InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG® ), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been ranked third in the inaugural Great Place to Work® ‘s “Best Companies to Work For” list in Singapore.
The award recognises the top 10 organisations across the country committed to creating a great work environment where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy working with the people around them.
Companies nominated for “Best Companies to Work For” lists are ranked predominantly on the basis of employees’ response to Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© Survey, which measures employee perception of the workplace, and their Culture Audit© , which is completed by the company’s management team and evaluated by an independent Great Place to Work team.
Commenting on the ranking, Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer AMEA, IHG, said: “Hospitality is a service industry where our people are absolutely critical to our success. Each of our hotel brands represents our promise to our guests and it is our people who deliver on that promise and bring our brands to life.”
“Singapore is the regional headquarters for our business in the Asia, Middle East and Africa region. As the largest international hotel operator in the country, we place a huge focus on grooming local talent and engaging our employees, and take great effort in ensuring our hotels and office are conducive environments they can grow and thrive in. We are delighted to be featured in the top 10 list of “Singapore’s Best Companies to Work for 2015″ – it is a true testament to us as a great workplace for our colleagues and demonstrates the trust they have in us as an employer,” Jan added.
Singapore is the latest market in which IHG has been awarded a spot in the coveted “Great Place to Work” list. The company was also ranked amongst the “Top 50 Companies to Work for in India” list by the Great Place to Work Institute, India, in 2012 and 2014, and “India’s Best Companies to Work For” 2015 list.
Joni Ong, Managing Director, Great Place to Work Institute Singapore, said: “IHG has shown its commitment to its employees through its industry-leading employee engagement practices. It is heartening to learn that the diversity of IHG’s workforce is a key contributor to their success and employees learn from and grow with a vast network of people of varied physical abilities, ages, cultures and backgrounds.”
Currently, more than 1,500 employees work across IHG’s corporate office and six hotels in Singapore, with more roles to be filled when the company opens the three hotels in its Singapore pipeline. This includes the second InterContinental hotel in the country: InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay; and the first hotel under the company’s boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, which will open in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood of Katong in 2016.