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Hilton in USVM Fall 2016

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Hilton in USVM Fall 2016

  1. 1. From Active Duty to Civilian Life 10Ways to Support Your Military Spouse Finding the Perfect Career Path Veterans Day TRIBUTE Lessons Learned from a Veteran Business Owner FALL 2016 The general is, and always will be, a soldier for AmericaThh l i d l ill bb ldi f A i GENERAL COLIN POWELL
  2. 2. 56 U.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE | FALL 2016 | WWW.USVETERANSMAGAZINE.COM In 2013, Hilton launched a broad-based commit- ment to hiring and supporting Veterans—Operation: Opportunity—as part of its goal of becoming the military-friendly hospitality company. Bringing this commitment to life has meant embedding it through- out the organization. A core component of Operation: Opportunity military spouses and dependents by 2018. In Novem- ber, Hilton announced it had reached that goal in only three years. To launch a successful military hiring program, any company needs to have leadership support, and Hilton was fortunate that the program was a direc- tive of its CEO and president, Chris Nassetta, who has multiple Veteran family members and recognizes how good Veterans are for business. Hilton has also created a dedicated team for military hiring which consists of a director, manager and full-time recruiter. Melissa Stirling serves as director of Military, Campus and Youth Programs at Hilton, and oversees the Operation: Opportunity program. “This was, in a way, the easiest job I have ever had. Hilton was hard wired to be a military friendly company. Our Military Program Team stood up the process and framework and then our hiring managers, recruiters, HR Directors and Team Members ran with it from there. Everyone is very passionate about our military program—not just the hiring component, but all that we do as a company to support the military commu- nity. I am very proud to work at Hilton,” said Stirling. Today, Hilton is thrilled to be called “home” to many Veterans and their family members. Veterans make Hilton a better company every day, Stirling says, by bringing their invaluable life experiences and skills needed to create memorable stays for Hil- ton’s millions of guests. The skills they learn in the military translate well to hospitality, be it hotel opera- - tunities our industry provides. A key learning for the company is the importance of offering Veterans career pathing and opportunities for advancement. Hilton offers a sponsorship pro- gram for new Veteran Team Members to help them assimilate, Veteran lapel pins for each branch of ser- vice they can wear on the job, recognition on Veteran holidays, and membership in its nationwide Team everyone that focuses on Veteran and military spouse support, topics and interests. “It’s not enough to just hire Veterans and Military Spouses,” Stirling says. with us.” Because the success of this program is a result of everyone across the company in the United States, Hilton will recognize this milestone by acknowledg- hotel. The celebrations will differ, but the one thing that will be consistent is the pride Hilton Team Mem- bers feel in Hilton becoming the military-friendly hospitality company. “We all recognize,” Stirling added, “through personal experience and the many stories that have been shared over the past few years, the positive impact Veteran Team Members and their families have on our company.” Mission Complete But the Operation Continues Hilton hires 10,000 veterans
  3. 3. EOE/AA/DISABLED/VETERANS SEARCH & APPLY ONLINE AT HILTONWORLDWIDE.COM/MILITARYCAREERS “HILTON HAS BECOME MY FAMILY. NOT JUST MY EXTENDED FAMILY, BUT MY CLOSE FAMILY. I LOVE WHAT I DO AND I KNOW I SERVE A PURPOSE.” BRANDON JOHANNES ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATION GROUP SALES (US NAVY PS/IS) “SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT WORKING FOR HILTON IS THAT I GET TO MEET WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND BACKGROUNDS. I ESPECIALLY LOVE TO HELP PEOPLE AND THAT IS WHAT HOSPITALITY IS ALL ABOUT.” ALEX ESPINOSA ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SUPERVISOR (US ARMY 31B & 91B) HIRED 10,000 VETERANS, MILITARY SPOUSES & THEIR DEPENDANTS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013 CONTINUE YOUR LEGACY OF SERVICE. In August 2013, Hilton launched Operation:Opportunity with a commitment to hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses by 2018. We are proud to announce that we have accomplished our goal two years ahead of schedule. We will continue to hire and support the military community as it is engrained in the culture of our company. Veterans and Spouses are a natural fit at Hilton, because of our shared values like leadership, integrity and teamwork, that support our success together. Join us now to put your skills to work. START YOUR CAREER IN: CALL CENTER • CORPORATE • CULINARY • ENGINEERING/FACILITIES FINANCE • FOOD & BEVERAGE • HOTEL MANAGEMENT • GUEST SERVICES HOUSEKEEPING • HR • IT • REVENUE MANAGEMENT • SALES & MARKETING • SECURITY & MORE • WORK FROM HOME OPPORTUNITIES

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