Who We Are

Got a question about how to build employee engagement?  Unsure what a new law or rule means for your operations?  Concerned about whether your compensation program is effective? Hawaii Employers Council is here to help your organization build and maintain collaborative and productive employee relations.

Our goal is to ensure that you have the tools you need to make informed decisions and build effective employee relations strategy, all while reducing the likelihood of legal complications. As a private, non-profit employer association, we do this by offering a wide range of human resource and labor relations services targeted at helping your organization thrive in a competitive market.

We’ve been in this business since 1943.  Over the years we have assisted thousands of businesses just like yours with employment law guidance, human resources advice, management training, research and compensation services, labor relations support and collective bargaining agreement negotiations, and more.  It doesn’t matter if you have a simple question or need help with a more complex and nuanced matter, HEC’s staff of seasoned HR and labor relations experts is here to assist you at every step.

Membership in HEC is a cost-effective way to partner with an organization that is committed to supporting your managers and employees to maximize productivity and meet operational goals, all while reducing legal risk and building HR compliance.  Wonder how one organization can do so much?  Ask one of our more than 800 member companies across the state — many whom have been HEC members for several decades – why HEC is right for them. No matter what industry you’re in, whether you are a small start-up or one of the largest employers in Hawaii, or whether you are a local company or a national/international corporation operating in Hawaii, the Hawaii Employers Council can provide the tools and expertise your organization needs to thrive.

Mission and Vision


The Hawaii Employers Council is an employer association committed to advancing management’s efforts to promote collaborative employee relations that result in skilled, engaged and effective workforces. This will be achieved by providing professional human resources and labor relations services and information that reflect the highest standards of quality, integrity, ethical conduct and social responsibility.


The Hawaii Employers Council will be the premier provider of comprehensive, innovative and cost-effective employee relations solutions by:

  • Addressing current and emerging issues
  • Recognizing the uniqueness of the employers we serve
  • Respecting Hawaii’s business and cultural legacy

Core Values

At Hawaii Employers Council, we are guided by our core values of creating MAGIC together while having Fun doing it.

Member Satisfaction
We strive to understand member and client needs and consistently exceed expectations.


We take ownership of problems and take responsibility for driving results.


Growth & Learning
We meet new challenges through continuous learning and unlocking our latent potential.


We know that trust can only be earned through honest and ethical conduct.


Building strong partnerships with members and co-workers is the foundation of all that we do.

We seek delight in our work environment and in relationships with our members. 

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