General Travel News

Accor Provides Job Opportunities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dubai, UAE: Accor Middle East, one of the leading hospitality groups in the region, has been working to implement plans for the group’s human resources requirements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Accor worked closely and actively with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) – Dr Al-Weshail and his team - towards a nationalisation plan for Accor hotels in the Kingdom.

 

A comprehensive Saudisation plan was formulated and presented in March this year to SCTA for approval. The 2015 Accor Saudisation plan details that within the next 5 years, Accor hotels in KSA will recruit an excess of 1,412 Saudis, making up a total of 1,757 Saudi Nationals.

 

Christophe Landais, Managing Director Accor Middle East, said: “We fully support the Saudisation programme in its endeavour to solve the growing unemployment in the country and we strongly believe that sustainable hotel development will succeed only through the development of Saudi Nationals.’’

 

The 2015 Accor Saudisation plan has been built up by location, by department and by position within each department. The plan is based on recruiting college and university graduates under the Accor ‘Become a Future Manager’ program and there is also a non-academic, apprenticeship route via the ‘Become a Talented Associates’ program.

 

The objective is for Saudi Nationals to gradually reach 80% of the total workforce in the Accor hotels. Furthermore, Accor is committed to employ 100% Saudi Nationals within each hotel Front Office department within the next two years.

 

 ‘‘Most evidently those are challenging targets. Clearly some immense efforts and drive will be required from Accor at corporate level as well as at our hotel General Manager and Head of Department’ levels with two prominent focuses: determination and training,’’ stressed Landais

 

Novotel Al Anoud Riyadh was selected as the pilot hotel for implementation of Accor’s Saudisation programme with the strong support of its General Manager, Frederic Gitzner. The pilot programme aims to assess the feasibility of the scheme, before extending the curriculum to the other hotels within the group.

 

Accor will place a strong focus on developing the technical expertise and abilities of Saudi Nationals, providing extensive ‘’on’’ and ‘’off’’ the job training through the Accor Middle East Academy ‘Tamheed’.

 

The group will work closely with the SCTA in sourcing the candidates and the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to allocate the necessary financial resources and assistance to progress Saudisation in a timely manner. ‘Most evidently Accor Saudi nationals’ development programs will also succeed according to the financial resources the Saudi government and hotel Onwers alike are prepared to commit,’ added Landais.

 

More General Travel News
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfront restaurant at La Mer, Dubai
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Latest Travel News
Skytrax announces list of best airports ...
Turkish Airlines launches flights to Sam...
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfro...
Featured Sights To See
Museum Bank Mandiri

Museum Bank Mandiri

Jakarta, Indonesia

Located in the Old Town area opposite the Northern Terminus of Corridor 1 of the Busway and Kota Station. Sections include the history of how the Dutch segregated the services offered to bankers by race, the history of the creation of Bank Mandiri and its memorabilia, Colonial Era Bank Governors and Rupiah bank notes through time. ...

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

Rome, Italy

The ancient Roman Forum is a huge complex of ruined temples, basilicas and arches. It was the ceremonial, legal, social and business center of ancient Rome. People would gather there everyday to discuss politics with each other or with the senators of Rome. It was a place where the ordinary people could voice their opinion concerning trade and law, peace and war. Admission is charged as of Ma...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City offers plenty of places where you can take your children.      One place to spend the day is the Saigon Zoo. With 133 years of operation, it’s is one the oldest zoos world. The wide variety of indigenous animals, the aquariums and the museum can keep children occupied for the entire day. Several temples are also found in its extensive grounds. Ho ...

Arasan Baths

Arasan Baths

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: intersection of Kunaev and Ayteke Bi Streets, opposite Panfilov Park, Almaty Phone:  + 7 (727) 272 4018 Timings: Tuesdays to Sundays 8 am to 10 pm Tickets: 480 KZT for every two-hour session Housed within a large, imposing, five-storied structure with a huge dome, the central bathhouse in Almaty offers a rejuvenation experience like no hotel sauna ever could! Three types ...