Cork International Hotel Recognised By IHF For Excellence In Recruiting, Retaining And Developing Staff

By Dave Simpson
Cork International Hotel Recognised By IHF For Excellence In Recruiting, Retaining And Developing Staff

The Cork International Hotel has been recognised by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) for excellence in recruiting, retaining and developing its staff members.


The four-star hotel is the winner of the Intermediate Hotels category at the national Quality Employer Awards 2022.

The awards showcase hotels and guesthouses that excel in employee recruitment and selection, engagement, career development and achievements, and innovative initiatives in human resource management and development.

The Cork International Hotel is a member of Trigon Hotels and currently employs 115 people. It said that it is passionate about engaging with its staff members and supporting them to reach their full potential, and that it has successfully introduced initiatives to reduce the turnover of new staff members, including appointing ambassadors and tailoring training programmes to cater to team members with different abilities. It added that it also offers flexible hours that suit all demographics, from students to parents and those wishing to return to the workplace.

This is the third Quality Employer Award for Trigon Hotels in recent years. Cork Airport Hotel won in 2019, with the group receiving an overall award of distinction in 2020.


Statement By Strategic Director Of Human Resources At Trigon Hotels

The strategic director of human resources at Trigon Hotels, Kathleen Linehan, stated, “The ability to recruit, develop, empower and retain great people is vital in the hospitality industry. We take great pride in our team members, and this award is for them. It is important that everyone has a voice, and we aim to engage, motivate and inspire our team members. In fact, some of our most successful initiatives, like the onboarding ambassadors, have been suggested during our focus group meetings. Our door is always open, and team members frequently come to us for a chat, support and advice.”

Statement By General Manager Of The Cork International Hotel

The general manager of the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan, stated, “It is always wonderful to receive awards and recognition, especially when it concerns our staff. It is so important to us that our team members feel supported and valued. We hold monthly team meetings, employee-of-the-month awards, and we celebrate new starters on our internal platform. Overall, there is a very low rate of absenteeism, and our attendance figures score very high.”

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