Ensuring that compliance is reviewed and secured, Reviewing work authorization procedures, Developing compensation and benefit plans
Helena is a bilingual (intermediate in Spanish) Sr. HR leader with 10+ years of proven ability to assess organizational needs, design and implement solutions, and drive all aspects of the Human Resources discipline in union and non-union, hospitality, and cannabis spaces.
Helena is well-versed in recruiting within cannabis for retail and vertically integrated spaces, covering manufacturing, production, extraction, cultivation, distribution, delivery, retail expansion, sales, marketing, and more.
Helena ensures that compliance is reviewed and secured.
This includes handbook and policy/procedure/SOP reviews to see what is already in place, and allows an assessment of what is still missing to bridge the gap in mitigating risk from an employment perspective.
She also reviews work authorization procedures, Fair Labor Standards Act classifications, and compensation rates to ensure general compliance before focusing on specifics of salary and wages.
While at a cannabis organization, Helena focused on growing the business and communities.
She implemented payroll and HRIS systems, ensuring state and local compliance.
She designed and implemented an HR model for the support of management teams.
Also, she developed and implemented comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.