Mar 10, 2020

Kris Medina, PHR

  • Certified Human Resources Consultant
  • USA
Telecommute Applicant Tracking Systems Benefits Candidate Experience Compensation Diversity & Inclusion

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Experienced Human Resources professional with 12 years of experience with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources field within different industries. Skilled in I-9 labor compliance, U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), HRIS management software, talent acquisition, succession planning, change management and training & development. Certified human resources professional.

Work Experience

Human Resources Consultant
Jul 2018 -

• Providing full HR support within the areas of:
• Talent acquisition & development, handbook & policies, succession planning,
conducting compensation analysis, legal & regulatory compliance.
• Building out full training curriculum, developing a safety structure, people
management coaching, leave management.

Safety / HR Manager
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018 Juniper Landscaping

Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal
• Promotes safe practices at the job site, conduct toolbox meetings
• Inspects the sites to ensure it is a hazard-free environment
• Prepare and enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety
• Evaluate practices (site safety inspections), procedures and facilities to assess risk
and adherence to the law
• Conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident
• Monitor compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees and operations
• Inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions
• Investigate accidents or incidents to discover causes and handle worker's
compensation claims including near misses.
• Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new prevention
• Report on health and safety awareness, issues and statistics to concerned authorities
as requested or mandated by regulations
• Conduct job hazard analyses, responds to employee's safety concerns
• Trains and carries out drills and exercises on how to manage emergency situations
• Watches out for the safety of all workers and works to protect them from entering
hazardous situations
• Arranges for OSHA mandated testing and/or evaluations of the workplace by external
• Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs
• Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for
all positions
• Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human
resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigation, maintaining
records; representing the organization at hearings
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

HR / TD Specialist
Dec 2016 - Aug 2017

Responsible for curriculum design, content revision, assessment of staff development
and organizational training programs, as well as occasional facilitation and training
• Design, develop, and deliver training solutions (face-to-face and online) in alignment
with WWP's missions, vision, and core values with a focus on human resources and organizational programs/systems (culture, onboarding, engagement, leadership, functional development, succession planning, et al.)
• Utilize blended learning platforms to ensure a more integrated approach that
supports retention and application
• As assigned, travel to regional offices to support the facilitation of internal training,
workshops, teambuilding, summits, and special events
• Create and maintain instructional materials including facilitator guides, program
documents, workbooks, job aids, and other learning resources
• Lead creation and delivery of E-Learning content via learning management system
• Support, develop, and deliver succession planning program assist with management
and tracking of program data and documentation including maintenance in HRMS
• Build strong and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders while working to bring teams to consensus, alignment and action
• Manage the measurement and evaluation of training effectiveness, content, and participant satisfaction
• Review externally delivered content to ensure consistency and alignment with WWP
• Serve as a vendor liaison for training and development as requested; partnering as
• Contribute to deepening the team's expertise by serving as subject matter expert
(SME) in the areas of content development, training techniques/
concepts/methodologies, learning technology, and assessment
• Research and remain current on best practices in training and development, talent
management, and related technology. Recommend appropriate
applications/processes improve learning outcomes and drive innovation

Senior HR Generalist
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016 Sixt Rent a Car, LLC

Develop and administer various Human Resource plans and procedure for all
company personnel. Reports directly to VP of HR
• Responsible for the west coast expansion that includes overseeing all HR initiatives
in six operating states
• Maintains responsibility for compliance with federal and state legislation pertaining
to all personnel matters
• Communicates changes in company personnel policies and procedures. Ensures
proper compliance is followed
• Implements and annually update compensation program; rewrites job descriptions
as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys. Analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary
• Develops and oversee payroll and benefit functions. Including but not limited to implementation of 401K benefits, payroll software and onboarding platforms
• Recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook; perform benefits administration to include claims resolution,
change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies
for cost-effectiveness, information activities program and cash flow
• Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains
other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations
• Oversees new employee orientations; monitors career-path program, employee
relations counseling, outplacement counseling and services performed
• Coordinated or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation.
• Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the Vice President of Human Resources, on personnel matters
• Recommends, evaluates and participates in staff development for the company
• Develops and maintains retention program on a yearly basis. Communicated with senior management on recommendations for improvements and trends
• Maintain HR system that meets company personnel information needs

HR Generalist
Feb 2014 - Mar 2015 IKEA Group

• Support, coach, advise, and train managers on HR issues, regulations and responsibilities, including investigating and resolving allegations, charges and complaints; proper administration of the corrective action process
• Identify the reasons for retention issues at the store level and provide solutions to resolving these issues
• Implement the Attract or Develop process for the location
• Planning and directing annual open enrollment notifications and meetings
• Monitor to the applicant tracking system (ATS) for candidate progression and accuracy
• Contribute as a business partner with managers to develop, implement and meet
assigned HR goals and objectives
• Work with the Human Resource Team to implement and sustain the performance
evaluation process
• Partner with managers to communicate co-worker policy/procedures and to ensure
proper use in line with the IKEA values
• Manage the administration of the co-worker handbook and human resource
policies, procedures and programs

Region HR Specialist (Labor Relations)
Aug 2013 - Feb 2014 AutoNation

Assists hiring managers in the recruitment and selection of qualified candidates for
open positions at assigned dealerships
• Oversee 11 dealerships throughout Broward & Miami-Dade Counties

Provide on-site training instruction on all aspects of leadership, company procedures
and policy
• Conducts new hire orientation, and completes all new hire documentation in compliance with AutoNation standards and government regulations
• Completes and monitors all pre-employment testing and assessments for new hires
and additional requirements for position changes
• Coordinates completion of PAF documentation as necessary based on approval
• Monitors the status of associates on leaves of absence, including workers
compensation, and facilitates their return to work
• Works closely with Region HR team to ensure the proactive identification and resolution of Associate relations issues including Alert lines
• Ensures the timely, accurate distribution of Associate-related communications
• Meets with department managers at all assigned dealerships regarding turnover
and open positions
• Ensures dealership level compliance with AutoNation standardized HR processes,
procedures and approval requirements, as well as addresses policy related
• Follows up on performance improvement plans and works with Region HR on any
compliance issues
• Serves as the liaison with other departments, dealerships, Region and/or Corporate
in the resolution of HR-related issues
• Conducts annual benefit open enrollment and 401k presentation meetings for
assigned dealerships
• Coordinates and monitors Associate training and may conduct training in selected
• Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company's Vision, Mission, and Values
in all interactions with customers, co-workers and partners

HR (Generalist)
Oct 2007 - Aug 2013 Sears Holdings

Conduct administrative processes to support People Strategies and enterprise wide
Human Resources (HR) initiatives, such as reporting and data gathering
Manage open requisitions and job postings
Processes new hire paperwork, including drug screens and background checks
• Assist with New Hire Orientation
• Compile and maintain reports related to hiring and retention
• Assist associates with routine policy questions and directs them to proper source
• Manage payroll process, including data entry, processing exceptions, and reporting
• Keep records, department filings, and compliance
• Educate associates on proper timekeeping processes and answers questions
• Educate associates on self service benefit resources
• Responsible for the oversight and supervision of 5 direct subordinates.
• Oversee two retail locations, complete payroll for over 240+ employees weekly,
transmitting payroll utilizing Kronos systems and ADP
• Recruit, train, and develop qualified candidates to fill open management positions
with Taleo and Brassring recruiting programs
• Ensure associate database is up to date using PeopleSoft software as well as HRIS
• Responsible for compliance in Employment laws and regulation regarding OSHA,
and EOE practices
• Oversee ER investigations due to discriminatory acts or other employment issues in the workplace
• Knowledgeable in benefit regulations such as HIPPA, Cobra and FMLA
• Started as an HR Assistant and within 6 months got promoted to HR Specialists

Surgical Tech Specialist
Apr 2004 - Feb 2007 U.S. Air Force

Gathers, checks and opens supplies and equipment needed for the surgical
• Performs the surgical scrub, and donning gown and gloves
• Sets ups sterile back table and Mayo stand with instruments, supplies, equipment,
and medications/ solutions needed for the procedure
• Performs initial instrument, sharps, and sponge counts with the circulator
• Assists the team members with gowning and gloving
• Assists with draping the patient and establishing the sterile field
• Participates in the surgical site and patient verification during the time out
• Secures tubing, cords, and other sterile accessories
• Measures and passes medication, hemostatic agents and irrigation solutions utilized
during the surgical procedure
• Holds retractors or instruments as directed by the surgeon
• Cuts suture material as directed by the surgeon
• Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure
• Performs additional duties during the operative procedure


- May 2013 University of Miami
- May 2013 Broward College
Associate in Science - Business Administration
- Jan 2011