Yolanda Lopez, BS
Areas of Expertise
Training & Development
Corsicana Mattress – Corsicana, TX 12/2017 – Current
Human Resource Manager. Provided support to over 1000 staff personnel located in 12 regions off-site locations: Alabama, Philadelphia, Illinois, Tennessee, Connecticut, (4) Texas, Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina. Responsible for recruiting corporate and all production positions for plants. Maintain personnel records, policy/procedures, terminations, job descriptions. Responsible for phone screening all management and corporate positions. Ensures all paperwork related to talent management practices is completed, on time, and accurate. Conduct new team member orientation. Review of all merit increase not to exceed 10%. Employee relations, unity this includes job postings, advertisement. Serve as a resource for effective recruiting and on-boarding processes. Provide HR support and consultation to managers and staff. Assist with the implementation of company-wide specific HR programs and processes. Coach Managers on the performance management process and the creation and implementation of performance improvement plans. Compliance with HR policies and governmental regulations. Gain credibility by building collaborative relationship with managers. Work with HR team to drive annual salary, bonus ensuring highest performers and compensated in line with their business impact. Communication to plant managers regarding HR initiatives through both verbal and written communication. Provide coaching and/or programs to address business issues related to areas such as workforce planning/selection, compensation, retention, organizational structure, associate development, succession planning and talent management. Systems ADP, Taleo, PayChex, OHM, PayCom
DIRECCTO CONSTRUCTION – Lubbock, TX 6/2007 – 12/2017
Human Resource Director. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and measuring effectiveness of services provided within the company. Responsibilities include oversight of Foreman and Contractors. Position is responsible for high-level administrative functions. Directs and coordinates overall functioning of all Human Resources, Benefits and Compensation. Responsible for negotiating benefit plans and premium costs. Implemented Cost Savings Employee Initiative program. Recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding, and orientation. Negotiation and conflict resolution. Establish and maintain rapport with people of diverse backgrounds and professional levels. Employee relations and retention. Ensuring accurate and timely performance appraisals. Updating and maintaining HRIS PeopleSoft to ensure timeliness of applications, terminations, new hires, pay rate changes, and promotions; while following correct procedural guidelines in regard to affirmative action plans. Chairing small group meetings to identify existing staff issues and developing a plan of action to correct concerns in a timely manner. Prepared quarterly and annual federal and state payroll tax withholding and earnings and returns. Maintain and report all worker’s compensation claims and reporting requirements. Coordinate with insurance on accident incident reporting; as well as return to work programs. Manage and maintain employee deduction records, garnishments, tax levies, tools, uniforms and child support, student loans etc. Implemented new SAGE HRIS program, streamlined processes from manual to electronic. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements including FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, ADA regulation. Negotiation and conflict resolution. Establish and maintain rapport with people of diverse backgrounds and professional levels. Systems HRIS Peoplesoft, Sage HRIS,
BREEDLOVE FOODS, INC. - Lubbock, Texas 6/2005 – 6/ 2007
Human Resources Director. Report directly to the COO. Responsible for recruiting all production positions for plant. Maintain personnel records, policy/procedures, terminations, job descriptions. Responsible for new hire processing, coaching, dispute resolutions, and benefits compensation for over 150 staff personnel. Directly involved in the writing of grants that were vital to the company’s business plan. Established their 1st ever Employee Handbook, ensuring all federal, state and local policies were implemented. Administered and enrol employees for benefit programs, including: medical, dental and vision, HSA, short/long term disability, supplemental life, 401(k), Section 125 plans. Unemployment processing, hearing and appeals. Managing leave of absences. Conducting accident investigation and ensuring corrective actions are taken. Performing periodic safety audits. Managed all Workers Compensation claims and return to work program. OSHA record keeping. Maintain employee payroll deduction information, and audit monthly premium statements. Prepare and distribute weekly payroll cost reports. Performing exit interview to look for areas of improvement. Consulting managers regarding employee relation issues. Publishing a monthly company newsletter.
ALAMOSA PCS - Lubbock, Texas 9/2000 – 6/2005 Human Resources Generalist. Provided support to over 1000 staff personnel located in 8 regions off-site locations: Wisconsin, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and California. Responsible for recruiting all production positions for plant. Maintain personnel records, policy/procedures, terminations, job descriptions. Responsible for recruiting and interviewing all sales and management positions. Coordinate and team with department managers on talent management actions. Ensures all paperwork related to talent management practices is completed, on time, and accurate. Conduct new team member orientation. Developed annual statistical summaries for the EEOC and corporate affirmative action
Plan. Participate in job fairs with schools and community this includes job postings, advertisement. Serve as a resource for effective recruiting and on-boarding processes. Serve as primary contact talent management programs including sexual harassment, morale, and performance review system. Recruit and provide further
Support for retaining “difficult to fill” positions in stores to achieve required staffing levels. Applicant tracking system and background checks. Responsible for coaching and consulting team member issues arise. Act as a safety manger and conduct or assist in safety training.
TEXAS DEPT. OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE – Lubbock, Texas 7/1989 – 9/2000
Assistant Director of Human Resources. Direct all functions of Human Resources with an emphasis on benefits administration for a workforce of approximately 1500 employees. Oversee safety, Cobra, FMLA, ADA and FLSA, OSHA, and other legal regulations to ensure compliance. Investigating and resolving employee complaints and/or grievance. Implement and performed disciplinary actions, performance evaluations. Participate in job fairs with schools and community this includes job postings, advertisement. Serve as a resource for effective recruiting and on-boarding processes. Conducting accident investigation and ensuring corrective actions are taken. Performing periodic safety audits. Managed all Workers Compensation claims and return to work program and OSHA recordkeeping. Responsible for new hire processing, coaching, dispute resolutions, and benefits compensation. Union experience, mediator, collective bargaining.
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
National Society for Human Resources Management
Lubbock Society for Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Science – ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Lubbock Christian University – Lubbock, Texas - 2006