The gold accreditation is one of only nine awarded to UK companies this year and represents the achievement of HR best practice. The Investors in People report describes the Jurys Inn group as a cutting edge organisation operating at the very highest levels of people management practice.
The company has been commended for its true commitment to employees by championing internal promotion, with 90% of current Jurys Inn managers promoted from within.
Jurys Inn focuses on recruiting people with a great hospitality attitude and training them for the skills required. In 2011 the company devised a leadership programme aimed at General Managers and the senior leadership team.
This is now enabling the company to meet one of its core objectives, to have exceptional people with exceptional performance by enriching the training of general managers, sharing best practice and providing more rounded expertise.
John Brennan, CEO of Jurys Inn, said: “The gold recognition achieved by Jurys Inn marks a significant step forward in the hotel group’s commitment to creating and supporting exceptional people, and to achieving a culture that values people and their contributions to the business."
A total of 11 hotels were visited by assessors and 159 employees interviewed across the group including , line level employees, supervisors, managers and senior managers. The areas assessed ranged from Business, People and Learning Strategy to how they have been delivered through Management Effectiveness, Recognition and Reward and Involvement and Training. Re-accredited by the International Quality Centre, Jurys Inn underwent the required three year review, exceeding the Silver accreditation awarded to the hotel group in 2008.
Jurys Inn is a mid-market hotel group operating 32 City Centre hotels across the UK, Ireland and Czech Republic. The Irish hotel group with hospitality in its DNA is perceived as a credible alternative to 4 star and as winner of the Best Independent Hotel Brand in the 2010 Business Travel Awards many agree it’s helping to redefine the mid-market hotel sector.