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  1. R. W.

    R. W. Agency Contractor

    HR Consultant, HRIS, Business Coach, Learning-Training & Develop

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: • 17+ years of Human Resources Business Partner experience leading cultural change, building partnerships, developing others and offering creative solutions to business issues nationwide. • 16 years of experience with Employment Laws and Regulations (federal and state) and Legal Compliance ensuring company is in compliance with FMLA, ADA & COBRA laws, maintaining HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance, and Affordable Care Act (ACA). • 15 years of Project Management experience running multiple projects at one time in a variety of locations. • 10 years in Human Resources Consulting experience in a client service environment, handling multiple external clients. • 9 years of HR Transformation and Change Management experience anticipating the need for change, consulting with clients on effective approaches to change, architecting change plans and assisting clients with leadership and execution. • 9 years of Training and Professional Development experience in developing, implementing, facilitating, and maintaining orientation, training programs, seminars and workshops (both in-person & virtual / online training). • 8 years of Human Resources Strategic Planning experience partnering with business client groups to focus on critical areas of strategic contribution and translate solutions into appropriate management and HR actions. • 8 years of Employee Relations experience that contributes to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. • 7 years of HR Benefits experience researching, analyzing, and administering employee benefit plans, surveys, policies, and procedures. • 6 years in Human Resources Generalist experience compensation administration, HRIS, recruiting & selection. • A motivated and ambitious professional with excellent leadership, team building, coaching, problem solving, tactical decision making, organizational, written & oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, and advanced computer skills. • Skilled in building and maintaining long-term relationships with all levels of employees, partners and clients. • Able to travel up to 50% of the time. PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: • At VisionWorks, increased efficiency by restructuring the Operations and Administration functions of each department within the company which eliminated time consuming administrative tasks from the workload of the employees and released substantial time for more productive activities. • Reduced the time frame of the Full-Cycle Recruiting process by 10% at VisionWorks Group of America and by 25% at ConAgra Foods by sharing knowledge and identifying areas for improvement. • Acknowledged by the President of American Imaging Management / WellPoint for outstanding leadership efforts where responsibility was taken for the day-to-day Human Resource affairs for three local offices after the untimely resignation of three key Executive personnel. • Developed and implemented an Employee Onboard Process & Training that decreased the time frame by 50% at American Imaging Management / WellPoint. • At Optimus Entertainment Group, reduced employee turnover by 50% by implementing a project management system, performance management system and conducting routine team meetings which increased employee knowledge and understanding of roles, responsibilities and company expectations. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, reduced OSHA fines by approximately 13% after being appointed as Internal Auditor to audit our company sites and Employees knowledge of OSHA requirements. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, increased revenue of the North America headquarters of roughly $2B through the reconciliation and collection of our Inter-Company Accounts. TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and MS Project. • Web/Video Conferencing: WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Polycom, Cisco, and Tandberg. • E-learning Software: Adobe eLearning, TrainCaster, Articulate, Trivantis, Rapid Intake, and Learn e-learning. • HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Oracle, ADP, BrassRing, and Pereless. • ERP Systems: SAP HR, SAP FI, SAP SSCM, SAP SD, and PeopleSoft HCM. • Project Management: MS Project, BaseCamp, Asana, Atlassian, Wrike, Mavenlink, Teamwork Project Manager, etc.

    Associated with: Williams Business Solutions

    $25.00 /hr
    25 hours
  2. Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Experienced Technical Support in Linksys and AT&T Uverse Services

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a Registered Nurse based in the Philippines. I have been working as a nurse for almost two years and within that time I have become proficient in the health care setting. I also worked as a Tech support representative in a Call Center. My skills consist of, PC troubleshooting, Data Entry, Techinical Support for Linksys and AT&T, Networking Routers, and Internet based problems.

    $5.00 /hr
    992 hours
  3. Bradley Ryan

    Bradley Ryan

    Project Management | Business Plans | Financials | Consulting

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 9

    Strengths and Experience: I have been responsible for the development and growth of a number of businesses and managed projects within these businesses. I have produced financial models and business plans that assisted in securing investments >$500,000 in seed money for small businesses showing little to no revenue. I have managed projects of for start-up companies, political campaigns/fundraisers, educational consultancies and technology companies. I have consulted with businesses in developing alternate revenue sources and strategically planning pivots in business models. I'm happy to chat with you over Skype, Google Hangouts or via telephone if you are based in the United States. I am eager to work on many different types of projects of varying complexity.

    $35.00 /hr
    153 hours
  4. Ailene Abasolo

    Ailene Abasolo

    Administrative/Legal Staff

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    Bachelor of Laws (Jose Rizal University, March 2015) Degree in Public Administration (University of the Philippines, April 2007) Senior Publishing Specialist (Thomson Reuters) for 5 years (doing data analysis, write-ups, law review and proofreading) Case analysis and writing With experience in reporting, training, project development and people management (with Six Sigma certification) Worked as an executive assistant for 2 years doing administrative staff, scheduling of appointments, and clerical work

    $6.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. William A.

    William A.


    Guatemala - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    Internet Generated income based on web,computer,writing and research skills. I am bilingual, English/Spanish fluently and teach English as a second language kn a private school in Guatemala. I have also taught English On-Line through Skype. Extensive skills in research developed through my previous legal profession. My Computer skills are on a level with experts in reparation and maintenance. My networking skills are better than average. My typing skills need improvement but I am attention to detail. I am an efficient,dependable and reliable person who believes in integrity as an important character trait.

    $11.26 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Ihor S.

    Ihor S.

    Lawyer (LL.M.). Legal & Paralegal. Translator. Editor.

    Poland - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 1

    I'm a lawyer, translator and editor. More 2 years experience in writing, editing, analyzing data and research in law, economics and social sciences. I effectively works with software package MS Office, Adobe products, most office software and Internet applications. Possess good time management and organizational skills. Career oriented, hard working person ability to handle multiple tasks. Quick learner and ability to learn new concepts. Productive and efficient work habits without supervision. Reliable and committed to meeting quality standards and deadlines.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Jennifer Casiano

    Jennifer Casiano


    Philippines - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 1

    To acquire a position with a company where my extensive experience and skills can be expanded to better demonstrate and utilize my educational and work accomplishments and experiences. My experience in City Legal Office where I am currently employed trained me well in transcribing legal documents and other encoding jobs. Adept in using Microsoft office such word, excel and power point presentations. I was also previously employed in an International NGO (Environmental) where in my public relations skills developed and learned accounting jobs as well. I stayed in the company for almost 3 years doing Education Campaign. I did videos for education campaign, educational materials such as pamphlets, flyers, was also in charge in membership it was a fulfilling job. I also learned handling accounting jobs.

    $9.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Amol S.

    Amol S.

    Research Specialist with Administrative Skills and content Writer

    India - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello! I am pursuing CA in India. I have ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently in challenging environment while being articulate in expression and ability to work in teams with flexibility. Through my work i communicate with public at a different level and create brand identities. Experience:- 1. Working under tax consultant for last 3 years. 2. expert in research work, data entry, Accounting. 3. Published article in Students Journal of ICAI. 4. Done accounting and data entry fro 1 1/2 years. and research work for 3 years under tax consultant 5. Experienced in web research. 6. Content Writer in any field. With high level of responsibility in a challenging value based working environment, so that my knowledge can be utilized and broadened to its optimum extent. I hope to contribute to the growth of the business enterprise where I work. I would welcome and opportunity to meet with you to discuss my qualifications in greater details. Sincerly Amol Singhal

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Rose-lyd ann A.

    Rose-lyd ann A.

    General Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    • Knowledgeable in Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, and After Effects. • Knowledgeable in 3d modelling using Autodesk Maya. • Knowledgeable in Project Management, Use Case and Systems Development Life Cycle. • Proficient in creating Marketing collaterals such as business cards, posters, invitations, etc. • Proficient in website layout, website conceptualization and maintenance. • Adept in Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and using Wordpress. • Adept in Windows and MAC Platforms. • Familiar with programming language HTML, PHP and C++. • Proficient in Customer/Client Relation. • Capable of conversing in English, and Filipino. Knows how to speak a little of Italian, French and Spanish languages. • Skilled in several Administrative/Clerical Jobs. • Knowledge in Ad Serving using Google Ad Exchange • Knowledge in California Workers' Compensation Law

    $3.89 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Miriam W.

    Miriam W.

    Creative & tech writer w/ excellent admin/legal skills. Berkeley grad.

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 28

    Professional journalist and writer with over 20 years experience and a prestigious college degree! I've supported myself for many years as a paralegal and researcher in the working world while researching and writing freelance on the side. I possess a strong passion for writing, evidenced by numerous publications, and my graduating from the University of California at Berkeley Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm currently working on publishing a collection of poetry. I am proficient in creating and rewriting website content, blogging, writing technical documents and newsletters (both corporate and nonprofit), performing legal research and drafting legal documentation. **_A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just begins to live that day. - Emily Dickinson _**

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours