Nikhil Alva

  • Dubai 03

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2012 - Present

Executive Search

Hiring of Senior Level candidates across industries like, Hospitality, Construction,Real Estate, FMCG, Retail, Catering & Food Services Work on roles across functions like Sales, Technical, Design, Operations, CRM, Hospitality Management, Project Management
Jan 2011 - Jul 2012

HR Consultant (Team Lead)

Morpheus Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Recruitments • Handling end to end recruitments for middle-management and senior management for MNC’s and startup firms across industries like Hospitality,IT / ITES, BFSI, Pharma, Banking and Finance, Retail, FMCG and the Shipping sector • Identified viable candidates from various sources including: directories, contact lists, databases, leads, newspapers, magazines and personal networking. • Directed the hiring process with each candidate from first point of contact to acceptance of offer. • Recognized and expanded on seasonal/market condition trends and related staffing needs. • Successfully handled end to end international recruitment for EMEA/US based clients. • Using various forms of social media (i.e. facebook, twitter, linkedin, branchout, beknown, apnacircle,etc.) to source relevant candidates required by clients and help closing positions within the stipulated time frame. • Research on CXO level roles, mapping out potential candidates across geographies internationally and nationally Achievements • Closed 3 senior level positions for an African MNC in the first 3 months of term with the firm; within the stipulated time frame. Handled complete joining formalities for the candidates from offer letter, visa to the candidates joining at the client location. • Promoted to Team mentor for the entire team after 6 months of employment with the firm and subsequently to Team lead after another 4 months • Successfully conducted employee induction and employee refresher trainings at strategic intervals to ensure productivity levels were maintained and overachieved from time to time. • POC for trainings related to Talentnow (ATS & HRIS) software within the organization Company URL:
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Executive (HR & Administration)

JND Edu Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
JND Edu Management services comprises of colleges and schools imparting education for candidates looking for junior to postgraduate level studies. It has schools and colleges based in the Maharashtra region of Mumbai with expansion plans in the GCC in the near future Generalist profile • Liaise with other functional/departmental employees so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of HR development, and to ensure they are fully informed of HR objectives, purposes and achievements • Monitor the implementation of the ERP system. • Co-ordinate Training and development activities. • Maintain the General Administrative matters on day to day basis in co-ordination with HR Manager. • Maintain the Employee Relation matters like Employee discipline, grievance, counseling, motivation, culture and attitudinal change etc. • Co-ordinate with other departments regarding the effective implementation of HR policies & procedure. • Report the HR issues & development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales. Achievements • Part of a team that handled office operations for various educational programmes offered by the college • Assisting students additionally by providing counseling on further education abroad • Successfully recruited lecturers within required time frames Company URL:
Sep 2006 - Oct 2007

Food & Beverage

InterContinental Hotels Group
Intercontinental Hotel Doha is part of the Intercontinental Group of Hotels and was the first property of its kind in Doha, Qatar catering to both business and leisure travelers. With a private beach as its USP, the hotel has been the centre for various cultural and social events. •Utilize knowledge of the food menu, wine & liquor menu, ingredients in specialty drinks to make the perfect recommendation for each customer •Trained new servers on how to create an excellent dining experience and liquor laws and developed server handbook •Handle customer complaints and always ensured customers left with a smile •Ensure entire bar area, including bar top, floors, tables, and stools are clean and free of clutter at all times •Perform stocking duties and inventory maintenance before, during, and after every shift •Make a constant effort to become familiar with regular customers and how to meet their needs •Responsible for closing duties, restocking beer/liquor bottles, cleaning and garbage disposing •Maintained clean and professional upscale appearance Achievements • Awarded employee of the month at the Intercontinental Doha, Qatar for outstanding customer service • Commended by management at Intercontinental Doha for efforts undertaken towards learning and training initiatives of colleagues in the outlet • Informally designated as colleague trainer for employee induction and refresher trainings • Handled complete stores for the restaurant operations minimizing wastage and loss to by 30 % by close monitoring of inventory levels Company URL:


2008 - 2009


University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)
2002 - 2006


Sarosh Institute of Hotel Administration
1987 - 2000

Secondary School

Don Bosco Borivali
School URL:



Personnel Management



HR Consulting

Strategic HR

Performance Appraisal

HR Policies

Performance Management

IT Recruitment

Contract Recruitment

Employee Engagement

Screening Resumes


Benefits Negotiation


Technical Recruiting

Team Management

Job Descriptions


Social Networking




Employee Training

Talent Management


Statistical Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Online Lead Generation

Lead Generation

Marketing Strategy


Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Quality Management

Six Sigma

Internet Recruiting

Recruitment Advertising

Human Resources

Food & Beverage

Hospitality Management

Educational Consulting


Talent Development

Talent Acquisition


Diversity Recruitment

Training & Development