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L AURA B URGESS , PHR

Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 468-1666 cell laura.burgess@comcast.net

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Extensive background in HR generalist affairs for startup companies, including experience in employee on boarding and termination, staff development, and benefits. HR policy development and legal compliance. Possess extensive knowledge of human resources relating to healthcare staffing. Demonstrated success in audits, investigations, writing personnel manuals, and policies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
HealthSource Global Staffing Fremont, CA National Healthcare staffing for travel nurses and hospital labor disputes.

HR Manager

2008 to present

Report to CFO. Transformed HR from administrative to strategic planning partner. Proven experience collaborating with senior management and hospital clients. Worked with CEO to create HR policies and procedures; recruit employees; and develop orientation, training and incentive programs. Conducted analysis of existing HR organization and developed integrated reporting for compliance with The Joint Commission. Administer benefits enrollment and programs; administer HR budget; and handle HR generalist workplace issues. Oversee the relationships with all vendors and suppliers for both onsite and offsite facilities. Key Results: On boarded over 150 non-exempt level employees in less than ten days, ensuring the companys ability to staff the largest hospital strike in U.S. history of over 1700 replacement workers out of state. Successfully accredited the company with The Joint Commission, the healthcare governing agency, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Passed a Federal wage investigation through outstanding and complete knowledge of company processes and shortened investigation from three days to one. Structured and implemented programs and policies in the areas of compensation structures, benefits packages, incentives and new-employee orientation. Brought workers compensation program into full compliance. Trained managers and associates on procedures. Established all required processes to maintain company business licenses and compliance in over 28 states for employment.

Flextronics (formerly Solectron) Milpitas, CA Leading electronics manufacturing services provider to the world's top technology brands.

IT Global Communications Specialist

2007

Maintained and implemented policies and procedures, coordinated document control for all of Global IT Performed complete revalidation of all IT policies and procedures seamlessly Analyzed and restructured the tracking database process to enable transparent audit capabilities for IT security variances Collaborated with IT Compliance team to produce monthly Compliance newsletter to promote compliance as working partners with IT and business owners Managed and created executive status reporting packages and dashboards for IT Compliance related initiatives including SOX S404, anti-virus monitoring, policy compliance, and remediation audit findings

Core Financial Fremont, CA Mortgage Company

HR Manager

2001 to 2006

Established mortgage company from origination to operations management Performed all HR functions including the search and qualification of prospective employees and the selection and implementation of employee benefit and support packages including payroll and healthcare. Implemented office operations for payroll, healthcare, telecommunications, office equipment, personnel. Designed, implemented and maintained all business processes. Created and reconciled monthly and annual budget and handled accounts payable and accounts receivable Supervised and motivated employees with positive direction and incentives which secured their employment for many years

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Budget Committee Chair 1995-2011

Mission Valley School Association Fremont, CA Developed and maintained the budget and the process for future funding that has enabled the organization to hire a yearly computer lab instructor, make numerous facility improvements and decrease fundraising Pioneered the SCRIP program at the Parent Teacher Organization site throughout the Fremont Unified School District by coordinating with other schools and teaching workshops Elected as a Commissioner on the Instructional Equity Board of the Fremont Unified School District

Treasurer and Event Coordinator

2003-2011

Boy Scouts of America Troop 125 Fremont, CA Established proper accounting procedures and accountability for the troop finances Expanded the financial savings of the troop through budgeting and analysis of income and expenses providing the troop the ability to purchase an enclosed camping supplies trailer and attend summer camp at Catalina Island Volunteer as a merit badge counselor for swimming and water skiing

EDUCATION PHR Certification (Professional in Human Resource) Society for Human Resource Management University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics