The company has a big focus on training and development opportunities for our associates
Marriott International has been recognised by Aon as a ‘Best Employer’ in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, as part of its annual Aon Best Employers program.
The Best Employers program celebrates the achievements of organisations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace, evaluating participants on employee engagement, leadership, agility and talent focus.
This is the sixth year Marriott has been included in the Best Employer list; the only company to receive this recognition every year since the inception of the program.
It also marks the first year Marriott International has been named a Best Employer in New Zealand, following the company’s entry into the market in 2018 with Four Points by Sheraton, Auckland.
Natasha Rasheed, Area Director of Human Resources, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International, said she attributes the award to the company’s ongoing commitment to its associates and their success in both their professional and personal lives.
“Marriott International is a people-first company. We believe in taking care of our associates, so they in turn take care of our guests. It’s embedded in our DNA,” said Rasheed.
“We have a big focus on training and development opportunities for our associates, as well as programs for mentoring, wellbeing and more. We are pleased to again be recognised by Aon as a Best Employer, which is testament to our culture of taking care of our associates.”
Marriott International has 32 hotels and resorts across ten brands in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, with a further 22 hotels in the pipeline - representing a further 2,500 jobs.
The company offers development opportunities with the goal of attracting and retaining a loyal team that’s committed to excellence and service values throughout the entire operation.
These opportunities include Marriott International’s Global Voyage Leadership Development program, which is designed for recent university graduates and Marriott Development Academy, which helps prepare aspiring managers for leadership roles.
Both programs have enabled Marriott International to see more than 55% of its leadership positions across the Australian business filled internally.
Moreover, Marriott International also maintains strong relationships with schools and universities, to identify and attract talent early on.
It also focuses on diversity and inclusion, whether that’s through the development of female leaders through programs like its Women In Leadership committee, or across the wider community through the training and development of local populations.