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Human Resources

Santa Maria, California, United States
100K - 110K
September 13, 2018

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Dharamesh Patel

Director of Human Resources - UCP WORK Inc

Santa Maria, CA


To obtain a full time position with an organization where I can apply my diverse skills and background while contributing to the success of my employer.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Director of Human Resources


April 2015 to Present

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara/Carpinteria

Responsible for the administration and management of Human Resources, including: all phases of the employment process, staff development, training, compensation, benefits administration, ensuring legal compliance and employee relations.

• Responsible for the management of learning within the organization and the development of programs, in-service training and activities that foster employee growth

• Directs staff development for all levels of staff within the organization through the acquisition of knowledge, skills attitudes, abilities and competencies which result in improved job performance

• Enhance staff competencies through the development of training activities

• Plans and conducts certain trainings

• Responsible for management of recruiting, screening, interviewing, completing paperwork and background checks and placing exempt/non-exempt staff

• Assists and supports managers and supervisors in the employment process

• Plans and oversees employee orientation programs

• Designs and implements specialized employment programs

• Plans and implements staff development programs such as mentoring, employee recognition and career development

• Designs and administers performance appraisal systems

• Develops and maintains records and reports

• Supervises and trains other Human Resources/Administrative staff

• Communicates benefit information to employees

• Assists in the organization's strategic and business planning to determine the major HR needs, strategies and philosophies

• Administers the Agency appeal and grievance process

• Administers the unemployment paperwork

• Attends unemployment hearings

• Conducts discrimination/harassment investigations, etc.

• Develops/maintains internal employee tracking system

• Implements strategies for organizational growth and change

• Provides input into the formulation and modification of policies and procedures

• Maintains and writes job descriptions

• Monitors and coordinates methods of employee performance appraisals to enhance effectiveness, uniformity and timeliness

• Attends and participates in in-service training, staff meetings, and other activities to facilitate professional development

• Works cooperatively with others including all staff, supervisors, co-workers, administrators, individuals served, community professionals, customers, vendors and the public

• Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed HR Manager

Microdyn-Nadir - Goleta, CA

July 2012 to April 2015

Responsible for recruiting and performing all HR related functions for TriSep Corporation a manufacturing company.

• Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.

• Back up for semi-monthly payroll

• Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants.

• Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion and employee benefits.

• Employee relations, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, terminating employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

• Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.

• Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.

• Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, and helping resolve work-related problems.

• Serve as Safety manager and direct the safety committee. Conduct safety meetings and worksite audits.

• Perform all tasks related to Worker's Comp and unemployment administration

• Other HR duties as assigned

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Yajen Investments, Inc - Santa Barbara, CA

October 2003 to July 2012

Own and operate two profitable Quizno's locations in the Santa Barbara area. Solely responsible for day to day operations, marketing, customer service related issues, management of employees, and all accounting related duties.

• Guaranteed excellent customer service satisfaction

• Analyzed demographic and social trends to optimize potential revenues

• Responsible for HR related tasks (hiring, firing and performance reviews)

• Maintained AP and AR accounts, reconcile various related liability accounts

• Oversaw cash disbursement, expense recording and cash reconciliation

• Responsible for bank accounts reconciliation and credit card reconciliation

• Performed reconciliation for all balance sheet accounts

• Inventory order management

• Cash Flow management/forecasting

• Local store marketing

• Maintained the company's general ledger, including posting and preparing opening, adjusting and closing journal entries. Prepare financial statement HR Manager

Honeywell Corporation - Santa Clara, CA

June 1999 to October 2003

Responsible for recruiting and performing employee relations functions for senior management and R&D employees for 3 different facilities located in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and San Jose, CA.

• Provided HR support for over 300 employees at 3 different facilities.

• Administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs

• Recruited senior management and research and development candidates.

• Compensation and benefit administration for all employees

• performance management and improvement systems

• Corrective action and review process administration.

• Organized team building events.

• Maintained Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) HR Manager

Target Corporation - Foster City, CA

June 1997 to June 1999

Responsible for all recruiting and performing employee relations functions for a Target store with 200 employees.

• Head of all HR functions at store level

• Hired and conducted orientations for all new employees for the store

• Allocated Payroll to each department

• performance management and improvement systems

• Corrective action and review process administration.

• Organized team building events

• Maintained Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Sales/Front End Manager

Target Corporation - San Jose, CA

June 1995 to June 1997

Responsible for sales department functions and front end operations of a Target store.

• Worked with suppliers to place orders for new merchandise.

• Maintained stocks levels in the store.

• Contracted qualified personnel to meet the department store's needs.

• Trained new employees for customer service positions.

• Supervised staff operations to increase profitability. Skills



• BS in Industrial Psychology, Minor in Business Administration - Cal State University - East Bay '95

• HR Certification Program in Progress at UCSB - 4/2013 - Present

• Benefits and payroll administration

• HRMS Database Administration and Maintenance

• Program and Event Management

• Labor/Employee Relations

• HR Policy and Procedure

• Employee Counseling

• Legal issues and compliance (ADA, EEO, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, ESOPs)

• Confidential Record Keeping

• Staff Recruitment and Retention

• Employee Development and Training

• Strong computer skills - Proficient in Excel (i.e. Vlookup & Pivot tables), MS Office, MS Windows XP, and QuickBooks

• Experience working in a small and public company environment

• Managing and Operating self-owned business

• Excellent customer service and management skills

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