State of the Onion 2023
October 13, 2023 | Uncategorized
At this year’s Annual Food Show, we had the pleasure of hosting team members from across the country, including VPs, District Managers, General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Chefs, and Clients, who joined us to discover new products and connect with vendors. With over 50 vendors presenting both new and existing products, the State Of The Onion presentation delivered by executive leadership, and engaging interactive sessions organized by various GSI departments, the event was packed with highlights.
The State of the Onion provided updates on the company’s notable achievements over the past year in social and environmental responsibility. Nico Foris, CEO, emphasized the company’s dedication to fostering a culture where employees are treated with dignity and respect, identifying this as a key area for further development.
Several Vice Presidents shared updates on essential components within their portfolios, including Laura Sherman, Vice President of the Hospitality Division, who discussed the completion of a significant capital development project at the Flamingo Everglades. Nico said, “We’re thrilled to reach this milestone and strengthen our partnership with the National Park Service. We’re also eager to offer enhanced experiences for regional and international visitors at the national park we’ve helped revitalize.”
In his summary, Nico also mentioned the significant progress of our Employee Resource Groups: HOLA, BELIEVE, WIN, and Kaleidoscope. For live updates, please check The Core. (note: you must be logged into the intranet to view).
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion’s Mentoring Initiative
A year ago, Nico signed the CEO Action Pledge, underscoring our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and granting access to a wide array of resources available at CEOAction.com. He also highlighted the company’s involvement in its Mentoring Initiative, aimed at senior, diverse leaders. Nico said, “Four team members, currently mid-way through this program, are not only enhancing their own professional development and networks but also bolstering diversity within our leadership and improving Guest Services’ success and reputation.”
Nico also touched on the enrichment of Employee Benefits, discussing features like the Tuition Assistance Program, 401K Matching, and modifications to PTO policies. More details can be found on the Intranet.
On The Horizon
In addition to the capital investment projects mentioned above, leadership is set to celebrate the 25-year club, continue implementing Workday, and explore many major business development opportunities in the Condominium Division.