Employment and Jobs

Hilton Worldwide Expands Employee Benefits, Including GED Assistance

November 30, 2015  • Chris Cancialosi

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The growing interest in employee benefits has hit a fevered pitch this year. Many large organizations like Netflix, Microsoft, and Facebook have all recently enhanced their benefits packages. Rather than simply keeping up with your competitors, benefits should help attract and retain the right talent and help your employees succeed in their roles with your company. Companies that clearly align their benefits package to the values of both their employees and the organization are better positioned to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with the leaders at Hilton Worldwide, an organization that is taking a thoughtful approach to employee benefits. One major benefits expansion announced by Hilton was the roll out of a new GED assistance program to all full-time, US-based staff of corporately owned and operated properties. In a partnership with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Hilton will provide one-on-one GED preparation and advisement services, as well as test preparation.

“It’s a challenge for many adults to go back to school and to commit to getting their GED”, says Mark Crowley, a spokesperson for Hilton. “For many of our hourly team members, the achievement of obtaining a GED can help them not only continue to develop themselves, but it can unlock additional professional opportunities for them within Hilton.”

This piece was excerpted from “The Most Meaningful Employee Benefits Focus On The Why” by Chris Cancialosi in Forbes. Click here to read more.

Hilton is frequently recognized for its upskilling efforts and is a featured player in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers. Learn more about Hilton’s upskilling efforts in our section on High School Completion/Equivalency.

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