September 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt ranked number 38 on the “100 Best Workplaces for Women” list by Great Place to Work®. The inaugural list honors the top 100 companies that have been recognized by their female employees as organizations where women can thrive.
“For Hyatt to create memorable experiences for our guests, we must first focus on the well being of our colleagues. Approximately half of our workforce is comprised of incredibly talented women who bring our brands to life each and every day,” said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We are grateful for this recognition, and welcome the continued contributions of women as they pursue their individual career goals as members of the Hyatt family.”
This award underlines the strides Hyatt has made to invest in partnerships and programs to care for women around the world to be their best.
In 2014, Hyatt announced a four-year, one million dollar partnership with Women for Women International, a global development organization that offers education, training and income generation opportunities for marginalized women in areas impacted by war and conflict. The investment will help support more than 60,000 women in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kosovo – regions in urgent need of support and countries where many Hyatt colleagues around the world were raised and still have family members living.
Launched in 2012, Women@Hyatt, the company’s business resource group connecting colleagues around the globe, is a network of women and men who create initiatives and events that focus on enhancing the workplace in ways that position Hyatt to be the preferred brand for women. With more than 30 chapters around the world and growing, members of Women@Hyatt have dedicated their time in many ways, including volunteer initiatives, mentoring, securing educational speakers, increasing executive exposure, networking, and participating in consumer insight projects, among others.
Hyatt hotels consistently are recognized as leaders in promoting a nurturing, positive and diverse workplace environments. Hyatt has received some of the most prestigious workplace distinctions in recent years, including:
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates
The 100 Best Workplaces for Women is a “best of the best” ranking. The winners come from a universe of approximately 650 companies with published Great Place to Work® Reviews, meaning they are serious about creating a great workplace and comfortable with transparency.
To create this list, Great Place to Work® surveyed 135,689 women at 637 companies, who answered a detailed questionnaire considering everything from the fairness of their company’s promotions, to who has access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives, and the degree of inclusiveness and connection they feel with colleagues. Women answered 58 questions in total, including an overall assessment of whether the company is a great place to work.
Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of June 30, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 618 properties in 51 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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