Honolulu, HI (April 14, 2011) -– For the second consecutive year, Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. was awarded the number one Best Places to Work in Hawaii for 2011 in the large company category at the Awards Dinner at the Waikiki Edition on April 1, 2011. The award was presented to Linda Anthony, Regional Vice President of Shell Management Hawaii, by Steven Petranick, Editor of Hawaii Business Magazine. The seventh annual event honors Hawaiian businesses in its “Best Places To Work In Hawaii” program, is co-sponsored by Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa. and UHA (University Health Alliance) and published annually by Hawaii Business Magazine.
Best Companies Group (BCG) also awarded Shell Management Hawaii the top award for “Healthiest Workplace Company” in the large employer category. The Healthiest Workplace award focuses on specific health and wellness related topics such as ‘Does a company pay 100 percent of medical care? Does a company have a health and wellness program?’ These are all taken into account and analyzed by BCG. Shell Management Hawaii has a wellness program called the Wellness Ohana. A committee that consists of representatives from each of the resorts plus the regional office launches a new theme each quarter and provides employee education and encouragement on that theme–everything from “Happy Healthy Heart” to “Skin Care Essentials”.
This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Hawaii, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Hawaii list is made up of a total of 60 companies, split into three groups: 23 small- companies (15-49 employees), 17 medium companies (50-249 employees) and 20 large companies (250 or more employees). With 267 employees, Shell Management Hawaii, Inc has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii in the large category. Included in the large company category were respected companies such as Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Deloitte and New York Life.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Hawaii. The first part consisted of evaluating each participating company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.
There are five Shell Vacations’ resorts on the Hawaiian Islands and they include: Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village, Kona Coast Resort and Paniolo Greens on the Big Island; Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy in Kauai as well as Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai in Honolulu.
Upon receiving the award, Anthony said, “Winning this prestigious award two years in a row speaks to a major tenet of Shell Vacations’ corporate culture—consistency and passion in our support of the mental and physical health, wellness and happiness of our employees. The commitment to employee satisfaction is an essential component and enduring aspect of our corporate culture. I’m proud to be part of a team that walks the talk of putting employees first.”
Supported by more than 1,100 hospitality professionals, Shell Vacations Hospitality is the management division for Shell Vacations and handles all resort management responsibilities. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois Shell Vacations LLC is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers in the United States. The company specializes in the sales, marketing, and hospitality management of its vacations ownership resorts with 25 resorts in the U.S., Mexico and Canada and 1,700 employees serving over 115,000 owners and members.
SOURCE: Shell Vacations LLC