Director of Human Resources

Company Name:
HEI Hotels & Resorts
Director of Human Resources
Location: VA - Arlington - Westin Crystal City
Property: The Westin Crystal City
Relocation Available: Yes
Type of Position: Management
Employment Duration: Full time
Company Overview
HEI views our associates as our greatest resource, and we hire and develop the best.
We have a culture of winning; we embrace change, thrive on challenge and always seek to surpass our personal bests. Defined by our unique business platform, our environment is fast-paced, expansive and ever-evolving...yet stable, consistent, enduring. It is a high-performance culture where innovation and entrepreneurial-spirit are evident; initiative and results are rewarded.
Our people know they're "in on the ground floor" of a company with all the cornerstones of success in place: experienced leaders, steady investors, a strong track record and long-term career potential. And in turn, each of our associates thrive because HEI's distinctly advantaged infrastructure creates a supportive, educational culture as well as unlimited opportunities for personal and professional success on every level. In addition to supporting our associates, we are also passionately committed to supporting the communities in which we work, in building meaningful relationships with our partners and in reducing our impact on the environment.
Come join our engaging and high energy team and help create HEI's legacy as the leading hospitality owner/operator.
Property Description
The Westin Crystal City is only steps away from the Crystal City Metro stop, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Our beautiful hotel offers 217 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet of flexible event facilities. Our associates are part of a cohesive team dedicated to our collaborative success, in a diverse environment that offers associates and guests a feeling of belonging. The Westin Crystal City is proudly owned and operated by HEI Hotels and Resorts, whose core investment is passionate people.
Description
Job Description
Directs and ensures the efficient administration and management of the Human Resources function to include recruiting, training, wage and benefit administration, compliance with statutory requirements and the execution of associate relations activities, in order to provide each department with the personnel, guidance, and support necessary to achieve their guest service and business objectives.
oProvide assistance, guidance and counseling to the General Manager, management staff and associates in order to maximize the quality and professionalism of the hotel staff by listening and interpreting concerns and objectives and seeking solutions.
oEnsure that associates are developed and utilized to their maximum potential by controlling the implementation, administration and monitoring of all training programs. Instruct training classes, analyze and review current and proposed methods, consult with and make recommendations to the management staff for improvement.
oDirect and instruct the management staff in effective recruiting and interviewing techniques using methods such as verbal presentations and written directions to ensure the hiring and retention of qualified and efficient associates. Conduct interviews for all management positions. Insure all other pre-selection activities are completed, including drug testing, reference checks, background checks, etc. Ensure all new hires and existing associates possess proper employment eligibility verifications.
oEnsure compliance with all Company policies and procedures and Federal, State and Local laws and regulations which pertain to Human Resources. Implement new procedures and communicate verbally and in writing any new requirements. Oversee compliance with Affirmative Action Plan.
oDirect and administer associates relations programs and activities such as associate recognition and service award ceremonies, social functions and general hotel meetings to maintain a positive associate relations climate. Monitor the associate performance appraisal programs. Analyze evaluations to ensure appraisal comments are appropriate and verify goals are measurable and achievable. Control the administration of wages and benefits to ensure the accurate and equitable application of same, analyzing and applying information retrieved from moderately complex reports, manuals and/or computer systems.
oComply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
oPerform any other job related duties as assigned.
Experience, Skills and Knowledge
o3+ Years of Human Resources Experience.
oBachelor's Degree preferred.
oHotel experience preferred.
oAbility to deal effectively with all applicants and associates with tact and diplomacy, to diffuse anger and collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
oThorough knowledge of Human Resources practices and procedures as well as considerable knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources matters.
oKnowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
oLeadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals.
oAble to set priorities, plan, organize and delegate.
oBasic mathematical skills in order to perform moderately complex calculations for salary and benefit administration and to forecast departmental expenses using a calculator and/or moderately complex computer system.
oAbility to prepare correspondence and meet deadlines.
oAbility to prepare office memorandum and correspondence as well as provide clear and meaningful instructions, guidance and counseling to all associates.
oAbility to observe associates in the work place, analyze operations and detect situations of concern with regard to areas such as associate performance, grooming, training, policy adherence and morale.
oAbility to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
oAbility to stand, walk and sit and continuously perform essential job functions for an eight-plus hour shift with or without reasonable accommodations.
oCommand of the English language both written and verbal.
Benefits
HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!
For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance and Short and Long-Term Disability. In addition, our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.
HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer Race/Age/Gender/Disability/Vets

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