Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Par-Troy-based hospitality corporation said making diversity a focus creates benefits for the company, its customers and the communities it serves.
With an eye on both U.S. domestic and global growth, Parsippany-based Wyndham Worldwide announced Tuesday it has again surpassed its annual goals in strengthening the diversity of its global supply chain. Over 2012, the company boosted what it spent on diversity initiatives in the previous year by 19 percent. “As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, diversity is a fundamental part of how we do business in nearly 100 countries,” says Stephen P. Holmes, Wyndham's chairman and chief executive officer. “Increasing the diversity of our people, including the vendors we partner with, is especially important as we continue to grow around the world, as it provides us with a rich foundation of perspectives and experiences that benefit …
Students experienced many different cultures from around the planet in an event promoting respect and understanding.
Students at Lake Hiawatha's Rockaway Meadow Elementary School got to be world travelers at the school's annual World Day on Monday. With the help of parent volunteers and students from Parsippany Hills High School's Spanish Honor Society and Indian Culture Club, the boys and girls traveled from classroom to classroom to experience bits of culture from four different countries. Organizers say the event was designed to celebrate diversity and to teach kids to respect other people and cultures. Video on the Go was on the scene and captured the sights and sounds of Rockaway Meadow World Day.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The national Human Rights Campaign gives Parsippany company a perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index.
Parsippany-based Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, is being recognized as one of the nation's Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality. That's according to the Human Rights Campaign, a Washington, D.C., civil rights organization. HRC gave Wyndham a perfect score of 100 on the group’s Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The CEI is considered the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion and provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. Wyndham, which operates out of 22 Sylvan Way, was one of 252 firms achieving the top rating, according to HRC, which rated 889 U.S. …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Three-year plan exists to reduce violence and boost tolerance
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education addressed the issues of school bullying, violence reduction and equal access at its May 26 meeting. The body approved the continuance of the Comprehensive Equity Plan, a state-mandated training effort that seeks to prevent in-school harrassment, reduce violence between students, and make schools more accessible to handicapped people. In a special presentation before the board and the public, district Affirmative Action Officer Matthew McGrath said the CEP covers four areas: "We've made great strides," McGrath said. The board approved the plan unanimously. The CEP will remain in effect until 2013, at which time it may again be renewed. The BOE meeting also included a host of student achievement…