resource Accountabilities

Screen résumés and conduct phone and in-person interviews adhering to EEO guidelines.

Act as a benefits specialist and address employee benefit inquiries. Track employee hours and time off, and submit biweekly payroll.

Ensure files and records are maintained in accordance with legal requirements and Company policies and procedures.

Effectively communicate and model the company's philosophy, culture and vision.

Maintain excellent communications and positive relationships with employees to promote employee satisfaction.

Stay abreast and current on employment laws in order to ensure compliance with Federal and State labor laws. WOLKAR, LLC 2010 - Current

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the human resource function for this property management company. Areas of responsibility encompass hiring, personnel training/development, payroll/compensation administration, employee relations, benefits enrollment, and termination processing. Administer and oversee all worker’s compensation claims. Maintain confidential personnel files.

Serve as Primary Plan Administrator for company 401(k) Plan as well as Primary Benefits Administration and Enrollment Officer for Medical, Dental, and COBRA.

Stay abreast and current on employment laws and participate in continuing training in order to limit the risks of H/R legal exposure due to noncompliance with Federal and State law.

Negotiated annual benefits contracts and worked directly with the agent to get better renewals.

Updated employee handbook as laws and management changes occur.

Highly involved with employee relations and assisting managers in their professional development, as well as, disciplinary actions.

Designed, developed and maintained current job descriptions that are EEOC and ADA compliant. Florida State Supreme Court Certified Mediator - Circuit/Civil/Foreclosure 2001 - Current Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County 2004 - 2009

Director of Human Resources and Safety

Hired as the first Human Resources Director for the organization in its 50 year history accountable for creating and ongoing management of the department. Areas of responsibility included employment (recruiting, hiring and terminations), new hire orientation, policies/procedures, wage and salary administration, payroll, safety, employee benefits administration, 401(k) administration, employee relations, records maintenance, unemployment and worker’s compensation. (Cont. P2) Stan Switzer 954-***-**** Page Two PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County - (continued)

Implemented various company benefits including paid time off policies, disability insurance, life insurance, and 401k plan.

Served as the main contact for employees for compensation, payroll, 401(k), insurance, employment verifications, and various other personnel issues. Maintained human resources records and employee files.

Designed, developed and implemented the company Employee Handbook and made updates as laws and management changed.

Implemented a formal interviewing process, as well as a wage structure. Conducted performance reviews and determined salary increases. Demonstrated ability to lead and influence strategic change in an organization while championing core values.

Participated in ongoing Individual Development Plan (IDP) process for managers and staff. International Courier Service - South Florida/Freeport, Bahamas 1995 - 2001


Directed business operations of this courier company offering daily courier service to the Bahamas. Clients included The Grand Bahamas Port Authority, Princess Casino & Vacations, Grand Bahamas Tourist Board, I.A.T. Cancer Clinic, Grand Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, UNEXSO, Silver Sands Hotel, Ocean Reef Yacht Club, Coral Beach Hotel, and Freeport News.

Acquired this 30-year old business and expanded, refined, and reorganized operation. Re-evaluated billing procedures and enhanced revenue by 50%.

International Aircraft Support Group - Miami, FL 1990 -1995

Director of Human Resources/Safety

Created and implemented the start-up human resource program for this company specializing in the sale of re-certified and new aircraft parts. Company had offices in Florida and Texas and global centers in Spain and Africa generating revenues in excess of $45M and employing a staff of 350. Directed all start-up operations including accounting, computerization, recruiting, training, worker’s compensation, insurance, 401k, credit union, safety programs, and preventative health programs.

Decreased insurance costs while improving employee benefit programs.

Implemented thorough hiring practices and monitoring of employees, resulting in decreased staff turnover.

Streamlined personnel by cross-training and creative placement in more cost-effective positions.

Conducted supervisory training, employee orientation and initiated “shared work experience” days between departments.

Designed modules for satellite office to eliminate large rental fees.

Initiated annual charity golf tournament, netting more than $25,000 annually.

Instituted the Wellness program at International Aircraft Support Group in concert with a health provider and clinic which resulted in reduced absenteeism and fewer on-the-job accidents. OTHER EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Psychology/Sociology, Broward College - Fort Lauderdale, FL EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Master of Arts Degree, Counseling and Guidance

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration/Spanish Elon University, Elon, NC

Florida State Certified Mediator


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - National and Broward County Chapters COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

ENTOURAGE, Broward County for the Performing Arts/Community Involvement Center; Rotary Club Fort Lauderdale; Patio Condominium Association, President

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