More than 100 leading businesses, representing over 10,000 venues across hospitality, have united in their commitment to supporting the development of their workforce.
The Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise, driven by the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board, which is part of the Hospitality Sector Council, was launched in April this year, and to-date, signatories include Greene King, Crerar Hotels, the Oban Bay Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and BrewDog.
Collectively, they have committed to “Creating a working environment that facilitates respect between all team members, Identifying training and development opportunities for team members at all levels, Implementing a diversity and inclusion policy, Ensuring team members are well-rewarded for their work, and considering a wide range of pay and benefits that is communicated through a clear pay policy.”
Steve Richards, chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board and CEO of Parkdean Resorts, said, “It’s fantastic to see so many businesses from across hospitality sign up to the promise and commit to this level of training and support for their staff.
“Businesses, both big and small, have come together to show that offering our employees the right support is an absolute priority and that initiatives like this are a key part of that journey.
“I’m delighted that the development and launch of the Promise has had the backing of Government, through the Hospitality and Tourism Skills Board, and I look forward to working with the Department for Business and Trade to drive it forward.”
The Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise sits alongside initiatives like the Hotelier’s Charter as part of the sector’s ongoing work to support its workforce.
The full list of businesses that have signed up to the Hospitality Wellbeing and Development Promise can be found here.