benefits and compensation specialist resume example with 14+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Certified Human Resources professional with extensive experience delivering strategic HR programs at the local and global level.  I have a practical understanding of business needs and experience tailoring solutions to fit those needs.  Highly detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strategic HR
  • Benefits Administration
  • Compensation Administration
  • Computer savvy
  • Legal Compliance
  • HRIS
  • Employee Relations
  • Hiring and Retention
  • Investigations 
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)​
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Expected in 2004 Master of Arts : I/O Psychology - GPA :
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Expected in 2010 Mini MBA : Business - GPA :
  • Instituted new payroll provider that saved the company over $15,000 per year with greatly improved customer service.
  • Implemented new paperless personnel record system using SharePoint.
  • Helped design and implement a Global Career Framework, used in performance appraisal, benefit allowances, career pathing, and compensation system.
  • Acted as project manager for implementing HRIS system benefit and compensation upgrades. 
  • Reworked Employee Handbook and job descriptions. Performed job analysis on positions to determine exemption status.
Cornerstone Research - Benefits and Compensation Specialist
New York, NY, 01/2015 - Current
  • Design and implement annual merit increase process for the global organization.
  • Participate in salary surveys and analyze survey results to adjust compensation ranges when needed.
  • Respond to benefit or compensation inquiries from field HR team or employees.
  • Process all system benefit or compensation changes in Workday HRIS system. 
  • Monitor integration files that go between benefit vendors, Payroll System, and HRIS system.  Troubleshoot errors that occur. 
  • Administer the company's pension program. 
Mailgun - HR Generalist
Austin, TX, 07/2008 - 2015
  • HSE Manager for 2 companies.  Facilitated safety training, audits, and worked with City of Tulsa, OSHA, and EPA on safety and environmental issues. 
  • Processed payroll for 3 companies (approximately 200 employees).
  • Worked with benefit broker to monitor benefit plans.  Reviewed utilization, large claimants, and suggested plan design changes to control costs.
  • Recruited for all levels of positions from hourly shop employees to director level.  Sourced candidates using multiple resources.  Worked with temp agencies and recruiters as needed.  Analyzed hiring and turnover statistics to determine company issues and aid in retention. 
City Of Tucson - Human Resources Administrator
Tucson, AZ, 2007 - 07/2008
  • Acted as stand alone HR department.
  • Processed payroll for approximately 50 employees.
  • Led safety meetings and safety audits.
  • Recruited for all positions.
  • Employee relations for all disciplinary actions, promotions, investigations, etc.
  • TAHRA (Tulsa Area HR Assn.)
  • TEEOCA (Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Assn.)

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  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Tulsa

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  • Benefits and Compensation Specialist
  • HR Generalist
  • Human Resources Administrator


  • Bachelor of Arts
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  • Mini MBA

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