House of Travel takes Top 5 Workplace Position
10th May 2012 – House of Travel took a top 5 position in the National Randstad Awards for Employer Branding, held last week at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland. The business was only one of only two Travel and Tourism related companies in the Top 20 for 2012.
“We may be a substantial business in respect of turnover, but for our people at House of Travel it’s about having a real sense of family. Cultural fit is a vitally important part of our recruitment philosophy. And providing the opportunities for career progression has been an important strategy for maintaining effective and satisfied employees,” says Jayne Thornley, Group HR Manager at House of Travel.
The Randstad Award is the world’s largest employer branding study and is run across 14 countries world-wide, measuring the attractiveness of the country’s 150 largest commercial companies. “It is a real honour to be named in the top five Most Absolute Attractive Companies in respect of businesses New Zealanders want to work for,” comments Thornley.
House of Travel currently employs more than 1,200 staff across its operations in New Zealand and Australia, and this year celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The Group runs a substantial retail and corporate travel network across New Zealand, and is one the most recognised travel agency brands in the market. Behind the scenes, the House of Travel Group includes an outbound wholesale division (HOT Product) and an inbound travel company (Magnetic South). In Australia, it operates a specialist wholesale division and a rapidly growing mobile travel agency service.
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About House of Travel
House of Travel is a favourite among New Zealanders, looking to plan and book holidays. Established in 1987, the House of Travel Group now spans the length of breadth of New Zealand with over 60 retail outlets, and has an expanding network of travel consultants across Australia.
House of Travel is fiercely proud of its New Zealand owned and operated status, and employs over 1200 group-wide. It supports a successful owner-operator partnership model with its retail outlets nationwide, as well as specialist Corporate, Wholesale, and Groups operations.
House of Travel is known for its innovative market approach, and commitment to providing expert travel advice and high quality holiday experiences. House of Travel online has won numerous awards since it began in 2004, including Overall Excellence in the Use of IT at the Computerworld Excellence Awards in 2005; and has been voted the best Travel Site in the NetGuide Peoples Choice Awards in since 2006.