Chalet Hotels Limited, owner, developer, asset manager, and operator of high-end hotels in key metro cities of India has made it to the coveted list as one of India’s Great Mid-Sized Workplaces 2023, across industries, by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company has won this accolade for the 4th consecutive year.
Chalet has always firmly believed that employee satisfaction and well-being is the key to business success. The Company has institutionalized several innovative people-centric initiatives, processes, and policies that have been contributing substantially to its long-term sustainable growth. Chalet is known for investing in its people and cultivating a high-trust, high-performance culture at work.
Chalet Hotels emphasizes learning and development; the Company has introduced a wide range of initiatives to develop leaders from within the company through its high potential leadership development intervention program called ‘Shikhar’. A specially designed workshop called ‘Sheroes’ identifies potential women leaders across the mid-level in Chalet and helps them develop the skills and experience that they can leverage to further sharpen their impact and prepare for larger roles within and across businesses. Leadership coaching is one of the major elements focused on for all the hi-potential leaders. The Company has also enrolled its potential employees for ‘LinkedIn Learning’, an on-demand and self–paced learning solution that facilitates a digital library of over 16000 courses. In addition, town halls and rewards & recognition events are conducted regularly at Chalet to celebrate the milestones of its workforce and keep them connected and motivated.
The ‘1to1Help – Reach Out’ program by Chalet, in partnership with 1to1Help, assists in addressing the mental health concerns of the workforce at Chalet. In addition, the Company has been among the few hospitality companies in India to provide complete vaccination cover for all its employees during the COVID pandemic. As a part of its employee wellness program, the company facilitates annual health checks for all its employees.
Chalet’s ‘Aanchal’ is a specially curated program for young mothers to ensure a smooth transition back to work after becoming parents. To bring together all female employees within the Company and assist them with information related to health, lifestyle, social awareness, investment opportunities, child safety, events, and activities, etc., the Company runs ‘Fab Women’ – a connect group for the women of Chalet.
While diversity and inclusion are among the key pillars of Chalet’s success, the Company is proud to have a 38% female workforce in its corporate office and a 50% female workforce in the leadership team. Furthermore, the Company strictly adheres to zero discrimination during its hiring process. Chalet provides financial support for surgeries, adoption assistance, as well as professional counselling on gender sensitization and embracing gender differences.
Speaking about this acclaimed recognition, Sanjay Sethi, MD & CEO at Chalet Hotels Limited, said, “It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to our core values, innovative policies and practices that shape our work culture and assists our people in achieving their goals as well as those of the Company. We endeavor to deliver excellence by unleashing the power of our team to create value for our stakeholders.”
Great Place to Work Institute’s methodology is recognized as rigorous and objective and is considered the gold standard for defining great workplaces across business, academia, and government organizations.