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Cluster Director of Human Resources - Wyndham Dubai Deira


Dubai, AE

Property Name:  Wyndham Dubai Deira
Req Id:  3901

The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Cluster Director of Human Resources to join one of our Cluster properties in Dubai, UAE.



The Cluster Director of Human Resources (in conjunction with the HR Team) will lead the day to day HR Operations.

This will include all aspects of Human Resources from employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, training, recruitment, housing, wellness as well as the management of the HR Team, partnering HOD’s, Exec Com as well as driving the hotels KPI’s of GOP, Wynreview, LTO, AOS etc.


Employee Relations

  • Ensure that the agreed upon disciplinary process is maintained at all times and fair disciplinary processes are followed by all HOD’s.
  • Maintain and enhance the open door policy to all team members providing advice and guidance when needed in regards to their issues or concerns and/or grievances.
  • To provide a source of information to HOD’s regarding disciplinary, grievance and staff counselling issues.
  • Ensure that all disciplinary procedures are carried out, taking role of implementing them by ensuring consistency in the policy’s implementation. Take an active role as an arbitrator, note taker or advisor where appropriate.
  • Train the AHRM/HR Executive/HR Coordinator etc. in the above process.
  • Log all the incidents in HRIS and file the original copies in the employee files.
  • On a monthly basis summarise all the incidents with regards disciplinary action and present to Cluster GM/RHRM with recommendations.

HR Administration

  • Ensure the smooth workflow of the various HR functionalities as to maintaining and providing the needed support to team members and Supervisors/ HOD’s at all times. This includes, but is not limited to filing, administration of starters and leavers and payroll.
  • To provide an advice service to team members and Supervisors/ HOD’s on HR SOP’s, Wyndham and local people policies, legal requirements, staffing issues, and act as an arbitrator where necessary.
  • Ensure that the hotels are fully compliant with Wyndham people processes and deadlines that govern all Wyndham properties. i.e. AES, Success Matters etc.
  • Ensure that the handbook is kept up-to-date at all times and that it is reviewed and printed prior to on boarding.
  • Ensure that sporadic associate files audits are carried out on a monthly basis. Follow-up and ensure that team is fully trained on the correct filing standards.
  • Payroll to be reviewed and checked prior to the cluster GM/Director of Finance signing.
  • Letters to be produced for the team members in a timely manner.
  • On boarding process to be seamless.
  • To ensure that all leavers are processed in a timely manner and their leaving process is as good as their joining one.
  • Manage the Cluster PRO and visa process to ensure that all team members have valid visas and that they are tracked appropriately.

Performance Management

  • Ensure that all departing team members have the opportunity to have an online exit interview.
  • On a monthly basis ensure that a summary of exit interviews is sent to the cluster GM as well as the HOD’s.
  • Ensure that the administration of the 3-month/5 month review (where applicable) process in the property and ensure that follow-up for all issues is done in timely manner and results of both follow-up and the initial reviews are communicated to all relevant parties
  • Analyse the reviews to see if there are trends in the reviews; this is to be shared on a monthly basis with the cluster GM.

Performance Review

  • Ensure that appropriate training is done with the HOD’s and Supervisors that administer the review process
  • Talent Reviews are alive and active and the target audience know why they are so important
  • Pay increase master spreadsheet is constructed to be reviewed by the cluster GM/RHRM/DOF.
  • Pay increase letters are done in an accurate and timely manner. All letters are distributed, one singed copy returned and all the information updated in HRIS.


  • Provide summary analyses and statistics of turnover at the beginning of each month to the HOD’s and HR teams
  • Have an up to date account of internal promotions/transfers in/transfers out to be submitted to the cluster GM/RHRM on a monthly basis.
  • Complete the monthly and mid-month HR finance forecast.
  • Update the personalised departmental reports so that the HOD’s and Exec Com have a clear overview of where is going well and what they need to focus on.

HR Communication

  • Conduct monthly departmental HR meetings and ensure that it is minuted.
  • Conducted weekly documented 121’s with all direct reports.
  • Share all relevant information with Cluster GM/RHRM in weekly 121’s.
  • Monthly HOD Meeting.
  • Weekly Exec Com Meeting.
  • Quarterly all Hotel Meeting.
  • Morning HR Meeting.
  • Attend Morning hotel meeting when needed.
  • Ensure that team publish the monthly hotel magazine.
  • Team member Meetings.

Employee Wellness

  • Conduct walkabout of heart of house areas once a week and report any maintenance and cleanliness issues to relevant parties. Ensure that clean and hygienic, well-kept staff areas are maintained at all times. Follow-up on action items to ensure that they are completed before the next weekly HOH walkabout.
  • Ensure together with the HR team that at least 2-4 social or sports activities are organised for the team members on a monthly bases.
  • Review the annual social calendar to ensure a good mix for the nationalities etc. we employ
  • Wellness Events take place ideally at least once a month.
  • Analyse the trends in sickness to ensure that we get to the bottom of any root causes.
  • Ensure one CSR event takes place every quarter.

Team Member Dining

  • Ensure that you dine in the team member restaurant at least three times a week.
  • Work in conjunction with the Chef or provider to ensure consistent service delivery.


  • Ensure that the payroll is submitted to Finance on the agreed date.
  • PH and Lieu day tracking is accurate and up to date.
  • Overtime tracking is done in a timely manner – analyse to see if we need any more staff/team members in any of the departments due to consistent overtime.
  • Analysis of the above to see if the hotel need to change the way that we use casuals etc. – make a business case with the HODs for any changes.
  • Review with the Cluster DOF/GM the payroll figures and challenge the HOD’s with regards to over spending and casual usage.

Third party contracts

Manage the following contracts:

  • Transportation
  • Team Member/Staff dining
  • Accommodation
  • Pest Control
  • Medical Insurance.


  • Supervise the HR team and office on daily basis
  • Schedule HR shift patterns and office opening times to ensure that HR are delivering what the team members need.
  • Train and develop the team and provide support when required.
  • Ensure all direct reports have a PDP to achieve their goals.
  • Ensure that effective communication flow is maintained at all times.
  • Actively participate in the community involvement projects and initiatives together with the hotel’s management team.
  • Conduct monthly inspections at the staff accommodations with the Housing team and report the results
  • Attend Departmental Meetings to address any issues or concerns for staff each department on a quarterly basis.

HR Audit

  • Ensure 100% compliance in the HR Audit and do monthly reviews to keep this alive.


  • Ensure that the Training Manager/responsible person conducts the relevant trainings to the
  • Business needs
  • Attend where possible the monthly departmental trainer meetings with the Training Manager/responsible person.
  • Ensure 100% Training Manager/responsible person compliant with all mandatory training
  • requirements
  • Review the monthly training calendar with the Training Manager/responsible person.


  • Ensure that the Training Manager/responsible person conducts the relevant trainings to the
  • Business needs
  • Attend where possible the monthly departmental trainer meetings with the Training Manager/responsible person.
  • Ensure 100% Training Manager/responsible person compliant with all mandatory training
  • requirements
  • Review the monthly training calendar with the Training Manager/responsible person.


  • Work with the Housing team to ensure that the associate accommodation is kept to the same standard as the hotel
  • Ensure that CAP’EX is spent and all the FF&E is working and up to the minimum standard.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ideally 5 to 10 years’ experience in a 4/5-star hotel
  • Ideally 2/3 years’ experience working as a Cluster Director of HR
  • Knowledge of UAE employment law
  • Able to lead and manage a large team
  • Previous HR Management responsibility required and Multi-unit experience is helpful.


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

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Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.


Job Location: Wyndham Dubai Deira, Plot 3 Deira Waterfront, Dubai, Dubai  N/A
Employment Status: Full-time


Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.