Sher Grech

Sher Grech

Talent Catalyst/ HR at Benzinga

Location
Greater Detroit Area
Industry
Design

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Sher Grech's Overview

Current
Past
  • Design Office Collaborator (Office Manager)/ Recruiter at Doodle Home - A Quicken Loans Start-Up Company
  • Benefits Specialist at Quicken Loans
Education
  • Central Michigan University
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Sher Grech's Summary

Almost 10 years with a company making things happen efficiently and at a fast pace. Have lead big and small projects, have overseen projects and done the nitty gritty, have presented education and ideas to leadership, small groups and to hundreds of people. Excellent project management skills that create innovative, easy solutions to complex project planning. Thrive on deadline driven environment where leadership and accountability are essential. Strong problem solving and analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail. Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain technical information in non-technical terms to a wide variety of internal and external people.

Sher Grech's Experience

Talent Catalyst/ HR

Benzinga

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

April 2014Present (6 months) Southfield,Mi

Hiring for one of the coolest financial start-up's in the Detroit area!

Always on the hunt for experienced financial journalists, developers and financial experts.

Design Office Collaborator (Office Manager)/ Recruiter

Doodle Home - A Quicken Loans Start-Up Company

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2011February 2014 (2 years 10 months) Detroit, MI

• Brought in to build and develop a team and culture, provide structure and process and oversee all financial and office activity.
• Created a solid interviewing and hiring process to actively recruit and hire an 18-20 person successful team.
• Assisted in all HR generalist functions including hiring, compensation, benefits and employee relations.
• Handled all financial bookkeeping, including recording financial transactions, accounts payable and receivable, employee payroll and commissions, reconciling bank and credit card statements and completing monthly closings.
• Prepared and managed annual budget; scheduled expenditures; analyzed variances.
• Helped to develop system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining ordering, purchasing and bookkeeping policies and procedures.
• Created, prepared, analyzed and summarized financial reports and trends for leadership to determine future expenditures, revenues and needed funding.
• Planned, organized and maintained office systems, layout and equipment/ supply procurement.
• Scheduled and planned several events from small internal luncheons to large client events; meetings, travel and training for leadership and employees.
• Established and maintained electronic filing system for historical documents and records.
• Ensured compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising leadership on needed actions.

Benefits Specialist

Quicken Loans

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Financial Services industry

July 2004May 2011 (6 years 11 months) Greater Detroit Area

• Administered a wide variety of benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, COBRA, Workers Compensation, 401(k), Life and AD&D Insurance and Short and Long term disability.
• Created and maintained all new hire benefits materials, present benefits package and coordinate benefit enrollment sessions for new hire classes consisting of 100-200 per month.
• Lead several special projects and new plan rollouts including Open Enrollment (2005-2011), Roth 401(k), Voluntary Benefits, HSA and new HRIS system.
• Planned, coordinated and directed one-on-one sessions with team members to help with benefit selection based on individuals current and future needs and costs.
• Stayed current on regulatory changes and ensured compliance with FMLA, COBRA, ADA, section 125 guidelines.
• Analyzed and monitored plan experience data (claims and utilization).
• Responded and resolved a variety of specific employee issues and questions regarding all benefit plans.
• Developed and maintained all ongoing written and verbal benefit communications and education ensuring employees fully understood their benefits package.
• Assisted in plan design to ensure plans/programs were cost effective, affordable and met the needs of the business and employees.
• Identified, audited and corrected benefit deduction data in Ultipro HRIS system to ensure accurate data exchange between internal systems and vendor systems.

Sher Grech's Honors and Awards

  • Benefits Specialist

    • Increased and maintained a 70%-80% 401(k) participation rate by coordinating successful 401(k) education sessions, raising awareness and offering incentives to join.
    • Revamped short term disability and long term disability process by developing solid time-off and pay structures and improving educational materials for employees and leadership.
    • Lead 6 successful annual Open Enrollments constantly improving marketing, employee education and enrollment technology every year.
    • Successfully graduated from Ground School-a company leadership academy designed for future leaders.
    • Received numerous company awards including HR ISMS in Action Award and the The Gilbert Award-Award for Outstanding Performance in Human Resources-most prestigious awards given once per year to one Human Resources employee.

Sher Grech's Skills & Expertise

  1. Benefits Administration
  2. Onboarding
  3. Applicant Tracking Systems
  4. Talent Acquisition
  5. New Hire Orientations
  6. HRIS
  7. Employee Benefits
  8. Social Media Marketing
  9. College Recruiting
  10. Employee Relations
  11. Management
  12. Corporate Communications
  13. Public Speaking
  14. Schedule Control
  15. Communication
  16. Customer Service
  17. Microsoft Excel
  18. General Office Administration
  19. Performance Management
  20. Microsoft Office
  21. Budget Monitoring
  22. Internal Communications
  23. Office Management
  24. Social Media
  25. Recruiting

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Sher Grech's Education

Central Michigan University

BSBA, Human Resources

19952000

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