Doretta Blake

Doretta Blake Baldwin, NY 11510  516-304-4483  LinkedIn URL Dear Hiring Manager: As a senior leader in the field of Human Resources, I have continually found my... show more

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Work experience
Nordea Bank
Vice President/Human Resources Officer

Directly oversaw all Human Resources and Office Service Administration operations while leading multiple HR activities including team management, HRIS, recruitment, compensation, and benefits. Assessed the requirements and expectations of the company to create comprehensive best practices for all employee policies and procedures.
*Developed and successfully implemented a Reduction-In-Force Policy designed to seamlessly merge an entity consisting of three foreign banks.
*Designed and rolled out the Human Resources Information and Attendance program for the company after determining the most effective methods for tracking and reporting all metrics.
*Applied technical expertise throughout the use of an HRIS based ABRA-SAGE system to maintain accurate employee records concerning attendance, appraisal, and EEO-1 reporting.
*Played a key role throughout numerous high level decisions through supporting Senior Management with strategies regarding succession planning, training, process simplification, and HRprocedure development.
*Gathered the information required to assemble and deliver accurate forecasting for recruitment metrics and human resource budgeting.
*Oversaw the launch and continued success of the Employee Assistance Program and Harassment Training for managers and staff.
*Facilitated the completion of all IRS and New York state audits for retirement plans through the assembly and delivery of all required documents in a timely manner.
*Collaborated with the Senior Vice President of Operations throughout the careful negotiations of annuity payments to maximize benefits for the Bank's Terminated Defined Pension Plan.
*Coordinated with the General and Senior Managers throughout an initiative to cut staff from 160 to 70 employees while eliminating any impact on workflows and service.
*Directed all aspects of benefits including 401K/Retirement, Defined Benefits and Contributions, medical benefits, long term care, and COBRA.
*Empower staff to succeed through the delivery of comprehensive training regarding best practices, company expectations, and long-term goals.
*Liaised with HR partners in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland to ensure the timely completion of all Visa and expatriation matters.

Vice President of Human Resources

Led all of Human Resources operations for a banking institute including the daily review of all benefits and payroll to verify accuracy. Processed all accounts payable and completed all reconciliations for daily reconciliation and fixed asset accounts.
*Spearheaded the merger of the bank's payroll from a weekly to a semi-monthly plan while minimizing the impact on any payroll processing.
*Migrated a Defined Contribution Plan - Target Benefit to a Money Purchase Plan.
*Developed and implemented effective strategies for the merger of the bank's retirement plan from a third party record keeping relationship to an independent, organization-led retirement plan.

Capella UniversityCapella University
Masters, Organizational Management/Human ResourcesHuman Resources Management

Adelphi University
Bachelors, Management Communication
LaGuardia Community College
Associates, Liberal Arts