Ponoka hotel receives industry award

Canalta Ponoka, along with 20 other Canalta properties in Alberta, has been designated as an Employer of Choice

  • Mar. 11, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Canalta Ponoka, along with 20 other Canalta properties in Alberta, has been designated as an Employer of Choice by the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA),

A press release issued by the hotel chain says the Employer of Choice designation is awarded when a hotel has distinguished themselves as a leader in human resources best practices amongst other tourism employers, setting themselves apart by ensuring the organization is doing the right things to create and sustain a productive and motivated workforce.

“In order to receive this designation, the Canalta Ponoka had to pass an internal audit of their organization’s policies, procedures, structures, resources and strategic direction (looking overall at how these contribute to the success of the organization), as well as an employee opinion survey,” the press release said.

It quoted Brooke Christianson, Vice President of Canalta Hotels, as saying “This is a great honor for our hotels as we know that people have a wide range of employment opportunities. This is a testament to how we are living our mission of leading successfully to provide our team members with a fun and caring environment focusing on teamwork.”

Canalta Hotels is a family owned and operated company with head offices in Drumheller, Alberta. Beginning with one hotel in 1976, the company has grown over the past three decades and today employs more than 2500 people across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.