Wyndham Worldwide Again Named a 100 Best Company by Working Mother
For second consecutive year, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies included in top 100 companies driving opportunity, culture, and benefits for working moms
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has again been named one of the 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. The annual list recognizes top companies providing family-driven programs and benefits, with 100 percent of this year’s wining companies offering flexible hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave, and employee assistance programs.
“We are a family-oriented company providing great family travel experiences, so it is only fitting that we are also one of the best places for working moms to build their careers,” says Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide.
“With more than 169,000 women hired last year, this year’s 100 Best Companies make up an impressive group of winners who offer family-driven programs and benefits that far outpace their competitors,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media. “This year’s winning companies are proof that success lies in the numbers—97 percent of companies are offering prenatal education, weight-loss, wellness, and stress-reduction programs to employees at every level.”
With an established family-centric culture that supports the balance of raising a family with a successful career, the increasing need to balance those responsibilities with associate’s health and wellness is a central focus at Wyndham Worldwide. In addition to its robust benefits, on-site amenities, flexible schedules, and career mentoring programs, Wyndham Worldwide offers its Be Well program, providing associates with a wide range of resources to meet all types of needs and schedules, including no-cost fitness and wellness facilities, health screenings, on-site health services, and lifestyle management programs.
“Going beyond work/life balance, our Be Well program takes a holistic approach to mental, physical, and financial wellbeing,” says Falvey. “As a working mom myself, I fully appreciate the challenges in taking care of your career, your family, and finding the time to take care of yourself.”
The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management. Wyndham Worldwide will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress October 18-20, 2011, in New York City.
The 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are profiled in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies. Working Mother is a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Companies were selected for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 650 questions that surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2011 initiative: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.
About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality services and products across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.
For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com (www.workingmother.com) gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the ninth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (www.diversitybestpractices.com), and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.
About Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (www.bonnier.com), a 200-year-old, family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.
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