Human Resources Policy
At the Bush Hotel we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and believe our loyal employees are our most valuable resource in achieving this goal. Likewise we are committed to exceeding our employee expectations in providing a rewarding and enjoyable work environment. These goals combined define the business philosophy of the Bush Hotel:
Happy People Making People Happy!
The Bush Hotel opened its doors under the current ownership and management in March 1993 with 11 employees. Today the Hotel employs c.60 people from 14 countries including 8 of the original 11 from 1993! In fact the Bush Hotel has one of the highest retention (..and lowest absenteeism ) rates in the country and this we attribute to our strong HR ethos and policies. Our prerequisite is a healthy and safe work workplace with an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Inclusion, consultation, respect, empowerment, recognition and reward are hallmarks of our policy and we involve our employees at all times in decision making and empower them to bring their ideas to fruition.
We are large enough to provide a varied range of opportunities but small enough for you to make your mark! Some work behind the scenes, some work front of house, but all are committed to excellence in customer care and standards. In this context we encourage and support personal and professional development both in-house and externally. Employee welfare both inside and beyond the workplace is central to our policy. We support flexible working arrangements and healthy work life balance, family fun days. We encourage dialogue and discussion (often with a bit of banter!) and operate an open door policy at all times. We recognize also while work must be fulfilling there must also be fun! In this context we support (and participate!) in the employees social club and their activities and various other social events and team building activities.
Bush Family Fun Day for Staff
The Bush Hotel Annual Family Fun Day takes place for employees and their families to relax, unwind and keep in touch with friends, colleagues and their families. Organized by the Bush Sports & Social Club, all employees enjoy an enjoyable day with lots of activities organized to keep the kiddies happy while the adults mingle and enjoy a tasty barbecue.
The Bush Hotel regularly holds English classes for its non-national employees. Emphasis is on Hotel/Guest English and there has been fantastic interest and attendance at the classes. It is hoped that this commitment will continue and this will be a huge success. Various flags representing the identity of our 60 hard-working, conscientious employees from 14 different countries are to be found in our newly refurbished Reception Area. Subject to availability family members of employees are encouraged to participate.
If you are somebody with a little bit of flair and experience, have good English and excellent interpersonal skills, we would like to hear from you. We invite you to submit your curriculum vitae via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacancy: Full & Part time CHEFS/COOKS
Minimum 2-3 years in Hotel/similar environment. Fluent English essential.
Student Work Experience/Placement at the Bush Hotel
It is the policy of the Bush Hotel to provide a small number of work placements and experiences to interested individuals.
IASE National Job Shadow Initiative
We are active participants in the Job Shadow Initiative which is dedicated to giving people with disabilities a unique opportunity to ‘shadow’ a workplace mentor (company employee) as he or she goes about a normal day at work. The ultimate goal of the Job Shadow Initiative is to mobilise the employment of people with disabilities, while raising awareness around Supported Employment.
Failte Ireland Management Development Programme with Cornel University
We were privileged to participate in this program innovatively broadening management concepts and skills in the areas of marketing, operations, human resources and finance, some modules being held at Cornell University in the US and acknowledged as one of world.the leading Hotels schools in the
Quality Employers Program
We are an accredited member of the Irish Hotel Federation Quality Employer Program, which ensures best practices HR policies in the work place