Iliana Hall

Iliana Hall

Senior Director of Global Benefits and Employee Services


Fossil Group, Inc.

Richardson, TX USA


Be around people that are going to support you and be honest with you, whether you’re having a good day or a bad day.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
She always knew she wanted to work in a job where she could help people, but it took her a while to find out what that job would look like.
She studied international relations in college, and although her studies aren’t specifically relevant to her current job, she says learning about different cultures contributed to her success.
She grew up in Mexico City, so when she moved to the United States, she had to undergo a huge transition.
Her family was sad to see her move to the U.S., but they were also very supportive of her taking steps to fulfill her professional and personal dreams.
In Mexico, she was a marketing specialist for major brands, but when she moved to the United States, her first job at Fossil was just filing papers for a few days each week.
When she was offered a job in benefits, she was honest with her V.P., telling her, “I don’t know anything about benefits!”; her V.P. simply replied, “You can learn.”
Hearing that someone believed in her empowered her to work really hard in her new position—and obviously it paid off: she’s now been at the company since 2003.
Says that there are days when you’ll spend more time at work than you do with your family, so her goal is to build her workplace into an environment that feels as supportive as a family.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
International Relations and Affairs
Career

Career

Senior Director of Global Benefits and Employee Services

I lead a team of professionals to deliver meaningful benefits to a global workforce and ensure employee happiness.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Numbers
Numbers
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I am in charge of all of our benefits and services for employees in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. I oversee programs including fully insured and self funded health and welfare plans, vision, dental, long-term disability, short-term disability, worker’s compensation, COBRA, Medicare, FSA benefits, FMLA, ADA, employee assistance program, emergency fund, wellness and disease management programs, employee assistance, unemployment, and retirement programs such as 401K and defined benefit plans.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Be alert and always ready to take on a challenge. Be adaptable.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Don't be afraid. Take the risk. Believe the people around you who are telling you that you are good at something.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know anything about benefits. "

My first job in the states was working in administration doing filing. A couple of months later, I was offered a position in HR working with benefits. I was scared and went to my boss and told him that I didn't know anything about benefits and couldn't do this job. My manager reassured me that I would learn and that gave me the confidence to pursue this challenge. All I needed was someone who believed in me.

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation Immigrant

Moving from a different country and coming to the US, I struggled with having to learn something completely new. Everything was new to me, the language, culture, rules, etc.