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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Apply now Position: Assistant Director of Human Resources
Job no: 513331
Employment type Full time
Property / Office: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department: Human Resources, Management (Manager)

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Administration:
  • Personnel record and file keeping is effectively maintained according to Emirates Palace Hotel and legal requirements (employee files, reports and statistics).
  • All positions have an up-to-date job description in line with Corporate guidelines, and they have been approved by the respective HOD.
  • Corporate and local policies & procedures are communicated and implemented.
  • Administrative procedures and equipment are current and efficient.
  • Headcount is tracked and in line with forecast.
  • An annual budget and manning guide is devised and administered.
  1. Employee Relations:
  • Clear lines of communication exist to disseminate information affecting employer-employee relations, employee and hotel activities and programmes.
  • Effective employee relations regarding employee welfare, health, hygiene and safety are maintained.
  • Employee social activities are offered as appropriate.
  • Employee satisfaction with working conditions is at least 80%.
  • The Human Resources department follows an open door policy and is a friendly and inviting office to visit.
  1. Recruitment:
  • The Emirates Palace Hotel recruitment web-site is up-to-date and all vacant positions are posted.
  • The General Manager and all HODs are actively involved in the recruitment process.
  • The use of head-hunters is reduced to a minimum.
  1. Talent Administration:
  • The General Manager and all HODs conduct performance appraisal according to Emirates Palace Hotel and local legal requirements.
  • Employee promotion, transfer, cross-training and task force are actively offered and administered according to Emirates Palace Hotel standard and local requirement.
  1. Legal & Compliance:
  • Every employee has a valid employment contract.
  • Employees have valid working permits where required.
  • Local labour law is complied with.
  • Disciplinary actions are handled according to Emirates Palace Hotel and local legal requirements.
  1. Health, Hygiene and Safety:
  • Human Resources Manager collaborates with Security, Engineering, Housekeeping, Kitchen and local entities in regards to health, hygiene and safety issues.
  1. Compensation & Benefits:
  • Current compensation and benefit surveys are available.
  • Compensation and benefits are competitive and managed in a timely and compliant manner.
  • A payroll system is in place and administered.
  • Salaries are paid on time.
  • Support and initiate transfer, cross exposure and task force assignments for their team.
  • Conduct performance appraisals with team members on a regular basis and take personal interest for their talents’ development plans.

Additional objectives and responsibilities can be added at any time, depending on the need of the business and hotel.


  • Middle east experience in luxury or five star hotel in the same position.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or Related Field
  • Ability to multi-task and delegate.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good sense for organization and planning.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of all the various departments.

Advertised: Arabian Standard Time
Applications close: Arabian Standard Time

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