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Recruiter/HR Generalist

Location:
Northridge, CA, 91324
Posted:
July 28, 2020

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Mr. Udeka Jenkins

**** ****** ***.

Northridge, CA 91324

adew6c@r.postjobfree.com

Phone: 818-***-****

E X E C U T I V E S U M M A R Y

Reliable, detail-oriented 20+ years HR professional with emphasis in recruiting, training and employee relations. Proven success and experience in helping companies (union/non-union) avoid legal risk, attracting top talent, and building strong client relationships. Expertise in full-life cycle recruiting, conducting thorough interviews, training, investigations, organizational development, and generalist duties. Highly trusted to maintain confidentiality regarding compensation, HR issues, and sensitive business decisions in various industries such as entertainment, real estate, supply-chain logistics, health insurance, commercial insurance, call center, food distribution, auto and finance.

P R O F E S S I O N A L Q U A L I T I E S & S T R E N G T H S

Emotional Intelligence

Manage ambiguity

Analytical skills

Good communicator

Change management

Conflict resolution

W O R K H I S T O R Y

Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans – Studio City, CA Feb. 2018 – March 2020

Recruiter/HR Generalist (organization restructure)

• Recruiter to a 300+ employee, non-profit Trust Fund supporting the “behind the camera” employees in the entertainment industry (CA and NY)

• Experienced in full-life cycle recruitment process (i.e. posting jobs, reviewing/sourcing resumes, pre-screening and confirming candidate qualifications/job pay range alignment, presenting qualified candidates to business leaders/hiring managers, in-person interviewing and assessing candidates, sharing interview notes and recommendations with hiring managers, extending offers to final external/internal candidates, initiating and completing pre-employment process (i.e. background check, drug screen)

• Maintain accurate and detailed account of my daily recruitment activities via Excel spreadsheet noting candidate names, dates of contact, interview dates, and candidate notes

• Recruit for various departments like Finance, Audit & Collections, IT, Customer Service, Claims, Contribution Processing, Admin Support, Residuals/Deposits, Benefits, etc. including all candidates for Summer Intern Program by networking with local universities, colleges, STEM, and online job boards like Handshake

• Facilitate new hire orientation training covering topics such as company policy & procedures, timekeeping, breaks/lunches, benefits and collecting/completing new hire paperwork (i.e. I-9)

• Able to clearly communicate, listen, develop and maintain effective relationships with all levels of business leaders/managers/associates and demonstrate high integrity when dealing with sensitive, confidential information

Wesco Aircraft – Santa Clarita, CA Feb. 2016 – Feb 2018

HR Business Partner (position relocated to TX)

• HR Business Partner to a 700 employee, multi-state, client group (i.e. CA, WA, AZ, TX, MO, KS, GA, AL, NC, MA, PA and Canada – Toronto, Montreal) reinforcing company policy in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations

• Recruit and extend offers to internal and external candidates (i.e. Warehouse Operations, Quality, & Sales Inventory Planning). Assist business leaders by joining interview panel to identify the most qualified candidate

• Investigate/document employee relation concerns/issues and determine appropriate corrective action by reviewing company policy/guidelines in partnership with HR Director & Legal Counsel. Consult with managers to review and recommend employee performance management actions

• Partner with Benefits and EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) teams when employees request LOA or report work injuries by having employees complete necessary forms and analyze their return to work options

• Conduct compensation analysis of potential new hire and internal promotion requests making sure there are no internal equity concerns, and compa-ratio falls in line with the company’s salary band/target. Analyze headcount, new hire and termination reports to improve retention and succession planning efforts

• Knowledgeable of OFCCP guidelines, sexual harassment, HIPAA, ERISA, salary justifications, Wage and Hour laws, EEOC and diversity goals, I-9 procedures, ADA reasonable accommodation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, Kin Care and other policies

Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills, CA Jan. 2015 – Feb 2016

HR Generalist (position relocated to NJ)

• Provide HR guidance, training, leadership development and support to a 230-employee client group (i.e. CA, NM, TX, NY, MA, CT, and FL) reinforcing company policy in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations

• Investigate/document employee relation concerns/issues and determine appropriate corrective action by reviewing company policy/guidelines in partnership with HR Director & Legal Counsel. Consult with managers to review and recommend employee performance management actions

• Recruit, schedule, and interview candidates for internal positions across the company (i.e. Marketing, Admin Support, & Facilities). Hold debrief meetings with managers to help make the best selection of qualified candidates

• Facilitate training (in-person & Web-Ex) for managers regarding performance management, employee engagement, company policies, discrimination, legal updates, and new hire orientations

• Responsible for auditing bi-weekly Payroll process via ADP, company timekeeping system (eTime) and HRIS database system (Oracle). Process associate changes via HRIS system and maintain/scan personnel file folders

Toyota Financial Services, Corporate Headquarters – Torrance, CA Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2015 HR Generalist (contract – HQ relocated to TX)

• Recruit, schedule, and interview candidates for internal positions across the company (i.e. IT, Commercial Finance, Dealer Credit, & Accounting)

• Consult with managers regarding recruiting strategies and coordinate debrief meetings to make the best selection of qualified candidates

• Administer change management projects to train client groups for new systems and initiatives (i.e. Timekeeping and HRIS database)

• Conduct compensation analysis of potential new hire and internal promotion requests making sure there are no internal equity concerns, and compa-ratio falls in line with the company’s salary band/target

• Manage Worker’s Compensation process, research Payroll and LOA concerns/discrepancies while keeping alignment with CA and federal leave/labor laws

• Coordinate special HR projects such as AOS (Associate Opinion Survey) results, Talent Review, Fiscal Year end calibration of associate ratings, and associate merit/bonus distribution

Farmers Insurance, Corporate Headquarters – Woodland Hills, CA Oct. 2011 – Aug. 2013 Sr. HR Generalist (Downtown LA office closure)

• Provide HR leadership/support to a 900-employee client group (i.e. CA, OR, TX, MI, and IL) reinforcing company policy in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations

• Investigate and document employee relation concerns/issues and determine appropriate corrective action by reviewing company policy/guidelines in partnership with my HR manager and Farmers Legal Department

• Counsel managers/supervisors about following appropriate employee performance improvement documentation methods

• Responsible for recruiting hard to fill positions with Talent Acquisition division to source, screen and interview qualified candidates, maintain pool of future applicants to prevent turnover/attrition, and facilitate career workshops.

• Conduct compensation analysis of potential new hire and internal promotion requests making sure there are no internal equity concerns, and their compa-ratio falls in line with the company’s salary grade/range

• Coordinate special HR projects such as RIF (Reduction in Force), extending employee benefits via ADP/COBRA vendor, change management, team building, rewards/recognition, diversity initiatives, exit interviews, job re-classification, etc.

• Review and audit confidential employee compensation data for Mid-Year and Year-End calibration process in partnership with Farmers Finance and Compensation department

• Monitor and review FMLA, WC, STD and other related leave of absence employee requests in conjunction with our LOA vendor

• Research and advise on FLSA issues that arise from employee job description changes, breaks/lunch duration in accordance with state/federal laws, and overtime implications.

• Format and scrub different HR reports (i.e. Headcount, Mid-Year, and Year-end spreadsheets) in Excel by using internal Farmers employee database

Health Net, Corporate Headquarters – Woodland Hills, CA Oct. 2003 – Oct. 2011

HR Generalist (RIF –laid off)

• Provide HR support to a 500-employee CA Medical Management client group reinforcing company policy in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations

• Investigate employee relation concerns/issues and determine appropriate corrective action in partnership with my colleagues and Health Net's Legal Department

• Coach managers/supervisors about following appropriate employee performance improvement documentation methods

• Audit associate year-end performance review merit process for client groups in collaboration with Health Net's Compensation department

• Research issues related to non-exempt versus exempt labor laws (i.e. overtime), telecommuting, alternative work scheduling, workforce planning, succession planning, discrimination, sexual harassment, payroll discrepancies, job description review/analysis/update, HIPAA violations, PHI e-mail breaches, healthcare fraud, conflict of interest, etc.

• Follow through with employees and management for proper follow-up communication regarding employee relation investigations and corrective action

• Facilitate “Welcome Aboard” New Hire Orientation class for new hires joining Health Net describing and outlining company history, policies, and benefits

• Present Manager 411 and Performance Review and Delivery training workshops to provide better tools and resources for managers covering topics such as compensation, goal setting, staffing, competencies, etc.

HR Specialist/Recruiter

• Recruit (full-life cycle) and develop strategies for obtaining quality candidates for the Health Net, Inc. Corporation Western region

• Process an average of 5 to 10 job offers per month ranging from Allied Health positions, Executive Assistants, Member Services, Provider Relations, Customer Service, Business Analysts, Accountants, Sales, Marketing, and IT systems positions

• Lead Recruiter for 2007 HEDIS project (Huntington Beach location) which required 85 temporary employees for a yearly audit

• Responsible for sourcing and pre-screening candidates, coordinate networking opportunities with local universities and CA State funded programs, job description review and management, attend job fairs, and post jobs on websites when needed

• Process offer letters, maintain employee files and personnel records, verify salary structures with Compensation, monitor new hire drug tests, order background checks, verify all pre-employment paperwork has officially cleared before start date, e-mail ADS (associate data sheet) form to Payroll for processing of employee number into HRIS, and enroll new hires into Health Net "Welcome Aboard" orientation

• Provide candidate computer testing (Kenexa & DeGarmo) for certain client groups before interview phase to prevent new hire turnover and adhere to OFCCP compliance measures

Nestle, Corporate Headquarters – Glendale, CA July 2003 – Sept. 2003

HR Generalist (temp)

• Responsible for pre-screening and interviewing candidates who apply through online Webhire database and e-mailed resumes to select the best match of each open position based on hiring manager’s specifications

• Reviewed and processed 10 to 15 job requisitions a week keeping consistent communication between hiring managers and candidates

• Recruited in different areas of specialty including marketing, sales, administrative assistants, human resources, and IT professionals

• Close job requisitions once candidate has been hired by making sure reference checks, background report, drug screens are completed, entered, and filed in confidential folders

• Prepare offer letters for new hires specifying salary, benefit structures, and bonus information

• Post internal and external positions daily on job board and create tracking reports for on-line applicants

Kaiser Permanente, Corporate Headquarters – Pasadena, CA June 2001 – May 2003

HR Recruitment Coordinator (position relocated to Bellflower)

• Screen internal/external candidate’s applications and transfer requests based on qualifications and interview applicants during the selection process

• Worked in a 1500 employee facility closing an average of 15 to 20 job requisitions a week taking the applicant through the entire hiring process maintaining an efficient time-to-fill ratio

• Recruited for various positions within the KP organization including allied health positions, nursing, accounting and finance, marketing, licensed laboratory technicians, human resources, and IT professionals

• Process all internal and external employees by completing necessary paperwork, background checks, I-9s, health screenings, data-entry, being a point-of-contact between hiring managers and compensation, benefits analysis, and employee investigations

Corestaff Services – Encino, CA Oct. 1999 – Feb. 2001

Staffing Specialist (office closure)

• Recruited for 20 - 30 job orders monthly keeping appropriate communication with clients, vendors and hiring managers. Directed recruitment strategies for Sony Entertainment account in Culver City, CA

• Screened and interviewed candidates for temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire jobs ranging from administrative assistants, customer service representatives, accountants, to manager positions

• Responsible for interviewing and hiring, employee relations, counseling, payroll discrepancies, and compensation

• Researched different job opportunities via applications, Internet, HRIS database, faxed resumes, and referrals

E D U C A T I O N

Bachelor of Arts Degree

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Major: Communication

A C T I V I T I E S & A W A R D S

PHR certification target 2021, Miller Law Group Training, Seyfarth Shaw Training, Toastmasters International, Lennox Villas H.O.A. President 2004-Present; SHRM member; COBA Scholarship; CSF Gold Seal bearer; Ephebian Society

C O M P U T E R S K I L L S

Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Lotus Notes, (ATS) Applicant Tracking Systems such as Ceridian, Taleo, Successfactors, Workday, Kenexa, Brassring, Position Manager, etc., Internet job posting and search with LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, iHire, etc., HRIS databases including Oracle, Oracle Fusion, SAP, ADP and PeopleSoft



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