In an article produced by the company go2HR, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts stands out above the rest for honouring their employees across Canada in their employee recognition program. Go2HR is a BC company focused on bringing together employers and employees to promote workforce development. This organization takes a look at companies that do their best to foster good employer and employee relationships. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts pride themselves in honouring their employees across Canada. Each Fairmont property recognizes three employees monthly to present employee service awards in cities like Toronto. The winners each month are honoured at a formal reception where the GM and Director of Human Resources present the awards. These employees or “Stars of the Month” as they are called, receive a package that includes a thank you letter from the GM, an inscribed plaque, a “Service Plus” pin, a watch and a gift. Amanda O’Brien, a former HR manager for the Vancouver Fairmont Hotel says that “The Star program is so comprehensive; people feel really special because of all the attention they get. It’s great to hear all the enthusiasm in our committee’s selection meeting. It’s fun and even a bit competitive to sell your nominee to the rest of the group” (www.go2hr.ca). The program is very popular because the monthly winners are in the running to be selected as the hotel’s Star of the Year. This honour includes a week’s paid vacation at any Fairmont Hotel and Resort site. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is a leading edge organization in employee recognition programs. They value their employees and firmly believe that employee service rewards create a positive working environment that ultimately contributes to the overall success of the entire organization and chain of hotels across Canada.