In Time for Summer Travel, CareerBliss Happiest Hotels for 2013

  In Time for Summer Travel, CareerBliss Happiest Hotels for 2013

          CareerBliss Reveals the Hotels Where Employees are Smiling

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- June 26, 2013

CareerBliss, the leading online career community™ with more than three million
available jobs, today released new data identifying the CareerBliss Happiest
Hotels to work for 2013. Leading the way in employee happiness is the hotelier
the Crowne Plaza, followed by Marriott and Hyatt North America. CareerBliss
determined which key factors helped drive hotel employee happiness such as the
hotel’s commitment to employee career advancement, a good working relationship
between senior managers and their team, and the hotel’s commitment to
providing employees a culture that allows for a sense of work-life balance –
information that may help travelers as they book their summer vacation this

CareerBliss Happiest Hotels for 2013

Rank    Company Name                    Bliss Score    Average Salary
1       Crowne Plaza                    4.20           $41,099
2       Marriott Hotels & Resorts       4.07           $41,089
3       Hyatt North America             4.03           $41,612
4       Hampton Inn                     4.01           $30,071
5       Ritz-Carlton                    3.97           $47,847
6       Marriott International          3.91           $51,914
7       Hilton Garden Inn               3.86           $35,918
8       Wyndham Worldwide               3.75           $56,033
9       InterContinental Hotels         3.64           $58,309
10      Vail Resorts                    3.64           $48,487

* Overall score is an average of employee reviews. Reviews evaluate key
factors that contribute to the overall happiness in the workplace. Scores are
rated 1 – 5.

Heidi Golledge, CEO and Co-founder of CareerBliss, says, “Happy employees have
an impact on every level of business. At CareerBliss, we understand how a
positive work environment cannot only improve company morale, but in this
case, have a dramatic impact on a customer’s overall experience. As we gear up
for summer, this information can be helpful for travelers.”

The CareerBliss data examined key factors that affect employee happiness
including: One’s relationship with his/her boss and co-workers; his/her work
environment;job resources; compensation; growth opportunities; company
culture; company reputation; daily tasks; and, job control over the work
performed on a daily basis. The data account for how an employee values each
factor as well as how important that factor is to the employee’s overall
happiness. Each review is given an average score indicating where the company
places between one and five. All assessments are derived from 2011-2013 from
independent employee reviews.

“It’s clear that a positive work environment and relationship with coworkers
has the greatest impact on overall workplace happiness for people in the
travel industry,” says Golledge. “For example, Crowne Plaza (ranked No. 1),
received high scores from employees in the area of company reputation,
management and their relationship with their peers.”

In addition, hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton also had their highest average
score in the area of employee relationships. Across the board, work culture
and peer relationships were the largest factors that impact happiness for

About CareerBliss

CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help everyone find
happiness in the workplace. An information hub for everyone that
works—employers, job seekers and recruiters—CareerBliss offers the ability to
find out what makes them happy and the ability to seek that out in other jobs
or improve it in their current one using our PhD Board of Advisors, more than
six million independent company reviews and salary comparisons, and more than
three million job listings.

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Alia Henson, Director of Communications
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