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Robert Gary Dodds

Robert Gary Dodds

Raleigh, North Carolina

Over 35-years as a VP Human Resources for global and regional Brands in luxury and full service Hotel’s and Hospitality, in Asia Pacific, The Americas, Europe and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Consulting Services

  • Human Resource Solutions & Beyond
  • Bespoke Executive Search
  • Learning & Development

Expertise

His skill sets can be applied globally as he has lived and worked in The Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa. He has also done extensive work in The Caribbean and in Latin America. His HR Consulting practice has 4 offices globally, and his Executive Search practice has six offices globally. He and his team can create or deliver:
A complete company employee culture program, with an entire package launch-ready, to guiding acquisitions or openings; Zero-based staffing models to employer talent acquisition branding; HR. strategies aligned to business plans to emergency planning procedures, and written training modules aligned to business strategy; they have conducted HR. function assessments and re-structured company regional offices. They can conduct a psychometric assessment of candidates or team matching reviews. They can conduct HR. Audits, or create a complete Package of Leadership Training Modules from 10-core leadership competencies for best practice. A unique skill set is going to a companies, not before locations globally, and conduct full assessments of employment conditions, including negotiating with country Ministries of labor and Immigration for work-visas for foreign nationals, with access for country advisories throug US, and British Embassy contacts globally. They conduct very discreetly, confidential Executive Search globally offering an almost full retained search depth of service at fees no more than most contingency firms charge.

Background

Gary has opened or overseen as HR. lead, multiple hotel properties in the Asia Pacific, Europe, America, and the Middle East & Africa; including The Peninsula Hotel Beverley Hills, The Peninsula 5th Avenue, New York, and multiple Ritz-Carlton hotels in different continents and multiple openings for IHG such as in Singapore to Australia, Africa, to Dubai. As HR. lead he has handled the acquisition of 100 hotels in Africa, and 60 in Europe in two major acquisitions, and established start-up offices. He has always driven HR. strategy to align with business strategy and bottom line.

Professional & Other

Gary has sat on numerous regional HR., Training, and Labor Relations Councils, and on Global Hotel Industry HR. Advisory bodies, and Compensation & Benefits Committees globally. He has sat on international hotel association bodies and been a guest committee member at the ILO in Geneva. He has been a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development member, and of the American Hotel Association. He has sat on Advisory boards of Hotel Schools and multiple charities in countries where he has worked. Today he still sits today on the International Labor Relations Committee and the Advisory Board of the Akilah Women’s Institute in Rwanda.

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