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Accor India ranked 20th Best company to work for by ‘Great Place to Work® Institute’

July 5, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

For the 2nd consecutive year, Accor India has been recognized amongst the “Top 50 Best Companies to Work” by the Great Places to Work® Institute in India.

unnamed (16)This year, the leading international hotel group ranked 20thin India’s largest annual study of workplace excellence that identifies the top 50 best companies to work for in the country. The institute also recognized Accor with a special category award as the Best Companies in Diversity & Inclusion. The award was presented at a glittering ceremony held in Mumbai.

The award showcases Accor India’s commitment to enhancing the professional growth of its  employees by setting innovative new standards in the group’s work culture. With powerful and highly respected brands across segments ranging from luxury to budget, Accor India has implemented HR policies across this diverse range to help and ensure their employees create lasting interpersonal relationships with guests. Key differentiating factors for Accor being among the best includes thestrengths of hiring, coordinating & attracting talent, growth & development opportunities within the organization, and empowerment.

Speaking on this recognition, Jean-Michel Cassé, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Accor Indiasays, “We are honored to be recognized amongst the top 50 best companies in India once again and be a part of the country’s largest study on workplace culture. Accor has ranked among the 20 best companies in India and amongst the top 4 hotel companies, which is a commendable move from last year when we were recognized in the top 50 for the first time. Accor’s presence on this prestigious list displays the group’s commitment in setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future. As an employer of choice, we continue to invest into improving the knowledge and professionalism of our employees and foster rapid career development for the right people.”

Patrick Ollivier, Chief Human Resources Officer, Accor Asia-Pacific, added, “Hospitality involves showing respect for one’s guests, providing for their needs, but it is also a passion. This is essential for us to make sure our employees feel proud and trusted. Being in constant contact with our customers, they are the leading drivers of our success in the industry. Accor’s human resources policies are based on recognizing the value and attitudes in employee professionalism, fostering cultural diversities, mutual respect and trust towards each other.”

Getting young people interested in a career in hospitality requires Accor to look at innovative methods of engagement. And to keep up with future labour demands, Accor is committed to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future.

Ashwin Shirali, Regional Director, Human Resources, Accor India, said, “The Best Places to Work study is a benchmark not only of the best companies, but also others from our industry and business sectors. This year we are proud to have 100% of our employees invited to participate and engage in the survey processes. We have been working very hard on employee initiatives and training programs that help us to attract and retain the best staff in the region. Accor India will continue to invest into improving the knowledge and professionalism of its employees and foster rapid career development for the right people.”

India is a core growth market for Accor with a target of 50 hotels by 2015. Accor India has over 5,000 employees and will add over 2,100 new roles by the end of 2014, to meet the needs of its growing network of hotels in India. Accor’s ambition is to become a major hotel operator in the country and above all to be the best hotelier notably by setting the pace for talent and skill development.

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