November 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, has been named Singapore’s third best company to work for by Great Place to Work®.
This is the second consecutive year IHG is ranked amongst the country’s top employers after the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list was launched by Great Place to Work® Institute Singapore last year. To gain a position on the coveted list, organisations must show commitment to creating a great work environment where employees trust the people they work for, take pride in the work they do, and enjoy working with the people around them.
IHG is the only hotel company placed amongst the top three. The rankings are derived from insights gathered from Great Place to Work's extensive Trust Index© Survey, which measures employee perception of the workplace environment, and a Culture Audit©, completed by the organisation’s management team and evaluated by an independent Great Place to Work team.
Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said:“At IHG we believe that creating an environment of empowerment, accountability and performance is critical to our continued success. We understand that what’s really behind a great culture is the right behaviours and mindset in our people, and that can only come from an environment that cultivates strong relationships and trust.
“Over the years we’ve invested tirelessly in providing opportunities for our people to grow both personally and professionally; taking time to celebrate their hard work and recognise their performance, and striving to create an environment which allows our colleagues to build great trusting relationships with each other. And we’re still on our journey. It is truly heartening to once again be recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Singapore. It’s a testament that we’re on the right path and this award is great recognition for all our employees and our leaders who give so much to IHG.”
IHG places a strong emphasis on growing, developing, and retaining its people. Industry-leading programmes the company has launched in recent years, such as IHG Future Leaders, where young individuals with leadership potential are trained to lead a function in the hotel within two years; and GM Express, which focuses on accelerating the development of high-potential talent to be the General Manager of a hotel under the company’s select service brand, Holiday Inn Express, within 18 months; are testament to how the company invests behind helping its employees grow in their roles and develop themselves personally and professionally.
The company also celebrates the great work its employees do through initiatives such as its annual ‘IHG Celebrate Service’ week where employees are recognised for their commitment and dedication to delivering great guest experiences throughout the hotels every single day.
In 2015, IHG was ranked third in Singapore’s inaugural Great Place to Work’s ‘Best Company to Work For’ list. This year, the company also came in fourth in the Saudi Arabia awards, and moved up the ranks to take 16th place in the India awards held by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Joni Ong, Managing Director, Great Place to Work® Institute Singapore, said:“One organisation, 1,400 employees across eight hotels, five hotel brands and one corporate office. If you speak to any employee from any of IHG's hotels or the corporate office, they will most likely tell you with great pride that the place they work in is a great one. IHG has endeavoured to ensure that every employee feels as though they are a part of something special and something successful. By putting their people at the centre of everything it does, IHG is deserving of being named one of Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For.”
Singapore is the regional headquarters for IHG’s business in Asia, Middle East and Africa where more than 1,400 employees work across the corporate office and eight hotels in the country. This includes new roles created when IHG opened two hotels this year – Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong and Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, and the company will be looking to attract even more talent in 2017 with the opening of the second InterContinental Hotel in Singapore – InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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