Postillion Hotels pays 2.50 euros per hour worked to Dutch government institution DUO for all employees with a study debt. This repayment is in addition to the regular salary of the employees. With the initiative, the hotel chain hopes to take away financial worries from employees so that there is more room for personal growth and development. The initiative stems from a graduation project by students of Hotel Management School Maastricht. Postillion Hotels is known as an employer where young, ambitious employees are given the opportunity to grow. A large part of the staff is, therefore 'homegrown' and has grown on the work floor. "With us, you really get every chance to realize your ambitions", says General Manager Erik-Jan Ginjaar. "Even at a young age. We stimulate the entrepreneurial mentality of all our people, by letting them take as much control as possible over their own work and help them develop further."
Extra repayment of student debt on top of salary
Student debt can have consequences for the future, Ginjaar realizes. "And bring stress with it. We understand that. In order to let our people live and work as carefree as possible, we therefore offer them this extra employment condition; a supplement to the regular salary that can amount to up to 5,000 euros per year."
The motto of Postillion Hotels is Attention with Impact. "This means that we pay genuine attention to our guests, but also to our employees. After all, they are the ones who have to fulfill our promises every day. We therefore create a safe, inspiring and fun working environment for our people, so that they can be and grow into who they want to become. This extra employment condition fits in seamlessly with this."
About Postillion Hotels
Postillion Hotels is a Dutch hotel chain with locations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht Bunnik, Rotterdam, Amersfoort Veluwemeer, Arnhem, Deventer and Dordrecht. The hotel chain focuses primarily on the meeting and conference market. With the Meet Work Stay concept, Postillion Hotels meets all the needs of today's business traveler. Meet Work Stay is a total concept in which meetings, work and stays form an integrated formula. In the business operations of Postillion Hotels, innovation and exploration of new opportunities in the market are an important point of attention.