Sami Al Balushi

Sami Al Balushi

Director of Human Resources at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa,
Lives in Muscat, Oman

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About me

An enthusiastic Regional Human Resources (HR) and Compensation & Benefits (C&B) Manager with 10+ years of executive-level advisory experience. Broad expertise in managing mergers & acquisitions, reorganization, process improvement initiatives and have worked very small teams to deliver big wins in the form of prestigious excellence awards.

Experience

22 years and 10 months

  • Director of Human Resources

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa, - Oman

    Human Resources
    February 2016 - January 2019 · 3 years

    Overseeing Human Resources division on - Recruitment & Selection - Compensation & Benefits - Training & Development, and rolling out corporate initiatives - Budgets - Profit & Loss - Employee Relations - Staff Recognition Programs - Coaching & Counselling - Staff Housing & Maintenance - Corporate Social Responsibility participation - Mass recruitment - Government Relations - Staff health issues & clinic matters - Staff Transportation & contract issues - Casual labour contracts & other HR related contracts - Payroll - Staff Opinion surveys - Adoc reports whenever required by the management

  • Assistant Director of Human Resources

    Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort And Spa - Muscat, Oman

    Human Resources
    June 2011 - June 2015 · 4 years and 1 month

    Overseeing Human Resources division on- Recruitment & Selection- Compensation & Benefits- Training & Development, and rolling out corporate initiatives- Budgets- Profit & Loss- Employee Relations- Staff Recognition Programs- Coaching & Counselling- Staff Housing & Maintenance- Corporate Social Responsibility participation- Mass recruitment- Government Relations - Staff health issues & clinic matters- Staff Transportation & contract issues- Casual labour contracts & other HR related contracts- Payroll - Staff Opinion surveys- Adoc reports whenever required by the management

  • Human Resources Manager

    Anwaar Fahod Trading LLC - Muscat, Oman

    Human Resources
    June 2005 - June 2011 · 6 years and 1 month

    Overseeing the full recruitment cycle, in particular contract preparation. Providing specialist information and guidance to employees and managers on HR policy and practice and employment law. Managing the annual salary review process for the company. Promoting equality and diversity in the recruitment process. Ensuring that all company policies and procedures are up to date in line with current employment law. Supporting supervisors to ensure the success of their teams. Ensuring that the correct recruitment and selection procedures are adhered to. Controlling costs and ensuring that they do not exceed budgets. Managing pay-roll operations. Advising on staff promotions. Processing immigration paperwork for work permits. Assisting with day-to-day HR related questions. Conducting interviews and reference checks on job applicants. Keeping up to date with legal developments

  • HR Manager

    at AL Turki Enterprises L.L.C - Muscat, Oman

    Human Resources
    September 1995 - May 2005 · 9 years and 9 months

    Overseeing the full recruitment cycle. Providing specialist information and guidance to employees and managers on HR policy, salary review process for the company. Controlling costs and ensuring that they do not exceed budgets. Managing pay-roll operations. Advising on staff promotions. Conducting interviews and reference checks on job applicants. Employee Relations, Training & Development Investigating disciplinary and grievance matters. Developing HR policies. Manage maternity leave requests and administration. Planning, and delivering, training, including inductions for new staff. Checking out the immigration and visa status of prospective employees. Managing employee Bonus Programmes, Accommodation Issues, Suit Allowances and Pension issues.

Education

  • • Mini Master’s in Business Administration

    • Mini Master’s in Business Administration (International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany) • Human Resources Management (International Business Management Institute - Berlin, Germany

    April 2017 - April 2019

Languages

3 languages

  • Arabic

    Native or fluent

  • Hindi

    Professional working

  • English

    Professional working

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Omani

Work Permits

  • Oman

Date of birth

August 03rd 1977

Driving License

Yes

Skills

5 skills

  • Employee Relations, Disciplinary and Coaching
  • HR Consulting and Board Level Advisory
  • Organizational Development & Total Rewards (TR)
  • Talent Acquisition and Nationalisation
  • Workforce Planning & Performance Management

Additional Information

1 information shared

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    My roles include several as leader (or key player) in energetic, rapid, hands-on diagnosis, design/re-design, and development environments. As an Advisor, Manager, Consultant, and Specialist in HR Business Partnering and Rewards Management (Compensation, Benefits, Work Life Effectiveness, Performance Management, Recognition, & Talent Development), and other HR areas including ERP systems, process excellence and implementation of Quality Management Frameworks.

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