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Shareen Poynter

HR Services Advisor

*Works under the direction of a Hawaii-licensed attorney


University of Hawai`i (B.B.A., Travel Industry Management)

Shareen has more than 25 years of experience in the labor and employment field in Hawai`i and California, developing and administering human resources policies and programs for all levels of the organization, from executive management to hourly employees. She earned a B.B.A. in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawai`i and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Her responsibilities have encompassed recruiting, training, employee relations, benefits, and labor relations issues; she has participated in corporate restructuring and HRIS conversions. Download her info sheet.

Shareen assists ES&A attorneys and clients by:

  • Establishing human resource systems
  • Preparing affirmative action programs, drug-free workplace policies, Department of Defense Drug-free Workplace Policies and other required documents and policies for government contractors
  • Reviewing employment policies, practices and forms to ensure consistency and compliance with county, state and federal regulations, as well as company practices
  • Preparing job descriptions for clients in various industries
  • Conducting compensation analysis
  • Researching and analyzing Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage and hour issues
  • Conducting research on various labor/employment and federal contracting issues
  • Assisting with Department of Labor audits
  • Assisting in labor relations and collective bargaining analysis
  • Contributing to the development of strategic plans
  • Assisting with company reorganizations
  • Providing supervisor and manager training 
Prior Experience
  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, HR Advisor (2014-2015)
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Director of Human Resources (2007-2014)
  • Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Corporate Human Resources Manager (2004-2007)
  • Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Human Resources/Training Manager (2002-2004)
  • Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Assistant Director of Human Resources (2000-2002)
  • Hyatt Newporter, Assistant Director of Human Resources (2000)
  • Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Employment Manager (1996-2000)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM Hawaii
Leeward Community College

  • Lecturer, Business Division

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