Human Resources Manager -Bilingual

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

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Human Resources Manager Bilingual
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit, values that today are embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation.  While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his visionary investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company today.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  For our people, for our stakeholders, for our shareholders and for the people that live, breathe, consume and experience our brand.
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We are driven by entrepreneurialism, a passion for excellence, and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast to coast.
Under the direct leadership of the Regional HRD, the HR Manager’s main responsibility is payroll processing.  This includes processing full cycle payrolls, inputting data into the timekeeping systems, processing on-demand check requests, and preparing EIBs. The HR Manager will support and uphold hotel philosophy concerning hiring, employee relations, supervision and disciplinary action.  Directly facilitate, in conjunction with hotel managers, open employee communications to discern grievances and to respond to those grievances in all appropriate manners, including redressing those meriting correction.
Assist in recruitment and interviewing of candidates for all executive positions; conduct wage/salary/benefit surveys of the local market and recommend enhancements of the hotel’s compensation plan.
Direct administration of performance appraisals in all departments.  Maintain hotel’s human resources information system so as to provide accurate employee records that comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.  Monitor hotel’s compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Oversee and investigate all employee relations and labor-related matters as they relate to federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, workers’ compensation and comparable state and local laws, and general human and civil rights.  Must be familiar with applicable collective bargaining agreements and relevant local labor union(s).  Maintain and administer employment, wage and salary, benefit, OSHA, ERISA, ADA and incentive programs (where applicable).
Monitor staff turnover and recommend changes and improvements.
  • Responsible for all payroll data entry in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Reviews and imports employee’s timecards into the Workday payroll system from timekeeping systems such as Kronos or other timekeeping systems.
  • Verifies gross to net figures for accuracy.
  • Ensures all approvals are received timely prior to processing and completing payroll.
  • Reviews payroll documentation for accuracy through audit reports and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Researches and resolves questions from managers and employees as they relate to the processing of payroll information such as PTO, banking, garnishments, employment verifications, workers compensation, retroactive pay calculations, tax questions, and other changes.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related duties/projects as needed.
  • Ability to create, implement and monitor hotel and staff goals, strategies and policies.
  • Ability to be resourceful, creative and maintain flexibility.
  • Ability to train, motivate, evaluate, mentor and direct employees and managers to meet desired ends.
  • Ability to maintain excellent relations with staff and maintain staff and guest confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to manage by example.
  • Ability to converse calmly with irate guests, superiors and subordinates in intense emotional situations.
  • Ability to participate in (and lead when necessary) all departmental and hotel-wide meetings.
  • Highly proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.  Knowledge of Workday, and Kronos software
  • Superior verbal, written, and listening skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Three to five years of payroll experience required.
  • Ability to proactively and effectively communicate and network with various levels within the organization.
  • Experience working in team-oriented roles that rely on the ability to collaborate with others.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Build positive working relationships with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Flexible to work varying schedules.
  • Must be Bilingual (Spanish).
  • Strong understanding of the hospitality industry
  • Able to meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Ability to access, input, analyze and retrieve information from computers.
  • Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
  • Thorough knowledge of wage and salary laws, employment and benefits administration
  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to participate in (and lead when necessary) all departmental and hotel-wide meetings.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed.
  • Assist with associate relations, orientations, recruiting,
  • Assigned additional projects as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree highly desired.
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • HR Management experience in hotel setting
  • “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.”