Launch Awards Recognising UAE’s Best Employers in Hospitality

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The UAE’s leading hospitality recruitment website, today announced the launch of a major new awards initiative to recognise the UAE’s cream of hospitality employers as voted by their own employees.

Best Employers in Hospitality Awards UAE

Best Employers in Hospitality Awards UAE

These awards give employers the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that they offer an outstanding place to work.

The launch of the inaugural 2011 Best Employers in Hospitality Awards UAE comes at a time when employers are recognising the need for an increased emphasis on the importance of retaining talent.

“Despite recent challenging times, the hospitality sector in the United Arab Emirates continues to grow faster than the talent pool that feeds it, and competition for top recruits is tougher than ever. These awards give employers the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that they offer an outstanding place to work,” said Sales Director, Pete Willis.

He continued: “In our Recruitment and Retention Survey 2010, only 17% of employees stated that their next job move would be within the same hotel or hotel group. This highlights the fact that hospitality employers need to do all they can to attract and hold onto the talent that makes their business shine."

Open to all hospitality employers in United Arab Emirates with 12 employees and above, the awards are free to enter. Employers have up until 30th September 2011 to enter and qualify.

Entrants are sent a bespoke online employee engagement tool, provided by learnpurple, to forward to their employees. Employees use the tool to answer a series of work related questions which provide a ranking, determining category winners and the best overall employer in hospitality in United Arab Emirates.

The awards, which will culminate in a prestigious awards ceremony to be held in Dubai in November 2011, will see category awards for the “Best 4 Star Hotel Employer”, “Best 5 Star Hotel Employer”, and “Best Restaurant Employer.”

Additionally, there will be a “Best Hotel Group Employer” category which will be based on a consolidated score from individual hotel entries belonging to the same parent group.

The top accolade of Best Employer in Hospitality 2011 UAE will go to the overall winner across all categories.

Employers can enter today via the website


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