HUMAN RESOURCES/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT/PAYROLL MANAGER Strategic and innovative HR Manager who translates business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement. Empowering leader who supports companies and top executives with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization's greatest asset. Genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and translates visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals.
HR/PAYROLL SKILLS - AIRLINE/MANUFACTURING/HEALTHCARE
*HR Best Practices
*Payroll Law - US/ Mexico/Canada
*Mediation & Advocacy
*HR Policies & Procedures *Staff Recruitment & Retention
*HR Program/Project Management
*Training & Development *Orientation & On-Boarding
01/2014 to Current
Organizational Development ManagerST. CLAIR TECHNOLOGIES － Chandler, AZ
Innovative solutions for electrical systems, manufacturer of wiring harnesses.
Lead role in building the HR department, guiding the startup and management of a full spectrum of HR operations.
These include multi country payroll processes, systems and programs.
Worked with senior management to create HR policies and procedures; recruit employees; create group benefits databases; and develop orientation, training and incentive programs.
Manage leave-of-absence programs and personnel records; administer benefits enrollment and programs; administer HR budget; and handle HR generalist workplace issues.
Played a key role in ensuring the successful launch of retention and attendance programs.
Structured and implemented programs and policies in the areas of training, compensation structures, benefits packages, incentives and new-employee orientation.
Payroll administration in Canada and US offices.
Prepared and administered annual performance reviews with an action plan set forth to improve performance.
Fostered a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the organization.
Reduced benefits costs by 6% annually through meticulous recordkeeping and ensuring that company did not pay for benefits for which employees were ineligible.
Improved employee manual covering issues including disciplinary procedures, code of conduct, policy and benefits information.
Implemented new and improved payroll processes for both U.S.
and CA payroll systems.
Managed positions in both AZ and MEX offices.
Responsible for the quarterly newsletter.
01/2009 to 01/2014
HR Manager/Payroll/Collection ManagerNEW COUNTRY AUTO CENTER － Durango, CO
Leading automotive sales in the 4 corners area Fulfilled a broad range of HR functions, including recruiting and training employees, administering benefits, overseeing disciplinary action plans and managing HR records.
Reworked new-hire orientation program to include HR information and company resources.
Processed payroll for New Country Auto and Coors distributorship.
Saved company thousands of dollars every month by reducing reliance on employment agencies.
Verified licenses, certifications and performing background checks.
Employee satisfaction surveys.
Placement, valuation and compensation analysis.
01/2007 to 01/2009
Payroll Manager/HR GeneralistMERCY MEDICAL CENTER － Durango, CO
Regional Hospital, offering critical care to the 4 corners area Promoted to fulfill a broad range of HR functions, including payroll, administering benefits, overseeing new hire processing and managing HR records.
Responsibilities included validating conversion data and working as a liaison with the support centers in Lawson.
Prepared material and trained over Managers and Staff on using Kronos.
Assisted in the gathering of data to migrate from Meditech to Lawson HR and Payroll.
Conducted Open Enrollment Training course for the new Lawson System.
Train Users on the Employee Self Service module of Lawson.
Responsible for the processing of payroll for over 800 employees, garnishments and withholdings.
Responsible for implementing and planning special events and parties for employees.
Verifying licenses, certifications and performing background checks.
Successfully created and maintained applicant tracking system.
06/1994 to 05/2004
Lead Customer Service Supervisor/TrainerUNITED EXPRESS, AMERICA WEST EXPRESS Regional Airlines － Durango, CO
Obtained Airline operations Certification with Rio Salado Community College
Oversaw the daily operation of 8 United Express flights as well as 4 America West flights, Responsibilities also included the supervision of up to 18 employees which included efficient and on time departures of the flights.
Supervised check in, boarding and operations, Rebooked and accommodated passengers on cancelled and delayed flights.
Tracked luggage, entered baggage claims.
Issued tickets, refunds, made reservations.
Responsible for training records, training of employees both initial and recurrent.
Education and Training
Master of ManagementUNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX － Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science: MarketingUNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX － Phoenix, AZMarketing
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