Wyboston Lakes among first to sign People 1st’s new code of conduct

Wyboston Lakes Resort is one of the first companies to sign People 1st International’s new ‘Our Hospitality Commitment’, as well as the ‘Work Placement Commitment’.

By signing the two voluntary codes, the Bedfordshire-based hotel, conference and training resort has committed to be an ‘employer of choice’, providing good quality training, work-life balance and support to their people.

Katherine White, director of HR, Wyboston Lakes Resort, said: “It’s incredibly important to us as a business to sign up to the People 1st commitment as we truly believe that everyone should be treated equally, fairly and with respect. Creating a positive work-life balance for our team members is also important and forms part of our company values.”

As a signatory, Wyboston Lakes Resort has pledged to work together with People 1st, educational institutions and key industry partners to promote hospitality as a rewarding career choice and to secure future talent, with a strong focus on supporting people on work placements. This is important as the sector faces long-standing recruitment and retention challenges and common misconceptions, such as low pay, long unsociable hours, limited opportunities to develop and not offering long-term careers.

White added: “We are particularly looking forward working with People 1st as well as local providers to build relationships with our local schools and colleges and to shout about the excellent opportunities available to students with a career in hospitality.”

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