PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, was featured recently in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking at #4 among the top 100 companies recognized for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Wyndham was recognized for its positive work environment by Best Practice Institute (BPI) and Newsweek, who collaborated to identify the top companies where employee sentiment ranked highest.
“People are the heart and soul of our organization, and we strive to create memorable experiences for our team members, owners and guests. Our core values of integrity, accountability, inclusivity, caring and fun, along with Count on Me service promise, drive our growth and inspire our team members,” said Monica Melancon, Chief Human Resource Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “A key element of our culture is our dedication to helping all team members thrive personally and professionally, which is why we continuously invest in their happiness and professional development, and in turn, attract and retain the best people.”
Through its network of over 798,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. Spanning multiple countries and continents, Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds who all come together to further one of the world’s most prominent hotel organizations.
“In the wake of the pandemic, businesses hit hurdles in terms of retaining and attracting employees—but the companies that made this list are delivering the respect, care, and appreciation that it takes to create a positive workplace that nurtures talent,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief, Newsweek.
Examples of Benefits, Opportunities
Wyndham team members are given one day of paid time-off yearly to volunteer in their communities, and have access to continuing education programs, professional development courses and a large range of affinity business groups. The company offers special recognition programs, virtual learning hours and celebrations, team member discounts and flexible working arrangements—on top of the existing, comprehensive benefits offered to Wyndham team members.
“The best way to determine the strength of a company’s culture is by measuring the degree of love employees feel for their workplace,” said Louis Carter, CEO and Founder of Best Practice Institute and Most Loved Workplace.
Earlier this year, Wyndham was named one of the best places to work in its home state of New Jersey by NJBIZ Magazine and is now recognized as one of the most loved workplaces. Newsweek identified these top 100 companies through employee survey responses, external public ratings, and direct interviews with and written responses from company officials.
The full Newsweek list of 2021’s Most Loved Workplaces was featured in the magazine’s October 29 print edition. Click here to read more about why Wyndham was selected to the Most Loved Workplaces list.