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Tanika Gardin

CORPORATE SENIOR HR/BENEFITS COORDINATOR - HAPAG-LLOYD AMERICA, INC

Piscataway, NJ

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Work Experience

CORPORATE SENIOR HR/BENEFITS COORDINATOR

HAPAG-LLOYD AMERICA, INC
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Piscataway, NJ
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July 2005 to Present

Coordination of major corporate activities in the area of General HR, Benefits, Recruiting, and Employee Relations, Compensation, HRIS, and Training. ◆ In conjunction with the Benefits-Compensation Manager, handled the annual open enrollment from the beginning communication stage to employees to post enrollment validation and payroll deduction information. ◆ Service employee issues, selections and access to "My Benefits" website. ◆ Responsible for all file transfers and file feeds to vendors, plan providers and brokers ◆ Specifically involved in carrying out various Human Resources programs and procedures for all employees. ◆ Correspond with vendors, brokers and employees to resolve issues and concerns on a daily basis for benefits, payroll, and general employee relations. ◆ Coordinate all employee benefit activities throughout the region. ◆ Handling file feeds for payroll system on a bi-weekly basis for changes within benefits. ◆ Conduct all new hire orientations on board and assimilation into the corporate environment. ◆ Handling all administration of data entry of information and updates for employees in Ceridian Payroll System. ◆ Maintaining and administrating medical, dental and vision accounts along with disability and worker's compensation claims. ◆ Handling of FMLA, NJFLA, STD/LTD for corporate office and administration for all US locations. ◆ Maintenance of employee files and documents in both paper and on-line filing system and employee information through SAP-HR. ◆ Assisted in global acquisition and company regional downsizing. ◆ Coordinate pre-hire screening and interviews ◆ Corporate Liaison between Area Human Resources Managers throughout the US region. 
 
CORPORATE SENIOR INSURANCE & CLAIMS COORDINATOR 
◆ Handling liability cargo claims and third party liability claims for the West Coast and Military ◆ Appoints independent surveyors in which the company is exposed to liability. ◆ Negotiates settlements for all claim matters with customers, insurers, and opposing counsel. ◆ Address high-level matters involving costs in excess of $100,000. ◆ Initiates and handles third party recoveries.

Education

Criminal Justice

Middlesex Community College -
Middlesex, NJ

September 2002 to December 2002

Criminal Justice

Johnson & Wales University -
Providence, RI

2001 to 2002

Additional Information

SKILLS 
 
Microsoft Windows - Including 2007, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access 
Internet - Internet Explorer 
Application Xtender - Document Manager program 
PDF Combine Program - ADOBE 
Ceridian Payroll/ATS (HRIS)