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Human Resources Specialist with 5+ years of HR experience, supporting companies and top executives with high-performance corporate objectives. Ambitious and goal-oriented working efficiently with deadlines and translate visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals. P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
SHUTTERSTOCK, New York, NY
HR Specialist/Immigration Consultant Contract, April 2018 – August2018
Maintained and updated HRIS records and compiled reports from database.
Administered termination processes, including conducting exit interviews and coordinating with all departments to ensure proper termination for existing employees.
Supported recruiting by assisting in interviewing/candidate selection for employment visas.
Managed ongoing performance feedback and the year end evaluation process.
Oversee and monitor employment visa and work authorization processes from application to approval to renewal (H-1B, PERM, L1)
Lead, maintain, and analyze visa and green card applications and monthly extensions.
Work with legal counsel to complete applications and supporting documents for submission to government agencies for U.S. work authorization and employment visas.
Ensure organization of immigration compliance records including data input and maintenance.
Partner with Payroll/HRIS to ensure immigration status is tracked within HRIS to ensure accurate reporting and taxes. PROFESSIONAL ACCESS, New York, NY
HR Specialist, April 2015 – August 2017
Coordinated on-boarding process for new hires, including new hire paperwork and new hire orientation.
Created job descriptions, offer letters, confirmation of promotions, and visa invitation letters.
Managed 120 employees on employee and labor relations issues, ensuring HR policies and management practices comply with company regulations.
Oversaw and reviewed payroll on bi-weekly basis for 120 associates.
Reconciled benefits administration (Medical, Dental, Vision benefits).
Offered guidance to associates during open enrollment and was point of contact to answer questions and concerns about benefit options for new hires.
International Management and training experience working with India colleagues on employee relations.
Maintained HRIS records and compiled reports from the database, including governmental reporting such as EEO-1report and headcount monthly reports.
Assisted with semi-annual review process, ensuring review templates are up-to-date, collecting and saving employee reviews and summaries.
Responded to employee relations issues, policy and procedure compliance, career growth, benefit and payroll questions.
Completed regular audit routines to ensure offer letters have correct start dates and salary.
Conducted exit interviews and terminations.
Managed and maintained accuracy and confidentiality of all documentation and personnel records for employees and benefits.
Prepared and processed Employee Change Notices for all staffing changes as requested and administer appropriate changes in HRIS.
EIHAB HUMAN SERVICES, Springfield Gardens, NY
Human Resources Coordinator December 2012 – November 2014
Conducted Orientations for new employees, and prepared job descriptions, termination and transfer letters. Streamlined maintenance of new applicants by creating HR database spreadsheet. Helped to facilitate organization and structure.
Awarded Employee of the Month for valuable work asset and employee integrity.
Performed ongoing projects such as internal audits in collaboration with all levels of the organization.
Established and organized maintenance of department record, I-9, and Statewide Central Registry Database background checks for three local states- NY, NJ, and PA.
Created internal job posting to enable online recruitment for the organization.
Processed worker’s compensation, Disability Act, and Health benefits. E D U C A T I O N
LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Beirut, Lebanon
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, June 2012
Graduated with Distinction
A D D I T I O N A L S K I L L S
Knowledge of Human Resources employment laws and policies.
Experience working with senior leadership and the ability to operate and influence in matrix and flexible environment.
Ability to prioritize competing demands and multitask.
Proven ability to work efficiently both independently and as a contributing member of the Human Resources team and various other internal departments.
Detail orientated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan for and manage multiple priorities.
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).