1. SUNIL R PILLAI
Emirates Madina Group Holding
Abu Dhabi, UAE
A result driven and highly passionate HR Professional with over 11 years of progressive experience in HR
management and legal operations.
My UAE career began in the year 2008 as an HR Coordinator at Arabian Can Industry LLC Dubai, an entity of
Al Ghurair Group. In 2010, was promoted as the HR Manager (In Charge) solidly based on Performance.
Currently, I am working at EMG Holding Abu Dhabi as the Group HR Manager. Moved into EMG in the year
2012 and I can proudly claim to have settled the HR Department of this company from a scratch.
Man power planning
Administration of recruitment and employment process (Selection, recruitment, induction training etc)
Employee relations, Compensation and benefit designing
Formulating HR and Strategies policies and implementing them in accordance with the labor law
Coordinating staff training programs
Attendance and Leave Management
Designing disciplinary actions and executing the same
Having knowledge in all HR related activities from on-boarding procedures, employee engagement to
exit/ off-boarding procedures of an employee.
Having spent 9 years in UAE, is familiar with and has excellent knowledge about this country’s Labour
law, the work conditions and the culture prevailing in this country
Excellent working knowledge of
HRMS Oracle software
HRMS Alpha Pro
Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
2. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
HR Manager – EMG Holding
Abu Dhabi, UAE
(November 2012 – Present)
Being the HR Manager, heading a team of 6 members, with overall staff strength of 650+ employees,
spread across all branches in UAE and Oman region, my responsibility includes but not limited to Human
Resource Management and Public Relation activities, reporting directly to the Board of Directors.
Manpower planning, budgeting and conducting recruitment.
Designing the recruitment process on the basis of availability of candidates and ensuring that it was
executed as per the pre planned schedule and plans.
Canalizing the candidates through local and overseas recruitment, and selection and appointment
agencies (if required) through agreements.
Ensuring that appropriate channel is being fixed for recruitment and participating in the selection
process of the candidates and negotiating with them.
Ensuring that the apt candidates are being selected as per the competency matrix and job specifications
and fixing terms for their offer letter.
Overseeing all the transactions till the arrival of the selected candidates to ensure that the operations will
not be affected due to any delay in recruitment.
Ensuring that the new recruited employee has been entered in the muster roll and proper induction has
been given to him
Preliminary performance evaluation of the staff and making sure that on the job training has been given
Finding out training need of the staff and coordinating the in house and outside training to the staff
Assuring that proper employee relation is going on in the concerned manner and making sure that the
employee grievance system is intact and is generating fruitful results.
Finalizing the employees monthly salary and ensuring that it uploaded through WPS with in prescribed
Managing the annual leave and other unpaid leave of employees.
Ensuring that all employee records are maintained and properly updated as per Ministerial regulations.
Taking disciplinary actions against any undisciplined staff in compliance with UAE Labor law.
Ensuring that all HR related activities are as per the predetermined channel and are valid as per Labor
Fixing employee performance appraisal standards and evaluating them as per the standards.
Fixing incentives and upgrading the employees as per the appraisal feedback.
3. Evacuating those employees, who are incompetent and no results after further training.
Over viewing employees resignations and terminations and making sure that exit interviews has been
Taking corrective measures, if necessary as per the feedback of the exit interviews
Overseeing the final settlement of the staff and ensuring that the resigned or terminated staff is legally
removed from our Company.
Overseeing the operations of PRO
Settled the HR Department for Emirates Madina Group from scratch in 2012-2013.
Designed Organizational structure and fixed different managerial and supervisory levels
Implemented procedures for all HR related activities such as employee personal leave, annual leave,
salary advance, medical leave etc.
Designed steps for all stages from hiring to firing of employees.
Fixed communication channel and reporting procedures to avoid unnecessary confusions.
Fixed job specifications for each job on the basis of job evaluation and fixed competency matrix for
Implemented employee grievance system and good employee relation strategies
Shaped the HRM system as per the views of the management in accordance with UAE labour law.
Implemented 360 degree performance appraisal system
Implemented proper documentation and records keeping system
Reduced employee turn over to a minimum level by reducing resignations and controlling the
Maintained a perfect manpower pool by avoiding overstaff and filling the under staff areas
Maintained a good qualified and productive staff by permanent filtering of staffs.
Followed the recruitment rule “right person for right job” throughout the recruitment process.
Recruited more than 150 staff for new ventures and existing posts through different channels and
from different countries such as India, Nepal Philippines, Pakistan , Bangladesh, Oman and UAE
Implemented software for HRM and established a perfect HRM system in Emirates Madina Group
HR Manager In charge – Arabian Can Industry LLC
(2010 to 2012)
Being promoted to the position of an HR Manager In charge, I was responsible for the Human Resource
Management System at ACI. Managing over 250 + employees to drive their contributions towards improving
the overall operational efficiency of the company with the help of HR Practices and policies
4. Developing the HR plans and policies in conjunction with the company’s overall development plan.
Overall responsibility of man power planning and recruitments.
Developing the induction programs for the new recruits.
Working out the compensation plan and policies.
Conducting researches to study the current compensation trends in the market.
Developing and implementing the performance appraisal system for the company and coordinating it
with other line managers.
Identifying the training needs, developing training programs to ensure constant learning and
development of employees.
Establishing a proper organizational structure.
Developing and implementing disciplinary policies.
Developing and implementing employee welfare policies.
Developing the exit process for the employees and handling the final settlement procedures
Maintaining good internal communication within the company.
Developing various reports for management which make it easy to make decisions regarding the current
Expertise in HRM ERP (ORACLE)
Coordinated activities for ISO certification and get certified during my tenure (1900:2200)
Attended training for HRM conducted by Dubai Institute of Management
Attended lot of seminars conducted by Dubai Ministry and other similar organizations
HR Coordinator – Arabian Can Industry LLC
(2008 to 2010)
Starting my career at ACI as an HR Coordinator, grabbed that as an opportunity to learn deeply
about the Country’s work culture and the Labour law in the country. As an HR Coordinator, apart from
carrying out the general HR activities, I worked closely with HR manager and provided him with the
Recruitment of Employees through advertisement, conducting interviews and scheduling the interviews
with concerned departments
Clarifies Employment Terms and Conditions to all new hires
Supervise and follow up of documentation with new employees for visa application
5. Managing and maintaining records of personnel data, Updating staff attendance forms and leave records
Directing, implementing and conducting Induction and training programs
Pay roll preparation through HRMS and Coordinating with finance department for processing of
payments to employees.
Responsible for conducting exit interviews and make recommendations in order to retain employees and
develop action plans for retention of valuable staff
Preparing HR related letters, emails and general correspondences such as issuing Pay Slip, Salary
Certificate, Experience Certificates, MEMO & Warning Letter etc
Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Management and Supervisors
Legal Practitioner – K.J Thomas & Associates
(2005 to 2008)
The duty of an advocate is to fearlessly uphold the interests of the client by all fair and honourable
means without regard to any unpleasant consequences to self or any other. He/she shall defend a person accused
of a crime regardless of his/her personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused; bearing in mind that his/her
loyalty is to the law which requires that no man should be convicted without adequate evidence.
An advocate shall, at all times, comport himself in a manner befitting the high standards of the
Indian Bar and of his/her status as an officer of the Court and a privileged member of the community,
bearing in mind that what may be lawful and moral for a person who is not a member of the Bar, or for
a member of the Bar in his/her non-professional capacity may still be improper for an advocate.
1. Masters Degree (Pursuing)
Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
2. Bachelors Degree
Trivandrum Govt. Law College, Kerala University, India
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) 2002– 2005
3. Bachelors Degree
Kerala University, India
Bachelor of Commerce 1999 - 2002
6. PERSONAL DETAILS:
Date of Birth : May 30, 1980
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Married
Visa Status : Employment Visa
Notice Period : 30 days
Languages : English, Hindi, Malayalam and Arabic (Basic)
Driving License : Yes
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Sunil R Pillai