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Human Resource Employee Relations

Astoria, New York, United States
May 12, 2019

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Professional Summary

Certified Human Resource Professional with 7 years of recent college education and over 18 years of progressive HR experience—across multiple industries and states—including recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, compliance, payroll processing, policy development, safety, and employee relations.

Professional Experience

TFP1, Inc. dba Total Fire Protection Brooklyn, NY

Promoted to HR Manager after 7 months as HR Generalist October 2017 – Present

Successfully reduced candidate background screening costs by 20%.

Transitioned company from Easy Clocking/BDB-Viventium/BambooHR to ADP Workforce Now.

Increased employee headcount 46%.

Created and presented NYS and NYC compliant sexual harassment prevention training, reporting, and investigation policy and procedures.

Introduced, designed, and implemented a paper-based 3600 performance feedback program and an Employee Recognition program.

Own complete HCM department to support a total headcount >100.

Managed a team of five office clerical and janitorial staff.

Researched, identified, negotiated, and contracted a replacement for three disparate software programs for one HRIS.

Communication management via Scala and digital signage throughout the corporate office.

Accomplished audit and revamp of entire personnel files to bring company in compliance with DHS, DOL, HIPPA,

Designed and implemented a DEI program to attract and retain all classes of individuals through corporate culture awareness and culturally embracing events to promote innovation through education.

Transitioned employee benefits program from one broker to another, adding a Cafeteria 125 plan.

Completely overhauled and rewrote Employee Handbook, with continuous revisions.

Tristar Rehab, Inc. Homosassa, FL

HR Representative for Florida, Kansas, and Missouri January 2017 – August 2017

Provided remote expert coaching and counseling to 1,000+ team members and managers, assisting in benefits enrollments, facility openings, disciplinary advice, and documentation.

Acclimated to customized software packages swiftly with limited training.

Prepared a complete compensation analysis for all 17 states and employee level to drill down to locality data.

Mentored HR Admin on HR theory and best practices.

Received 8,600 peer-to-peer points from colleagues in appreciation of my input and guidance.

Provided employee assistance in navigating employee benefits and 401k self-service platforms.

Processed payroll system updates in ADP TotalSource.

Aerial Wave, LLC Dunnellon, FL

Corporate Director of Human Resources March 2014 – December 2016

Implemented and managed a full spectrum of accounting and HR operations, systems, and programs after being initially recruited to audit the financial and personnel files for this small, family-owned business.

Worked with senior management to create HR policies and procedures, recruit employees, create group benefit programs, and databases, as well as to develop orientation, training, and incentive programs.

Reduced turnover by 75% by introducing employee benefits and implementing an employee development program.

Successfully managed an annual budget of $2 million for the company with a staff of two.

Increased margins by 15% through reduction of travel expenses.

Brought Workers’ Compensation program into full compliance by instituting a preferred healthcare providers list and training managers and associates on procedures to follow in case of a workplace injury.

Managed personnel records, administered benefits enrollment and programs, conducted initial and exit interviews, while addressing workplace issues, compiled all annual personnel and financial reports.

Eliminated financial embezzlement through strict accounting controls saving $80,000.

Maintained an accident-free workplace by introducing random drug screens and a mandatory safety and first aid certification program.

Transitioned payroll from ADP TotalSource to QuickBooks Payroll.

Power Designers/Sibex, Incorporated Crystal River, FL

Human Resources Specialist October 2011 – February 2014

Took ownership of the new employee onboarding functions, socializing over 100 recruits by providing a consistent candidate experience through the recruiting life cycle, including initial assessment, pre-employment surveys, pre-screening, job matching, interviews, selection, offer process, and multimedia orientation session.

Successfully lead a facility evacuation while contacting emergency services during an equipment explosion.

Provided leadership for legal compliance, safety, compensation, and weekly ADP TotalSource payroll processing.

Transitioned to a PEO to streamline HR functions of four facilities in the Tampa Bay Area.

Accountable stewardship of time and attendance, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance, short-term disability, Workers’ Compensation claim processing and investigation, and OSHA incidents, EEOC.

Worked with the county workforce board and local Vo-Tech school to design, introduce, and implement a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion program to train, attract, and retain minority individuals into the manufacturing setting.

Mahoning Valley Country Club & The Fairways Tavern & Grille Lehighton, PA

Director of Finance and Human Resources May 2008 – December 2008

Hired to recover four years of lost accounting and payroll records and audit the files for three corporations in QuickBooks.

Assumed the human resource management responsibilities by creating an employee handbook and safety manual for a golf course, pro shop, tavern, and banquet facilities.

Prepared all tax filings and business forecasting reports for investors and club members.

Hired event staff, chefs for banquets and day to day short order cooks, kitchen staff from dishwashers to bussers to prep chefs for the Country Club, Tavern, and Banquet Hall.

The facility was both indoor and outdoor and had a tavern with bar staff and entertainment personnel from sound engineer to local bands and DJs.

The business also operated an 18-hole golf course and would require caddies, golf pros, pro shop staff and event staff for different member and charity events.

Krammes Kustom Body Company Saint Clair, PA

Promoted to HR & Accounting Manager after 6 months as HR & Accounting Assistant September 2005 – February 2008

Introduced and chaired initial safety committee to reduce incident occurrence and worker’s compensation costs.

Negotiated reduced health insurance costs by $10,000 per year for two consecutive years.

Eliminated $130,000 in annual payroll through overhead consolidation.

Designed, introduced, and implemented a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion program to attract and retain minority individuals into the manufacturing setting.

Secured $115,000 in state grant money to expand workforce by fifty percent and the production facility.

Contributed labor relations skills to reduce employee conflict.

Reprioritized company budget to improve debt/asset ratio and realize break-even point within two years.

Liaised with accountants and financial institutions. Designed, secured, and maintained filing systems.

Processed full charge bookkeeping data and produced daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports using QuickBooks. Completed sales tax filings.

Administered payroll and benefits packages of 40 employees using ADP TotalSource.

Produced all government regulated documents for second stage vehicles.

Education and Professional Associations

Saint Leo University GPA 3.887 October 2017

Master of Business Administration: Human Resource Management & Accounting Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University October 2014

Bachelors of Science: Human Resource Management & Accounting Saint Leo, FL

Society for Human Resource Management September 2012

SHRM Certified Professional May 2016

New York City Society for Human Resource Management December 2017

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