Hilton hosts annual HR forum
Cairo, February 12, 2012
Hilton Worldwide recently hosted its annual Middle East and Africa HR forum focusing on the leading change in its business practices, at the Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort in Cairo.
The event which was attended by over 100 Hilton HR team members from all over the region highlighted business practices both internally with the Hilton team members and in the communities where they work and live.
“Hilton would like to applaud the agility and resilience of our talented HR teams during 2011,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president of Hilton Middle East and Africa. “Through a challenging past year, with all the social and political changes happening in the region, the future of Hilton in the MEA region is on a steadfast course for growth and the foundation for this is in the talented people that Hilton attracts, develops and promotes.”
Day one of the forum was focused on ‘engagement’, day two on ‘growth’ and the third on ‘evolution’. Key speakers included MEA president Rudi Jagersbacher, senior vice president for operations at Hilton Worldwide Dave Osborne, as well as Terry Jenkins and Travis Diem, directors of brand culture and education.
“Hilton Middle East and Africa has been working relentlessly to enhance its HR practices over the past couple years,” said Dave Milner, consulting director of EMEA region at Kenexa Human Capital Management. “It’s a journey of change, continuous improvement and adding of value; the enthusiasm and motivation of the teams to improve is infectious.”
Six awards were presented during the forum, two of which were presented to team members from Hilton Egyptian properties.
“The Hilton awards were given to celebrate and recognise the exceptional performance and contribution Hilton HR and learning & development team members provide that make it an employer of choice in the industry and most importantly a fun place to work,” said Gareth Fox, vice president of HR for Hilton Middle East and Africa.
Hilton Worldwide recently announced the appointment of Doaa Sobhy Moussa as the new regional director for human resources in Egypt and Levant. – TradeArabia News Service