Highgate Hotels

Associate Director of Human Resources- The Newbury Boston

Requisition ID
2021-15151
Category
Human Resources
Job Location
US-MA-Boston
Property
The Newbury Boston

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com.

Location

Newbury (2)

 

Highgate, in partnership with Major Food Group, has announced plans to open The Newbury Boston at One Newbury Street, located in the premier shopping and dining neighborhood of Boston’s Back Bay. This iconic property originally opened in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the U.S. and most recently was the Taj Boston. The building will be thoughtfully transformed into a 286-room luxury hotel with 16,000-sq-ft of stunning event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined front entrance on Newbury Street.

Employment Status

Full-Time

Overview

The Associate Director of Human Resources is responsible for assisting the Area Director of Human Resources with a variety of Human Resources functions.  He/she is also responsible for filling all hourly positions in a timely manner, accurate and timely completion of paperwork, and the understanding and enforcement of company policies.  This position will focus on recruitment for a 5 Star Luxury hotel and labor relations matters related to the unions.

Responsibilities

  • Fundamental Requirements

    • Assist in labor relations matters. Conduct meetings with staff and union.
    • Recruit high volume of staff for opening year.
    • Administer insurance benefits, calculate billing totals, explain benefits, assist with completion of enrollment forms, and answer questions.
    • Compile review list and distribute to departments.
    • Compile Turnover Report, copy and distribute.
    • Enter payroll information on computer (wage information, changes).
    • Conduct prescreening interviews.
    • Respond to unemployment claims, maintain unemployment logbook.
    • Maintain new hire, termination, transfer and promotion logbook.
    • Audit hours worked in payroll reports for eligibility of benefits.
    • Compile wage surveys.
    • Monitor and maintain Leave of Absence log.
    • Monitor Workman’s Compensation claims, complete First Report of Injury and Employers Report of Industrial Injury.
    • Answer questions regarding 401K Plan, vacation and benefits (insured and noninsured).
    • Maintain complimentary room night log, process employee requests.
    • Prepare and place recruitment advertising.
    • Process paperwork for terminating employees.
    • Schedule Orientation.
    • Assist in Orientation – explain benefits, conduct tour of property.
    • Write articles and take pictures for property newsletter.
    • Assist with special projects; plan employee events (meetings, picnics, parties).
    • Maintain First Aid log.

Qualifications

Education & Experience: 

  • A 4-year college degree
  • At least 3 years of progressive Human Resources Management experience in a hotel or a related industry;
  • Recruitment experience in the hospitality field required.
  • Experience in union environment required. Local 26 experience preferred.
  • Previous supervisory responsibility required.
  • Opening hotel experience preferred.
  • College course work in related field helpful
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of employment laws are helpful.

  Physical requirements:

  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

 

 General Requirements

    • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
    • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
    • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
    • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
    • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
    • Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
    • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
    • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
    • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
    • Perform other duties as requested by management.

For California Applicants Only

Highgate Hotels, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains the policy of recruiting and retaining the best-qualified personnel who demonstrate the ability to perform competently and work well with others. It is the policy of Highgate Hotels to provide equal employment opportunity regardless of race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy of nondiscrimination is applied to all aspects of the employment relationship. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws in ensuring equal opportunity and employment for qualified persons with disabilities. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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