HRM practice in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel

“HRM practice in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel”


Human Resource Management must be forward thinking. They must not simply react to what “management” states. Rather they are assisting management with the “people” competent of organization.

Business is such a thing where there are very few similarities or sometimes contradictions between theories and practices and Human Resource Management is the most crucial part of a business because it is concerned with the peoples dimension of mgt where human resource deal with other resources( financial, informational, physical resources) and utilize those resources. So organizations will try to acquire, develop & stimulate to keep outstanding workers will be effective & efficient. Organizations have to survive. If HRM cannot survive, organizations can’t survive. So they need coordination. But actually human being deals with the effects of the changing world of work.

Moreover global competition has increased the importance of organization improving the productivity of their workforce as DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL do and looking globally for the best qualified associates. This has resulted in the need for HRM specialist trained in psychology, sociology, organization and work design and law.

DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL therefore balance two primary responsibility- that of being a strategic business partner and representative of employees. Associates of the organization can assist it in gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage. Attracting and keeping such employees require HRM to have policies and practice that such employee desire. Because professionals in the human resource area important elements in the success in any organization.

The intention of this report is to find the Human Resource management Practice in DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL, a growing hospitality service in the hotel sector. The report will, therefore, include the Human Resource planning, organizing and development of this organization.


The objective of this report is, firstly, to get a apparent view of what actually is experience in the area of Human Resource Management of DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL.

We know that ‘Human’ is the most important input for every organization. Every organization is made up of people in their own environment. Secondly comprehensible how to acquire their services, developing their skills, motivating them to high levels of performance, and ensuring that they continue to maintain their commitment to the organization are essential to achieving organizational objectives.

It is imperative for us as potential business executives to gather information about the prevailing scenario of Human Resource Management that are from personnel management. In this report, we are more concerned about what is happening other than what ought to happen in the HRM of this organization.

1.3 Scope:

Today Human beings are not only a worker but also major and most effective resource among all. A close study of DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL finds a sustainable and proper recommendation for future course of action. The scope of this report is to have practical experience about how a research is done in the business organizations. The report has the scope to cover different aspects of Human Resource Management, which include Human Resource Planning, recruitment and selection procedures, selection devices, job analysis, job design, training and development, and salary and compensation administration and application of labor law.


Warm: Traveling can sometimes feel cold impersonal, but once you arrive at Sheraton that all changes. Our team members go out of their way to make you feel welcome, because we know how to listen and we care you matter.

Comforting: When you get Sheraton you just want to relax and be yourself. As you arrive you will not only see, but also feel the comfort all around the hotel. Our team members greet you and immediately make you feel at ease.

Connections: At Sheraton, we help guests connect to what matters most to them. We connect with you as a person, so you’ll feel welcome like you belong here. We connect you to your home base helping you stay in touch with whats important to you so you feel in control not anxious or absent. We help you feel human again.


2.1 The organization:

The orgin of Sheraton date back to 1937 when the company’s founders Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore start their business which is the worlds largest chain hotel under Starwood .In 1949 Sheraton entered in international chain through purchase of two hotels in Canada and thus international path started .Presently there are more then 480 hotels in the world. in Bangladesh Dhaka Sheraton hotel is one of them. Dhaka Sheraton hotel is the first global branded hotel in Dhaka in 1966.

2.2World Perspective:

The orgin of the Sheraton date back to 1937 vwhen the company’s founders, Ernest Henderson and Robert moore, acquired their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within two years, they purchased three hotels in boston and soon expanded their holding to include properties from maine to florida. In 1947 Sheraton coroporation of America is the hotel chain to be listed on the New York stock exchange. In 1958 Sheraton include “reservation”, the industry’s first automatic electronic reservation system. In 1970 it introduce a toll free 800 number for direct guest acces which is still in use today. From 1998 it is leading 89 brands.In 2006 Sheraton boasts a portfolio of hotels in countries.

2.3 Bangladesh Perspective:

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel started its journey in the service sector 1966.The hotel main building constructed by Pakistan Services Limited. From that time the hotel was managed by Hotel Intercontinental till 1984. Bangladesh Services Limited (BSL), a government body took over the Ownership after the independence of Bangladesh. Since 1985 Sheraton has been managing the hotel.

Dhaka Sheraton hotel is the first global branded hotel in Dhaka.

For many years it has been recognized as a quality venue for business and travelers as well a great meeting place for local people having a world class standard with devotion to guest satisfaction. Standing majestically in the city’s most prestigious location in the lush surrounding of primier Ramna park the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel continues to distinguish itself as the prominent place to stay in Dhaka. Modern facilities along with friendly and personalized service make Dhaka Sheraton Hotel the ultimate destination for international business and leisure travelers. It is located just 3km from the main business district and only 16KM from the international airport.

2.3.1.Services and facility:

Hotel function are divided as follows:

Rooms Division

Food and Beverage

Sales and Marketing


A&G controller

Human Resource Department

2.4 Sheraton at a Glance

Sheraton is one of the largest chain hotel in the world.

It operates more than 860 countries and expanding business every each month.

The hotel has more than 600t employee.

The hotel is operated by GeneralManager who is the chief executive officers.

Room Category: including smoking and nonsmoking room

Royal Suite – 1

Presidential Suite – 6

Stan suite – 5

Executive suite – 7

Executive clubroom – 28

Junior suite – 15

Premium Detune – 20

Detune room (single)- 155

Detune room (twin) – 35

Total = 272

Restaurant’s setting Arrangement:

a. Bithika Restaurant.

b. Vintage Restaurant.

c. The Bar

d. Lobby cofi

e. Dunhill cigar lounge

f. Italia Bank Bistro.

In room minibar

Cabel channel with remote control TV.

Writing desk.

Electronic safe.

International direct dialing.

24 hours room service.

Rollaway beds.

Meeting, convention, exhibition and conference facilities.

Guest Service: concierge

Business center

24 hours front desk

Car rental service

Guide tour desk

Wake up service

Recreation: outdoor pool



Tenis and squash


2.5 Organ gram of Sheraton Hotel

General Manager

Trevor McDonalds

Head of the Department

Khan Sadat Anwar (HR director)

Financial controller (A .K M. Monirul Islam)

Mahfuzur Rahman (Dir. Of sales)

Beren Gomes (Exe. Sous Chef)

Ruhul Islam (Chief engineer)

Poly Rahman (Front office manager)

Executive Committee

HR Division

Dir. Of HR

HR manager

Training manager

Medical consultant

Time office

Finance Department

Financial Controller

IT manager

Purchase manager

Chief Store Keeper

Cost Controller


Sales manager

Reservation manager

Revenue manager

Marketing manager

F & B

Dir. Of F & B

Restaurants manager


Engineering Department

Deputy Chief Engineer

Shift Engineer

Room Division

Front Office Manager

Reception manager

Exe. Housekeeper

Laundry Manager

Supervisior of Business Center

Supervisor of Concierge

Outlet Supervisors



2.6 Organogram of HRD

In the hierarchy of the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel comes first the Director of HR who control over the HR Department and the activities of the HR personnel as well as recruitment and selection activities. Then horizontally comes five post include HR Manager, training Manager, cost & benefit manager, Medical consultant and time keeping coordinator. Further more, Medical consultant control two person (1 brother and 1 sister) for immediate medical service for guest and also for associate of the Sheraton. On the other side, training coordinator is working under training manager who deal with different training program for associates and different organizational trainee. Two-time keeper working under time coordinator to check in and check out time of associates at the time of working.

HR Practice in Dhaka Sheraton hotel

This department, in the organization, performs a wide range of tasks, though all of the HRM practices are not in the organization. It is managed property all over the world having its head office in Boston, America, area head office in Pakistan and regional office in India. So this one department has to keep track of all the associates in all country.. This department performs the duty of recruiting, selecting, training and development, motivating, job designing, performance appraisal and rewarding and giving benefits etc. Now with veteran Ex –com, associates and staff of HR in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel going forward the standard level of contentment.

3.1 HR Planning:

Human resource planning is very common phenomena of any organization. Human resource planning is a process to recruitment, retrenchment, job analysis-a process of job description(duties, responsibility, accountabilities with in the job), job specification(knowledge, skill, abilities of job holders) and job evaluation(relative value and distinguish in terms of salary).it may describe the planning process for recruitment and derecruitment. Under HR planning SWOT analysis of the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel is given below.

Strength?Experienced associates

?Cultured environment

?Highest number of room

WeaknessOld building

Lack of communication among associates

Opportunity?Sharing vast knowledge with new chain and guest Threat?To adapt new culture.

Difficult to hold old culture.

Cut the job

3.1.1. HRIS:

Human resource information system are now more “Uses friendly” and provide quick response Dhaka Sheraton Hotel maintain HRIS that kept important information about employee and their job facility and to retrieve information when needed.

Basically information category of Human Resource Management system followed by DSH is given below:

Category1. Basic non confidential information: DSH keep some information that are disclose to all at the time of appointment include:

Employee name: In case of employee name DSH used to first name at first and then the last name

Organization name: at the time of orientation DSH provide information about their organization name.

Work location: At the time of joining DSH provide the exact location where they set the working area for associates.

Work phone number: in case of contact number, it available to the operator for emergency work.

Number of associates: number of associates in the working area mentioned by the department head at the time of joining.

Work hygiene: At the time of orientation DSH disclose how to maintain hygiene program to all.

Category 2. General non confidential information: some information that are in the system but not to disclose. Such type of information may give below:

Social security: DSH provide social security with the help of health insurance and ensure the safety of the work place.

Job Security: DSH provide job security by the contractual agreement with the associates.

Position related information: In which position they offer, they should talk friendly about the responsibility.

Other organization related information: provide information about the competitor in all training program.

Category3. General information with salary: salary related information kept in the HRIS and associates know their payment structure.

Current salary: HR provides the details information about the salary when associates join the organization.

Effective date: Date of joining is known as the effective date of working.

Category4. Extended confidential information with salary: salary and bonus related information sometime confidential and this is on the hand of management and worker union.

Bonus information: boinus related information kept by the HR and worker union to whom they may give bonus.

Benefit information: different types of benefit provided to the associates but depend on the decision of HR.

Performance evaluation information: About the performance HR personally talk to the associates but not to disclose to other.

Projected salary increase information: Every year DSH increment the salary range that should not disclose until providing to associates

3.1.2. Planning Process: To meet the appropriate human resource requirement planning process is very crucial for the organization. Planning process set the relationship between current and future demand for and supply of the human resource.

Define organization mission ? Set Corporate goals & objectives ? Assess current HR Demand for associate




Supply for associate Demand exceed supply






3.1.3. The purpose of HRP is

1. To assess where the organization is (in which stage)

2. Where it is going?

3. What implications have these assessments on the supply of HR.

The HRM planning of Dhaka Sheraton hotel is also based on these objectives. The planning process includes the following tasks.

HR inventory DSH:

Report showing list of name, education, training, prior employment, current position, performance rating salary, capabilities, specialized skills

– The report determine current skill available

– It will guide next demand

– Help people in selecting and training promotion and transfer.

– Provide crucial information for identifying current or future states.

Assessing where the organization going:

1. No and mix of human resources are to achieve the organization objective.

2. Demand for HR will depend on demand of product and services. They are positively related.

3. Constantly develop HR to cope with the situation.

Implications of future demand:

If I have year to year analysis of trend also I have performance of HRI that will provide a specialized HR.

People are not perfectly substitute for a person.

Estimates to be made on both qualitative and quantitative task.

Implications of future supply:

Factors of increasing HR:

1. New recruitment

2. Lateral Transfer

3. Returning from leave

Factors of decreasing HR:

1. Due to retirement

2. Dismissal

3. Lay off (Controllable, reasonable, forecast able)

4. Voluntary quits

5. Prolong illness

6. Estimated change in external supply


It is a strategy. In a declining situation it is better to try surviving. Ways –

– Out placement

– Lay off

– Leave of absence without payment

– Loaning

– Work sharing

– Reduced work hour

– Early retirement

DSH also give me data about the people who have been separated from hotel due to retirement, dismissal, and reduced work hour

According to the following data we understand the condition of separation.

Year Associate became separate
2006 34
2007 65
2008 (up to sept.) 30

3.1.4 Job Analysis

A job analysis is a systematic exploration of the activities within a job. This analysis involves the identification and description of what is happening on the job.

Job analysis provides information about job currently being done and the knowledge, skills and abilities that individuals need to perform the jobs.

Job analysis method:

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel follow same job analysis method include:

Observation method:

Basically Manager On duty in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel acts as job analyst and watching the activities of associate’s together information.

Technical conference method: This method uses Supervision every each Department with extensive knowledge of the job.

Log Book method: In this method associate record daily activity such as problems activity how is going on etc.

Outcome of job analysis:

Job description: A written statement of what the job holders does, how it is done and why it is done.

Job specification identifies the knowledge, skills, education, experience, certification and abilities needed to do the job effectively Job specification should perform the job more effectively than those locking those personal characteristics.

Job evaluation:

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also evaluating job in terms of skill, knowledge and abilities that are important part of cooperation, administration. Example of job description and specification in the below.

4.1. Recruitment:

Recruiting is the process of discovering potential candidate for actual or anticipated organizational vacancies. It is a linking activity brining together those with jobs to fill and those seeking jobs.

4.1.1. Recruitment Goals

1. Increase the Guest satisfaction Index level by providing world class services.

Tending an individual who is best suited to the job requirement.

4.1.2. Recruitment Source:

The more application received the better recruiter’s finding an individual who is best suted to the job recruitment. Dhaka Sheraton Hotel is likely to achieve its objectives by recruiting from external and internal sources.

Internal Source: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel used to internal source or recruiting associates from within organization.

Reason behind internal Recruitment:

Improving the Probability of a good selection.

Encouraging associates who are ambitious.

Less costly.

Internal associates already know the organization.

Generally for normal entry level position fulfilled by internal recruitment.

Employee referral:

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also used to employee referral. It is a recommendation from a current employee regarding job applicant. Especially it is used when internal circular come and applicant apply for another department in another position.Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also used to external source especially for expert as specialist position.For hiring best competent qualified ex-com DSH are using advertisement through bd jobs. Com.

Recruitment Hrough bd jobs. com Show in the Appendix.

In the circular, it shoes the department who are seeking for suitable candidate through the advertisement.The advertisement Show name of the department, No. of Vacancies, Job responsibility focus the duty of an associate for the desirable position, Job specificication Education Qualification, expansions requirement etc which clarify the job information in the eyes of job candidate.

Advertisement for Recruitment through BD

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel recruits people from the external sauce through Bd jobs. com. Number of external advertisement are given below which are used last two years and his year:

Year Advertisement (External) Position
2008 (upto Aug) 8 GSA

Junior waiter


Sales Representative



F&B coordinator

Laundry attended.200710GSA


Security (SSO)



Souse chef

HSKP Attended

Night auditor

Shift engineer

Junior engineer200612Chef

Asst. sales manager


Sales representative

Reception manager


Credit manager

Duty manager





Reason behind external recruitment:

Finding Specialized associate.

Outsides know about the recruitment policy.

Build up image.

5.1 Selection:

Selection activity is required a lot of careful planning and careful thought. Selection process includes some steps that also follow by Dhaka Sheraton Hotel and every steps in selection process provides decision makers with information that is very effective.

Recruitment & Selection

After external circular, DSH screening resume and select the associates according to the selection process. In the following I collect last 2 years and recent information about those associates who are part of DSH in deferent department.

Year Advertisement (External) Position
2008 28 Housekeeping attended

Junior waiter




Sales representative

Front office manager200717GSA




HSKP Attended

Hygiene manager200628Driver



Housekeeping attended

Sales representative


Generally for recruitment the organization follows al the possible ways of selection. The steps of the whole process are as follows:

? Advertisement in daily newspapers

? Filling-up an application form by the candidates

? Initial scrutiny to make a short list

? Written test

? Short list of selected candidates

? Comprehensive interview

? Final selection

Types of Job Offering: After selecting the appropriate candidate for the Job, DSH used to offer & types of Job:

Permanent Job.



. Payment Range:

Including Service Change Permanent Job = 20,000 to 50,000

Contract = 1000 to 20,000

Casual = Tk. 30 per hours.

5.1.1Selection process at DSH

Failed to meet Qualification

Failed to complete Application

Failed test

Failed to impress interviewer

Problem Encountered

Unfit physically

6.1 Socialization & Orientation:

Socialization process come from employee side. In this process individual attempt to learn the value and norms of working environment.

. When new associates are recruited, they go through a series of formal as well as informal activities for the proper orientation of the new recruits. First of all, an official orientation program is held in the HR department, where all associates participate and the new ones are given a brief introduction of the hotel function and every each department, its operation, corporate mission and other similar topics. After it, the associates organize formal cultural functions inside of the company as a part of the orientation program to introduce with current associates. After the new associates start his/her normal activities, s/he is put under a team leader or supervisor for a specific period of time. The team leader or supervisor acts as a mentor for the new associates, who clarifies the job to the new employee, gives him mental support

Socialization Process: Socialization process followed by DSH :

Prearrival ? Encounters ? Metamorphosis Out come




Pre-arrival: In this stage associates arrive in an organization with a set of organizational value, attitude, expectation, such as shifting duty, what the rules in working area etc.

Encounters Stage: The companion point between organizational expectation & reality such as behavior of co.owssless. Supervision etc.

Metamorphosis Stage: In this stage new associate work out inconsistencies during previous steps and match will the norms of the organization.

Orientation: Orientation comes from employee side. This activity also followed by DSH. Orientation program normally associate receive before joining the working place.

From this orientation program all associates become familiar with chief executive and executive officers and these activities.

7.1 Training and Development:

Training as a learning experience that permanently changes in behavior and it is focusing on individual current jobs.

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel providing training to improve performance and ensuring best guest service. Dhaka Sheraton Hotel providing on the and off the job training.


Training provided in the following year for a number of associates

Year Department Type Associates
2005 Front office Off the Job training Nasrin
2005 Front office Off the Job training Zaman
2005 Room Reservation On the Job
2005 Business center Off the Job Faruque Ahmed
2005 Concierge On the Job Md. Alamgir
2006 Room Reservation On the Job Mr. Gafur Ahmed
2006 Credit Off the Job Amir Afzal
2006 Engineering Off the Job Esrarul Haq
2006 Accounts On the Job Md. Motin Rahman
2006 Housekeeping Off the Job Shawkan
2007 Room Reservation On the Job Tareq Abdulla
2007 Concierge On the Job Salim Ahmed
2007 Front office On the Job Sarmin Chowdhury
2007 Sales Off the Job Mahfuzur Rahamn
2008 Front office On the Job M. Jahan
2008 Front office On the Job Mridul Mitra
2008 Front office On the Job S. Jahangir
2008 Business center Off the Job Md. Shofiuddin
2008 F & B Off the Job Dipu Choudhury
2008 F & B Off the Job Jahidul Islam

7.1.2Training Certification: Training certification is used to focus on the performance of associates. In the Appendix the profile of training in Telephone Department is shown. In this profile, number of task is using to forecast catheter the associate receive training in the following level:

Level 1 : Has received training

Level 2 : Able to perform with minimal

Level 3 : Able to perform task independent

Level 4 : Able to train other

The above level recommended by the head of the department.


All associates, no matter at what level, can be developed. Associates development by design is more future oriented and more concentrated with education than employee job specific training. Some development method of an individual’s abilities can take place on the job. The method followed by Dhaka Sheraton Hotel is given below:

Job rotation: Job rotation involves moving associates to various positions in the organization in an effort to expand their skills knowledge and abilities. Sometimes they promoting the associates into a new position by Vertical location and also introducing short term lateral transfer in other department.

Assistant to position: Also sometimes Dhaka Sheraton provides opportunity to work under a seasoned and successful manager often in different department in other organization. So associates can understand a wide variety of activities and duties of next higher level.

Committee assignment: To share in decision making, to learn by others and to investigate specific problem etc provided by Dhaka Sheraton Hotel for associates. As a result they can find out the problem, alternative solution and implementing the task.

Lecture courses and seminars: To acquire knowledge and develop their conceptual abilities the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel arranged lecture and seminars for the associates.

8.1 Motivation:

Motivation is the driving force of doing the activities effectively and efficiently. Motivation can be expressed in different meaning, because it also used to describe sort of behavior. As for example one person may be highly self motivated.

Motivation one of the main criteria for effective human resource management is motivation. For the desired result of any organization, motivating the employees is very important. So the organization also tries to motivate its employees. But the organization does not have a standard motivational process. It motivates only with the help of increment. One thing about this increment is that it has no specific period. Sometimes it is a yearly or sometimes it is quarterly and again sometimes it is semiannually, depending upon the overall performance of the workers and the hotel itself.

The human resource officer informed me that they believe in McGregor’s “Theory Y” and emphasize the safety and love need for all employees. So besides the increment, the Dhaka Sheraton hotel sometimes tries to motivate the employees by full-filling their required needs of the employee such as promotion, transportation service, house rent allowance, bonuses But as it is a ownership based organization, management plays a big role with the administrative department in determining these motivating factors. The organization is always cautious about that all the hygiene factors are present in the environment and if the employees are not motivated, at least they are not de-motivated.

  Dhaka Sheraton hotel also use negative motivation when they watch undesirable outcome from them. Reason behind negative motivation:

Violate the rules and regulation in duty place.

Stolen the materials of DSH.

To sum up we can say to work best for most people is to understand that both positive and negative motivation are useful. So to give real service, we must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

8.1.1 Performance appraisals:

Performance appraisals designed to measure reasonable performance success. Performance appraisals are integral part of most organization. The performance appraisals process can help an organization to achieve its objectives by developing productive employee.

Performance appraisals: Performance standards depend on the evaluating an employee’s current and or future performance. The process of performance standard appraisals followed by Dhaka Sheraton Hotel:

Performance method: Two types of method used for performance appraisals: one for new associates and other for the executive.

Performance method for new associates: It shows in the appendix. Under this procedure, Department head clarify the information by the following way:

Product knowledge: Product knowledge describes the idea about star wood brand, Sheraton service, deferent department of the hotels, training facility etc.

General knowledge- External: Such type of knowledge include holiday of different market, tourism place, competition of the hotel, idea about visiting place, embassy which is very crucial for front office who actually deal with guest and guest requirement.

Administration: Interims of administrative side, associates should capture knowledge about duty, discipline, personal hygiene mealtime that are very essential part of performance to check whether they ready for job or not.

Technical duties: On account of maintaining PABX system, we have to league the task of each department such as the duty of PABX system include memorizing the all-important number, transfer local, ISD call, Handling wakeup call, receive information & keep up it, besides coordinating with other department.

Second method of performance appraisals: Specially designed for executive and permanent Staff.

a. Working with others: Working with others includes.

Team spirit & cooperation needed to help ensure team success.

Act with professionalism and integrity refers an associate able to leap sensitive information confidential, maintain professional appearance in accordance with dress code & grooming policy.

Resolve customer problem focus on performance of an associate raw they identify problem, solve problem and ensure guest satisfaction.

b. Taking responsibility: In terms of responsibility manager or reviewer rating

E = Exceeded objectives or

M = Met objectives or

D = did not meet objectives.

It include following function:

Take ownership: it any be positive or negative outcome of work performance to check an associates blaming others to resolve problem or not.

Learn, Develop and adapt to chance: Here manager cheak raw associate learn, are they modify behavior, shifting priorities and job requirement of them.

Work independently: Again manager look out associates as thy work without supervision. Complete task on time, up to quality standard.

Manage time within the requirement policy.

Attend to detail: Manger try to ensure associates performed carefully with full attention.

Delivering results:

Demonstrate functional excellence: Also reviews find out an associates develop the specific technical sells for effective job performance.

Commit to Quality: An associate’s maintain the quality with a commitment to meeting or exceeding standard.

Follow policies, direction and procedure in a positive manner as well as understand and respect chain of command.

Multitask: Are they able to work in mute perspective or not

8.1.2 Performance Remark:

Performance procedure followed by DSH is averagely satisfactory I am conducted ex-com person and HR. From their point of view performance method is granted by all at satisfactory level. Because of to ling performance associates write down their view for improvement and contact with their supervisor & manager but these is an problem- associate who are weak in education side, they don’t understand what they need. As like a blind man they sign the paper.

8.1.3. Reward and benefit:

People do what they do satisfy some need .They look for a payoff or reward. Reward is not only payment but also promotion desirable work assignment. Reward system in Dhaka Sheraton hotel is given below:

Intrinsic Reward: Reward one receives from the jobs works itself. Such as Dhaka Sheraton hotel associates pride is being a part of team in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel which is one of the largest chain and five star in the world.

Extrinsic Reward: Rewards one gets from the employer usually money, promotion. In case of extrinsic reward Dhaka Sheraton Hotel introduce star associates of the month and pay Tk.2300.Also give gift voucher if associates one better job in favor of guest, business and other staff or associates.

Reward also given on the basis

Associate performance such as DSH give Honesty certificate.

Business purpose who sale product at target level So DSH give compensatory recreation service

Guest service


Social security: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel provide retirement, disability occours at the time of working benefits through health insurance.

Worker compensation: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also provide worker compensation to compensate employees for death or permanent disability.

Maternity benefit: According to the Bangladesh Labor Act, Section 45(2) no women work in any establishment during eight weeks immediately following the day of her delivery. Dhaka Sheraton hotel following this rule and provide such kind of maternity leave.

Example of Maternity Leave:

April to June (2008)- Sayeeqa Haq Þ GM Secretary

October to Nov. (2007) – Sazeda Rezwan Þ Asst. Catering Sales Manager

June to Aug(2008) – ASMA Akhter Þ Controller Secretary

According to the Section 46 payment of maturity benefit in respect of the period of 8 weeks preceding the expected day of her delivery and 8 weeks immediately following the day of her delivery.

9.1. Safety and health Act: Dhaka Sheraton hotel also sets standards to ensure safe and healthful working environment and provide punishment for violators.

Job security: Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also ensures safety and health hygiene for all. One of the HR activities is job security by providing safety devices and maintaining equipment. Safety equipment is Fire signal panel, crime signal, smoke detector, sprinkler, fire protector etc.

Health security: Health security actually related to the food hygiene and hygiene in the working place. Dhaka Sheraton Hotel maintains the food hygiene by hygiene manager who tests the food. Also in the food and beverage section people used to hair net or hat, keep nail a moderate length etc.It also Include:

Ensure worker get enough fresh air.

Avoiding suspect building materials and furnishing by using smoke protector carpet.

Keeping air ducts clean and dry.

Paying attention on equipment hygiene for every department

Work place violence: A specific plan of action for companies to follow is difficult to detail. So Dhaka Sheraton Hotel must train their supervisor or manager personnel to identify the problem before violence. In this case worker unions are very active in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. They don’t go for violence always tries to negotiate.

10.1. Worker Union

To understand the activity of worker union we have to know what union is.

Union: A union is an organization of workers, acting collectively, seeking to protect and promote their mutual interest through collective bargaining.The reasons behind to join works Union Diverse group of associate working DSH. They may join to get :

Higher wages & benefit.

Greatness Job Security.

Influence work rules.

Being upset with management.

DHAKA SHERATON HOTEL used to an election which is held after every 2 years.

They have 14 bodies union formed by direct election. They spend their energy in graters interest of workers well as expand the business of this organization. This union is one of the honest, disciplined and strong principal in Bangladesh. They never involved in any clashing or break any rule. They have a good relation with the management and which is very helpful for workers to fulfill their desire. Most of employees are satisfied about their work.

When they are listed demand and submit a copy of charting of demand. After negotiating worker union submit “memorandum of Settlement”.

Activity of worker union:

Providing job security for minor fault.

Helping the associates for taking bank loan.

Retiring associates may continue according to their performance that supported by worker union. Ex-Abdul Kader (Credit) , Mr. Mohosin (Accounts)

Playing vital role for keeping or assigning job for dependent. Also they do if any wishes early refinement.

Willing voting system no one create any pressure.

They also giving medical treatment for fatal diseases that and beard by company. ex-Kamal (F&B) he may received Tk 10 lac and supported him to go India.

We organize religion program and special food menu from union fund.

They organize picnic, cash money reward for student who perform well.


The provisions of the labor laws for the time being in force in Bangladesh govern all workmen categories of employees at the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel.

The termination of service, types of gross misconduct and dismissal for gross misconducts will also be governed by the Bangladesh labor laws.

Probation Period

On associates employment with this Hotel associates will be on Probation for a period of six months if work is of clerical nature. For other worker such period shall be three months. However, if work involves skill and the quality of the same cannot be judged within three months then the period may be extended by an additional period of three months.

As a permanent worker if they are employed as a probationer in a new post they may at any time, during the probationary period, be reverted to the old permanent post.

Hours of Work and Overtime: Bangladesh labor Act, 2006 Section 120 special definition of wages

(a) Any bonus or other additional remuneration payable under the terms and condition of employment.

(b) Any remuneration payable in respect of overtime work holiday or leave.

Hours of work according to the Bangladesh labor Act,2006 Section 100 working time for adults 8 hours in a day.

According to the Section 102(1) Working hour for adults 48 hours in a week.

According to the Section 109 working hour for women 6 am to 10 pm

The associates have to start properly dressed at the time of the work schedule. No associate is allowed to leave his working place during working hours, unless he/she has a written authorization from his department head. The permission must be given to the Timekeeper when leaving the hotel and hand it back to the Departmental Head on return and time of absence be recorded.

Associates will have to work overtime if needed and he will be entitled to overtime allowance as per labor laws.

Use the door marked Entrance and Exit for Employees only when entering or leaving the building. Clock the time card every time when we enter or leave. Associates are not allowed to touch or clock another employee’s time card. Failure to clock the card on any occasion means no payment will be made. Associates must not remain in the building or return after their working hours or on their day-off.

Salary structure:

In case of Dhaka Sheraton Hotel: There are different salary and pay scale. Their payment structure is like this:

Grade-1: Junior waiter, engineer helper scale of pay: tk 1500.

Other allowances:

House rent Conveyance Medical

1500/- 1550/- 1850/-

Who are working in the level-1, their basic salary is 1500 with house rent, conveyance & medical, which in equal Tk 6400.

Grade-2: Gardener, junior laundry attended, Junior HSKP Attended

House rent Conveyance Medical

1750/- 1550/- 1850/-

Who are working under grade 2, they receive tk. 1750 basic with house rent, conveyance & medical which in total 6900.

Grade 3: Bellman, Waiter, Car painter

Scale pay: 2000

Other allowances:

House rent Conveyance Medical

2000/- 1550/- 1850/-

Associates of grade 3 receive 2000 as their basic salary with house rent, conveyance and medical, which is in total7400.

Grade 4: Cook 1, Electrician, Laundry attended, HKSP attended.

Scale of pay: 2350

Other Allowances:

House rent Conveyance Medical

2350/- 1550/- 1850/-

Associates of the grade 4 toke tk 2350 as basic include house rent, conveyance & medical which is equal to the 8100.

Grade 5: Airport representative, senior waiter, senior electrician.

Scale of pay: 2700

Other Allowance:

House rent Conveyance Medical

2700/- 1550/- 1850/-

Associates of the grade 5 toke tk 2700 as basic include house rent, conveyance & medical which is equal to the 8800.

Grade 6: Security officer, captain, Nurse.

Scale of pay: 3050

Other allowance:

House rent Conveyance Medical

3050/- 1550/- 1850/-

Associates of the grade 6 toke tk 3050 as basic include house rent, conveyance & medical which is equal to the 9500.

Grade 7: HSKP supervisor, GSA, Laundry supervisor timekeeper.

Scale of pay: tk. 3500

Other allowance:

House rent Conveyance Medical

3500/- 1550/- 1850/-

Who are working under grade 7, they receive tk. 3500 basic with house rent, conveyance & medical which in total 10400.

Grade 8: Senior GSA, Telephone supervisor, senior security officer, Cashier.

Scale of pay: tk. 4100

Other allowance:

House rent Conveyance Medical

4100/- 1550/- 1850/-

Who are working under grade 8, they receive tk. 4100 basic with house rent, conveyance & medical which in total 11600.

Grade 9: Head Waiter, HSKP supervisor & Coordinator Ship leader.

Scale of pay: tk. 5000

Other allowance:

House rent Conveyance Medical

5000/- 1550/- 1850/-

Who are working under grade 9, they receive tk. 3500 basic with house rent, conveyance & medical which in total 13400.


If Associates are unable to report for work any reason, notify the Human Resource Department or any department Head immediately of the reason for their absence and when they will be able to return to work.

Habitual absence without leave or absence without leave more then 10 days constitution the offence of misconduct and is punishable to the extent of dismissal from the service under the relevant labor laws.

Leave Intitlement

Annual Leave with Wages

After completion of 12 months continuous service in the Hotel associates are eligible to annual leave during subsequent period of 12 months, leave with full wages for 22 days.

Example of Annual Leave

Sl. No. Name of Associates Department Date
01. S.M. Jahangir Front Office 15.08.08-20.08.08
02. Mridul Mitra Front Office 20.25.28 & 01-09-08
03. M. Jahan Front Office 21-23, 2-3 (Sept.)
04. Rezwan Jahidi Reservation 28-30
05. Saeeqa Karim Senior GSA 09.08.08-22.08.08
06. Akamgir Kabir Concierge 15-17 (on Aug)
07. Naym Business Center 2-3 (on Sep)
08. Riazuddin GSM 25-31 (Aug)