Summary of Qualifications Experienced human resources professional with excellent management, administrative, and technical skills
Education BA, Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO BS, Rehabilitation and Related Services, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Business Skills Microsoft Office Suite in Word, Excel, and Outlook, HRIS in Quickbooks, Ceridian and ADP, ADP ReportSmith
Professional Experience Messner & Reeves, LLC, Law Firm, Denver, CO - 5/3/••••• – 3/•••••/••••• HR Manager •••••; Manage all employee relations issues including identifying the problem, defining options, goal setting, and plan administration toward conflict resolution. •••••; Administer all aspects of recruiting: create and place ads, schedule and conduct interviews, conduct reference checks, create and present offers of employment, research current salary information in the legal industry, and manage entire on-campus interview programs at local and out-of-state universities. •••••; Compensation review including salary and benefit benchmarking research and review, job descriptions, job type (exempt/non-exempt) in compliance with FLSA laws. •••••; Compile wage and salary reports and data to determine competitive compensation plan. •••••; Responsible for performing the complete payroll process including timesheet gathering and review; entering hours, garnishments, loans; entering and transmitting payroll, printing and distributing pay stubs all in compliance with the Department of Labor laws. •••••; Assess staff performance with feedback from attorneys, and complete and conduct all staff performance reviews addressing goals and problems. •••••; Plan administrator on all benefit plans (medical, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, •••••(k), worker compensation, COBRA) including plan selection, enrollment, changes, terminations, plan renewals, and reconciliation. •••••; Supervise over ••••• staff legal assistants and paralegals. •••••; Conduct new hire orientation, including employment forms, benefits, training, and introductions. •••••; Conduct employee terminations including exit interview, overall experience, benefits, COBRA, return of company property, etc. •••••; Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws: policies, postings, proper I••••• information, etc. •••••; Responsible for review, selection, and scheduling of pertinent and beneficial training programs. •••••; Plan a variety of fundraiser events with local charitable organizations and firm events such as the picnic, holiday, anniversary, staff appreciation, etc.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Law Firm, Denver, CO - 6/••••• – 5/••••• HR Assistant Promoted to HR Generalist •••••; Managed staff recruiting for non-exempt positions, collaborated with department heads, completed qualifications and skills assessment testing, ad creation and placement, behavioral interviews, reference checks, candidate selection, and offers of employment. •••••; Conducted benefits and employment orientations for new hires, which included benefit plan coverage, costs, plan comparisons and forms. •••••; Conducted exit interviews and prepared concise reports to the Executive Director and HR Director. •••••; Communicated with HR Director on employee relation issues and conflict resolution and also responded to employee’s questions and concerns regarding benefits and resolved claim problems. •••••; Represented the firm in the greater business community building relationships through the Colorado Human Resources Association and participated in numerous charitable events. •••••; Attended HR training seminars to keep current with HR policies, practices, and upcoming HR issues. •••••; Brainstormed, initiated and scheduled employee brown-bag seminars (caregiver, sign language, etc). •••••; Created large and complex reports from the Human Resources Information System. •••••; Completed electronic benefit enrollments and reconciled monthly invoices. •••••; Completed surveys on compensation and benefits, EEO, Vets•••••, etc. •••••; Worked directly with HR Director on the annual HR budget which included gathering information from managers, invoice premium summaries, projected vendor costs, comparison of previous budget, and recommendations and budget tracking throughout the year. •••••; Worked directly with HR Director on annual compensation plan for non-exempt positions. •••••; Administered and maintained the pre-tax spending accounts (health care, dependent care and transportation). •••••; Assisted the benefits administrator on worker compensation, FMLA, leave, ergonomic issues, •••••(k) and money purchase retirement plans, and other benefit-related issues.
Dames & Moore, Environmental and Engineering Consulting Firm, Denver, CO - 2/••••• – 6/••••• HR Assistant •••••; Involved in recruiting process, included ad preparation/posting, data entry of applicants, generation of response letters and summary form, scheduled interviews, and completed of EEO records. •••••; Authored the Denver Office Hiring Procedure Manual for Managers and trained managers in its use. •••••; Reported employee relations issues and concerns to HR Director. •••••; Conducted new hire orientation, included employment forms and benefits •••••; Conducted exit interviews to discuss employee satisfaction and recommendations •••••; Processed payroll and reviewed all employee paychecks for accuracy. •••••; Created and maintained employee personnel files, administration, benefit and vendor files. •••••; Created and processed personnel record change forms, memos and letters •••••; Coordinated employee social events for a •••••employee office, included company picnics, holiday parties and monthly get togethers.
Professional Memberships Society of Human Resources Management Downtown Denver Partnership Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”), National and Local Chapters: Chair of the ALA Newsletter Committee and Member of Community Outreach Committee