Anna Dergan is a results-oriented professional with over 25 years of human resources management experience working in the entertainment, media, technology, legal and start-up industries. Her areas of expertise are in legal compliance, benefits administration, compensation, employee relations, performance management, recruiter, payroll and organizational development.
Anna’s work history included a 12 year tenure at Village Roadshow Pictures, a leading independent film production company as Vice-President, Human Resources & Operations. While serving in this position, her duties included, but were not limited to, working with the executive management team in defining and implementing policies and procedures, employment law compliance, benefit analysis and recommendations for cost reduction and benefit plan improvement, employee performance evaluations, streamlining new hire introductory processes, employee relations guidance and consulting, organizational development, designing employee handbook, payroll and salary survey data collection to attract and retain staff. Subsequent to Anna’s tenure at Village Roadshow Pictures, she also worked for other entertainment companies such as Exclusive Media and Baseline/Studio System as their Director of Operations and Human Resources to spearhead and renovate their HR practices and daily administrative operations.
Anna is a collaborative leader who works with multiple department heads to effectively and efficiently manage employee relations to amicable resolutions. Her legal compliance background and experience provides an added value to companies by adding confidence that their current HR practices are adhering to California labor laws. Management looks to Anna to strategically handle any change management and to diplomatically and successfully convey changes to its employees. She is detailed, thorough and results-oriented in all human resource matters. She is well-respected by both management and staff alike, always applying fair and sound judgment to any issues that may arise.
Anna is certified in human resource with a PHRca certification. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professional in Human Resource Association (PIHRA) and maintains her continuing education through attending HR Management courses and staying current with California labor laws as a member of the Cal Chamber of California. Additionally, Anna has completed bookkeeping and financial accounting courses.
Anna Dergan, PHRca
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