Huvafen Fushi – October 2018

Message from General Manager

JC.JPGThe end of the year is approaching fast and we are getting ready with the activities, entertainment and all the goodies to ensure a memorable festive season for our guests. In the meantime the month of November is ticking at a sound occupancy and rate with more guests coming from Europe. We are also putting the final touch in refreshing our product. The renovation of the last 4 deluxe beach bungalows will be completed by 18 November, in time to delight our guests for the high season.

Most of you are enjoying playing now futsal in our new field. This will be completed by the end of the month with the fence. It will become then a true multi-purpose playground with cricket, volleyball and tennis on offer as well. I wish you all the fun at trying these games and putting teams together in friendly matches.

All the best and good continuation at delighting our guests, as always

Jean-Christophe Nager

General Manager


 

Engagement Survey 2018

Opinions and feedback of all our team members is of extreme importance at Huvafen for the development of our dream team and island. For the sole purpose of this, HR organized and carried out an engagement survey for all the team members on 29th to 31st of October.

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All permanent team members who has completed their time of probation was eligible to participate and provide their feedback anonymously to ensure a reliable feedback.

The survey was based upon two segments; engagement and leadership, and was carried on through out all the team members, including line staff’s, supervisors and managers to HOD’S and Directors. An online survey platform, survey monkey was used to conduct this important research for the beneficiary of our dream island.

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After the completion of the survey and the results were generated, HR ensured a discussion meeting with the leadership team to finalize and implement an action plan based on the outcome of the survey.

It is vital here at Dream Island that we generate a feedback from our team members, and manifest and value their opinions and perspectives to improve the working environment and for an efficient development for a better productivity and a safe work place.

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We thank all the team members for their constructive feedback and taking time from their busy schedule to complete the survey. Your opinions are very much appreciated and valued, and will be considered to bring about the necessary changes.


Halloween Dinner @ Huvafen

Not only in our Huvafen do we give an importance to mark and celebrate the festive of Maldives, but we also highly value the festive’s of our beloved expat team members.

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Halloween being among one of these festive’s, HR took an initiative to bring a little bit of the horror aura for our team members. Henceforth, with full support from our kitchen team as always, A Halloween themed dinner was organized and set for all the team members on 30th November.

Our chefs displayed their curving skills for the decoration, pulling up horrifyingly beautiful curved pumpkins for the setup. Dinner included numerous variations of food to compliment the theme, and it was a wonderfully delicious buffet as always.

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Thank you chef’s for exceeding the expectations, and giving us a WOW dinner!.

Your attention to detail always makes such celebrations a mark for our Huvafen history.

 


FIFA PS Competition – October 2018

As part of team building and recreation, Huvafen organizes various activities for its dream makers.

PS Competition being among one of these activities, this was the second competition that had taken place this year, and as always, a huge excitement was built among the team members.

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Played between 3 groups of 12 members, the competition was played on alternating four nights after our daily operations at our games and recreation room.

After several competitive matches played between the three groups, Sharie De Haccan from HR and Junaan from F&B qualified into the finals which was played on 30th Oct. supporters cheering for their player, the game took an even more exciting aura. Nevertheless only one can the game, and for this competition, Junaan took the lead by Sharie (1-0) and owned the championship.

Unfortunately, last Champion Huthy Ibrahim had to play the third place match against Ricsh Richie and won the third place of the competition.

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Congratulations Junaan for the amazing win, and thank you team members for the support and team spirit you always display for all the team activities that gets organized.

Lets look forward to the next competition soon again.


Weekly Fire Team Practical Sessions

Huvafen always gives a critical importance to the safety and security of its staff and guests.

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To ensure this our Safety & Security Manager, Shakir takes initiative in arranging a practical sessions to the Fire Team of Huvafen on every Saturdays.

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The sessions takes an hour and is mainly designed to raise awareness of fire hazards in the workplace and how to respond in the event of a fire emergency, including selection and the usage correct fire extinguisher depending on the type of fire.


Reef & Lagoon Cleaning

on 17th October, our Dream Team Members gathered around for the often kept regular lagoon cleaning of our beautiful Dream Island.

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Your support and enthusiasm helps us maintain this exemplary scenery of the lagoon surrounding us.


International Chef’s Day

The Heart of the House. The master behind the curtain everyday choreographing the harmony of cinema we witness on our Island, our chefs, are not just cooking up a storm, but telling a tale with every dish crafted out of each kitchen.

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Chefs being the earnest and most dedicated of professions, spends their life on their feet, bent over a pit of fire, sweat rolling off their brow, blisters and cuts from the tip of their fingers to the edge of their elbows, and smelling of today’s catch or yesterday’s garlic. They are the warriors of the kitchen, focused and passionate about what they do sacrificing a “normal” life for one dedication, creating wonderful tasting dishes for each of us to savor and enjoy.

It is this commitment to creativity and service that makes today an important time to pause and give them thanks.

Happy International Chef’s Day to all our Dream Team of Chef’s. Appreciation in words is not enough to show the gratitude.


Inter-Department Kayak Competition

Inter-Department Kayak Competition was arranged by the HR Department with the help of Float Team on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 afternoon at 4:30pm.

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Total of 16 kayakers participated and the competition was carried among 8 teams with 2 kayakers from each department.

Our Judge Inthi, calculated the timings to see the best 3 teams among the participants who finished the race quicker in order to qualify in the final round.

After the 3rd Round of the competition, the final round competing department names was announced (Engineering, Housekeeping & Transport).

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Congratulations Housekeeping Department for winning the title of the Inter-Department Kayak Competition, Engineering won the second place and Transport being in the 3rd place of the competition.

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Once again thank you HR and Float team for the arrangements and well done to all the participants.


Town Hall Meeting – September 2018

Huvafen holds its Monthly Town Hall Meeting at Malaafaiy on Saturday, 13th October late afternoon.

Opening the Town Hall with a word from our GM Jean-Christophe Nager (JC), the Town Hall meeting had a little bit more of specialty added to it than other months.

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A total of 14 new Dream Makers were welcomed into the team at the meeting, congratulating and encouraging everyone for their hard work and effort that has always been shown. In addition to this, we had a team member who with pride we had announced the promotion, congratulations Muja, Now Senior Spa Therapist cum Trainer.

As always we appreciate and award the hard work from our dream makers in every Town Hall, this month also we had a good number of deserving nominees for the Face of the House and Heart of the House. Congratulations Jameel from HR and Muzah from Front Office for winning the title of Heart and Face of the House for the month of September 2018.

This Town Hall we had a special award made especially on behalf of our team members, dedicated to none other than our Director of Sales, for winning his name in the 20 most influential Sales & Marketing Personnel in Maldives on Corporate Maldives. It is a very humble and prideful moment for the whole of dream Island that our Director of Sales has been nominated for this title. A very huge Congratulations to Nuas for this wonderful success, and being a role model to all our dream makers!

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Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge representatives from Dream Team, Certificates and Medals was issued by our GM to all the individuals who took part in this prestigious event for the year 2018 from F & B Kitchen and F & B Service.

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The very first time in Maldives, HR professionals day was celebrated on the 13th of October and Huvafen Pastry team has prepared a special cake to our wonderful HR Team to cut during the Town Hall Meeting in order to mark this special day.

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Few changes to the Town Hall Meeting for this month, Raffle Draw was included to the agenda and two items in the raffle draw was taken among all the team members. Congratulations to the lucky two winners, Mama – Front Office and Javiz – Transport, and of course every Town Hall meeting, we end with a sweet note of cutting a wonderful birthday cake from our pastry team for the birthday babies of September.

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Congratulations all the winners once again, and thank you dream makers for your amazing services.


Team Member of the Month – Face of the House (September 2018)

muzah.pngMuzah is consistently striving for excellence in all that he does. His dedication to his position is evident in his actions every day. Always goes above and beyond to help out. Offers help when he notices an opportunity, not just in his department but other departments as well. He consistently provides compassionate care for his guests and is extremely dedicated. Muzah is a great communicator and pushes himself to be the best that he can be.

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Briefly describe what you do all day.

After I wake up, I make myself available for all the guests I look after. Follow up on daily activities of all the guests. During my free time, I watch series and play video games.

What is the best thing about your role?

I get the chance to meet new people everyday, and I always learn something new from them. 

What do you value most about your employment in Huvafen Fushi?

All my colleagues who works around me.

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Huvafen Fushi? Anytime when I get a good feedback from the guests I look after.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

End up watching series.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe Huvafen Fushi?

Perfect place to work.

What’s the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far? To be positive all the time.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Cooking

Tell us about a time when you had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best. I don’t recall any such thing happened so far.

What are your future career development plans?

Taking new challenges in current position. Get more training’s, and get ready for next position.


Team Member of the Month – Heart of the House (September 2018)

jameel.pngDuring the month of September Jameel has shown very good performance. Whenever a person asked to be assisted, he is ready to do the job. During the last month he took initiative and assisted on other department operations by releasing his colleague to assist Spa operations. Moreover, he is involved in all our extra activities and never say NO to his works. Jameel took lead on assisting Multi-purpose Court project during the last month.

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Briefly describe what you do all day.

Maintaining and cleaning staff area

What is the best thing about your role?

Being able to work and  assist together with all the team members

What do you value most about your employment in Huvafen Fushi?

The good relationship  built on my 15 years of career here at Huvafen Fushi with the Dream Makers.

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Huvafen Fushi? Being selected as the Employee of the Year 2016

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Watching movies

What are 3 words you’d use to describe Huvafen Fushi?

Friendly, Inspiring, Fun

What’s the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?

Handling the village area tasks and welfare activities alone for a period of one month which taught me taking lead for leadership.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I want to learn office admin works into work in HR Office.

Tell us about a time when you had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best.

So far I haven’t had anything like that.

What are your future career development plans?

Improve my communication skills and take the part in HR Welfare Coordinations.


HR Professionals Day Celebration

13th October being commemorated as HR Professionals Day in Maldives, Huvafen with the whole team, took time to acknowledge the exceptional work our own HR team does for all the Huvafen team members.

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Working closely as one team, the HR department never fails to do what is righteous for all team members. With a group photo session of all available HR team members, like every other day, our HR department showed their fellowship in even celebrating this special day.

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At town Hall meeting held at Malaafaiy a special cake made by our Pastry team was cut by the available team members of HR.

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Thank you Management Team for always supporting HR in working for a safe and productive environment for all team members.


Huvafen Representing @ Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2018

Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge is a Prestigious Event where all Resorts, Hotels, Restaurants, Food and Beverage Associations participate and share their experiences.

The objective of the competition is to provide channels promoting culinary excellence, the skills and abilities of chefs, cooks, pastry chef and apprentices from near to far. The Competition was held in Male’, Dharubaaruge from 09th October to 12th October 2018.

Huvafen Fushi participated in the Culinary Challenge for the year 2018 in 6 categories and nominated 5 chefs (Sam, Nemy, Jahir, Abu and Shivam) from our wonderful Kitchen team and Ammu from F & B Service to showcase their talent and represent Huvafen Fushi at this prestigious event.

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On the first day of the competition (9th October 2018), Chef Sam & Chef Abu, took part in the Hot Cooking Lamb category. Our heartfelt congratulation to Chef Sam, who won the Bronze Medal under this category.

Chef Nemy along with Ammu, represented on the second day of the competition for the category of Dessert and tea making respectively. Much gratifying congratulations to Ammu, for winning the bronze medal in his category and for being selected in the top three for the Creative tea challenge.

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On the third day of the competition Chef Jahir represented for the category of Hot cooking, Poultry, and Ammu for the category of Iced Mocktail.

Chef Shivam, cooked on the final day in young Chef category, winning a prestigious bronze in his challenge as well.

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Our participants showed an outstanding performance along with the help of their departments full support, bringing honored value to our Huvafen Fushi. Thank you for your dedication to all the hard work put in for this competition and bringing Such a big success for Huvafen Fushi.

Well done to all our participants and Dream Team is really proud of you all.



Celebrating Breast Awareness Month at Huvafen

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is marked across the world every October. It aims to help increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.   Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide.  According to statistics, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

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Resident doctor, Wilma Corpus invited the women of Huvafen Fushi to a session of Breast Cancer Awareness where she explained the signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer. Signs and symptoms can vary widely from person to person. Dr. Wilma also emphasized the importance of knowing how to do a Breast self-examination (BSE), a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer.

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With Doctor Wilma clarifying any questions surfaced, it had been an informative and supportive session for all our Huvafen ladies.

To further increase the team bond between our ladies, along with the information session, a night for the ladies was also arranged by the HR team. With fun activities, such as Karaoke to keep the night alive, and with a variation of snacks and pizzas from our F & B team it had been made sure that Huvafen shows support to this cancer awareness as well as takes in detail to the well fare of our ladies.

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Breast cancer being a disease yet with no cure, we Huvafen, as an organization always dedicate our full support to the cause, and along with the rest of the world, we believe in the fighters of this disease, we applaud the strong survivors, and we hope for a cure.


Monthly Healthy Lunch

Every month Huvafen Marks one day to detoxify our Dream Makers with a Healthy Lunch Day.

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on 08th October, Wednesday with the help of our Island Doctor, the Kitchen Team displayed, a healthy lunch, balanced right to cater to the need of our Dream Makers Health.

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With an array of dishes, with the freshest ingredients with amazing flavors, our team of chefs delivered health with taste.

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Thank you so much, Kitchen Team, and Doctor, for arranging this beneficial and much required lunch for our dream makers.


 

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