Need more? Try out  Advanced Search (20+ criteria)»

logo

Last Update

This profile was last updated on 10/23/2013 and contains contributions from the  Zoominfo Community.

is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Barbara Kallay?

Barbara M. Kallay

Vice President, Human Resources Business Support

Royal Caribbean International

HQ Phone:  (305) 539-6000

Direct Phone: (305) ***-****direct phone

GET ZOOMINFO GROW

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions.

I agree to the  Terms of Service and  Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!

computers
  • 1.Download
    ZoomInfo Grow
    v sign
  • 2.Run Installation
    Wizard
  • 3.Check your inbox to
    Sign in to ZoomInfo Grow

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community Edition at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Royal Caribbean International

1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, Florida,33132

United States

Company Description

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France. The company has a combined total of 37 ships in service and seven under c...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President, Human Resources

Forefront Magazine


CBB Directory

Pepsiamericas Inc


Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Medline Industries Inc


Various Human Resources Roles

Eaton Corporation


Web References(17 Total References)


From the Editors - Nov/Dec 2012 | Forefront MagazineForefront Magazine

www.forefrontmag.com [cached]

Barbara Kallay (VP, HR at Royal Caribbean) and Brian Will (Global HR Partner) at Momentive.
Each about six months into their roles, Kallay and Will outline the most important unwritten rules to follow when new on the job.


Issue 2 - Nov/Dec 2012 Archives | Forefront MagazineForefront Magazine

www.forefrontmag.com [cached]

Newly hired HR execs Barbara Kallay and Brian WIll weigh in on laying the foundation for leadership success.... read
Soak Up Information - Barbara Kallay, VP of HR at Royal Caribbean Barbara Kallay, Vice President of HR at Royal Caribbean Cruises, has two watchwords: "listen" and "learn".... read


Boldness & Discipline - George Barrios, CFO at WWE | Forefront MagazineForefront Magazine

www.forefrontmag.com [cached]

Soak Up Information - Barbara Kallay, VP of HR at Royal Caribbean


www.forefrontmag.com

Soak Up Information - Barbara Kallay, VP of HR at Royal Caribbean
Barbara Kallay, Vice President of HR at Royal Caribbean Cruises, has two watchwords: "listen" and "learn". When Barbara Kallay interviewed for her job as Vice President of Human Resources (HR) with Royal Caribbean Cruises, she had a secret: She had never taken a cruise because of severe seasickness. Now six months into her role, Kallay is cruising. "I have been on cruises now and am fine. Our ships are so big that I don't even notice it," she said, recalling an "amazing" experience on Oasis of the Seas. To work in the cruise industry, Kallay thinks that employees need to be passionate about customer service. Through her work, Kallay has gained a more extensive understanding of daily life for more than 50,000 workers across Royal Caribbean's entire fleet. Many are fulfilling multiple-month contracts, working and living together. Their environment is radically different from the corporate office, where employees return home after a day's work and perhaps more neatly separate their work and home lives. "These individuals are their coworkers, and family, friends and social network, for several months at a time physically living together," Kallay said. "That has some challenges and complexities, especially when you consider the many different nationalities and cultures." Communication & Conflict Resolution According to Kallay, communication is the key in these situations. HR members on board deal with most of the daily issues that arise, with the corporate team there to support the shipboard operations. Many avenues allow any crew member to escalate issues up the chain of command, which includes the chairman and chief executive officer. "The more open you are to taking risks in your career and life, the more doors open up for you." "Usually, when there's a conflict, it's due to communication problems," Kallay stressed. "If you want to know a solution, it's usually communication." To assist with conflict resolution, Kallay suggests relying on clear policies and procedures, which are fairly and consistently applied across the workforce. A strong supervisor and leadership team who can engage and motivate employees is essential. People Solutions & Business Results The role of a successful HR leader, according to Kallay, is functioning as a subject matter expert and sound business partner. Kallay also thinks that good HR professionals become great if they translate their functional skills into providing people solutions in real business situations. Some examples include programs to improve employee engagement, assistance with organizational development, and establishing of a pipeline of leaders for the future. Kallay still follows the advice of a mentor who recommended operating as a business person who happens to have functional expertise in HR. Global Growth & Risk Taking For businesses that are growing globally, Kallay suggests building a strategy that identifies top talent internally and then giving those individuals more worldwide experience earlier in their careers. She believes that preparing leaders to think and act globally is vital to the success of a worldwide growth strategy. At Royal Caribbean Cruises, a new Global Management Development Program targets master's of business administration graduates who have been educated in the U.S. but have worked in international operations. "People should not be averse to risk taking," Kallay said, recalling her own experience working for PepsiAmericas Inc. in Budapest. "The more open you are to taking risks in your career and life, the more doors open up for you. Be open to new opportunities and new challenges to help you grow and learn." "Life is too short," Kallay added.


www.forefrontmag.com

Soak Up Information - Barbara Kallay, VP of HR at Royal Caribbean
Barbara Kallay, Vice President of HR at Royal Caribbean Cruises, has two watchwords: "listen" and "learn".... read


Similar Profiles

city

Browse ZoomInfo's Business
Contact Directory by City

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory