CHICAGO (April 5, 2012) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) proudly announced today 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).
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 a work environment that enables them to reach their fullest potential.”
Winners of the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award will be presented with their awards at a gala during the Gallup Summit 2012, May 15-17, 2012.
For more information and a full list of winners, please visit http://www.gallup.com/consulting/105712/Gallup-Great-Workplace-Award-Previous-Winners.aspx
A Career at Hyatt
Hyatt is a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over its more than 50-year history. Hyatt’s mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people it touches every day.
Hyatt actively seeks out, hires and retains the most talented, competent, upbeat people and offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth.
The Benefits of a Career at Hyatt
- Competitive wage and benefits packages
- Free or subsidized meals and free stays at Hyatt hotels across the world
- Wide variety of healthcare options to help associates and their families stay healthy
- Frequently listed as “Best Place To Work” by newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek
- Recognized for diversity hiring efforts by NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, and AARP
For more information or to explore open positions at Hyatt hotels and offices around the world, please visit http://hyatt.jobs.
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 brands. Hyatt House changed its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites® and Hotel Sierra in 2012. 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 December 31, 2011, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 483 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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