Marriott International’s commitment to excellence in the workplace has seen the company named a 2017 Best Employer in Asia Pacific by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc.

Marriott International was also highlighted as a Best Employer in 13 countries / territories across the region, including in the newly added markets of Bhutan, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Craig S. Smith, Marriott International’s president and managing director for Asia Pacific, says, “Putting people first is the cornerstone of our culture and we’re honoured to once again be recognised as a best employer. The dedication and development of our associates drive business results. Throughout 2018, we will continue to encourage innovation, provide greater opportunities and reward success which should further strengthen our growth in Asia Pacific.”

Asia Pacific is the company’s second fastest-growing region and in 2018, it is set to expand further still with 80 new hotels across 16 markets. Underpinning this growth is Marriott’s approach to attracting and retaining talent: Associates develop progressive careers, in a company that celebrates teamwork, excellence and community involvement.

“Keeping people engaged and enthusiastic is a priority at Marriott International and why we offer holistic programmes such as TakeCare, which focuses on an associates’ body, mind and spirit. This programme helps them build a healthy and secure future. Initiatives such as this help to create a positive environment as well as attract and maintain stellar talent,” explains Regan Taikitsadaporn, chief human resources officer for Asia Pacific at Marriott International. The company also offers professional development programmes for associates at every
stage of their career.

With more than 15 years of experience in best employer studies across the world, and backed by more than 20 years of experience in employee research, the Aon Best Employer programme compares organisations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice.