Hyatt Recognised as One of the Best Workplaces in the World
Global Hospitality Company Receives the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (June 3, 2012) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) proudly announced that it has been named a recipient of the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award
The annual award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world, and Hyatt was chosen for its ability to create an engaged workplace culture.
“The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. “When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people. They go far beyond trivial perks to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”
The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous workplace research. To be eligible for nomination, an organization has to have at least 80 percent of their global workgroup respond to the annual Gallup survey, and at least 50 percent of the collective workgroup results need a grand mean score of 4.15 or higher (out of five).
“It is a great pleasure to receive such an honor from Gallup. We take pride in knowing that the Hyatt staff members in the region are not just coming to work every day to fulfil their tasks and responsibilities, but are doing so as part of a wider family-like community, and for values that they truly believe in,” said Nirbhik Goel, Vice President, Human Resources, Hyatt International – South West Asia.
In 2011, more than 70,000 individuals who work at Hyatt hotels around the world participated in the survey, with results showing that they enjoy their workplace, appreciate Hyatt’s professional development training programs, and take pride in providing authentic hospitality to guests.
Once Gallup identifies the leading organizations, they look at the following judging criteria:
-Analysis demonstrating how the organization links engagement to business outcomes.
-A strategic plan that highlights building engagement in the organization.
-Concrete examples of two or three best practices or organization-wide initiatives created or used to increase or promote employee engagement.
-Evidence of dedication on a workgroup level of driving engagement of associates.
-An example of how engaged employees have made a difference with the organization’s customers.
A panel of workplace experts evaluated the award-winning organizations, and Hyatt was chosen as one of the top 27 organizations because its results demonstrate one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by Gallup as a company that has a fundamental focus on its people and its culture,” said Robb Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “The passion and commitment of our associates are critical to our mission to provide authentic hospitality and make a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. Our associates are without a doubt the cornerstone to our success and we are committed to providing them with work environment that enables them to reach their fullest potential.”
Winners of the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award were presented with their awards at a gala during the Gallup Summit 2012 in May.
For more information and a full list of winners, please visit: http://www.gallup.com/consulting/105712/Gallup-Great-Workplace-Award-Previous-Winners.aspx
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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 manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 488 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.