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Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations
2021-09-14 00:00:00

Do you thrive in a fast-paced & exciting environment? Do you have a passion for bringing joy to others? Do you want to be part of a company that not only cares for and uplifts their team members but also the community around them? Then Saratoga Casino Hotel may be the place for you! We offer highly competitive benefits and wages, opportunities for career growth, all in a fun & unique working environment.

About Us: 

As the premier entertainment destination for the Capital Region, Saratoga Casino Hotel provides various entertainment options including a casino, horse racing, bars, a hotel, restaurants, and a night club.  Consistently ranked as a top destination in the area and with a Four Diamond hotel, we set the bar for guest service.  If you would like to be part of the amazing team of people it takes to continue to drive our success, Saratoga Casino Hotel welcomes you to apply!

The Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations is responsible for overseeing all of the HR function and staff for our facility.  The individual works as a strategic partner with operational leaders to deliver on our service promise to create special experiences one guest at a time.  The Director is also expected to be able to "roll up their sleeves" and deal with day-to-day issues and employee and labor relations issues that may arise.

A successful candidate will....

Advise team leaders on the application of employment policies in the context of hiring, discipline, employment termination, training, union contract administration, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, equal opportunity and other human resources issues.

Research, communicate and resolve employee issues.

Direct and manage duties of HR Manager.

Possess thorough knowledge of Saratoga Casino Hotel Policy and Procedure.

Train and develop the HR team.

Work with other properties to drive consistency.

Interface with employees and management to assist in communications.

Document, report and resolve employee concerns in a timely fashion.

Responsible for employee suggestion programs and implementation of suggestion programs in a timely fashion.

Address labor relations issues.

Participate in or lead labor contract negotiations.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Promotes outstanding customer relations.


Experience: Seven (7) to ten (10) years of professional experience across all HR disciplines, including employment, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, labor contract administration, training and development, workers compensation and conflict resolution required.  Three (3) years prior HR department management experience.  Must have experience handling employee relations issues, coaching and conducting investigations.  Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills; including the ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization including the executive leadership team is required.


Education:   Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or related degree or four additional years equivalent experience.  PHR or SPHR certification preferred.



Able to lift and carry 30 lbs. occasionally.


What does Saratoga Casino Hotel offer?

Competitive wages and benefits (Health, Dental, and Vision)

Long term opportunities for growth and advancement

A robust employee recognition program with an annual awards dinner

Discounts here and at other local retail stores and service providers

Team Member celebrations for holidays and other special events

Retirement Plan

Hands for Hope- voluntary program for Team Members to dedicate their time to help uplift causes and organizations that have a positive impact on our community

Delicious free meals in team dining!

And so much more!

HR Business Partner
2021-09-14 00:00:00

CEFO Advisors (aka Strategic CFO Resources) helps clients balance the basic 3 pillars of business, Strategy, Finance and Culture.  Our client’s range in size and industry and we staff them with subject matter experts.  We tailor our services based on client needs and flex and adapt as those needs change.

We are looking to add an HR Business Partner to our team!!

The HR Business Partner is responsible for building and enhancing the Culture Pillar of our business to support CEFO and clients with tactical human resources functions and compliance.  We expect the time to be split between the CEFO corporate needs and those of our clients. Ability to communicate clearly in person, virtually, electronically and Interface with team members, and clients is imperative.

The HR Business Partner provides day-to-day HR services for clients as agreed upon in terms of service and includes but may not be limited to ongoing HR regulatory compliance, assistance with performance management, audits and corrective action, and employee handbook review, development, guidance and interpretation as needed.  This position is a hybrid working virtually and onsite at client locations  On average, candidates can expect to be at client locations up to 3 days per week

This position will be an integral part in evaluating and monitoring of HR services with clients and CEFO management team to ensure success and follows up to ensure objectives are met.

2021-09-09 00:00:00

We are Velan Studios, an independent game developer focused on creating ground-breaking innovative game experiences across existing and emerging platforms. We continue to grow our world-class studio of passionate developers who can blow game-players away with work that is both innovative and unconventional.

We are currently looking to hire a seasoned Recruiter.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience sourcing candidates in the creative/technical field, a tireless approach to researching and developing relationships with the best talent.  We strive to recruit candidates who align with our values and passion for being makers and players of our products.


  • Strategize, Research & Source: Assist in identifying best practices, processes, and tools.  Own the strategy and development of recruiting plans that will expand our talent pools and ensure there's a diverse range of candidates for both short-term and long-term efforts. Use deep sourcing techniques to identify strong talent and relay market intel back to your hiring partners to better refine and execute your recruiting strategy. 
  • Own the Candidate Experience: Build strong relationships with candidates. Own the full candidate experience from initial outreach to closing in partnership with internal support teams (e.g., admin management, production, and dev team).
  • Partner: Work directly with hiring managers as partners to find, attract and maintain a pipeline of talent specific to the team's needs. Coach and advise based on your growing knowledge in niche markets and the competitive landscape. Use critical thinking, data, and business acumen to educate and influence hiring managers to make smart judgment calls that will directly impact who we hire.  Develop and maintain strong working relationships and collaborative atmosphere with internal HR/Administrative team members, participate in HR/Administrative-related projects.
  • Evaluate: Participate in full-cycle recruiting, including interviews, offers, and closing candidates. Ensure that candidates understand and embrace our unique culture.
  • Prioritize: Own and juggle multiple requisitions and balance moving quickly with a great candidate experience. Use your own judgment on how to best organize, prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of recruiting experience (preferably in the creative, gaming, or entertainment industry) and value how recruiting can influence the inclusion and diversity landscape of a company.
  • A passion for the gaming industry and working with highly creative individuals.
  • Agility and experience building successful recruiting plans, and the ability to pivot quickly when priorities change.
  • Accustomed to multitasking, self-prioritizing, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and driven; you look for solutions and impact, without being asked twice.
  • Curiosity that goes beyond the surface level of a profile; you research market trends and don't rely on just a keyword search to find the niche talent.

Big plusses:

  • Deep experience and an existing network within the gaming community.
  • Strong knowledge of recruiting tools, applicant tracking systems, and data management/reporting techniques.  Experience evaluating and implementing applicant tracking systems. 

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to reference the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

About Velan Studios:

Velan Studios’ mission is to create ground-breaking game experiences centered on new forms of play across both existing and emerging platforms. Velan Studios is an independent studio comprised of a diverse team of seasoned developers who have worked at various AAA studios like Vicarious Visions, Naughty Dog, Harmonix, Nintendo, Disney/Pixar, Toys For Bob, Avalanche Studios, Retro Studios, and more. Velan Studios is based in Troy, NY.  

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