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Diversity
Our commitment to diversity is demonstrated through strategic initiatives aimed at providing training and awareness to employees, hiring people of diverse backgrounds at all levels in the organization and establishing guidelines for increasing dollars spent with minority suppliers. 

 

Diversity is not only Diversity of ethnic background and gender, but also age, sexual orientation and work and life experience.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Diversity enhances Radisson's ability to serve others and strengthen the global economy for everyone's benefit. Radisson has a diversity and inclusion policy which guides the conduct of employees and managers pertaining to issues of diversity:

  • to increase self awareness,
  • to treat others with courtesy, dignity and respect,
  • to be sensitive to the interpretation and potential impact of communication and actions
  • and to appreciate, value and celebrate differences.

Diversity Events
Radisson celebrates Multicultural Events featuring educational displays, festive music and authentic cuisine. The key message of the events "How we value differences matters."

Radisson Hotels & Resorts appreciate and celebrate each individual's uniqueness, talents, skills, background and experiences. Radisson's parent company - Carlson Hotels Worldwide - is a sponsor of the Multicultural Development Center Calendar of Events titled, Sharing DiversityTM; highlighting cultural events recognized around the world.

Radisson's Multicultural Committee has been established to help cultivate a culture of inclusion by extending the work of the committee to the entire business.  The committee achieves this through education, awareness and through quarterly events. 

The Multicultural Committee mission is:  As open and teachable thought leaders, we will be the catalyst to guide Carlson Hotels in enabling a safe, rich, innovative environment that promotes understanding and the benefits of diversity.  We strive to celebrate and value differences and similarities.

Development
It is the goal of Radisson Hotels & Resorts to be known as a role model in creating diversity in the global markets we serve. Radisson is one of the lodging brands of Carlson Hotels Worldwide and belongs to the Carlson Family of brands, Carlson Companies, Inc.; one of America's largest privately-owned corporations.

 

As a woman owned business, Carlson Companies - led by Chairwoman and CEO Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Radisson and its family of brands, is in a unique position to understand the importance of diversity. Radisson is committed to attracting minority ownership business opportunities across the portfolio of Carlson-related brands and services by building awareness of the opportunities that exist; creating jobs and wealth across the family of businesses.

Radisson Partners with various organizations to reach our development goals.

Please visit Radisson Hotels & Resorts Franchise Development for information and opportunities.

Diversity Initiatives

Sed de Saber ESL Test
At our hotels, Radisson is currently testing 'Sed de Saber', a comprehensive English-as-a-second-language program created by Retention Education, Inc. for adult learners.

Short Stature Accessibility Kits
Participating Radisson Hotels & Resorts are testing in-room accessibility kits, helping guests with dwarfism and other physical limitations experience a safer stay. The kits - which are now available at owned and managed Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Country Inns & Suites in the Americas - include a stepstool, a reaching tool, a bar to lower the clothes rack in closets, and a device to retrofit the latch-hook lock on the door.

Brand Standards
Diversity and inclusion are integrated into Radisson Hotels & Resorts operating procedures. Radisson values diversity in its workplaces, its business relationships and in the people and communities it serves. Hotels are encouraged to participate in activities which support a variety of cultural, casual, ethnic and gender-based interests and events.

 

Supplier Diversity
Our Supplier Diversity program plays a critical role in helping Radisson Hotels & Resorts and our partners achieve diversity goals relating to building and developing supplier relationships; and serves as a catalyst for new ideas and process improvement. Radisson aligns itself with supplier partners that philosophically embrace diversity and see it as a strategic imperative.  Radisson is committed to increasing spend with minority and women owned businesses. Investing in our future is an integral part of the Supplier Diversity Program.

To register as a potential supplier for Radisson Hotels & Resorts, or one of the many Carlson Company businesses visit suppliers.carlson.com.

Community
Radisson Hotels & Resorts is an active member and/or supporter of numerous organizations promoting diversity:

Individual hotel properties are encouraged to engage with community organization through partnerships, volunteerism and donations. In pursuing the company's mission of Great Hospitality Built on Trusted Relationships, these community-based relationships are particularly valued.

Recruiting
Radisson Hotels & Resorts commits to attract, develop, reward and retain a diverse workforce. Radisson is an equal opportunity employer that respects all facets of diversity; including ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and work life experience.

As an employee, total compensation includes a comprehensive work-life benefits package:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vacation and holiday plan
  • Purchased time off
  • Leave of absence
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance 
  • Elective Life Insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Free, 24/7 employee-assistance program
  • Legal Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Domestic-partner coverage

Training
Diversity training is conducted for all employees providing a forum for dialogue around the elements of diversity and inclusion. The training gives employees the tools to understand their role and to use a filter of inclusion in their everyday work. Training is an ongoing process.

If you would like more information regarding Radisson's diversity initiatives, email us at chwdiversity@carlson.com.

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