InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa recently recognized, celebrated with and thanked their staff in a week-long event as part of the IHG ‘Celebrate Service Week’ programme. The week long celebrations involved special activities centered entirely around the staff, their welfare, celebrating their achievements and providing essential services on site.Celebrate Service Week, held from 8-12 June 2015 was created in 2010 as a way to recognise the more than 345,000 employees who work at the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) Hotels and Resorts worldwide. IHG is the management company behind the InterContinental Fiji and has over 4,800 hotels in over 110 countries and territories.The week began with the management team welcoming employees to work with a traditional ‘lali’ welcome, entertainment, and serving them a special morning and afternoon tea. Management also helped out serving in the staff cafeteria and basically took on roles to not only be of service to staff but to truly appreciate the work that each member of staff contributed to the overall InterContinental experience.“The fun-fill five day celebrate service programme was created to acknowledge our employees, celebrate their invaluable contribution to our success; and to pay tribute to each member of staff for their hard work, dedication and amazing contribution to the guest experience that we are becoming more renowned for” said General Manager, Erik Stuebe.The resort also encouraged their employees to have a free annual health check which assessed their height, weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. A dietitian was on site to consult with the employees on their results and make recommendations on how to improve their overall health and offer healthy living choices. Other business centres such as Vodafone, BSP Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac, FNPF and FIRCA were on site to assess and advise staff on any concerns and questions they may need addressed.The event forms part of an Employee Benefits Program at the InterContinental Fiji that also consists of the provision of nutritious meals, their uniform laundered daily, free transportation from Nadi and Sigatoka area to the resort, health and life insurance policies, Education Assistance offered to those eligible and employee accommodation discounts in other IHG hotels worldwide.Of particular notability is the “Room to Grow” initiative in which all employees within the IHG Hotel and Resort group are reviewed on personal professional growth and then groomed for the next stage of their professional career, whether it be new skill set training, promotional of transfer to another hotel.