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Human Resources Manager

Florida, United States
October 03, 2016

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Noël Vargas

Cell 786-***-****


Accomplished Human Resources professional with strong interpersonal, organizational and management skills. Self-directed with a proven track record in strategic planning, policy administration, on-boarding, orientation, recruitment/retention, compensation development/administration and mergers and acquisitions. Fully bilingual English/Spanish.

Areas of expertise:

Employee Relations Benefit Administration Training & Career Path Development




Recruitment & Retention Policy Development Procedure Implementation


GOLDSTEIN SCHECHTER KOCH, P.A. – CPA/Accounting/Consulting/Wealth Advisors Director, Human Resources April 2008 - Present

Established an effective Human Resources Department for the organization of over 100 full-time employees in multi-location/states plus 20-30 seasonal/intern employees.

Development and implementation of all employment related policies, procedures and first version of employee handbook.

Analyzed market trends, turnover, workload balance to provide recommendations to management on impact of staffing and production.

Developed a successful on-boarding and orientation procedure for the recruitment and retention of employees.

Developed a business partner relationship with department heads in the areas of employee relationships, conflict resolutions, employee communication, corrective actions and termination.

Managed maintenance of accurate job descriptions which comply with the industry accreditation standards to ensure accuracy and consistency across the organization.

Complied, researched and interpreted compensation data in order to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.

Reviewed and approved semi- monthly payrolls for all (5) locations ensuring compliance with all federal and state regulations.

Developed, participated and coordinated recruitment efforts and activities to attract top quality candidates.

Managed the annual evaluation process. Assisted in simplifying and tying results to individual career path goals.

Provided guidance to department heads and managers on performance evaluation preparation, effective employee communications and salary adjustment determinations.

Managed benefit plan research and presentation to management and employees. Prepared and coordinated annual open enrollment process in cooperation with selected brokers and vendors.

Supervised personnel for the Human Resources and Corporate Administrative departments.

Sourced, vetted and worked cooperatively with vendors providing services to the organization.

Prepared due diligence and information and reports pre-acquisition. Post acquisitions successfully integrated all human resources programs and established procedures for the successful integration of the corporate culture to support the organization’s vision and missions strategies.

Managed organization’s 401K benefits program ensuring employee participation and plan compliance.

Participated in all employee related activities and communications to ensure strong morale and positive employee engagement.

Noël Vargas

R.L. SCHRIEBER, INC. – Spices Manufacturer/Distributor Office/HR Manager April 2006 - March 2008

Manage staff in the Administration/Accounting/Inventory Control departments. Company employed over 250 employees in multiple locations.

Oversee accounting functions A/R, A/P, General Ledger and monthly sales reports.

Prepared performance evaluations, quarterly reviews and progressive discipline in accordance with company policies.

Actively participates in Safety Committee and monthly plant audits.

Developed recommended programs to promote positive employee relations. SOUTHERN SPECIALTIES, INC. – Produce Supplier/Distribution Manager, Human Resources May 2003 - March 2006

Re-organized existing Human Resources department that serves over 200 full-time employees plus seasonal operation staff of 50-75 employees.

Identified new sources of talent, prepared/places employment advertisement. Developed networking relationship in area to secure a stronger and qualified talent pool in line with business and diversity needs.

Managed all screening, hiring and candidate on-boarding processes for all departments within the organization.

Participated in wage and salary surveys to ensure competitive salaries and provide management with accurate analysis of the industry market.

Conduct investigations and present resolutions to management. Execute terminations and facilitate transfers and exit interview process.

Brought benefits in house and transitioned from employee leasing program providing over 100K in savings to the organization.

Reviewed and assisted with processing multi-state bi-weekly payroll in compliance with Federal and State regulations.

Monitored and participated in the organization’s Safety Program and ensured compliance with OSHA regulations.

Implemented monthly employee meetings and functions to improve morale. Created the Charter Members program to recognize and highlight individual success and recognition. GERALD STEVENS, INC. – Flower Wholesaler/Retailer

Manager, Human Resources Jan 1998 – April 2003

Prepared and maintained all personnel records. Ensured compliance in all record-keeping.

Processed and reviewed all weekly timecards and salary schedules for bi-weekly payroll.

Processed all new hire documentation and ensured compliance of all state regulations.

Recruitment and staffing coordination including preparation of ads and candidate screening.

Managed annual performance evaluations and processed personnel increases.

Developed employee recognition program to incentivize production.

Lowered company expenses by 45% by switching phone companies while upgrading the service. EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (BA) University of Puerto Rico


Effective Hiring Practices, Anti-Discrimination Laws, Essentials of Leadership, Human Resources & the Law, Employee Performance Evaluations, Creating a Culture of Success. Florida Notary Public – Commission Expires April 2020 COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office: MS Word, MS Excel. MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer, UltiPro, Peachtree, PeopleSoft, TimeClock, ADP, Gatekeeper, Form Docs, Paylink, Coats Time Management System, Deltek Maconomy ERP.

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