RIYADH: In recognition of the importance of Saudisation, and seeking to provide opportunities for Saudi citizens, and according to Saudi Vision 2030 to reduce unemployment rates among the Saudi youth, BurjRafal Hotel Kempinski has employed 25 Saudis in the hospitality, food, beverage and housekeeping departments.
Mr Juan Uribe, General Manager of BurjRafal Hotel Kempinski, explained that the general policy of the hotel is based on the investment of human skills and employing these skills in the right places, which directly contributes to the development of all departments and makes them able to meet our guests’ requirements in a way that expresses our leading brand.
From his side, Mr Nawaf Al-Subaie, Human Resources Manager, said: “During the last period, we had great challenge with ourselves. The aim was to employ as many Saudis as possible within a short period. The process was selective and included several stages, starting from the announcement of the vacancies, then receiving biographies, giving priority to the Saudi citizens, and giving them the opportunity to train in one of the most important international training institutes to acquire the required skills, and then recruiting them.”
With the changes that have been taking place in the recruitment sector in Saudi Arabia over the last few years, BurjRafal Hotel Kempinski is considered one of the first private entities to adhere to the Saudisation, in addition to working according to the Nitaqat initiative, and the number of Saudis working there exceeded the required percentage.
It’s worth mentioning that BurjRafal Hotel Kempinski was awarded for being the best hotel and apartment hotel in Saudi Arabia by World Travel Awards in 2016. The hotel consists of 70 floors with 349 rooms and hotel apartments,in addition to a variety of international restaurants and cafés suitable for all tastes. PR