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Posted Date 6 days ago (8/20/2020 6:49 PM)
Region/City Rockville, Maryland
Compensation $130 - $145K
Position Type Corporate
# of Openings 1
Overview WTS International, the world's leading spa, fitness and
leisure firm, is seeking a Vice President, Human Resources to
oversee our HR department nationwide. This is a senior level
position for our growing company, to direct our HR department and
oversee more than 2,500 employees as we expand through mergers and
acquisitions. This role will entail a heavy emphasis on compliance
management along with the development and implementation of
strategic long term initiatives.
Responsibilities The VP, Human Resources is responsible for
planning and directing the Human Resources Department activities,
policies, objectives and initiatives according to the mission of
the organization and operational needs of the company. He/she will
ensure the division meets and maintains a high level of service
provided to both clients and staff, and both oversee and develop
policy related to company-wide compliance initiatives. The VP, HR
will direct a team of HR professionals who interface directly with
our staff and with clients, to meet the current and future
operational needs of the company.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
Oversee HR Department to guide HR professionals in their role to
support WTS corporate and field staff on all matters associated
with hiring, discipline, terminations, benefits, performance
improvement, and performance reviews. Manage, mentor, train and
develop skills of the HR Team.
Act as a consultative and strategic business partner, directs
and participates in all human resources area of responsibility,
including, but not limited to performance management, talent
development, employee relations, recruitment, training,
communications, pay and reward practices, etc., ensuring a positive
morale. Leads the organization in the definition of policies and
practices that affect employee work and work relationships.
Develop, recommend, and implement human resources policies and
procedures; prepare, maintain, and interpret employee handbook on
policies and procedures.
Assess current HR related technical resources and provide needs
assessment for strategic growth, research and identify potential
new systems, and lead the implementation for department.
Administer a wide variety or personnel policies, processes and
employment agreements (e.g recruitment, selection, hiring,
orientation, compensation schedule, etc.) for the purpose of
confirming to company policies, relevant laws, contracts and
Collaborate with the recruiting function to ensure compliance
with legislated requirements, such as EEO.
Work with General Councel and Compliance Committe to ensure HR
Oversee HR compliance with federal, state, and local law as well
as with WTS policies and practices. Ensure the quick and thorough
processing of all required HR paperwork.
Develop, implement, and maintain an expansive and robust
Compliance program that will ensure adherence to the highest WTS
standards and all applicable regulations. Author country-wide best
practices relating to employee onboarding, licensing, safety, and
other topics as they emerge.
Provide counsel and guidance on employee relations issues and
interpretation of company policies, procedures, and guidelines to
ensure consistency. Is an advocate for the fair and equitable
treatment of employees.
Oversee HR audits of: I-9, EEO-1, FLSA, meal breaks, licenses
and certifications, full and part time hours, and personnel
Oversee FMLA, ADA, bereavement, unemployment claims and
unemployment appeals. Assist with return to work duties for
Worker's Compensation claims.
Work with the Benefits Specialist on providing the best
affordable insurance benefit option for employees.
Direct the monthly/quarterly/annual employee recognition and
Assist with representing the Company on legal matters related to
employee claims, when required. May be required to represent the
Company during legal depositions and/or appear in court, as
required. Consults with General Counsel on all matters requiring
Oversee updates on the job descriptions, compensation plans and
bonuses. Reviews job descriptions for their FLSA status to ensure
Oversee the annual performance review process.
In partnership with division and regional leaders and field
management, develop HR and general education programs and training
that address development needs throughout the organization.
Support efforts related to all aspects of the staff management
of new accounts. Participate in kick-off meetings when appropriate
and work closely with opening team to ensure a smooth transition
for new employees.
Conduct HR staff meetings. Participate in monthly, quarterly and
annual corporate meetings representing the HR department.
Other duties as assigned.
7-10+ years in Human Resources Director position (hospitality or
related field preferred with geographically dispersed
SPHR or SHRM certification preferred
A Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, business, recreational
management, hospitality management or other related discipline with
a background in legal
Knowledgeable in MS Office, ICIMS, PAYFORCE, E-TIME, ADP
platforms, and website administration, as well as an ability to
assist in the selection and integration of new resources.
Develop and maintain automated systems that communicate legal
guidelines and internal policies across new hires and site
Understand the requirements associated with employment law
across different states to ensure company compliance
Identify emerging risks, gaps in risk management, and
inefficient or outdated company policies. Draft or update company
procedures promptly and thoroughly in response
Collaborate closely with both WTS Corporate Counsel and HR
department to monitor enforcement of standards and regulations
Assess the business’s future ventures to identify possible
compliance risks, and formulate responsive strategies
Review the work of colleagues when necessary to identify
compliance issues and provide advice or training
Keep abreast of regulatory developments within or outside of the
company as well as evolving best practices in compliance
Prepare reports for senior management and external regulatory
bodies as appropriate
Proven experience in the area of compliance (with state
regulators, federal guidelines, and internal policies)
Prior experience in mergers and acquisitions highly
Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record
Ability to oversee initiatives from inception to execution to
Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities
An analytical mind able to evaluate the complexities of
procedures and regulations
Certified compliance professional is a plus
Infrequent travel on an as-needed basis
Facility/Job Highlights WTS International, LLC is an equal
employment opportunity employer that is committed to having a
diverse work force.
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