1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Talent & Culture


Fairmont Orchid - Hawaii, Kohala Coast, United States



Talent Acquisition Manager


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Explore limitless possibilities, dreams and adventures on Hawai’i Island as you blaze a trail for a rewarding career in hospitality. Embrace our passion for Hawai’i’s heritage, culture and traditions with amazing career opportunities that await you in paradise. Journey into a luxury oasis where the aloha spirit comes alive.

Fairmont Orchid is an award-winning luxury resort located on the majestic Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island. Immerse yourself in an authentic Hawaiian experience, surrounded by 32 oceanfront acres of lush tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and a tranquil white sand beach and lagoon. Hawai‘i’s warmth and serenity are reflected throughout the design of our family-friendly hotel accommodations with spacious guest rooms, suites and the exclusive Fairmont Gold concierge floor.

Resort amenities include our Spa Without Walls, a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool, cultural activities, onsite restaurants, access to world-class golf, a 24/7 fitness center and a 10-court tennis pavilion. Inspired by culture, well-being and genuine aloha, Fairmont Orchid welcomes you to experience authentic Hawai‘i.

Job Description

Scope and Objectives 

The position will manage all elements of the Talent Journey including full cycle recruitment, sourcing and selection, onboarding process, staffing analytics for the hotel along with developing employer branding initiatives which support the hotel’s business objectives in hiring the right and best talents to meet operational needs as a world-class hospitality icon.

The selected candidate for this position will be accountable to execute the broad business objectives, planning, reporting and communicating with all properties in a professional manner; additionally, he/she will utilize the Talent & Culture Business Plan aligned with the Brand Strategies to enable the Talent Pool Success.

What is in it for you:

*benefit available for fulltime or part time employees while being a part of the Fairmont Orchid ‘ohana

  • Premium preferred provider medical/drug/vision benefits at competitive prices.
  • We put you first & value you with employer paid coverage for group life and accidental insurance coverage (1x annual salary) + Coverage is available for your ‘ohana!*
  • We believe that hospitality has the power to unlock a better tomorrow with our 401(k)/retirement saving plan & matching program.
  • Don’t just live in the moment – own your moment with 15 paid holiday/personal days per year + 10 days of paid vacation that begin accruing immediately*
  • Incentive Bonuses are available to inspire creativity & dedication to deliver exceptional experiences. 
  • We go the extra mile by offering 50% discounts at hotel restaurants, 50% discount on retail items at our Fairmont Store & 30% discount of services offered in our Spa Without Walls.
  • We are globetrotters taking advantage of our Travel Program with unlimited employee discounts at Accor properties + Friends & Family rates (5,000+ hotels worldwide)*
  • Complimentary meals in our employee dining facility

Primary Responsibilities

Help Maintain the Company Culture

  • Promote, live and demonstrate Company Values; 
  • Ensure that the colleague and the guest are at the center of everything that Talent & Culture does;
  • Ensure that all team members feel trusted and valued for their contribution.
  • Understand the recruitment needs and process
  • Facilitate postings, interviewing and procedures in resignations, promotions and terminations are connected to recruitment
  • Maintain turnover stats and reports including annual recruitment plan
  • Maintain updated salary matrix 

Supports Work on Employer Branding

  • Assists to strategies and drive ongoing progressive and best practices in enhancing employer branding as an employer of choice. 
  • Assists to sustain the hotel’s position as an employer of choice and a leading world-class hospitality icon.
  • Assists to benchmark against the best-in-class not only within international and local hospitality but across all industries worldwide.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Communications in work related to employer branding.
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of Talent and Culture related awards.

Selects and Recruits the Right and Best Talents

  • Works with Operational Executive, Department Heads and Section Heads to develop and propose plans relating to manpower requirements in ensuring that the hotel is correctly staffed according to the projected level of business.
  • Determines recruitment needs and develops strategies for different profiles of candidates.
  • Analyze and communicate with Leaders to action their department recruitment needs
  • Lead and own the recruitment process for hotel.
  • Promotes and administers the hotel’s colleague referral program.
  • Ensures prompt and accurate posting of job vacancies on various sites - hotel website, job and school portals, etc.
  • Organizes, coordinates and participates actively in recruitment campaigns e.g. career and job fairs.
  • Sources for passive candidates proactively.
  • Manages selection processes for successful recruitment placement.
  • Assesses and evaluates prospective Heartists.
  • Initiate employment contracts, background checks and reference checks.
  • Discusses package expectation with candidates before making job offers.
  • Ensures smooth transition and onboarding experience to the Talent and Culture operations team upon completion of successful job offers.
  • Facilitate and maintain matrix of internal movements, transfers, retirements, resignations.
  • Ensure proactive and robust recruitment process through effective forecasting, analytics and communication with department heads.

Induction and Onboarding

  • Follow and implement all Company and brand established onboarding procedures which ensure new Heartists feel welcome and all team members are prepared for the new Heartists arrival.
  • Manage Acquisition Systems.
  • Manage all new hire paperwork and files.


  • Maintain job descriptions and job specifications relevant with current of skill requirements.
  • Maintain accurate, confidential records on employees’ files.
  • Assist with the day-to-day administration and coordination of all activities within the Talent & Culture Department including: filing, photocopying, collating, mail, courier, phone and fax; typing of correspondence, reports, charts, tables, brochures and other collateral materials; drafting correspondence on own initiative for the approval of the Talent & Culture Director; maintaining a confidential, accurate and organized filing system for employee personnel and disciplinary files.
  • Support the coordination employee related activities and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Understand, communicate, implement, and adhere to all Talent Acquisition policies & procedures.
  • Ensure all required administrative process’ are up to date and deadlines met.
  • File accuracy of all documentation.
  • Live and breathe being a brand ambassador to our Heartists and brand.

Liaises with Key Agencies and Vendors for Manpower and Possible Sources of Recruitment

  • Networks with employment agencies, educational institutions, government bodies, etc. for manpower and possible sources of recruitment to keep tap on new avenues and government grants available.

Assists in Benchmarking for Competitive Compensation and Benefits Structure

  • Assists to benchmark against the best-in-class in luxury hotels.
  • Assists to check with other industries for innovative initiatives and programs to adopt, modify and implement.

Ensures Positive Candidate Relationship Management

  • Provides candidates with a warm welcome and personal experience.
  • Contacts and replies candidates promptly and professionally.
  • Ensures that unsuccessful candidates receive a reply, and resumes are kept in database for future reference.
  • Communicates follow up conversations with the Talent and Culture Operation team.

Involvement in Wider Job Function Relationships

  • Assists and supports the Talent and Culture team in projects and Heartist activities as required.
  • Implements corporate Talent and Culture initiatives and programs on timely basis.
  • Upholds AccorHotels Values of Guest Passion, Sustainable Performance, Spirit of Conquest, Innovation, Trust and Respect in the execution of all duties and responsibilities, and in ensuring full compliance by all departments.
  • Participates and supports sustainability in corporate initiatives and programmes such as Planet 21 – Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity and Inclusion, Women at Accor Generation (WAAG), etc.
  • Performs any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

Main Complexities/Critical Issues in the Job

  • Ongoing national manpower challenges and shortages with limited foreign work pass quota. 
  • Challenges in attracting and retaining local talents to work in the hotel industry.
  • Competing with other industries in compensation and benefits.
  • Labor intensive in a luxury hotel set up despite implementation of suitable technologies and systems.
  • Short operational cycle and lead time in forecasting manpower needs.
  • Response lead time when deciding to make job offers to candidates.
  • Response to candidates on timely basis.
  • Handling candidates’ expectations on position and package.


Your experience and skills include:

  • Hotel Operation experience is desirable.
  • Oral fluency and written excellence in English.
  • Knowledge of local labor law and employment law requirements.
  • Strong communicator with presentation and influencing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with Heartist from different cultures and connect well with Heartists at all levels.
  • Good understanding of what it takes to build a strong service culture in a world-class hospitality icon.
  • Driven and ability to work independently with high proactivity in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to contribute and work effectively in a team.
  • Creative and resourceful.
  • Flexible and able to embrace and respond to change effectively.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Loyalty, high integrity and ability to keep confidentiality,
  • Advance Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel is a must,
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and participative.
  • Multicultural awareness and able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Information

Salary Range: $75,000 - $88,000 USD

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining U.S. work authorization.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality.

We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you’ll find exceptional work opportunities – throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific – as well as industry leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotel that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleague with fairness & dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award – winning Green Partnership Program. An exciting future awaits!

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Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
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