Jessica Claire
Down-to-earth, strategic thinker with ability to achieve results while building relationships at all levels in the or100 Montgomery St. 10th Floornization.
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Approachable, positive, inclusive, and insightful Human Resources Business Partner with a Juris doctor degree successful at aligning business and people strategies, integrating policies and improving performance in diverse areas. Focused on implementing updates to increase employee morale, business efficiency and cost savings.

  • Policy optimization
  • Le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl compliance
  • Employee en100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorgement
  • Analytical
  • Critical thinking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • HRIS Implementation
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Teambuilding & Culture
  • Leadership development
Senior HR Compensation and Benefits Specialist, 07/2022 to Current
ForbesJersey City, NJ,

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage North American (NA) and Canadian benefits programs and their costs, enrolling new employees, and managing the transfer of acquired employees to the company benefit plans for each country.
  • maintaining the company’s compensation program tools for the NA region, which involves
    creating pay ranges, reviewing master data, and mapping new roles as needed.
    Assists with platform designs and implementations that create process efficiency and is user-friendly (e.g., ADP WFN, Oracle
  • Oversee the administration, system input, and reporting of all company benefit programs for the US and Canada
    (health benefits, 401(k), RRSP, time off, disability, life insurance) from enrollment to termination.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all employee inquiries (US and Canada).
  • Manage pre/post acquisition integrations (e.g., conduct town hall meetings, benefit comparisons and 401(k) info:
    outstanding loans, contribution terminations, employee headcount, review role/job duties, culture analysis, complete severance packages, and oversee employee integrations).
  • Oversee and advise on the annual benefit enrollment process (Canada and US), including analysis and recommendations for plan changes to ensure we strike the right balance between being competitive in the market
    and remaining cost-effective.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and know when to en100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorge them to address questions or resolve issues.
  • Audit, verify and reconcile vendor bills and authorized payments.
  • Conduct all compliance audits and reporting for compensation and benefits (e.g. FMLA for the US, 5500 filing,
  • Support the company’s compensation program, which involves maintaining and updating various compensation tools for the North American region, such as reviewing survey data, creating pay ranges, analyzing geographic pay differential, and mapping new roles to their appropriate job table, job Level, and job code when required.
  • Review master compensation data monthly to ensure integrity of employee compensation data in HRIS.
  • Work closely with HR Team and Managers to ensure that the compensation program is being used and followed correctly.
  • Complete monthly cost analysis of the company benefit plans.
HR Executive - Human Resources Business Partner II, 01/2019 to 05/2022
Dematic Corp.Grand Rapids, MI,

Responsible for the following in a fast-paced operations environment supporting HR functions and operations leadership:

  • Set the vision, direction, and culture of their HR team ( up to 10-20 professionals in various stages of careers) by managing individual and team performance expectations and goals, monitoring real-time service levels and schedule adherence, and holding their teams accountable to meet and exceed performance targets.
  • Responsible for vendor management and administered several benefit programs which included: medical, dental, prescription, COBRA, flex spending, accidental death and dismemberment plans, short/long term disability, life insurance, FMLA, retirement, and investment plans.
  • Performed administrative, analytical, and customer service duties in support of the benefit programs. (i.e., open enrollment, analyzing compensation data, maintain vendor relationships, contract negotiation, and oversee audits).
  • Worked with national carriers and a variety of Indemnity, HMO, and PPO plans.
  • Used thoughtful ability to develop strategic relationships with various business partners – to influence the decisions.
  • Used skill sets to root cause issues quickly and uncover core issues using data, then lean in, consult with, and teach the business how decisions affect their sites and create new mechanisms as they are needed.
  • Applied a true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee en100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorgement.
  • Understood business goals and recommended new approaches, policies, and procedures to affect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity, and development of HR within the company.
  • Collaborated with site and regional leadership teams to harmonize site-specific priorities in alignment with overarching Amazon goals (e.g., diversity & inclusion, en100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorgement, and talent management initiatives).
  • Continuously innovated HR solutions and process improvement; specific skills in Kaizen methodologies.
  • Lead projects at a site and network level, influence and obtain buy-in from stakeholders, and then drive execution using effective project management skills (i.e., DE & I, recruitment, employee appreciation, leadership development training).
In-House Counsel, 12/2016 to 12/2018
American Realty AdvisorsLos Angeles, CA,

Responsible for le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl counsel in high-volume law firm for Intellectual Property, Civil, and Employment law clients as follows:

  • Formed business entities and assisted with tax structures, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and all startup operations.
  • Reviewed, modified various contracts for various areas of the law including representation of patent applicants via the USPTO.
  • Counseled clients on various le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl matters such as Copyright, Trademarks, Trade Dress, Trade Secret, Artificial Intelligence, Patent law, Employment, and various civil law. (accessed Pat Ft and App Ft)
  • Performed preliminary patent searches for prior art using a variety of resources such as Google patents, USPTO, and EPO sites.
  • Drafted patent claims/applications and explained the process of filing through the USPTO and correspondence.
Senior Human Resources Manager, 05/2012 to 12/2016
GE HealthcareCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for the effective execution of human resources functions, such as talent development, talent acquisition and selection, or100 Montgomery St. 10th Floornizational development, employee relations, training, benefits administration and wellness, HRIS/ATS management (Workday, ADP Workforce, and PCLaw), technology training and management (various cloud-based applications), diversity initiatives, and le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl compliance.
  • Created highly successful marketing and branding strategies to spearhead entry into market.
  • Developed clear mission, vision and culture for company as foundation for growth, branding and development of employee culture.
  • Led startup and opening of business and provided business development, creation of operational procedures and workflow planning.
  • Served as the subject matter expert (SME) and business partner to operational leadership. (i.e., strategies for HR policy enforcement, le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl concerns, recruitment, succession planning, and sourcing).
  • Created and developed processes for managing complaints by offering policy guidance advice and leading thorough investi100 Montgomery St. 10th Floortions into incidents and concerns (i.e., EEO).
Senior Human Resources Generalist, 02/2004 to 05/2012
Company NameCity, State,
  • Maintained and administered records of personnel documents, including payroll forms, leave notifications, employee files, benefits information, and workers' compensation files.
  • Responsible for recruitment, le100 Montgomery St. 10th Floorl compliance, various initiatives, special projects, employee relations, and various reporting compliance.
  • Facilitated delivery of HR services by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with teams and leadership across the or100 Montgomery St. 10th Floornization.
  • Conducted negotiations for 600 benefit-eligible employees who participated in a union.
  • Liaised with HR management to devise and update policies based on changing industry and social trends.
Education and Training
LL.M.: Intellectual Property And Technology Law, Expected in 12/2018
Washington University - St Louis, MO,
J.D.: Law, Expected in 12/2016
Capital University - Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Arts: Human Resource Management, Expected in 12/2009
Concordia University Wisconsin - Mequon, WI
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in
Milwaukee School of Engineering - Milwaukee, WI

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