Jetwing Hotels listed amongst best companies to work for
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 00:00
Long known for their core values and beliefs, Jetwing Hotels has been listed in the Great Companies to Work for in Sri Lanka by the Great Place to Work Institute, in partnership with the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD.
Jetwing Hotels is Sri Lanka’s largest family owned hospitality company. With an associate base of just below 1,500, the company is reputed both nationally and internationally for unique and novel properties such as Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Lighthouse, and Jetwing Lagoon; along with the service of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality.
Jetwing Hotels takes pride in its core values, that of passion, humility, tenacity and integrity. From the beginning of an associate’s journey, these values are prized, with many success stories such as that of Hyacinth Gunewardena, now Director General Manager of Jetwing Blue and General Manager of Jetwing Beach. Having joined as a trainee receptionist at the beginning of the Jetwing brand, Hyacinth also holds the honour of being the first female General Manager in the country.
Associates are encouraged to speak their mind, to bring out new ideas and to constantly push the envelope and develop solutions which have resulted in Jetwing Hotels being at the forefront of innovative initiatives. At Jetwing Hotels, associates are given opportunity to learn, with hotel associates being provided lessons in the English language completely free of charge, and fosters an environment rich in diversity.
The survey is conducted and measured on five dimensions – credibility, respect and fairness, pride, and camaraderie. These dimensions measure the employee’s aspect, and from the point of view of a manager, focuses on achieving operational objectives, giving their [employees] personal best, and working together as a team and family.
In total, Jetwing Hotels ranked above the Global 25 benchmark in all of the 5 dimensions, with many areas of strength noted such as ‘a family and team feeling’, ‘everyone has an opportunity for special recognition’ and ‘management is approachable, easy to talk to’ being a few examples.
“Finally, it’s pleasing to be benchmarked among the best in the world. To have scored heavily, even above international levels in some instances, bears testimony to the trust and confidence our associates place in Jetwing. We are humbled, and thank all the lovely men and women who have made Jetwing what it is today,” said Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing.
Great Place to Work Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work Institute serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in more than 46 countries on all six continents.
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 40 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand.
Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment.
Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Program; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Program.