A HOTEL in Stratford has been nominated for a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards.
The Arden Hotel – part of the Eden Hotel Collection – has been shortlisted for the Best Employer award, Best Training Programme award, and Employee Health and Wellbeing award at the 2023 Springboard Awards for Excellence.
The nominations recognise the hotel’s continued growth this year, working against the backdrop of the pandemic to maximise staff retention, training and wellbeing through the launch of a number of new programmes and initiatives.
This includes the rollout of its new employee communication platform Eden Engage – providing a hub for all employees to access their electronic personnel files, access policies and procedures and a space to share good news – and its new benefits and wellbeing platform Eden Extra’s.
Eden Extra’s offers tailored support to all the group’s employees related to their financial, mental and physical wellbeing with initiatives including a new benefits portal for financial support, 24-hour GP and dental access, a Fair Pay Promise and commitment to regular pay reviews, supported by the hotels’ regular Tea and Talk sessions where employees can talk about any personal concerns or stresses.
Other people-led initiatives at The Arden Hotel this year include improving staff facilities, taking part in awareness days, the launch of new ‘Wellbeing Champions’, the creation of a menopause policy, and driving retention by introducing ‘Settling In’ surveys for new starters.
Josefine Blomqvist, General Manager of The Arden Hotel, said: “I am really pleased to see the excellent training and wellbeing initiatives offered at The Arden Hotel and across the Eden group recognised in these great nominations. We all have our fingers crossed for the final.”
The awards take place on Thursday April 20 at Oceandiva on the River Thames in London.