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Vice President Human Resources Bu...

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, Florida 33132
United States

Company Description: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Royal Caribbean) is a cruise company operating 38 ships in the cruise vacation industry with approximately 78,650 berths as of...   more
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Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , Industrial Management
    University of Akron
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Medline Industries, Inc. Names Barbara Kallay Senior Vice President, Human Resources | Medline Industries, Inc.
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Medline Industries, Inc. Names Barbara Kallay Senior Vice President, Human Resources Medline Industries, Inc. Names Barbara Kallay Senior Vice President, Human Resources | Medline Industries, Inc.
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Names Barbara Kallay Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Thursday, May 27, 2010 - Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today that it has appointed Barbara Kallay as its new Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Kallay has more than 18 years of human resources experience and will be responsible for developing and leading human resource strategy including development and diversity, recruitment and selection, performance management and total rewards within Medline's business groups.
"We are delighted to welcome Barbara to the team at Medline," said David Greenberg, Medline's executive vice president of strategy.
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Kallay joins Medline from PepsiAmericas, Inc., where she held a variety of HR leadership positions with responsibility for recruitment, compensation and benefit strategy, as well as other HR activities within PepsiAmericas various business units both locally and globally. Prior to PepsiAmericas, she worked in various Human Resources roles at Eaton Corporation and Royal Appliance Manufacturing Company.
Kallay graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. She will officially join Medline's team on June 1, 2010.
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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".
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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.
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To work in the cruise industry, Kallay thinks that employees need to be passionate about customer service.
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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.
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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.
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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
Issue 2 - Nov/Dec 2012 Archives | Forefront MagazineForefront Magazine
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Newly hired HR execs Barbara Kallay and Brian WIll weigh in on laying the foundation for leadership success.... read
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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
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