Vernon M. Taylor

Director of Human Resources

Location 15h@2xGreater New York City Area

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Work Experience
  • Director of Human Resources

    Open Loop New York/Affiliate of RATP Group
    Oct. 2015 to Present (1 year and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Oversees all day to day human resource functions which includes employee relations, recruiting, performance management,
    succession planning, compensation, and payroll.
    • Guides the startup and management on a full spectrum of HR operations, systems, and programs.
    • Managed implementation and interpretation of company's first collective bargaining agreement with Transportation Workers
    Union Local 100.
    • Prepares and participates in arbitrations of employee and union grievances.
    • Partners with the Human Resources team in Paris and London to ensure overall HR Team Development in New York.
    • Serves as Business Partner and Consultant to provide strategic human capital consulting to the CEO and Board of Directors to help the organization achieve their business goals and talent objectives.
    • Works with outside counsel to coordinate legal actions involving the company, employees, and Independent Contractors.
    • Created a comprehensive employee handbook.

  • DBA

    Jiffy Lube
    Nov. 2012 to Oct. 2015 (2 years and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Northeast Regional Human Resources Manager
    • Regional Human Resources Manager for the largest owner/operator of Jiffy Lube store locations in North America.
    • Responsible for all aspects of field human resources functions for 53 locations with approximately 600 teammates
    throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.
    • Partner with field and corporate management on all human resource related activities including employee relations,
    staffing, compensation, performance management and talent management metrics.
    • Create, analyze, and monitor HR Scorecard trends; advised managers on appropriate plans for action related to staffing and compensation, ad hoc reporting information, e.g., bench strength development, succession planning, turnover & churn, open
    positions, FTE counts, part-time, seasonal and inactive associates, and out-of-cycle compensation increases.
    • Implement and supervise strategies to ensure effective staffing for both internal and external sources.
    • Monitor and manage compensation to promote fair and equitable standards throughout the region.
    • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations including updating policies and postings for ADA, GINA,
    ARRA, HIPAA, wage notifications and annual EEOC reporting.
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE continued

  • Human Resources Manager/Operations Manager

    Braxton Rentals Incorporated
    Jan. 2009 to Nov. 2012 (3 years and 10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Accountable for ensuring compliance with federal and state hiring practices and EEOC regulations.
    • Successfully implemented HR programs, which ensured consistency throughout the company and provided staff with critical
    tools to enhance productivity.
    • Performed employee orientations, professional development programs, trainings and staff evaluations.
    • Recommended best practices to address internal and/or external challenges to acquire, motivate, and retain staff.
    • Responsible for maintaining operational standards, customer service levels, driving sales, budgeting and controlling labor.
    • Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in recording hours of work, processed time records, pre and post- tax
    deductions, compiled payroll statistics, maintained payroll control records, and calculated bi-weekly payroll.

  • Human Resources Manager/Organizational Development Manager

    New York City Department of Education
    Dec. 2004 to Dec. 2008 (4 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Monitored, evaluated, and counselled staff of 500 employees.
    • Designed and implemented employee incentive programs to increase productivity and administration satisfaction.
    • Achieved the design and development of training and marketing materials for all programs, including all participant and leader materials, video, e-learning and electronic support tools.
    • Provided all HR training, support, and coaching related to interviewing, performance and talent management, sexual
    harassment, and supervisory skills.
    • Supervised hiring of 400 instructors and 100 program aides to ensure high quality programs were held at schools; directed a staff of over 70 New York City Department of Education teachers.
    • Managed HR projects with moderate resource requirements and provided guidance in solving complex problems related to staffing.
    • Conducted all phases of recruiting, interviewing, and hiring teacher & management candidates for New York City, New
    York region, as well as Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, & Chicago, Illinois regions.

  • Human Resources Analyst

    Health and Hospitals Corporation
    Sep. 2002 to Nov. 2004 (2 years and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Recommended improvements or modifications to existing operational systems by identifying problems and inadequate
    utilization of resources.
    • Closely examined and investigated policies and staffing data to identify potential liability issues and compliance with federal
    and state laws.
    • Prepared and modified flow charts, diagrams, reports and other documentation necessary for system design and alteration.
    • Maintained, modified, improved and monitored existing operational systems, standards of performance, quality of controls and progress of assigned projects with a view towards computer applications.

  • Global Benefits Intern

    Jun. 2002 to Sep. 2002 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Assisted in the design and implementation of various benefit plans that were critical to Time Warner employees both in the United States and abroad.
    • Coordinated updates of company-wide file tracking database.
    • Created statistics for management review.

  • Interviewer/Production Assistant For "Diary"

    MTV News
    May. 2002 to May. 2002 (Less than a month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Commissioned by M.T.V. News and accompanied by worldwide media to travel to international destinations such as Uganda
    and Ethiopia to report on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
    • Interviewed prominent figures such as rock singer Bono, comedian Chris Tucker and Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neil
    discussing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
    • Interviewed citizens of Uganda and Ethiopia on HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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