Baskaran Ambalavanan

Baskaran Ambalavanan

Studies at:

Annamalai University

Location in:

Irvine, United States of America

Baskaran Ambalavanan

Baskarans connections

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Studies at:
Annamalai University
Location in:
Irvine, United States of America

Bio

abaskaran@gmail.com

Business focused, solutions-driven HR leader with 15+ years of progressive, hands-on & strategic experience in all facets of HR in the US, India and Oman. Unique combination of HR functional and technical expertise in project management, M&A with deep understanding of federal and state laws. Entrepreneurial minded in action, adept in providing leadership, direction and high-impact solutions during times of growth, change and consolidation. Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity to all HR matters. Strong influencing and facilitation skills with a tenacious focus on results. Passionate about Big Data, predictive analytics tools. Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity to all HR matters. 55th HR professional in the US ( “34th” in CA) to pass the Triple HR Certifications - “SPHR, GPHR and the California” certifications, on-going Global MBA with Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK ranked 29th in the world (FT, 2013).

Expertise:
HRIS Implementations & Integrations.
Vendor Selection
Systems Roadmap
Performance Management
Predictive Analytics
Project Management
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Terminations
Benefits Enrollment
Harassment
Company policies
EEO
Employee Relations issues
Workforce Planning
Multi-state
Compensation Analysis
Compensation Programs
Employee Relations
EEOC, Affirmative Action, DOL, OSHA
HR Policy design, development and implementation
Organizational Development
Employee Handbook
Federal & California Employment Law
Global Experience
Employee Benefits & Recognition Programs
Data and Metrics
Performance Management
Strategic and tactical planning
Time and Attendance
Talent Management

Baskaran has worked/studied in

  • India
  • Oman
  • United States of America

Baskaran speaks

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

Baskaran has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech
  • Technology
  • Transportation and Shipping

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Work

2011 – present

Manager - Human Resources Information System

Pacific Dental Services- Inc
  • Manage and oversee UltiPro suite of products:- ATS, On boarding, Payroll, HR, UltiPro Performance Management, Benefits , Employee Relations and Time and Attendance modules, with responsibility to drive HR process, systems and operational efficiency improvement supporting 5000+ employees across the US. Consults with functional leaders, field HR Managers, IT & business leadership to identify, quantify, and prioritize process improvements opportunities to develop ,implement a direction for improving HRIS process, infrastructure to measurably increasing HR productivity and to meet the HR tactical and strategic objectives. Oversees the specification, development and implementation of new/redesigned systems customs, reports, policies & procedures, develop proper training documentation for end users and maintenance. Managing HRIS project plans, schedules and costs, and driving projects to completion with successful results. Leading the implementation of Time and Attendance project currently in Alpha testing phase, leading various other value added HR projects like candidate assessment Merit, BHI, online employment application and background check integration, performance management conversion projects etc.,
  • Accomplishments:
  • • Turned around the performance of UltiPro system at micro and macro level, re-established the relationship between UltiPro and Pacific Dental Services, leading up to renewal of contract for 5 more years from the position of contract termination, resulting in overall cost savings of USD $900,000 over 5 years for Pacific Dental Services, Inc.
  • Led the successful roll out of Time and Attendance with Bio-metric and HTML clocks and Federated Single Sign-On projects.
  • Designed and tested business workflow process in UltiPro system to automate various HR processes.
  • Played a key role in building Predictive Modeling for Dentist recruitment.
  • Partnered with cross functional team to map HR processes, clean up data and developed analytics.
2010 – present

PIHRA Dist.14 Board - Technology Chair

PIHRA District 14
  • Technology Chair
2010 – 2011
(Mar – Jan)

HR Project Manager

Taproot Foundation
  • Review, oversee, develop ,build Taproot clients-WACD West Angeles Community Development Corporation for Strategic Staff Development project MALDEF a non-profit’s HR practices, HR structure to institute best HR practices in Talent Management, HR Administration, Performance Management, Benefits ,ER and Compensation areas, managing a 4 member HR volunteer team.
2009 – 2011

HR Manager Trainer

Experience Unlimited Non-Profit;Human Resources Industry
  • Assist members in developing employment opportunities through a mutual support network, which provides self-marketing training, career development seminars, and professional job matching.
2006 – 2009

Director of Human Resources

Roadlink Workforce Solutions- LLC
  • Supported 1850+ hourly employees at 50 + sites over 17 States. Designed HR policies, procedures, programs and practices in following areas: Talent Management, Performance, Benefits, HR, and Safety HRIS management. Trained and coached Managers in the areas of employee relations, performance, safety and compliance. Led high-powered teams to integrate people, process, HR systems of the acquired companies, including new HR process for hiring, termination, performance management, new employee handbook, new safety initiatives Zero Injury Prevention programs. Managed Humanic and ADP HRIS/Payroll systems.
  • Accomplishments:
  • Fueled savings of $995,000 USD and increased operational efficiency by adeptly integrating three company's employee benefits plans into a single unified plan resulting improved efficiency.
  • Designed and implemented new process for acquired companies for HR practices, integrated employee handbook for newly merged organization and standardized "Team Pay" for Freight Handlers compensation.
  • Played lead role in rolling out new organization wide Safety initiatives including PPE, Safety shoes and new training programs to reduce Worker's compensation cost. Rolled out AB 1825, EFCA and management development training programs.
2005 – 2006
(Jul – Nov)

HRIS Manager/Consultant

Fox Cable Networks
  • Delivered HR Information Systems administration/troubleshooting support for HR modules and applications. OD, benefits and compensation to streamline/support deployment of technology-based solutions. Managed vendor/client relations.
  • Enhanced operational performance through delivery of expert functional and technical support/guidance to HR end-users providing ad hoc assistance with HR software applications/data input, running data queries and reporting. Served as point of contact for enterprise-wide software issues, concerns and troubleshooting.
2006
(Jun – Jun)

HR Consultant

HR Solutions
  • § Maintain Web-based EMPI Enterprise Wide Master Patient-identification system database, processing multiple phases of on-line transactions entered by various departments. Analyze user requirements and problems to automate processing.
  • § Confer with various UCLA Medical Center departments to analyze and improve operating procedures.
  • § Provide functional guidance to editing personnel and other departments in maintaining daily operations.
  • § Maintain a wide variety of personnel and patient-related data and systems.
2002 – 2006

Analyst

UCLA for Certus Corp
  • Analyst
2005 – 2006
(Nov – Mar)

HRIS Analyst Consultant

Herbalife International
  • Interfaced with client to devise strategy to integrate/manage information to support business needs with introduction of NuView system, a HRMS application that, in concert with Crystal Reports, allows the generation of periodic m
  • Management reports, including turnover, headcount, benefit eligibility, EEOC compliance, and insurance and international employee rosters.
2001
(Jan – Dec)

Human Resources Coordinator /Training Manager

Hilton Salalah
  • Spearheaded execution of all HR activities and initiated efficient methods for international Fortune 500 Company including administration of HR plans/procedures, recruitment, hiring/termination, visas/work permits, recordkeeping, reporting, and employee relations.
  • Rolled out new performance evaluation system aligning with property/ department goals.
2000 – 2001
(Jan – Jan)

Operations Manager

ASB Group of Companies
  • Provided skilled division management/oversight of ASB group operations from the start-up, rapidly guiding company to profitability and regional market leadership position within 7 months. Conceptualized operational policies/ procedures, including hiring/termination, compensation/benefits, immigration/visa, and training.
  • Improved business and technical performance and realized divisional goals through administrative/financial management and implementation of business development/client relations initiatives.
  • Rolled out new policies and procedures in line with revised Sultanate of Oman labor laws and employee handbook for a diverse staff of over 200.
1997 – 1999

HR Manager

CV Textiles
  • § Managed department of 5 people for a 1500-employee textile manufacturing company, reporting to GM.
  • § Planned and implemented HR policies and managed contracts with personnel-related vendors.
  • § Implemented & Managed Hrpro. an in-house HRIS System.
  • § Managed recruitment, interviews, hiring, new employee orientation, promotions, and terminations.
  • § Maintained insurance and personnel records and acted as liaison to various governmental agencies.
  • § Sourced and screened candidates, managed personnel files, and acted as government liaison.
1990 – 1997

SALES OFFICER

NATCO PHARMA LTD
  • Sales Officer

Work

2011 – present

Manager - Human Resources Information System

Pacific Dental Services- Inc
  • Manage and oversee UltiPro suite of products:- ATS, On boarding, Payroll, HR, UltiPro Performance Management, Benefits , Employee Relations and Time and Attendance modules, with responsibility to drive HR process, systems and operational efficiency improvement supporting 5000+ employees across the US. Consults with functional leaders, field HR Managers, IT & business leadership to identify, quantify, and prioritize process improvements opportunities to develop ,implement a direction for improving HRIS process, infrastructure to measurably increasing HR productivity and to meet the HR tactical and strategic objectives. Oversees the specification, development and implementation of new/redesigned systems customs, reports, policies & procedures, develop proper training documentation for end users and maintenance. Managing HRIS project plans, schedules and costs, and driving projects to completion with successful results. Leading the implementation of Time and Attendance project currently in Alpha testing phase, leading various other value added HR projects like candidate assessment Merit, BHI, online employment application and background check integration, performance management conversion projects etc.,
  • Accomplishments:
  • • Turned around the performance of UltiPro system at micro and macro level, re-established the relationship between UltiPro and Pacific Dental Services, leading up to renewal of contract for 5 more years from the position of contract termination, resulting in overall cost savings of USD $900,000 over 5 years for Pacific Dental Services, Inc.
  • Led the successful roll out of Time and Attendance with Bio-metric and HTML clocks and Federated Single Sign-On projects.
  • Designed and tested business workflow process in UltiPro system to automate various HR processes.
  • Played a key role in building Predictive Modeling for Dentist recruitment.
  • Partnered with cross functional team to map HR processes, clean up data and developed analytics.
2010 – present

PIHRA Dist.14 Board - Technology Chair

PIHRA District 14
  • Technology Chair
2010 – 2011
(Mar – Jan)

HR Project Manager

Taproot Foundation
  • Review, oversee, develop ,build Taproot clients-WACD West Angeles Community Development Corporation for Strategic Staff Development project MALDEF a non-profit’s HR practices, HR structure to institute best HR practices in Talent Management, HR Administration, Performance Management, Benefits ,ER and Compensation areas, managing a 4 member HR volunteer team.
2009 – 2011

HR Manager Trainer

Experience Unlimited Non-Profit;Human Resources Industry
  • Assist members in developing employment opportunities through a mutual support network, which provides self-marketing training, career development seminars, and professional job matching.
2006 – 2009

Director of Human Resources

Roadlink Workforce Solutions- LLC
  • Supported 1850+ hourly employees at 50 + sites over 17 States. Designed HR policies, procedures, programs and practices in following areas: Talent Management, Performance, Benefits, HR, and Safety HRIS management. Trained and coached Managers in the areas of employee relations, performance, safety and compliance. Led high-powered teams to integrate people, process, HR systems of the acquired companies, including new HR process for hiring, termination, performance management, new employee handbook, new safety initiatives Zero Injury Prevention programs. Managed Humanic and ADP HRIS/Payroll systems.
  • Accomplishments:
  • Fueled savings of $995,000 USD and increased operational efficiency by adeptly integrating three company's employee benefits plans into a single unified plan resulting improved efficiency.
  • Designed and implemented new process for acquired companies for HR practices, integrated employee handbook for newly merged organization and standardized "Team Pay" for Freight Handlers compensation.
  • Played lead role in rolling out new organization wide Safety initiatives including PPE, Safety shoes and new training programs to reduce Worker's compensation cost. Rolled out AB 1825, EFCA and management development training programs.
2005 – 2006
(Jul – Nov)

HRIS Manager/Consultant

Fox Cable Networks
  • Delivered HR Information Systems administration/troubleshooting support for HR modules and applications. OD, benefits and compensation to streamline/support deployment of technology-based solutions. Managed vendor/client relations.
  • Enhanced operational performance through delivery of expert functional and technical support/guidance to HR end-users providing ad hoc assistance with HR software applications/data input, running data queries and reporting. Served as point of contact for enterprise-wide software issues, concerns and troubleshooting.
2006
(Jun – Jun)

HR Consultant

HR Solutions
  • § Maintain Web-based EMPI Enterprise Wide Master Patient-identification system database, processing multiple phases of on-line transactions entered by various departments. Analyze user requirements and problems to automate processing.
  • § Confer with various UCLA Medical Center departments to analyze and improve operating procedures.
  • § Provide functional guidance to editing personnel and other departments in maintaining daily operations.
  • § Maintain a wide variety of personnel and patient-related data and systems.
2002 – 2006

Analyst

UCLA for Certus Corp
  • Analyst
2005 – 2006
(Nov – Mar)

HRIS Analyst Consultant

Herbalife International
  • Interfaced with client to devise strategy to integrate/manage information to support business needs with introduction of NuView system, a HRMS application that, in concert with Crystal Reports, allows the generation of periodic m
  • Management reports, including turnover, headcount, benefit eligibility, EEOC compliance, and insurance and international employee rosters.
2001
(Jan – Dec)

Human Resources Coordinator /Training Manager

Hilton Salalah
  • Spearheaded execution of all HR activities and initiated efficient methods for international Fortune 500 Company including administration of HR plans/procedures, recruitment, hiring/termination, visas/work permits, recordkeeping, reporting, and employee relations.
  • Rolled out new performance evaluation system aligning with property/ department goals.
2000 – 2001
(Jan – Jan)

Operations Manager

ASB Group of Companies
  • Provided skilled division management/oversight of ASB group operations from the start-up, rapidly guiding company to profitability and regional market leadership position within 7 months. Conceptualized operational policies/ procedures, including hiring/termination, compensation/benefits, immigration/visa, and training.
  • Improved business and technical performance and realized divisional goals through administrative/financial management and implementation of business development/client relations initiatives.
  • Rolled out new policies and procedures in line with revised Sultanate of Oman labor laws and employee handbook for a diverse staff of over 200.
1997 – 1999

HR Manager

CV Textiles
  • § Managed department of 5 people for a 1500-employee textile manufacturing company, reporting to GM.
  • § Planned and implemented HR policies and managed contracts with personnel-related vendors.
  • § Implemented & Managed Hrpro. an in-house HRIS System.
  • § Managed recruitment, interviews, hiring, new employee orientation, promotions, and terminations.
  • § Maintained insurance and personnel records and acted as liaison to various governmental agencies.
  • § Sourced and screened candidates, managed personnel files, and acted as government liaison.
1990 – 1997

SALES OFFICER

NATCO PHARMA LTD
  • Sales Officer

Additional Info

Website
Www.linkedin.com/in/baski
Nationality:
  • American