Experienced Human Resources and Office Manager
  • Wilmington
  • August 30, 2023

Seasoned Human Resources professional, motivated and disciplined, with practical understanding and experience of the industry capable of performing any HR related tasks. Extensive background in HR generalist matters, including experience in recruitment and retention, staff development, conflict resolution, and benefits and compensation

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Office Manager/Human Resources Manager @ Bayard, P.A.
Mar 2015 — Current

• Conducts orientation of new employees including explanation of benefits along with managing the enrollment process, processing required compliance forms and appropriate paperwork, and managing training.
• Performs annual staff reviews including writing individual reviews and discussing achievements and goals for the upcoming year.
• Manages recruitment of potential employees involving creating job descriptions and posting of same, scheduling and performing interviews, checking references and screening candidates through background checks.
• Manages benefits of staff and attorneys from enrollment to termination.
• Assists employees with benefit inquires and resolves issues promptly.
• Maintains benefit website and updates as necessary to ensure all data is accurate.
• Interfaces with benefit broker to ensure complex benefit inquiries are handled in a timely manner and resolved at the highest quality.
• Handles COBRA documentation and enrolls employees as necessary.
• Maintains employee personnel and benefit files and ensures firm is compliant with federal law requirements.
• Manages staff including Legal Assistants, Secretaries, Paralegals and Office Services.
• Coordinates coverage for attorneys that need assistance when staff members are out of the office.
• Oversees employee’s timecards and paid time off ensuring hours are met and overtime is billable.
• Plans firm activities including Holiday Party, Staff Appreciation Day, Fall Fest and Presidents Day outing.
• Creates bi-weekly payroll reports using time tracking system.
• Negotiates contracts with recruiters
• Provides guidance on interpretation of policies and procedures

Legal Assistant @ Chipman, Brown, Cicero & Cole
Jan 2012 — Mar 2015

• Assisted bankruptcy and litigation attorneys with clerical/administrative tasks, including preparing letters, printing and organizing documents, creating binders, sending faxes, scanning documents and maintaining files.
• Managed calendars for multiple attorneys using Microsoft Outlook.
• Arranged travel, scheduled meetings and answered calls for multiple attorneys.
• Assisted paralegals with bankruptcy case filings using CMECF.
• Maintained client matter program by opening new matters, creating profiles for each client, running conflict reports and setting up billing procedures.
• Tracked all paid time off requests by employees.
• Facilitated firm events by making catering arrangements, ensuring payment and sending/tracking invitations

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