5 Feb 2024
Sani/Ikos Group joins forces with the Women On Top organisation to enhance female employment in tourism
The skills development programme “Ready for work (again) at tourism”, aims at women who have been away from the labour market providing them with specialized training, mentoring, and the chance of employment in the Sani/Ikos Group
5 February 2024 - The Sani/Ikos hospitality Group, committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace and the professional empowerment of women, partners with the non-profit organization Women On Top to launch the specialized training and mentoring programme "Ready for work (again) at tourism". The programme offers specialized training, mentoring, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry for unemployed women, regardless of their professional or academic background. With this collaboration, Sani/Ikos Group and Women On Top will help 30 women to re-enter the workforce and pursue employment opportunities within the hospitality group.
The "Ready for work (again) at tourism" programme is open to women from all over Greece who have been away from the labour market for two or more years. Participation is free of charge. The training workshops start in March and will be completed in three phases:
– Phase one: From March 11- 15 (10.00-15.00) – Participants will attend 10 interactive workshops led by Women On Top trainers. The workshops will focus on topics including job search strategy, resume writing, negotiation skills, achieving work-life balance, and more. Workshops will be conducted via a digital platform.
– Phase two: From March 26- 29 (10.00-12.30) - Participants will attend a second round of free training conducted by experienced professionals of the Sani/Ikos Group, focusing on topics such as hotel operations, Greek tourism market development, guest service principles, complaint management, etc. Workshops will be conducted via a digital platform, and participants will also have access to the specially designed online training platform of the Sani/Ikos Group.
– Phase three: Upon completion of the training workshops, graduates will have the opportunity to connect with women who have extensive professional experience in the tourism industry for a three-month mentoring partnership, which will equip them with valuable skills, tools and networking opportunities to re-enter the job market and build a career in hospitality.
Following the mentoring partnership, graduates can apply for employment within the leading Sani/Ikos hospitality Group, having gained a unique, empowering, and networking experience.
Supporting and empowering employees in line with the principles of equality and inclusion is a key business priority and part of Sani/Ikos Group's sustainability strategy. In 2022, the percentage of women in senior management positions increased by more than 30%, while monetary spending for employee training and growth increased by almost 50%. More information about the Group's sustainability initiatives is available in the 2022 ESG Report.
About Sani/Ikos Group
The Sani/Ikos Group is an innovative and fast-growing group of luxury resorts in unique beachfront locations in the Mediterranean. Under the brand names Sani Resort and Ikos Resorts, the Group develops, owns and operates over 3,450 rooms and suites spread across 12 unique resorts in Greece and Spain, all ranked amongst the best luxury resorts in the world. The Group has secured additional projects of almost 1,000 rooms, suites and villas for further expansion of the Ikos brand in Greece (Crete) and Portugal (Algarve), while new destinations are being added in the pipeline. The Sani/Ikos Group aims to continue expanding the Sani Resort and Ikos Resorts brands in Greece and abroad, delivering unparalleled guest hospitality and experiences, as well as creating growth opportunities for its people, significant benefits for the ecosystems surrounding its resorts and value for its investors. As a leader in sustainable hospitality, the Group has an ambitious ESG agenda and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. For more information, visit https://www.saniikos.com/.
About Women on Top
Women On Top is an organization working for the economic empowerment of women and for equality in the workplace and was founded in 2012. WoT has created and monitored over 1,500 mentoring partnerships for unemployed and employed women. It has also trained over 2,500 unemployed, employed and self-employed women in skills camps offering childcare for the little ones of those who are mothers. At the same time, through the initiative Women On Top in Business, it provides training, consulting, and project management services to businesses and organizations wishing to implement gender equality in their workforce, by enhancing diversity and work-life balance for their employees.