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Tony Saldanha

Candidate ID: 305652

Career Summary

A Resourceful certified Human Resources professional with 8 years solid experience in HR, Talent Acquisition, Work Force Planning, General Administration, On-Boarding, Learning & Development with the good knowledge of UAE Labor Law & SAP and Oracle HR System.

Skill Set

HR, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, On-Boarding, Employee Relations, Work Force Planning, Administation etc.

Professional Information

Total Experience : 8

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : HR / Industrial Relations / Training

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Profile Summary Core Competencies

Certified Human Resources Professional with 8 years of solid experience in Human Resource Management, Recruitment, Employee & Labor Relations
Strategy architect credited with implementation of HR initiatives to streamline processes and capitalize on organizational growth opportunities,
Exposure of UAE Labor Laws with the current association with Kothari Auditors & Accountants.
Proficient in spearheading Talent development & transition, onboarding & Employment VISA activities and setting priorities for improving the competence of the workforce.
Leveraging analytical capabilities in HR processes for improving Employee performance; skilled in attrition and competency mapping reports.
Successful in managing end-to-end HR processes at different levels in a matrix structure while mitigating risk & compliance
Effective attendance and Performance Mentoring & Training of team members.
MBA from AJ Institute of Business Management(AJIM) in 2009
Bachelors of Commerce from St. Mary’s College in 2007 HR Business Partnering & Advisory

Recruitment & Onboarding

Employee Relations & Counselling

Performance Management

Policy Formulation

Attendance, Payroll & Benefits

Learning & Development

Labor Relations

Succession planning

Certified Human Resource Management Professional(CHRP) from ACI, USA

Work Experience

Global Business Services, DMCC/ Kothari Auditors & Accountants as HR Specialist (Jun’17 – Present)

Managing the various verticals of the organization including head hunting & recruitment, onboarding & exit formalities, workforce planning, payroll management and so on,
Partner with stakeholders to get a clear view on their strategic and business objectives and hiring needs,
Led end-to-end HR business generalist as primary point-of-contact for HRM & Line Management throughout the recruiting lifecycle; coordinated with senior partners to influence sourcing strategies,
Formulated HR strategies to meet current & future employee engagement; Know your area of expertise,
Creating policy and chart, & managing KPIs for process optimization; conducting periodic job analysis and Performance Management.
Reviewing attendance and processing of employee payroll; generating required reports and coordinating and advising IT and Admin Team at different centers,
Monitor & advice company PRO’s in Visa process and coaching them on new processes of MOL and Emigration.
Advice managers on organizational policy matters and recommend changes to policies.
Take care of all exit formalities & Retention wherever possible.

VFS TasHeel International, Dubai as Operations Officer to Learning & Development (Jun’13 – Feb’17)

Key Result Areas:
Planned, organized and enhanced employee engagement initiatives thereby creating a platform for employee involvement & inclusion; formulated Learning & Development (L&D)
Develop and implement of monitoring systems for departmental performance indicators and standards, including ensuring data quality and compliance with internal audit requirements.
To record, collate and retain management information to demonstrate progress against KPIs and departmental goals and objectives.

Rural Shores Business Services, Bengaluru as HR Executive (Jun’11 – May’13)

Key Result Areas:
Creating a talent pool to the hiring positions and ensure a smooth flow of processes into a successful hire.
Designing CTC & Salary Break up and finalize the compensation and benefits.
Maintain and update employee files and records on a periodic basis.
Co-coordinating & organizing events, workshops etc.
Analyzed & traced the attendance & bio-metric reports of all centers through FTP Server and documented PIP cases, exit formalities & F&F settlement.
Coordinate with the training department in the design and implementation of programs to identify the gaps in talent.
Distribute action plans, post training feedbacks and certificates to the trainees.
Managing a team across various locations including Assistant Managers and provided counselling to the team members for any concerned issue; conducted orientations for new joiners & first-level screening interviews to discover best-fits from qualification, experience & culture fit
Reduced hiring cost significantly by moving focus from recruitment consultants to employee reference and job portals.

Outsource Partners International Ltd., Bengaluru as Audit Associate – KPMG (Mar’10 – Aug’10)

Sourcing client documents from Security Exchange Commission (SEC) like Annual Report - 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.
Verifying financial statements (balance sheet, statement of operations, stockholder’s equity, cash flow, Trial Balance etc).
Verifying the figures of current year financial statements with the prior year published documents.
Ratio analysis and analytical review of financial statements and identifying the List of Findings.

Wipro Technologies Ltd., Bengaluru as Accounting Assistant (Nov’09 – Mar’10)

Attending Emails related to travelling queries of employees,
Review travel invoices as well as statements of accuracy plus codes for accounts payable,
Undertake all back office related activities such as handling ques, reissues, advanced fares, ticketing etc.


Successfully reduced the Attrition rate of KAA by 8% & GBS by 1%, only by introducing some Growth Plans to the employees which ultimately brought new business & leads to the company.
Led a company-wide culture change process resulting in improving company's competitiveness.
Initiated revision of outdated employee handbook and developed more than 15 HR policies and procedures.
Re-engineered HR organization: streamlined infrastructure and transitioned operations to shared services by facilitating new applications to cut down the total time,
Transitioning the Audit work to India, which ultimately cut down employee cost in UAE and helped the management to utilize the funds in business promotions.
Improvement in attendance by 15% by introducing a new bio-metric system & process to monitor and address poor punctuality,
5% reduction in absences over a period of 12 months by introducing New Leave Application procedure.
Developed strategic Policy, Charts and Tables to minimize errors & cost in visa related and other legal/HR related activities.
Introduced different methods of Interim, Probationary evaluations to measure the actual performance of every new hires.
Performed systematic job analysis & market research and cut additional costs by negotiating in employee salary.
Personal Details

Date of Birth: 16th March 1987
Languages Known: English, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani & Tulu
Present Address: #201, Al Hamda Building, Opposite Golden Sands II, Dubai, UAE
Permanent Address: Saldanha Villa, Pilar Village, Udupi District, Karnataka, India
Nationality: Indian
Marital Status: Single
Passport No.: H2498471
Visa Status: Employment Visa – DMCC