Jayne Allard

Jayne Allard

US Benefits and Retirement Specialist

Greater Boston Area
Human Resources

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Jayne Allard's Summary

Highly effective Human Resource Specialist possessing 15+ years of diverse experience across multiple functions. Well versed in all aspects of employee benefits including FMLA and disability leave, medical/dental, wellness/employee assistance, 401(k), and flexible spending. Seeking a position which would utilize my strong communication, interpersonal and team skills.


Benefits administration and Leave of Absence management, orientation and onboarding, exit interviews and off-boarding, and HRIS entry and reporting.

Jayne Allard's Experience

US Benefits & Retirement Specialist

Lonza Biologics

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LONN; Biotechnology industry

October 2011April 2014 (2 years 7 months) Portsmouth, NH

Senior Human Resource Specialist

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (formerly Wyeth Biotech)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

January 1999January 2011 (12 years 1 month)

• Maintained well-informed employee population of 1700, by effectively administering benefits and new employee orientation program. Developed solid presentation skills delivering benefits, spending account, open enrollment and leave of absence seminars.
• Oversaw case management for Leave of Absence program, averaging 150 cases per year. Re-designed complex LOA literature for delivery to supervisors and employees through individual and group discussions.
• Created library of LOA letters for benefit specialists to ensure consistency.
• Selected as key member of team to administer U.S. regional LOAs prior to transition during outsourcing process.
• Successfully participated in a team to avoid worker unionization by developing and presenting seminars to employees on primary and ancillary benefits.
• Tracked HR mandatory compliance training to effectively increase employee completion rate from 60% to 99%.
• Facilitated employee assistance program and seminars resulting in increased employee awareness and usage.
• Provided administrative support to HR director: conducted exit interviews, maintained site turnover analysis data, and ran monthly and adhoc reports using PeopleSoft and SAP.
• Co-chaired Employee Recreation Committee and managed $30K annual budget. Improved employee camaraderie by organizing and publicizing sporting leagues and various activities.
• Raised employee morale by administering site recognition programs.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PFE; Pharmaceuticals industry

19881999 (11 years)

• Set up interviews, oversaw offer process, maintained applicant tracking and job posting systems during peak growth, resulting in 100 – 250 scientific hires per year.
• Recruited non-exempt and temporary staff with 70% conversion rate to permanent status.
• Created literature, posters and processes to increase awareness and participation in Employee Referral Program raising it to #1 source of hires.
• Assisted HR Manager with administrative needs: provided quarterly turnover and source analyses, employment reports, and coordinated EEO / immigration tracking.

Jayne Allard's Skills & Expertise

  1. Budgeting
  2. HRIS
  3. Benefits Administration
  4. Employee Benefits
  5. Benefits
  6. Onboarding
  7. Project Management
  8. Applicant Tracking Systems
  9. Budgets
  10. Management
  11. Hiring
  12. Project Planning
  13. Recruiting
  14. Change Management
  15. Human Resources
  16. Team Building
  17. HR Policies
  18. Employee Relations
  19. Training
  20. Performance Management
  21. Interviews
  22. Customer Service
  23. Leadership

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Jayne Allard's Education

Middlesex Community College

Associates, English, Administrative

Activities and Societies: Dean's List

Winchester High School

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