IHG Secures Second Place in Prestigious ‘Great Place to Work’ 2018 Survey
IHG named one of Saudi Arabia’s Best Workplaces
®(InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been named one of the best places to work in Saudi Arabia, by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on Workplace Culture assessment. IHG was awarded the second place at a prestigious event ceremony held recently in Riyadh.
Commenting on the results Anna-Maria Dreesen-El Achcar, VP, HR, IMEA, said: “Our people are at the heart of our business and every day we do our best to create a great place for them to work. A positive company culture is central to a thriving workplace and IHG is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and collaborative environment for our team members where everyone feels valued and accepted. We are honoured to be recognised and to receive this award, which is a testament to the emphasis that we place on our people. Securing a top rank in KSA in Great Place to Work 2018 list would not be possible without the dedication of our colleagues across the board, and on behalf of IHG, I would like to congratulate everyone on this remarkable achievement.”
She added: “Encouraged by KSA Vision 2030, the tourism and hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow and flourish in the years to come. With a positive market outlook, IHG intends to grow at great pace in the country due to which we have accelerated the hiring and developing of the right talent to support our business. We are especially focused on training and empowering Saudi youth and presenting them with exciting career opportunities in the growing hospitality industry in KSA.”
IHG has over 25000 employees across its hotels and corporate office in the Middle East and is dedicated to finding, developing and accelerating its talent pool in the region. IHG is committed to continuous talent planning, with a number of initiatives in place such as the IHG Academy, which is a pioneering global collaboration between IHG and local education and community providers.
‘Great Place to Work’ annual ranking is the most comprehensive study of organizational culture in the world and identifies the best places to work through a survey and audit. Developed by Great Place to Work, the rankings are calculated based on a detailed assessment of workplace excellence, together with an anonymous online survey completed by each company’s team members.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpto® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and approximately 837,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with almost 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
In February 2019, IHG acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, adding 16 hotels (1,347 rooms) to its system and 18 hotels to its development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. We serve businesses, non-profits and government agencies, beginning more than 20 years ago with great workplace lists in the United States (with FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies To Work For® list) and Brazil. Today we produce Best Workplaces lists in nearly 50 countries on all continents in what has become the world's largest survey of workplaces, with more than 10,000 companies participating and over 12 million employees surveyed each year.