Hr in hospitality awards celebrate the best the industry has to offer

The HR in hospitality awards 2012 were hosted at the Dorchester and celebrated the achievements of Human Resources within all sectors of the hospitality industry.  With over £5,000 raised on the night for the HR in hospitality’s chosen charities of Springboard UK and Hospitality Action it was a huge success for not just the winners. Judges for the awards included Ian Burke from Caterer.com and Penny Moore from Hospitality Action.

The Excellence in Recruitment and Retention Award went to Red Carnation Hotels for their innovative initiatives for looking for new talent to join the industry.  Liz McGivern, Vice President HR said “We are so delighted to be recognised for this by industry leaders and our contemporaries.  Finding great people and holding onto them isn’t easy, so how brilliant to have this endorsement.”

Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons were the very proud winner of the Establishing Links with Schools and Colleges award.  Julia Murrell, HR Director said “I can’t tell you how pleased we all are at Le Manoir – the whole team – as we have worked so hard to build relationships with education.  This was definitely the year when all our efforts really paid off.  Thank you to HR in hospitality for recognising us”.

The famous Rising Star award went this year to Philip Jackson from Jumeirah – a talent beyond expectation and one to watch for the future!  Philip looked delighted at winning this prestigious award that has recognized so many people who have gone on to become true ‘forces to be reckoned with’ in the industry.

Excellence by an Operations / Line Manager award was, for the first time in 17 years, won by two people – the judges were unable to place one contender over the other.  The joint winners were Tzveta Ivanova from the Milestone Hotel and Amanda Godfrey from The Savoy.  Director of HR, Emma Jayne, from The Savoy said “The whole Savoy HR team were absolutely thrilled to see Amanda Godfrey, who is one of our strongest People Leaders here at The Savoy, receive this wonderful accolade in recognition of her continued commitment to her Back of House Team’s welfare, development and basically her huge support and motivation for the sheer hard work they put in every day in our hotel.”

Employee Engagement award was won by IHG Group and Zoe Hiscoke was truly surprised and delighted “This award is very dear to our hearts. We pride ourselves on creating great hotels that guests love and this can’t be achieved without our associates.”

Excellence in Learning and Development award went this year to CH & Co for their superb approach to employee development.  Park Plaza were also awarded a special Highly Recommended by the judges.

Anyone within any sector of hospitality interested in getting involved or being a member should in the first instance visit the website www.hrinhospitality.co.uk.

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