Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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,” Jan added.
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.