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Vice President People Practices

Tao Group 10022, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Job Title: Vice President, People Practices- New York, NYDepartment: People PracticesSupervisor: SVP, Chief People Officer   ROLE SUMMARY:  The Vice President, People Practices is responsible for ensuring the effective performance of people practices efforts for the company’s corporate office as well as venues in a designated geographic area. This role will be responsible for department operational execution, strategic partnerships to designated corporate and venue leaders, while also serving as the project lead for a company-wide HR technology implementation. This role will also contribute as a member of the People Practices Leadership Team on the execution of Tao Group Hospitality people strategies. These strategies encompass a broad range of areas including but not limited to benefits, business administration, compliance, HR technology, performance management, talent acquisition and development, and team member engagement initiatives.  Specific Functions/Activities SUMMARY:   
  • Lead the people practices efforts for Tao Group Hospitality in the New York, Chicago, and other designated markets under the direction of the Chief People Officer. 
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner and source of credible sound advice and counsel to all functional areas within the corporate office and venues.
  • Consistently display subject matter expertise, business acumen and financial knowledge in stakeholder partnership efforts. 
  • Collaborate with corporate office and venue leaders to drive and execute upon various initiatives related to creating and sustaining a performance driven and people-focused work culture.
  • Partner with other department leaders as needed to support initiatives in people practices, compliance, communications, engagement, performance management, talent acquisition, training, and systems optimization.
  • Drive team member relations practices in partnership with corporate office and field leaders necessary to maintain a positive team member/company relationship and promote high levels of team member satisfaction. 
  • Manage and resolve complex Team Member relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations when necessary. 
  • Facilitate the resolution of work-related conflicts between team members, supervisors, and department heads.
  • Act as internal project leader for Tao Group Hospitality’s HR technology implementation initiative. 
  • Ensure the technology implementation is completed in accordance with company goals and expectations. 
  • Oversee leaders in the areas of people practices, HR technology and benefits administration in effort to drive business value and optimize the team member employment experience. 
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements, reducing risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the Chief People Office and legal stakeholder on related compliance projects as needed.
  • Provide human resources policy guidance and interpretation to all levels of the organization.
  • Conduct exit interviews for senior leaders, monitor company turnover trends and communicate critical feedback to leaders as needed.
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of people practices division meetings.
  • Completes other duties and projects as assigned by the Chief People Officer. 

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:


  • Ability to collaborate, partner and influence client stakeholder strategies as needed.
  • Demonstrate commercially focused and client service acumen in providing people practices services to stakeholder populations. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with all stakeholders with tact and diplomacy, to collect accurate information and resolve conflicts. 
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a modern HR technology system platforms and leverage data to achieve business results. 
  • Thorough knowledge of people practices and procedures as well as considerable knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations pertaining to team member matters. 
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals. 
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to prepare office memorandum and correspondence as well as provide clear and meaningful instructions, guidance and counseling to leaders and team members. 
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines. 
  • Command of the English language both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to travel for project purposes as needed. 
  • May be required to work varying schedules to reflect business needs.


  • Education:  Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in a Human Resources, Business Management, Communications, or related discipline. MBA or advanced degree preferred. 
  • Experience:  Minimum of 10+ years of progressive Human Resources experience. Preferably in a corporate or hospitality/service-focused environment. 
  • Licenses or Certificates:  SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred 

Tao Group


10022, NY
10022 USA



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