Accomplished Human Resources and Payroll professional with an outstanding record of success. Personal characteristics consists of high levels of integrity, reliability, loyalty and trust in matters of confidentiality. Proven track record of facilitating efficiencies and continuance improvements in Human Resources operations. Displays empathy and respect while communicating, listening and relating to individuals on both professional and personal levels. Superior leadership skills with established ability to lead, manage and train large groups, small groups, as well as, individuals. Self-motivated with great negotiation and persuading skills. Adheres to confidentiality clauses. Great verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Loop Paper Recycling-Chicago, Illinois March 2019-Present
Partners with managers on performance management
Policy review and implementation
Assists employees with payroll and benefits inquires
Conducts background checks
Updates employee data information via HRIS (ADP Workforce Now)
Run ad hoc reports as requested
Handles employee relation matters for multiple sites/locations
Recruiting (resume review, phone screenings and scheduling interviews with managers)
Confidential Non-Profit Organization-Chicago, Illinois Jan 2019-March 2019
HR Professional (Contract)
Served as the main point-of-contact for new hires with benefits and payroll related questions, as well as managers and Field Human Resources Business Partners on reporting needs and other requests.
Conducted phone screens of applicants for open positions
Scheduled interviews with hiring managers.
Conducted new hire orientations ensuring that new hires could access the ADP Workforce Now Portal.
Managed leave of absence files while working with the disability vendor to ensure dates of leave and pay accuracy.
Ran 403B reports and assisted retirees with pension elections.
Ran and provided ad hoc reports as requested by Vice President of Human Resources.
Wilton Brands, Naperville, Illinois
HR Business Partner, December 2016- July 2018
Partnered with assigned client groups to develop and execute HR strategies, programs, and solutions. Supported company’s compensation practices, including annual merit process. Guided management on compensation-related decisions and benchmarking. Conducted onboarding and off-boarding processes.
Partnered with the Learning & Development team to identify, design and deliver training needs to support individual development plans and functional initiatives.
Lead efforts to identify, retain and develop top performing employees
Provided coaching on the performance feedback process and calibration.
Participated in annual compensation surveys. Collaborated on salary quotes for new hires, promotions, transfers, and other compensation actions.
Supported corporate initiatives and communicated to leadership and team members
Partnered with functional managers on the hiring, performance management, promotions and separation activities
Worked in partnership with managers and employees to address concerns and help improve the working environment
Benefits/Payroll Analyst, September 2014-November 2016
Processed monthly invoices, tracked benefit expenses, and maintained accurate files. Entered
data and generated enrollment, plan utilization, and expense reports. Managed annual
enrollment and benefit changes. Assisted with wellness events and other HR/benefits-
sponsored initiatives. Processed and reviewed semi-monthly payroll reports for accuracy.
Maintained payroll records and files and managed archival process. Updated HRIS system
and system records.
Prepared and processed 401 (k) plan transactions, including new participants, changes, terminations, and loans.
Explained and enforced human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, and government regulations.
Navigant Consulting, Chicago, Illinois
Payroll Specialist, May 2007-August 2014
Ran, reviewed, and audited payroll reports bi-weekly and produced “on-demand” checks. Researched and resolved employee and management questions. Resolved over-payment issues, income adjustments, and other transactions matters. Disbursed bi-weekly reporting for treasury. Issued bi-weekly payments to employees on leave of absence (state disability leave, military, family medical leave, and paid disability leave).
Conducted bi-weekly review of 401(k) amounts to ensure maximum amount is not exceeded
Directed onboarding process and performed quarterly audits of benefit deductions.
AON, Chicago, Illinois, Leave of Absence Case Manager, June 2004-May 2007.
Acted as liaison between third-party claim administrators and human resource professionals. Compiled, prepared, reviewed, and reconciled, leave of absence (LOA) reports, questions, paperwork, and payments.
Assisted in writing and revising of company policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure state and federal compliance.
Senior Payroll Specialist, June 2000-June 2004. Resolved over-payments issues, income adjustments, and other various high-level payroll related transactions. Produced “on-demand” checks and processed garnishments, support orders, and tax levies. Administered corporate benefits, including life and health insurance. Reviewed and updated 401(k) participant elections; reviewed and processed employee timesheets.
HR Analyst, September1998-June 2000. Reviewed/validated new hire, terminations, departmental transfers, pay rate increases, and job change paperwork. Managed and maintained personal employee files, records, and other confidential matter. Assisted in resolving human resource company issues.
Master of Human Resource Management – Keller Graduate School of Management – 2012
Bachelor of Arts/Liberal Arts – Columbia College – 1998
ADP Systems; Workforce Now; ADP Pay Force; PCPW; PeopleSoft; Lotus Notes; SAP Business Objects; Report Smith; Success Factors; Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint); Human Resource Information System (HRIS); eTime System
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Staffing Management Association (SMA) of Greater Chicago