12 PREM Group attendees representing the group's Irish properties brought back the news of four successes to the wider team. "Best Employer for Ireland's Ancient East" was awarded to The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny, "Best Medium Business" and "Best Small Business" were awarded to Aspect Hotel Park West, Dublin 12, and Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, respectively, and "Best Employer" in the hotel group category was awarded to PREM Group Ireland as a whole.
Speaking after the awards, Jim Murphy, CEO of PREM Group, said, "I am so proud of all our team members and the positive culture we strive to maintain every day we come to work. It’s respectful and supportive interactions with each other at every level within the organisation that cumulatively creates an environment where people can thrive and the business succeeds. I am so grateful to everyone who completed the Fundamentals of People Management Training Programme and participated in the Great Place to Work Survey, two key aspects of the Fáilte Ireland Employer Excellence Programme. We'll enjoy this moment of success, while not forgetting there is always room to improve. We are tuned into to the feedback given through the survey and are actively seeking opportunities for us to become an even better place to work."
Louise Barry, HR manager for PREM Hospitality, who co-ordinated the Employer Excellence Programme roll-out for the group, expressed her thanks to colleagues, saying, "It was encouraging to see how well the programme was received across the group. We are very pleased with this outcome as it is a data based reflection of the great efforts made by many people at all levels across the group who shape the work environment into a place where respect, credibility, fairness, camaraderie and pride can flourish."
Sarah Marr, human resources manager for PREM Group Ireland and UK, commented that, "Fáilte Ireland have rolled out the Employer Excellence Programme at a time of great need for the tourism and hospitality businesses. Recruitment, retention, and engagement is an industry wide challenge, and this initiative is a great way of highlighting to job seekers and those considering their career options that hospitality and tourism can be great places to work. Sincere thanks to Fáilte Ireland for supporting the industry in this way. Congratulations to all businesses who have commenced the Employer Excellence Programme. Hopefully more businesses will come on board and together we can present solid, data backed evidence that the hospitality and tourism industries are attractive places to work."
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