Erika Palafox
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Her way of approaching job interviews is highly creative. She really went all out to get the job she wanted. It was encouraging and effective. Then she shared it with others, hoping someone else...

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Sounds like you really did your homework to get your new job. You are a great example, and give great advice. Good luck with everything, and I am sure you will do well. :)

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PREMIER STAFFING - Relypsa
HUMAN RESOURCES SR. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Assisted VP of Human Resources directly with calendar, projects, and conferences. Maintained employee records (soft and hard copies), record all new hires, transfers, terminations, change in job classifications, merit increases and promotions. Data management by creating monthly audit reports of all data and employee records. Point person for offer letters, new hire setup and employment verifications. Maintained weekly recruiting excel report, schedule interviews with a panel of five to ten managers. Orient new employees by providing orientation information packets, reviewing company policies, managed new hire documents such as I-9 verification. Maintained up to date company's compensation and wage structure, track all annual goal reviews, create bonus letters for all employees. Worked closely with recruiters, human resources business partners and department managers, assisting them with operations tasks. Maintaining the company's organizational chart aligned with all employee management changes and promotions.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
*Created excel data tracking of all employee status changes which involved working closely with payroll and our Concur team.
*Completed audit of company employee files and compiled a report with all employee data, for ETWeb a new HRIS launching by the end of 2017.


PALO ALTO STAFFING - Applied Micro
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST

Provided administrative and business support to members of the executive management team. Maintained calendar, scheduled meetings, teleconferences and travel. Oversee front desk operations, manage supply inventory, coordinate services with vendors, complete special research projects, and compile sales reports. Assist Human Resources department with open enrollment by ensuring all employee records are kept current in Workday HRIS. Organize candidate travel arrangements, expense reports, and visa requirements in a timely and accurate manner. Scheduled onsite interviews, some with a same-day turnaround time.Play a key role in coordinating new hires, including coordination with external staffing agencies and scheduling interviews.
*Planned and coordinated PR initiatives, corporate events, partner retreats, holiday parties and more.
*Saved the company thousands of dollars by effectively negotiating lower prices with vendors for weekly corporate lunches.
OFFICE TEAM (Open Space Trust, Polaris Wireless, WSO2, California Imaging

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER/PRIOR AUTHORIZATION COORDINATOR

Provided administrative and business support to the CEO and CFO and supported other members of the executive management team. Supervised front desk operations including reception, telephone management, ordering office supplies, scheduling building maintenance, managing equipment repairs, and maintaining an up-to-date organizational chart. Assisted with marketing events, coordinated monthly company retreats, and scheduled meetings, international travel, and domestic travel including itineraries and visa documents. Supported staff with special projects as assigned, including statistical reports, and prior authorizations for medical procedures. Supported Annual Giving team by producing written communications, overseeing event logistics, assisting with prospect research, gift tracking, and proofreading copy for written and digital communications. Assisted with on-boarding and off-boarding of contractors and employees.Created new Employee Benefits Handbook and employee handouts outlining company policies and procedures.
*Created a list of donors over a span of five years including data about specific marketing touch points to determine which methods were most effective, and utilized this data to develop future campaigns.
*Performed extensive research to create an Excel spreadsheet and procedure binder with all vendor, facility, and city contact information as well as instructions explaining who to call for specific information.
*Facilitated employee development by implementing weekly staff meetings including special guests and coordinated live streaming with corporate office in Sri Lanka.
*Due to success of weekly staff meetings, was chosen to coordinate holiday festivities, office snacks, and corporate welcome gifts as well as tasked with planning monthly outings including transportation, meals, and negotiating prices for group activities.

CITY OF EAST PALO ALTO
OFFICE ASSISTANT

Provided excellent customer service to guests, vendors, and clients while assisting Council Members, City Manager, and Assistant City Manager with tasks as requested. Scheduled meetings, supported special city projects, performed data entry, maintained a complex filing system, supervised record keeping, and sorted and distributed mail.

Education
DEVRY UNIVERSITY
Associates, Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

DEVRY UNIVERSITY
Bachelors, HR Management