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Employee Relations Manager

Dublin, California, United States
September 07, 2018

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Ruth A. Ramirez

650-***-**** •

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST with extensive background in employee relations, benefits, compensation, research

and analysis, processes and procedures, training and development, recruitment, and project management. Creative,

versatile, resourceful, and energetic team builder, who inspires confidence, generates enthusiasm, and willingly accepts

responsibility. Pro-active, hands-on leader with strong communication and technology skills. Embodies personal commitment to

company goals and objectives. Exceptional multi-tasking, record-keeping and organizational skills complement the ability to

complete projects with tight time parameters. Promotes a customer-focused orientation with the department. Technology

Snapshot: MS Office, ADP, Paychex, Internet research

Employee Relations ~ Salary Administration ~ Employee Benefits ~ Workman’s Compensation ~ Recruitment ~ Terminations Training & Development ~ Salary/Wage Surveys ~ New Department Organization & Development

Compliance ~ Process Improvements ~ Change Management ~ Documentation ~ Employment Law ~ Benefits

Employee Counseling ~ Multi-State Payroll ~ ADA / FMLA / EEO ~ Performance Management ~ Dispute Settlement


Contract, HR Support Solutions, St. George Spirits 4/16- 7/18

Develop process and procedures for communication among staff and management.

Development of FDA approved process for compliance with staff

Wrote and provided training for Harassment and discrimination prevention

All aspects of employee relations

Authored State and Federal compliant handbook

Contract, Robert Half Management, 1/18- 4/18

Development of processes for tracking FMLA leaves in a company of over 500

Communicated with staff regarding legal statues of FMLA/CFRA/PDL/ADA compliance

Troubleshoot benefits issues with employees,

Enrollment of new hires into benefits

Updated internal software for tracking of all leaves

HR Manager, New World Health Staffing 8/16-9/17

Designed new on boarding process for more efficient introduction onto workforce

Conceived and delivered 360 evaluations for management staff

Wrote and Implemented policy for processing of background check and fingerprinting via the SJPD

All aspects required for successful recruitment for all levels of placement

Created compliant job descriptions

Scripted and provided management training

Authored State and Federal compliant handbook

Design and execution of new health benefits for a staff of 70

Contract, Robert Half Management, 3/16- 8/16

Developed, and implemented process for Workshare

Handled all aspects of employee relations

Lead recruitment for C-level executives to line staff

Audit payroll for inconsistencies

Assisted employees with all employee benefits issues and wellness program

Development of Sr. Manager on how to do employee ranking

Review & update of regulatory requirements to ensure compliance, ITAR, ISO, OSHA

Directed HR coordinator in best business practices for HR

Revised job descriptions for multiple position for FLSA compliance

Director of HR, Petersen Dean, Fremont, CA; 6/15 –2/16

Handled all aspects of employee relations for multiple states within company, employee count 1500

Changed overall perspective of the HR department company wide

Developed and implemented termination process for cross check with payroll systems

Researched, Developed and Implemented strategic process for better efficiency with inter departmental communication

Assisted in Compliance audit for 401k

Developed performance appraisals

Coached upper management on substantial performance and liability issues

Reconciled monthly benefit charges, revised current benefits

Assisted in Workers Compensation audit

Hired additional staff to HR and Payroll department going from 3 employees to 7

HR Manager, Amidi Group of Companies, CA; 8/14 –6/15

Handled all aspects of employee relations for multiple site and companies

Implemented adherence to polices already in place

Lead FLSA audit for all position for State and Federal compliance

Authored performance appraisals

Coached management on substantial performance and liability issues

Guided corporate counsel on state and federal employment laws

Reduced benefits cost by $72k annually

Author of 5 different handbook for all Amidi entities

Director of HR, Alpha Flight Guru, San Bruno, CA; Contract, 4/13 – 7/13- 2/14 –8/14

Researched and Developed payroll system set up with ADP for State and Federal wage compliance

Wrote and implemented Vacation and Sick policies for multiple states.

Lead FLSA audit for all position for State and Federal compliance

Oversaw all aspects of employee relations; collaborates with other managers to ensure that all employee relations policies are strictly enforced.

Developed job description and performance appraisals,

Trained management on new system and appropriate evaluation methods

VP of HR, Evolve Discovery, CA; 6/09 – 1/13

Initially hired as an HR Manager, promoted shortly thereafter; grew and fortified the HR function, instituting new policies and programs for a litigation and eDiscovery software solutions provider that targets AMLaw 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies.

Served as the author of all business initiatives as related to the build-out of Human Resources goals, functions and policies for a company that has grown by a factor of 3x in that last three (3) years to 150 people.

Oversaw all aspects of employee relations; collaborates with other managers

Responsible for spearheading all recruiting and employee on-boarding initiatives. Designed all new HR forms and new hire orientation package, created employee handbook and safety manual

Wrote all job descriptions for the company’s first salary administration and benefits program

Conducted salary surveys and other wage research for specific geographic regions in order to determine wage scales

Referred to the company’s salary administration program when determining the correct wage for each job classification

Negotiated terms and conditions of employment with new hires, including sign-on bonus and relocation packages.

Administered all benefits programs and processes, including benefits enrollments, changes and terminations

Instituted the company’s performance evaluation policy

Enforced compliances to state & federal employment laws including EEOC, ADA, EDD and FLSA

Organized and conducted employee orientations; identified vendors for training and development seminars.

Teamed with other managers concerning the creation of company committees

Instituted new 401k and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) updated and educated employees on new benefits programs.

Managed an HR budget of $75k Supervised one (1) payroll specialist and two (2) executive assistants


Coursework, City College of San Francisco, CA

Certificate of Completion – Numerous coursework in HR-related functions including of compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, leaves of absence, workers’ compensation and workplace safety/security

PHR (Professional in Human Resources) - recertification will be effective 2019

Member: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)

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