Sonee Co. in Male’ is celebrating Employees Day for their staff on the 7th and 8th of this month and celebrating it big. According to a publicized notice on their shop front, the group will close business for the days mentioned to host a celebration of Employees Day in Paradise Island Resort. Its a tremendously symbolic and welcome gesture towards staff and shows an active caring attitude to staff by the employer.
Sonee the business group mainly consists of Hardware shops and sports items retailers which was the original business they started with. Sonee used to be spelled Sony until somebody figured that Sony is a popular brand name and the spelling was changed all in a hurry. Currently the company employs a few hundreds of people most of whom are expatriates and is reputed to be a good employer.
Here in resorts such gestures towards staff ie. such as celebrating an Employees Day for staff is a dream for most of the resorts and a distant one at that. Maybe the resorts can learn a lesson from much smaller fussiness such as Sonee and mend the ways for a better more caring attitude towards the staff. After all if the staff are not happy how can the guests be?