Janmarie Forward

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Accomplished Human Resources Generalist with a diverse background in the Manufacturing, High-Tech and Service industries. Recent MBA, with outstanding interpersonal, communication and computer skills. Solid qualifications and management skills to motivate, manage, and achieve optimum performance. Specific expertise in the areas of:

         Benefits Administration

         Compensation

         Training & Development

         Employee Relations

         Recruiting

         Workers' Compensation

         Policies & Procedures

         HRIS

 

EXPERIENCE

 

MEMEC, San Diego, CA 2000 - 2001

Worldwide distributor of integrated circuits and systems.

Senior Compensation Analyst

KWIKSET CORPORATION, Anaheim, CA 1993 2000

Division of Black & Decker Corporation

Worldwide manufacturer of lock mechanisms and door accessories.(1000 employees in combined Anaheim plant / corporate office)

Senior Human Resources Representative

Function as Assistant Human Resources Manager in all aspects of department management. Supervise two employees. Responsible for maintaining effective employee relations, coaching management on employee performance/development, and facilitating focus groups and supervisory training during dramatic growth and restructuring. Analyzed compensation plans, researched and interpreted company policies. Responsible for $1 million budget.

 

HRIS: Key member of cross-functional team analyzed and implemented PeopleSoft within a six-month period. Implementation saved time within benefits administration, money, and reduced legal liability. Trained on PS/Benefits and PS/Query.

Broadbanding: Working with managers and employee focus groups, developed 25 30 competencies by group, determined verification and training standards and developed training plans for each employee. Restructured job titles from 150 to 6, improving morale and work quality.

Vendor Relations: Analyzed temporary employment agency

resources (average usage 400 employees per month). Negotiated

significantly better reporting and the addition of an

on-site manager. Results of improved candidate screening-

substantial savings through lower turnover rates, better

candidates, quicker response time and friendlier relations.

 

Recruiting: Experienced in staffing at hourly, technical

and management levels. In one 6-month period averaged 10

new hires per month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICRO TECHNOLOGY INC., Anaheim, CA

1992

Worldwide manufacturer of personal computers.

 

Benefits Administrator

Responsible for administering all employee benefits for 425

employee, multi-state corporation. Administered

self-insured medical, dental, disability, service, suggestion, safety,

worker's compensation and COBRA.

 

Implemented worker's compensation review procedures,

reducing OSHA and experience modification exposure. Negotiated

fees for non-PPO facilities, resulting in substantial billing

reductions.

 

 

APPALACIAN COMPUTER SERVICES, Laguna Niguel, CA

1989 1992

International provider of clerical and data entry computer

services.

Human Resources Manager

Established company policies for 300+ employees in five

states. Supervised two employees with dotted-line supervision

of five administrators. Advised and trained managers on

employee relations, performance standards, employment laws,

etc. Recruited technical and management employees in all

states, maintained compensation programs. Functioned as EEO

Coordinator, updating all AA plans.

 

Introduced and administered FLEX Benefits (health, life,

dental, vision, 401K, tax-free spending accounts).

Implemented safety training programs, reducing worker's compensation

claims and reserves by 25%.

 

 

CENTON ELECTRONICS, INC. , Irvine, CA

1988 1989

International distributor of computer peripherals.

 

Personnel Manager

Researched and administered compensation program for sales,

administrative and management. Recruited technical sales

and administrative employees. Wrote policies and job

descriptions. Developed employee handbook.

 

EDUCATION

MBA, The George L. Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine

University, August 1999

B.S.B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Personnel Management and Employee Relations Certificate,

University of California, Irvine

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, The Association of Human Resources Professionals

(PIHRA)

Member, Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

 

 

TECHNICAL

* Computer literate (MS Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint)

* Kronos Timekeeper

* PeopleSoft (Implementation and Report Writing)

* Outlook 98

* Front Page 2000