Hyatt Selected for 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award
CHICAGO (March 28, 2014) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third consecutive year. The annual award recognizes Hyatt for having one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world.
“Hyatt is extremely proud of our strong workplace environment, unique familial culture and the deep emotional connections that are shared by our 95,000 colleagues around the world,” said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We believe that the passion and commitment of our colleagues are critical to our long-term success, and we are focused on helping one another achieve our full potential to better serve our guests each day. We are honored that our colleagues have once again reaffirmed our efforts to care for the individual by recognizing Hyatt as a best place to work.”
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 more than half of the collective workgroup results need a grand mean score of 4.15 or higher (out of five).
More than 76,000 Hyatt associates in 48 countries participated in the 2013 survey. The results showed that they enjoy their workplace, appreciate the professional development opportunities and training programs, and take pride in providing authentic hospitality to guests.
A panel of workplace experts evaluated applicants, and Hyatt was chosen as one of the top 35 organizations because of its strong results. Winners of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award will be presented with their awards at a gala during the Gallup Summit 2014, May 13-15, 2014.
For more information and a full list of winners, please visit http://thegallupblog.gallup.com/2014/03/35-companies-that-set-standard-for.html.
Strong Record of Workplace Recognition
Hyatt hotels are continually recognized as a leader in promoting a nurturing a positive and diverse workplace environment. The company has received some of the most prestigious workplace distinctions in recent years, including:
- FORTUNE named Hyatt to its 2014 “100 Best Companies to Work For®” List in the U.S. for the first time, based significantly on the results of a Hyatt associate survey.
- Glassdoor named Hyatt to its “Top 50 Best Places to Work” list in 2014, based on reviews by Hyatt associates.
- The Human Rights Campaign named Hyatt as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” for the tenth consecutive year in 2014.
- The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and experience.com have named Hyatt as a desired employer for recent graduates and young professionals. AARP has named Hyatt a top employer for older Americans.
- HispanicBusiness Magazine and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Hyatt for its hiring of Hispanic and African-American associates.
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 55-year history. In order to maintain its people-focused culture, Hyatt hotels actively seek out, hire and retain the most talented, competent, upbeat people and offer numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. In addition, Hyatt hotels are extremely fortunate to have long-tenured associates at all levels who deliver an exceptional guest experience every day.
In addition to a caring, emotionally connected culture, the benefits of a career at Hyatt can include:
- Complimentary and discounted stays at Hyatt hotels around the world
- Free or subsidized meals during work hours served in associate dining rooms
- A wide variety of wellness programs and fitness activities at hotels to help associates and their families stay healthy
- Flexible work schedules
- Competitive wage and benefits packages with paid holidays and vacation
For more information or to explore open positions at Hyatt hotels and offices around the world, visit http://hyatt.jobs.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation or one or more of its affiliates.
About Gallup and the Gallup Great Workplace Award
Combining more than 75 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup delivers forward-thinking research, analytics, and advice to help leaders solve their most pressing problems. Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of the world’s constituents, employees, and customers than any other organization. Gallup’s 2,000 professionals deliver services at client organizations, through the Web, and in nearly 40 offices around the world.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Only organizations who meet a specific criteria may apply for the award. Applicants’ results are compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of workplace experts assesses each application and selects the winners.
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®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club®. As of December 31, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 548 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.