Max’s Group, Inc.’s flagship brand, specialty restaurant chain Max’s Restaurant, received two recognition at the recently concluded Investors in People Awards (IIP), which was held in London, United Kingdom.
Max’s Restaurant has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having won in the Excellence in Reward and Recognition category for companies with 500+ employees at the annual IIP awards. The recognition is given to companies that show commitment to their people by identifying right behaviors and performance through exceptional employee recognition strategies.
Additionally, Max’s Restaurant was named a Finalist in the Silver rankings of the Employer of the Year category for companies with 250 to 4,999 employees, having achieved an “Established” level in seven out of nine indicators of recognized global industry practices. The IIP reserves Silver, Gold and Platinum accreditation to companies that consistently demonstrate a very high degree in people management.
The IIP is a globally-recognized accreditation organization composed of over 11,000 organizations from 75 countries that establishes the standard of what takes to be a great employer, how to be an outperforming place to work in, and to have clear commitment to sustained success.
Max’s Restaurant Chief Operating Officer Ariel P. Fermin shares he appreciates the challenges of being benchmarked against global industry practices and that the recognition by the IIP is an affirmation of Max’s commitment to employee development and welfare.
“Winning at the IIP demonstrates Max’s commitment to recognizing and rewarding our people who also share in our passion to delight our customers through our products and services,” according to Fermin. “The success of our business hinges on our main resource – the men and women who are at our restaurants constantly providing great service to our customers, and who help us realize our vision of making Max’s a truly loved brand.”
MGI President and Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Trota adds that their team members are critical in the delivery of their customer promise. “We’re thrilled by what Max’s has achieved and we are proud that they have created world-class programs that encourage our team members to co-create experiences and build loved brands with us. Our commitment to customers of providing delightful dining experiences through genuine food thoughtful service can only be delivered if our employees believe in the same values that the company believes in, and I thank the Max’s team for their enthusiasm to uphold our vision of building a beloved global brand.”