Sandals Negril uses competition as training tool for team members

The Landsec team was happy to share lens with Sandals Negril’s general manager, David Latchimy (left), learning and development manager, Keitho Nembhard (right) and Mr Wallace, a representative from Jungle Nightclub in Negril (second from right).
The Landsec team was happy to share lens with Sandals Negril’s general manager, David Latchimy (left), learning and development manager, Keitho Nembhard (right) and Mr Wallace, a representative from Jungle Nightclub in Negril (second from right).

In the world of business, competition among brands benefits the customers, and at Sandals Negril, competition among departments helps team members. The resort wrapped up its interdepartmental quiz recently, and the combined team of landscaping and security (Landsec) ousted 13 departments and walked away as the winning team.

Bragging rights

Apart from bragging rights, trophies, excursions gift cards, and cash prizes, each team member also earned a wealth of knowledge about the Sandals brand, as well as history, current affairs and other subject areas.

“The purpose of the quiz was to build on the creative learning and development tools.”

— Keitho Nembhard from Sandals Negril

Keitho Nembhard, learning and development manager at Sandals Negril, shared that the quiz competition is a fun and exciting training tool that has proven to be quite effective. He stressed that it is important for team members to be knowledgeable in a variety of areas given the nature of the hospitality and tourism sector.

Creative learning

“The purpose of the quiz was to build on the creative learning and development tools. The topics selected were in keeping with local and international affairs, and most importantly, hospitality trends. These things add value to our team and causes us to understand what’s happening in our industry and beyond,” he said.

The LandSec quiz team members were all smiles ahead of the final round of the competition.

After 10 rounds of matches, the Landsec team went up in a gruelling finale against the previously undefeated Loyalty and Travel team. It was indeed a nail-biting culmination, as both teams were head to head before the pace changed in the buzzer section.

Scores of team members and resort guests came out to see which team would walk away the victors. While it was evident that most persons were rooting for the Landsec team that was said to have been the underdog, the Loyalty and Travel team remained undaunted.