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Director, Human Resources - Leave Management

Company: Hawaiian Airlines
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Title Director, Human Resources - Leave Management Department Human Resources City Honolulu State HI Part-Time No Part-Time Weekend No Description At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home and the communities we serve. Join our 'ohana--and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our--kama'--ina--and introducing our islands to the world!Position SummaryOur purpose is to connect people with Aloha, and we are committed to demonstrating our company values. When our employees experience life milestones and events, our Human Resources is a key part of their support team. The Director, Human Resources - Leave Management is a member of the Human Resources leadership team that supports our employees through some of the most vulnerable points in their career. This leader will help to ensure that our leave and disability programs are built seamlessly, and focus on reliable execution. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, this Director will lead and empower a team of service focused professionals that deliver exceptional results.Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and direction on the administration of absence management and workers' compensation programs.
  • Manages the Leave of Absence and Workers' compensation teams and directs the day to day operation of programs.
  • Designs and recommends changes in policy by working with internal stakeholders to monitor effectiveness of programs and changes required by law and/or contractual agreement.
  • Provides mentoring, coaching, direction, support and guidance to the leave management team.
  • Responsible for the overall effectiveness of leave and workers' compensation operations including knowledge of best practices in process, technology and system solutions for leave and workers' compensation operations.
  • Meets regularly with managers, labor relations and employee relations to develop sound strategies for a mutually beneficial resolution to workforce management
  • Stays abreast of trends and innovations in the field of Leaves of Absence and Worker's Compensation; Keeps current on legislative and regulatory issues at the State and Federal level (FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, ADA, TDI, LTD, Sick Leave Laws, etc.) also taking into consideration the provision of the various collective bargaining agreements
  • Leads the design and coordination of processes for leave, disability and absence management programs to ensure appropriate risk management, cost control and adherence to the law.--
  • Oversees the technical duties related to employee disability management, including Workers' Compensation administration, absence tracking, modified duty, reasonable accommodation, FMLA and return-to-work programs.
  • Manages external vendors to ensure proper coordination of activity between HA and the vendor(s); works with insurance broker to identify best practice approaches to lower costs overall.
  • Develops metrics to measure program success and implements regular reporting for the operation.
  • Provides support to managers in implementing and monitoring lost time initiatives at the operational level.
  • Works to continuously improve processes to ensure the most efficient and effective approach to disability management.
  • Drive continuous improvement around leave and worker's compensation operations, working closely with partners inside and outside of HR to optimize process design and improve employee experience.
  • Other duties as assigned Requirements Minimum Requirements
    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
    • 7 years of management experience people, including mentoring, coaching, directing, support and guidance
    • 5+ years' experience in the application and/or administration of absence management programs
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of FMLA, state and local laws pertaining to absence management and accommodations
    • Project and/or Program Management Experience
    • Effective leadership and proven ability to influence those outside of his/her span of authority
    • Excellent judgement and demonstrated communication skills
    • Proficiency with Excel, Word and other standard office programs Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience in Risk Management and/or Human Resources, with direct experience administering leave administration, workers' compensation and/or absence management programs is highly desired.
      • Experience working in a unionized work environment
      • Experience with outsourcing and vendor management
      • Experience managing process improvement initiatives About Hawaiian Airlines
        Hawaiian -- has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 16 years (2004-2019) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys byCond-- Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.Now in its 92nd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline. In 2019, Hawaiian offered nonstop flights between Hawai'i and more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service connecting the islands with Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian is offering an adjusted schedule of daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawai'i and the U.S. mainland as well as Japan.

        The airline is committed to the health and safety of its guests and employees and has reinforced enhanced cleaning procedures across its business. While the experience may be a little different, the authentic Hawaiian hospitality remains unchanged. Additional details on how Hawaiian is keeping guests and employees safe can be found at HawaiianAirlines.com/KeepingYouSafe .Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available atHawaiianAirlines.com . Follow Hawaiian's Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir ), become a fan on Facebook (Hawaiian Airlines ), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines ). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian's LinkedIn page.For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines' online newsroom .
        • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
        • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here .
        • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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