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JODY BLAKE, MS-HRM, SPHR

Certified Human Resources Professional

Davie, FL

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◆ Certified Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) offering over 13 years of diverse experience in human resources and additionally skilled in administration and operations. 
 
◆ Specialized skills in HR generalist areas include employee recruitment, HR department startup, training and development, benefits, orientation and on-boarding, payroll and benefits administration, employee and labor relations, records management, HR policies development, and legal compliance.

Work Experience

HR Generalist

BROWARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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2005 to Present

Currently provides generalist consultation for the Finance and Administration Department/Purchasing Division with responsibilities in the disciplines of labor, staffing, compensation, benefits, and learning and organizational development; Highly values and provides excellent customer service to all clients.

Lead Volunteer, Opening and Closing Ceremonies

ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games
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Αθήνα
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June 2004 to August 2004

2004 Summer Olympic Games - Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 
◆ Liaison between management and volunteers in the costume department. 
◆ Scheduled volunteers and created a database to record hours for payroll. 
◆ Operationally directed volunteers for the ceremonies.

HR Manager/Office Manager

BEST CHOICE HOME HEALTHCARE
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Lake Worth, FL
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2002 to 2003

◆ Formed the HR department for a new business. 
◆ Recruited nurses and home health aides, on-boarded them and provided orientation. 
◆ Structured and implemented programs and policies in the areas of training, benefits, incentives and new-employee orientation. 
◆ Trained staff on HIPAA regulations and the importance to be in compliance.

HR Manager/Office Manager

BRICKELL WORLDWIDE FLOWERS
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Miami, FL
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1999 to 2002

Recruited and on-boarded new designers, drivers, and office staff; wrote orientation program. 
◆ Started a health benefits program; handled unemployment compensation claims. 
◆ Brought the workers' compensation program into full compliance. 
◆ Authored employee handbook outlining company policies and procedures. 
◆ Created a training program and cross-trained all staff. 
◆ Performed payroll; introduced a performance review program including a bonus program.

Manager, Hotel/Marine Operations

COSTA CRUISE LINES / CSCS CARIBBEAN
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Miami, FL
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1993 to 1999

◆ Developed strong liaison network with government agencies (Immigrations, Customs, Public Health), keeping the organization in compliance. 
◆ Produced product plans, operational manuals, presentations, and training programs. 
◆ Trained employees on new procedures and policies, task training, and cross training. 
◆ Recruited and scheduled ship staff, specialty hires, security, and sub-contractors.

Education

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

STRAYER UNIVERSITY -
Fort Lauderdale, FL

November 2011

Certificate in Human Resource Professional

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY -
Fort Lauderdale, FL

December 2006

Bachelor of Music in Music Management

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD -
Bloomfield, CT

May 1989

Awards

Winner of Area 23 Toastmasters International Speech Contest

February 2012

Certifications

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

State of Florida - Notary Public

Groups

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

Human Resource Association of Broward County (HRABC)

Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society - Alumni

Crossroads Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters International

Additional Information

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 
◆ Continued training in the areas of strategic human resource management, talent management, training, organizational development, compensation and benefits (total rewards), employee and labor relations, HR information systems, employment law, and workplace safety. 
 
COMPUTER SKILLS: 
◆ HRIS applications (CYBORG, HR Recruiter, ADP). 
◆ MS Windows 7; MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Publisher, Outlook, Project).