Hospitality giant Hilton has announced its ‘Thrive Sabbatical: Give a Dream, Live a Dream’ programme for the third consecutive year.
According to the programme, 10 team members will be chosen to go on a four-week paid sabbatical and $5,000 to follow their passion.
The month-long sabbatical provides team members the opportunity to spend time doing “what is most meaningful to them”.
Speaking about the programme, Matt Schuyler, chief human resources officer at Hilton said: “Having seen this programme at work for the last two years, we can say with certainty that these sabbaticals have a lasting impact on our team members and inspire all of us who follow their journeys.”
Through this initiative, Mira Macud, a single mother and administrative assistant at Conrad Dubai, returned to her home country to learn American Sign Language at the Philippine School for the Deaf. That training allowed her to have a conversation with her 15-year old son for the first time.
“Before, my son felt very lonely, but now [that] I know more [of the] sign language he has become more expressive and it’s easier for us to understand each other,” said Macud.
Macud also spent her ‘Thrive Sabbatical’ allowance to fund hundreds of meals for volunteers at the school.
Hilton launches ‘Thrive Sabbatical’ programme for employees
Published: 22 July 2019 - 7:45 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen