On June 13, Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor was delighted to present Jesse Tiefenbach with the 2018 Distinguished HR Service Award. The presentation took place at the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)’s annual Leadership Conference and Recognition Dinner, held at the DoubleTree in Regina.
The award is presented annually to individuals or groups that demonstrate leadership in advancing human resource management practices that contribute to economic and social benefits for workers and the Canadian tourism sector.
As Chief Human Resource Officer for d3h Hotels, Jesse leads the team in supporting its 300-plus employees across 14 hotels in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He is a strong believer in training, apprenticeship, and certification, as well as staff recognition and incentive programs.
His use of innovative HR management practices has resulted in several other accolades: d3h has earned the STEC Employer of Choice designation, with at least one property achieving the title since the program’s inception in 2010, while Jesse himself was named one of Canadian Traveller’s Top 40 Under 40 this year.
“It is truly a privilege to have been chosen for the Distinguished HR Service Award,” said Jesse. “We certainly work hard as a business to ensure we are doing everything that we can for our amazing people. I’ve worked with d3h for 11 years and I’ve always understood how critical a well-functioning and forward-thinking HR department truly is. As a company, we understand that it is our people who take care of the guests we serve on a daily basis. As such, we do our best to ensure we take care of our people. We celebrate our 20th year in business in 2018; this methodology is time tested and has been incredibly successful for us.”
Read more on Jesse’s achievements in the original announcement of his award.