Marriott International has been named as a 2019 Kincentric Best Employer in Asia Pacific for the sixth year running, as part of Kincentric’s global Best Employers program, formerly a part of Aon. This recognition makes Marriott International the only company to receive this recognition consecutively since the inception of the program.
In addition to achieving regional Best Employer status, Marriott International has also been recognized as a Best Employer in three new markets – New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In total, sixteen eligible markets received the honor across Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
“We are tremendously proud to be recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer in Asia Pacific for more than half a decade and counting. It is a testament to our founding principle of putting people first,” said Craig S. Smith, Group President, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We built our 92-year old business on taking care of our associates and it will continue to be the best investment we make.”
Today, there are approximately 150,000 associates who wear a Marriott name badge in Asia Pacific across more than 760 properties in 23 countries & territories. Asia Pacific is the company’s fastest growing region and by the end of 2020, an estimated 17,000 new jobs are expected to be created.
“Through TakeCare, we promote opportunity, community and purpose for all,” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We foster an inclusive environment that inspires our people to grow with us, both personally and professionally. We want them to find purpose in their work that not only contributes to the business, but also leaves a lasting and positive impact on the world through our collective social impact and sustainability goals.”