White Lodging DIRECTOR OF HR, (HOTEL) in Austin Downtown, Texas

Job responsibilities:

Protects the confidentiality of information in and around the hotel.

Works well with leadership from all operations to handle human resources issues.

Proactive recruiting.

Remains knowledgeable of collective bargaining agreements and represents the interests of the hotel in negotiations and ongoing management of these agreements.

Works to ensure that the hotel avoid outside intervention in labor agreements.

Conducts wage surveys as needed. Makes recommendations on proper wage scales to managers.

Ensures pre screening is done on applicants and that qualified candidates are forwarded to the department managers for follow-up.

Ensures proper hiring procedures are followed with all applicants.

Ensures timely, effective, and motivational orientations are conducted with all new hires.

Ensures that new hire paperwork is completed in a timely manner.

Ensures associate files are up-to-date and contain all necessary documentation.

Ensures coaching and counseling procedures that are used throughout the hotels and restaurant are legal, high quality, and follow company guidelines. Holds managers accountable for completing coaching and counseling correctly. Provides regular training to managers on coaching and counseling.

Oversees administrative assistant in completing payroll.

Oversees all hotel and company training programs and ensure that training objectives are met.

Advises managers on discipline and termination.

Ensures benefits and policies are communicated to all associates.

Ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Ensures timely and appropriate response to EEO, Unemployment Claims, and Workers Compensation Claims.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills necessary to perform the job:

Professional, hospitable demeanor.

Ability to answer phones, use a copier, use a fax machine, and personal computer.

Strong organization skills.

Ability to use MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.

Excellent communication skills. (And the ability to communicate assertively with other managers.)

Four-year college degree and/or related work experience.

Knowledge of Human Resources law and the ability to apply that law to daily situations.

Excellent presentation skills.

Reliable attendance.