Marriott International continues to
gain recognition for its putting people first culture
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 October 2018 - Marriott International has once again
been crowned Best Employer Asia Pacific by Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The company was
also recognized as Aon Best Employer in 17 markets across APAC -- an increase in
four markets from last year. The accolades are testament to Marriott
International's commitment to its people and its active encouragement for them to be their best in both their professional and
Craig S. Smith, Marriott International's President and
Managing Director for Asia Pacific, said, "At Marriott International we put
people first and take care of our associates so that they, in turn, take care
of our guests. We are thrilled that this commitment to our people, which has
been embedded in the company's DNA from the outset, has been recognized yet
again by Aon. We focus on training, developing and retaining our associates,
creating a loyal and passionate workforce that is committed to offering the
best service and experiences to our guests."
International was recognized as Best Employer in 17 markets it operates in
across APAC. These are: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mainland China, Fiji,
Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Samoa,
Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
With over 680 properties across 23 brands in more than 20
markets and a further 530 plus properties in the pipeline, Asia Pacific is Marriott
International's second fastest-growing region. The organization's approach to developing
talent is central to this growth as increased opportunities in the company
enable associates to progress their careers from within, retaining not only
talent but also the legacy of service values and commitment to excellence
throughout the entire operation.
"We implement a systematic and purposeful approach
to enable associates to realize their full potential through a structured human
capital planning process," said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief
Human Resources Officer for Asia Pacific at Marriott International. "We see it as
important to nurture and groom our talent with comprehensive training and
leadership development programs to enable career growth and facilitate internal
promotions that will empower the growth of our company. These initiatives help
us attract best-in-class talent as well as create a positive and nurturing
environment for all associates."
Marriott International also offers professional development programs
for associates at every stage of their career, from the Global Voyage
Leadership Development Program for recent university graduates to the Marriott
Development Academy, which helps prepare aspiring and new managers for the
leadership role of general managers. As part of its commitment to diversity and
inclusion, Marriott also focuses on promoting and developing women leaders. In
2018 alone, the Asia Pacific region saw a 12 percent increase in the number of
women general managers across Asia Pacific.
Marriott International is the only company to receive global
recognition consecutively since Aon began the program in 2014 -- a testament to
the group's commitment to putting its people at the core of its business. In
2018, Marriott also achieved certification as Best Employer globally.
With more than 15 years of experience in best employer
studies across the world, backed by more than 20 years of experience in
employee research, the Aon Best Employer program recognizes the
achievements of organizations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace.
The company's research proves that Aon Best Employers drive a committed
workforce and performance through a compelling employer brand, effective leadership, and a high performance culture and level of employee engagement.
Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay, and are
motivated to exert extra effort at work.
- Leadership: Leaders treat employees as valued assets, engage
employees in the vision, and lead the organization to success.
- Performance Culture: Employees are aligned to organizational
goals and are rewarded and recognized for their contribution.
- Employer Brand: Employees are proud of being part of their
organization and can clearly explain what makes their employer different from
Please see the awards list in full here.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA,
and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties in 30 leading hotel
brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises
hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The
company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which
includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more
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