PARSIPPANY, N.J. (November 11, 2015) – With Veterans Day upon us, we stop and recognize our service men and women not only for their service to and sacrifice for our country, but also for their continued service out of uniform. A veteran's service to their country doesn't end when they come home. After mastering a range of leadership skills on the battlefield, many veterans are finding ways to be successful and lead in a different way: in the corporate workplace. Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) understands the competitive advantage and tremendous value veterans bring to its team.
“Our nation’s veterans have put their lives on the line to protect the very freedoms that make this country the greatest in the world. Supporting veterans in a part of the culture and way of doing business at Wyndham Worldwide,” said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “In fact, veterans possess many of the traits employers look for in job candidates, including tenacity, discipline, leadership and organization. On Veteran’s Day, and every other day during the year, we take great pride and celebrate their past service, and work to provide a great environment to advance their careers.”
Wyndham Worldwide actively recruits veterans to join its global workforce, offers a dedicated vacation club for active and retired military and is committed to doing business with veteran-owned suppliers. And, once a member of the team, the Company offers Impacting Veteran Opportunities at Wyndham Worldwide, or I-VOW, an associate business group dedicated to professional development and the sharing of ideas and experiences for veterans in the workplace.
In addition to its commitment to veterans in the workplace, Wyndham Worldwide is supporting veterans through:
•Participation in a roundtable discussion about veteran’s issues and best practices for supporting them in the workplace at NASDQ. Patricia Lee, senior vice president, human resources and chief diversity officer, will moderate the discussion with 60 senior executives on Veteran’s Day.
•The Days Inn “Honor a Hero” contest, which provides one veteran or active service member with a six-night, seven day stay at the Days Inn hotel of their choice and a Wyndham Rewards gift card. Additionally, Days Inn will donate 10 Wyndham Rewards points to Hotels for Heroes for every hotel reservation made online. Hotels for Heroes provides hotel rooms to the families of wounded, injured, and ill military service members, who are undergoing treatment at authorized medical centers.
•The Armed Forces Vacation Club, its brand that offers discounted vacations to military members.
•Its award-winning supplier diversity program, which was recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine’s in 2014 for its commitment to supporting veteran-owned businesses. The Company’s all-inclusive supplier diversity initiative offers certified minority, veteran-owned, women-owned and other diverse groups the opportunity to seek potential business prospects.
Falvey and other company executives have also served as a mentor through the Company’s longstanding partnership with Veterans Across America, where executives pair with veterans through the Champion Mentor Program to help them overcome issues specific to their reintegration into corporate America and society.
As one of the largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide takes pride in being a military-friendly company and is committed to providing resources and programs to assist veterans, active military personnel and their families. By supporting veteran’s and expressing gratitude to those who served our country, the Company demonstrates how good corporate citizenship works to help move veterans, our nation and business forward. As part of its overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, Wyndham Worldwide consistently aligns its business and financial performance with the responsible way it operates by maintaining its investment and focus on such areas as sustainability, diversity, human rights, wellness and philanthropy. By holistically integrating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into its business, the Company has grown as a responsible corporate citizen that consistently delivers results as one of the best performing hospitality companies in the world.
About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,760 franchised hotels and approximately 672,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rentals, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 110,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 210 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 900,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs over 34,000 associates globally.
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