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Feb 05, 2020

Nicholas Lane

  • Your HR Department of One
  • Phoenix, AZ, US
On Site or Remote HRIS HR Technology Human Resources Employee Relations Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

A department of one where one serves all: Compassion. Logic. Evidence. Modern Human Resources.

HR Department of One as a servant-based leader taking ownership of a full-service Human Resources Department for employers of 50-300 employees.
Start-up Savvy writing and installing missions, visions, and values; guiding cultures; and coaching executives.
Mergers & Acquisitions welcoming new employees to our business as well as managing audits to ensure data integrity maintaining citation-free audits.
Modern & Experienced blending traditional human resources best practices with fresh approaches and programs leveraging new technology enabling us to focus on the next step.

Human Resources Skills

❖ HRIS/MS Systems - Paychex, ADP, BambooHR, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Red Carpet by Silk Road, iCIMS, NimbleSchedule, SwipeClock, Kronos
❖ HR Policies & Procedures Development and Technical Writing
❖ Executive Coaching
❖ Employment Law
❖ Benefits and COBRA Administration
❖ Mergers & Acquisitions
❖ Employee Relations
❖ Orientation & OnBoarding
❖ HR File Management and Compliance

Work Experience

Director of Human Resources & Payroll
Jan 2019 - The Palazzo Senior Living Community

Newly remodeled 380-bed, 500,000 sq ft senior living community, independently owned, specializing in skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living, and independent living.

❖ Recovered and reinitialized Paychex HRIS after implementation fully utilizing Hiring, Time & Attendance, and Benefits modules, in addition to training 20 managers and delegates.
❖ Digitized the entire physical employee record system for roughly 400 employees, past and present, equalling roughly 42,000 pages of information.
❖ Reorganized New Hire Orientation transferring mandatory in-person training to qualified CBT lessons and reduced the time-to-train of each employee by 4 hours each.
❖ As a Department of One, handled administration for 205 employees while reducing turnover from 104% to 86% within 9 months.

Director of Human Resources
Jun 2016 - Sep 2018 Curaleaf formerly Swell Farmacy

● Instituted the company's first benefits plan for Medical, Dental, and Vision in September 2017 with employer-provided premiums; expanded to Cafeteria Plan, STD, LTD, Life, Pet Insurances in September 2018.
● Implemented our HRIS, BambooHR in addition to our time management software SwipeClock.
● Drive recruiting initiatives more than doubling our company population from 55 to 140.
● Managed the certifications for all of our employees including pre-hire authorizations, annual renewals, and terminations as well as reducing the cost by $16,000 annually.
● Responsible for the general day-to-day responsibilities of a typical HR department for 80 Phoenix-area employees and high-level administration of 60 remote employees.

Human Resources Generalist
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016 Landmark Senior Living Communities

Decentralized corporate office in Scottsdale administering six senior living communities in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New Mexico and two rehabilitation centers in Kentucky.

● Standardized job descriptions for 28 different positions in six locations and conduct salary surveys to standardize and normalize employee compensation.
● Wrote standard and industry-specific human resources policies and procedures and edited external policies for compliance and syntax.
● Transformed recruiting from a reactive process to a proactive process by utilizing an applicant tracking system and introducing an employee referral policy to build a talent pool while saving the business $10,000 annually.
● Performed payroll runs for both semi-monthly and biweekly pay periods.
● Maintained PEO relationship through Oasis and TriNet.

Human Resources Consultant
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014 Information Technology Innovation Center

Fortune 5 global automotive and technology company’s decentralized Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler, AZ.

● Conduct orientations for prospective new hires, ensuring transparency and promoting retention of interviewing candidates.
● Deliver personal and structured training to GM personnel, specifically interviewing and interview techniques including Lominger competencies and general Human Resources knowledge.
● Spearhead GM's Best Companies AZ initiative to bring brand awareness to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
● Promoting the GM brand throughout the Valley by speaking at various events and job fairs in the area.
● Process reports and audit data for C-Level HR managers - primarily: headcount, attrition rates at all US locations, and EEOC guidelines.

HRIS Analyst
Apr 2013 - Aug 2013 Sprouts Farmers Market

Mid- to large-size supermarket chain featuring fresh, organic, farm-to-table goods headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

● Key administrator for the ADP Enterprise eTime module maintaining data tables, process improvements and enhancements to workflow, and managing company-wide report generation.
● Introduced and championed a new attendance policy in ADP eTime, implementing a brand new point accumulation process as well as developing automatic accumulators for attendance event occurrences.
● Assisted in the implementation of Sprouts' newest HRMS, SuccessFactors, including data conformity and manipulation, in addition to development testing.
● Created training materials for team members' job expansion including ADP Enterprise new hire and change event data entry, eTime schedule changes and event coding mechanics, and SuccessFactors general administration.
● Ensured the clean and easy opening for six new stores' Grand Opening, guaranteeing all systems were accessible and working properly and that all team members could record their time worked.


BS - Human Resources, business
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012 Western Governors University

Hire Me For

Building, maintaining, and expanding your new HR Department