Extending a hand

first_img Three students in 3 countries share in the ‘Postcards From Here’ series Related This is part of a series called Postcards From Here, in which Harvard undergraduates talk about the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.John Murray ’23Hometown: BostonConcentration: EconomicsHouse: KirklandSo close, and yet so far“Being from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, I am just a few Red Line stops away from Harvard and have had the opportunity to visit campus a couple times since we were sent home because of COVID. The atmosphere around Harvard Square is just not the same without the student body there. I can’t wait until we can all get back to campus safely.”Remote ROTC“Being a part of Harvard’s Army ROTC and men’s hockey programs have allowed me to continually stay in touch with a lot of my peers and teammates. Like most organizations on campus, we have been pushed to find new mediums to connect with each other like Slack and Zoom. Our leadership at Army ROTC has worked immensely hard to build a strong cohesion between all of the cadets in our program, and I have the opportunity to lead and mentor three freshmen cadets this semester. Outside of my mandatory ROTC duties, I work with a team of cadets to strategize and problem-solve for units in the United States Army that are executing critical missions.”Exercising for the brain and body“Along with my schoolwork, I work hard to keep up my physical fitness so that when ROTC and hockey do return in person, I am in shape to perform at a high level. I am also in the process of obtaining my Massachusetts real estate salesperson license so that has continued to keep me busy.”Lending a hand at home“I feel blessed that my family has continued to stay in good health, and thankfully my parents’ jobs were not directly impacted by COVID-19. My older brother Pat, who graduated from Harvard this past spring and was commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant, had his report date pushed back but left for Fort Benning, Ga., in mid-October. My oldest brother Mike, who graduated from Harvard in 2017 and is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, had minor disruptions to his work because of the outbreak.Living in the city of Boston, I have seen the detrimental economic effects the virus has had on our communities. Many people lost their jobs and as a result their families are struggling to get by. To help, my mother and I have been volunteering at a local food pantry to ensure every family is receiving the assistance they deserve and need. At Harvard, we are provided with a world-class skill set. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we utilize those skills to give back and make this world a better place.”center_img Feeling renewed connection to family and neighborslast_img read more

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Hilton named Third Best Multinational Place to Work in Asia

first_imgHeart of House, an initiative that creates own-able space, reflective of Hilton’s values, for Team Members. To make Hilton a great place to work, features such as Wi-Fi, popular food offerings and inviting décor in the back-of-house areas are designed to mirror the hospitality each hotel extends to their guests.Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s corporate responsibility commitment enables Team Members to positively impact local environments and communities around the world through initiatives such as Travel with Purpose Action Grants,Global Month of Service, and Earth Week.Celebrating diversity in the workplace through initiatives such as Women in Leadership workshops and conferences that have empowered more than 420 female Team Members in 2016, helping them in their career journeys. This commitment was reinforced when Hilton pledged to further drive diversity across Asia Pacific as a Singapore IMPACT Champion in support of HeForShe, an UN-led gender equality movement.Opportunities for development through Hilton University, an online learning resource that helps Team Members plan, manage and develop skills to support their career advancement, as well as E3 (Elevate, Engage, Excel), a development framework dedicated to help leaders hone their leadership skills.Go Hilton, a program that provides exclusive travel discounts and perks for Team Members, as well as their family and friends.Opportunities for recognition through programs such as Catch Me at My Best, the CEO Light & Warmth Awards and Team Member Appreciation Week that acknowledge Team Members at all levels from guests, peers and managers.In announcing the Best Companies in Asia, Great Place to Work CEO Michael Bush said, “Being on the list is more than being recognized as a Great Place to Work. A high-trust culture helps you attract people, improves your performance, retains your top talent, fosters innovation, and assures a sustainable business. Bottom-line, a Great Place to Work for All is better for business, because you’re developing the full human potential of everyone on your team.”The research behind Best Workplaces in Asia 2017 spanned nine countries, namely: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Greater China, Singapore and Australia. To be considered for the regional Best Workplaces in Asia list, companies must be accepted on at least one national Best Workplaces list. For the Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia list, companies that operate in three or more countries must be featured in at least two national Best Workplaces lists. Hilton WorldwideSource = Hilton Worldwide Hilton named Third Best Multinational Place to Work in AsiaHilton has been ranked third in the Asia’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2017 list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place To Work. Hilton is also the top-ranking hospitality company on the 2017 list. The latest award is a result of positive feedback from Team Members across Asia and Middle East where Hilton was ranked in national Best Workplaces lists, including China, India, and Sri Lanka, as well as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.Great Place to Work’s annual study of Asia’s Best Workplaces research reveals that employees at the top 60 Best Workplaces in Asia indicate that managers behaving in a respectful way is the most significant factor for employees to have the desire to remain in the current jobs.“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of Asia’s Best Multinational Workplaces,” said Martin Rinck, Area President of Asia Pacific, Hilton. “Our Team Members are at the core of our success – the heart and soul of Hilton. I am extremely proud of our Team Members in Asia Pacific and the incredible culture that we have built together which allows us to deliver the world’s best hospitality – both to our guests as well as to our amazing Team Members.”Hilton offers leading programs that deliver Team Members great environments, careers and rewards. In Asia Pacific these include:last_img read more

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