ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co is dedicated to hiring, promoting, engaging, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. In 2020 Equality, Diversity, Community (EDC) was created focusing on continuing to enhance diversity and inclusion within the company. Although the feedback from team members in the 2019 myVoice survey was strong in this area there is always opportunity for further enhancement and collaboration. With this in mind, EDC was created to partner with Human Resources and other areas of the company to focus on strategies to continue the culture of the company. Focus areas include talent acquisition (recruitment of minorities, particularly in management and leadership roles,) learning and development, strategic partnerships with minority organizations and community outreach.
The creation of EDC reiterates ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co’s principles along with its commitment to diversity and equality and promoting a sense of belonging for team members, neighbors and guests.
“Embracing Diversity and Inclusion,” a training program focused on understanding and overcoming personal biases in order to treat others with mutual respect, is being provided for all ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co team members.
ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co is committed to providing competitive levels of pay and benefits and encourages team members to participate in services and training that support their well-being and encourage personal and professional growth.
The company not only strives for diversity in its own workforce but also focuses on the diversity of its vendors and suppliers. For decades, ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co has developed partnerships and contracts with suppliers, associations, and businesses owned by minorities and women. ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co believes that strong relationships with partners is part of being a good neighbor. Specifically, the company aims to provide economic opportunities to minority- and women-owned businesses through the ÃÛÌÒ´«Ã½ Hotels & Co Minority Business Enterprise Program, which gives small businesses owned by these groups the opportunity to become partners of the company.