Thursday, 22, February 2018
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The Doyle Collection – Officially a ‘Great Place to Work’
The company scoops a top prize
For the second year in a row, The Doyle Collection has scooped the esteemed title of ‘Great Place to Work’ in the official Best Workplaces in Ireland awards. Once again, The Doyle Collection was the only hotel group listed in the ‘Best Large Workplaces’ category.
After winning last year, having entered for the very first time, The Doyle Collection is thrilled to have received the accolade once again. The announcement follows an official assessment and employee survey carried out across the group, with an audit that focused on the company’s Culture and People practices.
‘Great Place to Work’ is the World’s Largest People Excellence Programme and has a global network of culture consultants, with offices in 48 countries, using an established methodology to publish lists at country, regional and global levels.
The Great Place to Work Institute assesses the policies and practices in place within organisations under nine key areas: Inspiring, Speaking, Listening, Caring, Developing, Thanking, Hiring, Celebrating, and Sharing. They then benchmark these practices against other organisations in that country. The second key component of the assessment is an anonymous Trust Index survey that gathers the perceptions of employees under five dimensions: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. Finally, there is an in-depth qualitative analysis of open-ended comments from employees.
“It’s been a mixed year for Irish workplaces”, said John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work® Ireland. “who have seen good trading growth is tempered by on-going uncertainty over the impact Brexit will have. Infrastructure challenges are making planning for expansion difficult, and we’re on the threshold of full employment in our cities which creates a real headache for organisations who are trying to attract and retain top talent. The organisations on this year’s list know that beyond a certain point, employees aren’t going to be tempted by a slightly more generous financial package: they want an environment where they feel psychologically safe, encouraged to grow, provided with opportunities to develop, and empowered to do their best work. Rather than simply throwing money at their staff, Irish workplaces should take advantage of reward and recognition opportunities as a chance to develop their employer brand; enhancing and amplifying their unique culture.”
There was more than one prize on the night - Helen Fahy, Head of Quality & Culture at The Doyle Collection, was presented with the Great Place to Work Ambassador Award 2018, a prestigious title.
The Doyle Collection employs a wide variety of people in various countries, from a broad range of professions. There are also a wide array of options available for graduate programmes, secondments and ground-breaking training schemes, like the one implemented by John Sheridan in The Croke Park, called Proud to Cook. The initiative is a hugely successful training scheme that turns out young chefs who are qualified, experienced and enthusiastic, and you can read about it here (link).
Applications are currently open for the International Graduate Management Programme, which includes placements in Front Office, Restaurant & Bar, Reservations, Events, Housekeeping and the onsite support functions (HR, Sales, Finance), before progressing to Supervisory / Assistant Manager level role. The two year programme also includes a 3 month secondment in the beautiful Dupont Circle hotel in Washington DC. The perks are plentiful, including discounted room stays in all of The Doyle Collection hotels, 50% off of food in the hotels and free meals on duty, as well as generous holiday allowance and reward programmes.
You can see details about this, and all the employment opportunities available within The Doyle Collection, on the Careers Page.