Meet the people behind Cendyn
Name: Kelly Hazlett
Title: Human Resources Manager
Describe your role:
As the HR Manager at Cendyn, I am responsible for the entire recruitment process for the US team, as well as onboarding new hires, spearheading the internship program, leading several HR initiatives and assisting with coaching and developing teams. Additionally, the role allows me to be involved with training in areas such as management, performance and leadership.
Where are you located? Boca Raton and remote.
What attracted you to Cendyn? The people attracted me to Cendyn! I also like the fast-paced, energetic and diverse environment.
How do your strengths play into the work you do?
I have always had a passion for helping others – a passion for people. My role as HR Manager is a perfect fit for me, as I am able to problem solve, coach and help develop people on a daily basis.
What do you like most about working at Cendyn?
I love the perks we offer our associates – employee engagement is crucial to retention, and I love the fact that we provide so many “extras.” For example, the monthly lunch vouchers, fruit Mondays, soup and salad Wednesdays, popcorn Thursdays and bagel and donut Fridays. Also, the gifted YMCA membership after we have taken advantage of all of the free food days! We maintain a laid back, casual environment, yet work hard and efficiently!
Favorite Cendyn moment:
I truly enjoy Mondays the most each week – sounds funny, but true! I love meeting with the new associates and providing them with a positive and lasting first impression.
Define hospitality in your own words:
Hospitality to me is the way you treat people – always warm, welcome, friendly, positive and helpful. A simple smile can change the direction of someone’s entire day and brighten a room.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my four boys, go to the beach and I work out almost every day!
Parting words of wisdom: Kindness is not an act – it is a lifestyle – Always be kind!