The Companies in the Hospitality Industry With Amazing Employee Programs (Part 2)
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June 18, 2015
By Aja Frost, Hcareers.com
“When I grow up, I want a job that doesn’t make me happy or excited,”… said no one ever. We all dream of jobs where we can feel fulfilled, appreciated and respected. Well, good news: We’ve rounded up the best companies in the hospitality industry to make that dream come true. Here’s part two of that list (and check out part one!)
6. Sage Hospitality Resources LLC
When you love your co-workers, work is way more enjoyable and fun—and Sage employees definitely have no trouble getting along. Take the “Corporate Recess,” the company’s 18 Denver hotels recently enjoyed or the Harlem Shake video Sage’s global office filmed.
When they’re not having some friendly competition or dancing up a storm, Sage team members enjoy lots of health benefits. There’s an annual Healthy Potluck; employees with the tastiest dishes get their recipes in a cookbook. Sage also hosts an 8-week “Biggest Loser”-style contest and an Eat Your Colors campaign. As if that wasn’t enough, the company offers prizes of health club memberships and sporting goods gift cards and free health screenings.
7. Island Hospitality
If you’re an entrepreneurial, go-getter type of person, Island Hospitality should be on your radar of great places to work. The company is experiencing massive growth: in 2014, Island Hospitality nearly doubled the number of hotels under its management. Along with that growth comes opportunities for its associates. Tiffany Ball, one of Islands General Managers in Houston, states it best;
"By offering a network of support within a rapidly growing company, Island Hospitality has allowed my career to flourish. From seeing parts of the country I’d never seen, to meeting people I will know the rest of my life; Island has become my home. I’m a firm believer in what this particular company has to offer."
Rachel Antosh is proof of that. She explains, “I’ve been with Island Hospitality for more than six years. I have grown from a Sales Manager role to an Area Director of Sales for multiple hotels.”
8. Crestline Hotels & Resorts
Crestline is another company that rewards hard work. Its internal management promotion rate is 43 percent—which means if you’re looking to take on a more senior role, you’ll be able to make that happen.
The company really values career development and training. Employees can take courses on-line or in-person through Crestline University, learning key lessons about leadership, development and core competencies. Crestline also offers tuition reimbursements for those seeking traditional education.
9. Pillar Hotels and Resorts
We really like Pillar Hotel’s philosophy: “Having fun helps us keep perspective; if we're happy, our guests will be happy.” This company—one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in the nation!—definitely knows how to balance work and play. As soon as its employees start work, they can take advantages of paid holidays. Paid vacation, sick and “floating” holidays start accruing during their first year.
In addition, the company really gets involved with its local communities. From Special Olympics and blood drives to “ArtNights” and cancer relays, you won’t just feel good about serving clients—you’ll feel good about serving the world.
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