All Consultants / Chuck Simikian
HR Consultant, Trainer, Interim Director
Expert HR Consultant & Trainer specializing in transformative HR strategies, interim leadership for hospitality, and comprehensive HR audits and policy development.
Key Consulting Services
- Interim HR Director - Onsite/Remote
- Comprehensive HR Audits
- Employee Handbook and Policies Development
- Sexual Harassment Training and Investigations
- Supervisory Skills and Employment Law Training
Chuck's HR expertise covers the full HR lifecycle. He specializes in HR audits for compliance, developing policies and systems for diverse business needs, including Policy Manuals and Employee Handbooks tailored for all states. As a SHRM Approved Recertification Trainer, he designs and delivers training in HR and Employment Law, Supervisory Skills, and Management Leadership, using platforms like Zoom and Teams for both in-person and virtual sessions. In his roles as Interim HR Director for various hospitality projects Chuck has honed his skills in operational HR management, providing strategic leadership in dynamic environments. He is adept at handling sensitive areas like sexual harassment, through training and investigations, and developing supervisory and employment law training programs. Chuck's approach is pragmatic, focused on practical solutions and fostering a culture of HR compliance and excellence.
- Chuck has specialized in hospitality and themed attractions, notably at Nickelodeon Suites Resort. There, he led HR strategy, enhancing employee engagement and guest service, and implemented the ADP Workforce Now HR Management System. His tenure involved pioneering Certified Guest Service Provider certifications and improving performance management. As an HR Task Force Associate, Chuck addressed challenges in hotels and resorts like Cheeca Lodge and Spa, focusing on HR audits and operational management. At Paramount Hospitality Management, he managed HR for four resorts, overseeing employee relations, recruitment strategies, and J1 Visa programs. His experiences at Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and Westgate Resorts enriched Chuck's expertise in dynamic HR environments. Holding a B.A. in Speech Communications and certifications like SPHR and SHRM-SCP, he is skilled in employing various HR technologies effectively.
I have had the pleasure to work with Chuck, HR Expert, on challenging assignments and have found him immensely helpful. He is a pleasure to work with, well liked, respected, understood, helpful, knowledgeable, pragmatic and insightful. Chuck is the author of a comprehensive HR reference manual I use often. I tune in to his podcasts regularly as he addresses interesting, meaningful content. We have Chuck on retainer to help us avoid timely and costly mistakes continuously improve employee engagement, maximize growth and development of the team. He has helped us handle tough HR situations effectively with confidence. Chuck is a strategic and operational savvy consultant, trainer, and effective seminar presenter.-
John Berndt, General Manager
As Managing Director of a 774 room Independent Hotel, Chuck was the Human Resource Director and reported directly to me. I found Chuck to be extremely employee centric while still maintaining the necessary legal elements of Human Resources as well as understanding and balancing the business side. With over 700 employees on the property, Chuck and his team created many news programs and initiatives that saved the company money and continued to improve morale on a yearly basis. Chuck implemented new time and payroll systems and kept the focus on minimizing Workers Comp with accidents going down on a yearly basis. One year, there were actually no lost time accidents, and the hotel received an award from the Insurance carrier. He was also involved in the 401K Plan and securing Health Insurance and other Benefits for the employees.
Chuck implemented a training program that had all team members certified in Guest Service Gold. The hotel was the first property in the world to accomplish this. Chuck and his team also promoted numerous charitable events the Resort participated in and all employee events from Talent Shows to Bring your Child to Work day. He has created new Team Member manuals and in rare cases dealt with Legal issues that affected the property. He even created and implemented a J-1 policy to bring in employees from other countries during our busy seasons which kept us staffed up during citywide labor shortages.
The theme park background that Chuck brought to the property helped to propel an employee centric environment that produced great guest service and record business profits.
Chuck knows Human Resources and with his background, has been able to continue to excel in Consulting assignments throughout the country. I would not hesitate to recommend Chuck to assist with any Human Resource and Training needs.-
Louis Robbins – President, Robbins Hotel Consulting
Chuck has been my go-to Human Resources expert ever since we worked together at Paramount Hospitality Group. He is the real deal as it relates to knowing the HR facts, and is always willing to answer any questions I have, and this information has been valuable as it relates to protecting the companies I have worked with in the past.
Chuck is truly the authority as it relates to all things HR. He is so well equipped to answer any HR related question no matter what the specific topic.
Chuck is the smartest HR professional I know and has always been willing to assist and support as it relates to educating me and my past employers. Chuck takes pride in his profession and continually grows his knowledge with continual education courses.-
Jeff Swirsky, VP of Operations and General Manager
Professional & Other
Chuck is also a SHRM Approved Recertification Training Designer and Provider, designing and delivering cutting-edge HR training. His technical proficiency extends to implementing and optimizing various HR systems, including ADP WorkforceNow and other related software, enhancing operational efficiency and compliance in diverse organizational settings.