The hotelier is further offering employees an extra two days annual leave as well as a free pre-vaccination medical screening.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), the parent company of the iconic Peninsula hotels, the Peak Tower, and Peak Tramways, is offering an initial HK$2,000 to its Hong Kong employees to encourage them to get vaccinated. Additionally, the group also set an internal target of reaching a 70% vaccination rate by 31 August 2021. Once achieved, each employee will receive another HK$2,000 as a reward.
To ease employees' health concern about the vaccine, the hotelier is further offering employees an extra two days annual leave as well as a free pre-vaccination medical screening.
"This initiative is taken with the health and safety of our colleagues as a top priority. Many of our colleagues are on the front line of the hospitality industry and we want to ensure they are protected against Covid-19, especially as the world is starting to open up again and we hope to welcome visitors back to Hong Kong as soon as possible. Vaccines save lives and livelihoods. We are most grateful to all the research scientists and health professionals in Hong Kong and around the world who have contributed to developing and rolling out the vaccines," a spokesperson from the group told Human Resources Online.
The group, which is running The Peninsula Hong Kong, Peninsula Merchandising, The Repulse Bay, The Peak Complex, Tai Pan laundry and HSH head office, currently employs 1,500 workers in the city.
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