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Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013
For the second year in a row, Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), was named the top employer for large companies in southern Nevada by The Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, recognizing innovative people practices and programs.
With four WVO timeshare resorts and more than 1,500 associates in Las Vegas, WVO continues to remain an employer of choice in the area by promoting a culture focused on recognition, learning and development and giving back to the local community.“To place first in our category once again and be recognized among the best of the best of the Las Vegas hospitality industry is truly humbling,” said Sarah King, executive vice president of Human Resources for WVO.
“Every day we strive to provide our valued employees with an innovative, inclusive and overall fun workplace environment. This award is a true reflection of our positive corporate culture which is driven by our passionate employees and leaders who go above and beyond.”
In addition to offering a robust variety of learning and development programs and mentor opportunities, employees can also become a member of Wyndham’s Associate Business Groups (or employee resource groups) such as Women On Their Way. With more than 200 members in the Las Vegas area, Women On Their Way is open to everyone, both female and male, and provides additional training opportunities such as special lectures and development sessions.
Each year employees also spend countless hours giving back to support their local communities by participating in fundraisers, volunteerism and sponsorships. In 2012, employees raised nearly $77,000 benefiting local organizations, which included Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Aid For AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), the American Heart Association and March of Dimes.
“One of our core values as a company is giving back to our local communities, and I couldn’t be more proud of our Las Vegas employees for all of the incredible work they do,” added King. “I am continuously astounded by the amount of dollars raised by employee efforts alone and their dedication to various important causes each year.”
For example, earlier this year employees partnered with Cure 4 the Kids and identified five local children to send to The Painted Turtle summer camp, part of WVO’s signature charity, SeriousFun Children’s Network. After the camp closed for repair due to fire damage, WVO employees still provided the children with a summer camp experience by hosting a “mini camp” at Mount Charleston with a barbeque, games, crafts and homemade gifts from WVO employees.