Seasoned, goal-driven, and multifaceted professional, offering extensive experience in human resource (HR) management within the higher education and healthcare industries. Proactive and innovative leader, dedicated to driving efficiency by conceptualizing and executing innovative HR initiatives and organizational programs while maintaining alignment with corporate objectives. Armed with excellent oral and written communication skills, combined with strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving aptitudes. Effective at establishing long-term partnership with all levels of individuals.
Supervise and train a team of HR specialists including payroll manager, benefits manager, recruiter, administrator, and generalist, while maintaining close collaboration with appointed staff to create cultural competency and present various initiatives for staff.
Provide sound recommendations to senior management team regarding decision making and employment practices, while mentoring and assisting school leaders in handling and addressing employee-related issues associated with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Department of Labor (DOL) audits and claims.
Direct the Benefits Committee, responsible for assessing and authorizing all benefits programs for the university.
Develop, update, and maintain the university’s compensation standards, systems, and salary ranges; while presenting data with the constituents upon request.
Conceptualize strategic initiatives for the organization’s Human Resources Department, including annual goals and project plans.
Oversaw the execution of all HR functions for the career college network of 11 schools across 8 states such as Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Oklahoma.
Partnered with administration, directors, and hiring supervisors in formulating and implementing recruiting strategies, leading to dependable and timely flow of candidates for open positions.
Designed and enforced employee wellness and management development training programs, while collaborating with benefits broker to develop and price employee benefits programs.
Promptly addressed and responded to inquiries regarding issues on unemployment, FLSA, EEO, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Interact with supervisors and managers on conflicts related to employee development.
Maintained active involvement in due diligence procedure during new school locations’ acquisition.
Solely established and managed the company’s first centralized HR functions.
Played an instrumental role in increasing school number from 8 to 11 as well as staff from 500 to 600.
Directed day-to-day HR operations for a continuing care retirement community with 300 personnel.
Took charge and maintained consistency and effectiveness of wage and salary program, while monitoring timely completion of employee incident reports and investigations as required by OSHA and several workers’ compensation agencies.
Acted as main point of contact for employees and department heads, accountable for responding to concerns and inquiries associated with HR policies and practices.
Served as trainer for all covenant retirement communities on union avoidance activities, as selected by the vice president of HR.
Assumed full accountability in administering departmental budget while fulfilling HR tasks for 400 employees across 14 testing facilities and remote sensing program.
Regulated HR operations for the company contracted with state of Colorado to perform auto emissions testing in the nine-county Denver Metro area.
Introduced and established classification and compensation program through comparative ratio analysis.
Delivered developmental training programs on a wide array of topics including sexual harassment, hiring for success, avoiding workplace violence, and recruitment and retention of employees.
Expertly planned and employed the Safety and Loss Prevention Program that significantly reduced work-related injuries by 66%.