Onboard HR Director

Who we are

We are a respected and valued diverse global community of more than 20,000 people representing 70 different countries and cultures. For over 70 years, we bring happiness and new experiences to global cruising guests to over 250 destinations worldwide in Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the United Arab Emirates, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, plus Round-the-World cruises.

Aim of the Position

As HR Director oboard our vessels, you will be the Costa culture ambassador responsible for managing our Crew with a natural orientation to people

Main responsibilities
  • Identifying and reporting potential ways to simplify HR processes by proposing valid alternatives
  • Assisting Ship Management during inspections (i.e. Port State Control, HESS…)
  • Running the onboard HR desk and participating in recruitment, internal mobility and talent scouting processes
  • Assisting the Captain in conducting random checks on compliance, disciplinary disembarkations, ethical misconduct and onboard Crew complaints
  • Coordinating the Welfare Committee to ensure high-quality Crew recreational activities and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Welcoming newly hired personnel and explaining them the main onboard rules to facilitate a smooth integration
  • Overseeing the quality of learning and development activities
  • Assisting Evaluators and Evaluates in managing the evaluation process
  • Facilitating the resolution of potential conflicts between Crew Members
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited University or College in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing a staff
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Recruitment and Industrial Relations
  • Investigation, negotiation, resolving grievances and conflicts
  • Staff management, coaching and counseling
  • Supervision of disciplinary action
  • Efficient and good communicator
  • At ease with public speaking
  • Problem solving oriented
  • Computer literacy
  • English knowledge C1
  • Other two language knowledge B2 / C1
  • Italian knowledge is an advantage
  • Previous shipboard experience is a plus
Why join us

We are excited to have you on the team! As a member of the Costa Crociere W.I.D.E.R. Community, you will be empowered with specific trainings and development support to fuel your growth both personally and professionally. We will provide you the necessary arrangements and pay for your travel to and from the port. Meals and accommodation are included onboard, as well as many facilities to enjoy your free time: Gym, Beach, Bar, Internet Point, onboard discounts.

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