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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, WorkForce 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, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Tony Saldanha
A HR Professional with 8.5 years of experience in multiple phases of Human Resource Management, HR Generalist & Recruitment, striving for challenging assignments, preferably in UAE and Gulf Countries
Profile Summary
Performed entire gamut of HR functions including recruitment, employee lifecycle management, employee engagement initiatives, industrial relations and compensation & benefits
Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP) from American Certification Institute (ACI), Dubai
Participated in improvement of HR processes for enhancing employee performance and therefore getting a better return on investment; skilled in generating manpower projection, attrition and competency mapping reports
Maintained effective employee relations by acting as a face of the department & resolving matters pertaining to salary, policies and so on; possess advance knowledge of UAE Labor law
Supported the resolution of escalated Employee Relations (ER) issues and managed risk to the business for employee grievance; utilized conflict resolution to achieve zero lawsuits, arbitrations or labor strikes during difficult transitional period
Spearheaded talent development & transition, onboarding & Employment VISA activities and set priorities for improving the competence of the workforce
Leveraged analytical capabilities in HR processes for improving employee performance; skilled in attrition and competency mapping reports
Team-based working style coupled with the zeal to motivate members with exceptional leadership skills; possess technical skills in HRIS System
Core Competencies
Talent Acquisition Management Employee Lifecycle Management Recruitment & Exit Management
Compensation & Benefits/ Payroll Performance Management System HR Business Partnering & Advisory
Learning & Development Industrial Relations Management Team Building & Capacity Planning
Notable Accomplishments Across the Career
Reduced the attrition rate of KAA by 8% & GBS by 1% by introducing growth plans for employees bringing new business & leads to the company
Drove company-wide culture change process resulting in improving company's competitiveness; performed systematic job analysis & market research and cut additional costs by negotiating in employee salary
Initiated revision of outdated employee handbook and developed 15+ HR policies & procedures
Streamlined infrastructure and transitioned operations to shared services by facilitating new applications to reduce the total time taken
Transitioned audit work to India to reduce employee cost and helped the management to utilize funds in business promotions
Attained 15% improvement in attendance by introducing a new bio-metric system & process to monitor & address poor punctuality; achieved 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;
Implemented various methods of Interim & Probationary Evaluations to measure the actual performance of every new hire
E-mail: tonysaldanha@live.com | Phone: +971-561619117 | LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-saldanha-93a20a24/
Jun’17 – Present with Global Business Services, DMCC Dubai as HR Officer
Key Result Areas:
Spearheading various verticals of the organization including head hunting & recruitment, onboarding & exit formalities, employee engagement, workforce planning, payroll management and so on
Collaborating with Senior Partners to influence sourcing strategies and liaised with stakeholders to understand their strategic & business objectives and hiring needs
Heading end-to-end HR business generalist operations as primary Point of Contact for HRM & Line Management throughout the recruiting lifecycle
Preparing policy & chart, managing KPIs for process optimization and conducting job analysis & performance management
Reviewing attendance & processing of employee payroll, generating required reports and coordinating & advising IT & Admin Team at different centers
Monitoring & suggesting company PRO’s in Visa process and mentoring on new processes of MOL & Emigration
Performing activities for complete employee life cycle management including on-boarding, confirmation, transfer, deputation, leave updation and HRIS updation E-filing
Managing confidential information related to employee relations, organizational changes, performance appraisals and other sensitive HR related matters
Acting as the bridge between management and employees by answering questions, interpreting & administering contracts and assisting in resolving work related problems
Releasing monthly salaries based on new hires master data, CTC details, one time payments, promotions & increments, incentives & performance bonus, resignation details, LOP days & other deductions
Sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities with implementation of TEI & GPTW to make the employees feel part of actions & decision-making with a degree of pride
Adhering to compensation policies, government regulations and setting the incentives; preparing salary slips for employees based on the late entries & other penalties
Creating & sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities by resolving conflicts & salary issues and motivating high performance amongst team members
Jun’13 – Feb’17 with VFS TasHeel International, Dubai as HR & Operations Officer
Key Result Areas:
Organized and enhanced employee engagement initiatives by creating a platform for employee involvement & inclusion and formulated Learning & Development (L&D) framework
Monitored systems for departmental performance indicators & standards and ensuring data quality & compliance with internal audit requirements
Gathered and recorded management information to publish progress against KPIs and departmental goals & objectives
Managed the various verticals of the organization including sourcing & recruitment, employee partner, payroll management, onboarding & exit formalities and so on
Jun’11 – May’13 with Rural Shores Business Services, Bengaluru as HR Executive
Key Result Areas:
Created a talent pool for the hiring positions and ensured a smooth flow of processes into a successful hire
Designed CTC & salary break-up, finalized the compensation & benefits, analyzed the attendance & bio-metric reports of all centers through FTP Server and documented PIP cases, exit formalities & F&F settlement
Coordinated with Training Department in design & implementation of programs to identify gaps in talent and distributing action plans, post training feedback & certificates to trainees
Managed a team across diversified locations and counselled team members for any concerned issue; conducted orientations for new joiners & first-level screening interviews to discover best-fits from qualification, experience & culture fit
Contributed in cost reduction by moving focus from recruitment consultants to employee reference & job portals
Employment Details
Oct’10 – Feb’11 with Consult Genie, Bengaluru as Senior Executive – Talent Acquisition
Previous Experience
Mar’10 – Aug’10 with Outsource Partners International Ltd., Bengaluru as Audit Associate – KPMG
Key Result Areas:
Sourced client documents from Security Exchange Commission (SEC) such as Annual Report - 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K
Verifying financial statements & figures and performed ratio analysis and analytical review of financial statements & identifying the List of Findings
Nov’09 – Mar’10 with Wipro Technologies Ltd., Bengaluru as Accounting Assistant
Key Result Areas:
Answered queries through emails related to travelling queries of employees and reviewed travel invoices & statements of accuracy plus codes for accounts payable
Worked on back-office related activities such as resolving questions, reissues, advanced fares, ticketing and so on
Academic Achievements
Participated in Human Resource & Six Sigma Seminar conducted by Blue Ocean, Dubai
Joined 4th International Procurement & Supply Chain Conference held at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Attended Workshop on Performance Appraisal, Time and Stress Management conducted by Blue Ocean Academy, Dubai
Accomplished Communication Skills & Customer Service Training
Attained Best Leadership Award of AJIM for managing a team of 120 students in South India Level Inter-collegiate Competition & other college level events in 2007-09
Selected as the Program Coordinator of ELIXIR 2009 – A State Level Fest
Partaken in Pragathi-2008, a Symposium on Opportunities and Threats of Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
Education
Certified Human Resource Management Professional(CHRP) from American Certification Institute(ACI), Dubai in 2016
Master of Business Administration(MBA) from AJ Institute of Business Management (AJIM) in 2009
Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com) from St. Mary’s College in 2007
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