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Human Resources Professional (Orange County / Los Angeles)

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education completed: bachelors
license info: SPHR - SCP

LEW GORDON, SPHR-SCP
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Long Beach, California
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_________________________CAREER SYNOPSIS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS_______________________

Dedicated Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR-SCP certified) with a solid grasp and understanding of 2020 Federal and California State employment laws and compliance issues. Driven Human Resources Expert with multi-site experience bringing an innovative approach to human resource management while creating a team-driven environment that fosters room for development and growth. Understanding, engaging and approachable Human Resources Professional adept at managing a wide array of employee relations issues. Highly successful at assisting new employees adjust to company culture and feel valued in their new roles. Expertise in problem solving and providing new solutions to successful conclusions.

_______________________________________SKILLS_________________________________________
● In-depth knowledge of 2020 HR compliance ● Talent Acquisition at all FSLA levels
● New employee orientation (Onboarding) ● Approachable, open-door management style
● FMLA/ADEA/EEOC/WC/Title VII/SB-198/CFRA ● Safety / OSHA knowledge
● Payroll/HRIS experience (multiple platforms) ● Sole Human Resources function experience
● Earned, trusted Advisor to Employer/Employees ● Articulate with impeccable communication skills

______________________________EMPLOYMENT HISTORY___________________________________

Human Resources Manager, 08/2010 to 11/2019
ERJ Engineering – Cerritos, California

●Responsible for a one-person Human Resource function with full managerial and generalist responsibilities
●Responsible for the creation and yearly revisions of the employee handbook, onboarding, extensive criminal background verifications due to client mandatory specifications, offer letter generation, managed yearly performance evaluations and training of managers how to provide and discuss with employees
● Full cycle Talent Acquisition
● Payroll processing utilizing Paycom and Paychex On-Line
● Developed and enforced company policies and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activity
● Created the personnel department from inception of the company’s opening
● Extensive talent acquisition at all levels to bring a start-up to operational needs within a two-month period
● Developed and implemented effective personnel policies and procedures in support of the company’s objectives ensuring that information was current, accurate and communicated to all newly hired personnel which included the employee handbook and yearly revisions thereafter
● Created all human resource forms; i.e.: new hire forms, performance evaluations, disciplinary issues and responsible that all forms were accurately completed, and personnel files were audited yearly
● Provided executive support and responsible for facilities management to include, space buildouts and planning, lease negotiations and security

Director of Human Resources, 09/2007 to 02/2010
Taisei Construction Corporation, Cypress, California

● Hired to create a Human Resource function that did not exist for a worldwide Construction General Contractor which consisted of three offices. Sole responsibility for corporate office in Cypress, a satellite office in Honolulu, Hawaii and San Jose, California with oversight of two human resources assistants at each satellite location
● Reclassified over 70% of the workforce that was misclassified under the FLSA at all three locations
● Newly created management training on the necessity of documenting all disciplinary issues which resulted in the lowering of negative EDD and EEOC claims against the organization
● Responsible for the creation of legal general release agreements and severance packages due to upcoming layoffs prior to closure of US operations – non-WARN act related
● Formulated new policies and procedures for the Human Resources and Payroll functions to streamline the process of payroll entry and obtaining timely timesheets from all job sites
● Handled and responsible for open enrollment of benefits at all three offices
● Developed and facilitated all new hire and onboarding processes for all three offices
● Conducted employment verifications and all investigations regarding to harassment in the workplace
● Developed and enforced company policies and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activity
● Managed all aspects of leave administration, including employee notifications and vendor management

Director of Human Resources, 07/1999 to 05/2007
Sentinel Lighting, Vernon, California

● Sole responsibility for a one-person human resources function for a nationwide lighting manufacturer
● Hired 93 associates within a three-month period to meet the demands of Lucent Technologies requirements
● Actively managed all human resources functions to include recruitment, employment law compliance, handbook creation and annual revisions and functioned as Safety Chairperson and conducted monthly safety meetings
● Interpreted and trained management on the understanding and comprehension of FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, PDL, CFRA and careful attention to EEOC regulations and guidelines
● Conducted all new-hire onboarding to foster a positive attitude toward company goals and aspirations
● Prepared offer letters and separation notices and related documents including in-depth exit interviews
● Ensured planning, monitoring and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees, schedule management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances, counseling employees and supervisor(s)
● Maintained all employee benefit programs; i.e. health, dental, life, 401k and profit sharing
● Processed UI claims and participated in UI hearing to significantly reduce UI claim and cost exposure
● Reduced Workers’ Compensation Modification Rate by ensuring that safety training was completed/documented

Manager, Human Resources and Administration, 05/1994 to 07/1999
Amtec Audiotext, Beverly Hills, California

● Sole responsibility for a one-person Human Resource function for a medium sized telecommunication company with two locations
● Analyzed and reorganized human resources and multiple administrative operational functions to better utilize company personnel including the introduction of company health and welfare benefits
●Extensive recruitment at all levels to meet company goals for major expansion into new markets
● Managed the employee offer of employment process and full authority of extending offer(s) of employment
● Prepared activity reports by department for executives to analyze the effectiveness of internal departments
● Developed newly created policies and procedures for multiple departments including the employee handbook
● Facilitated all new-hire orientations followed by a thirty and ninety-day performance evaluation
● Conducted job analysis of each position and created all job descriptions to properly define roles under the FLSA

_________________________________________EDUCATION________________________________________

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration – Personnel Management - Industrial Relations Focus
California State University Long Beach
Coursework in Industrial Management Relations, Psychology, Sociology and Communications
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