Journey Week, Marriott International’s annual employer brand program, is taking place at more than 600 Marriott properties in Asia Pacific. The week-long series of events from April 16 – 20, 2018 aims to attract new talent while inspiring current associates to aim high. Journey Week will encourage and inspire associates to create their own future and help shape the company, and also show potential employees why Marriott International is an employer of choice.
Marriott International plans to add approximately 19,000 job positions across Asia Pacific by the end of 2018. Underpinning this growth is the company’s approach to attracting and retaining talent: enabling associates to develop progressive careers in a company that celebrates teamwork, excellence and community involvement.
Marriott International believes that a great career is a journey of self-discovery: people achieve personal fulfilment through new adventures. The company’s founders J.W. and Alice Marriott saw life as a journey – from the day they set out to Washington, D.C. to open their root-beer stand, they never stopped exploring and reaching for new opportunities. Marriott International is equally committed to each associate’s journey, enabling them to grow personally and professionally with careers that flourish.
“Journey Week is a platform that reinforces our company’s global employer brand campaign ‘To the Journey.’ The week-long series of events will bring to life our value proposition: that Marriott International offers unmatched career opportunities coupled with a culture that empowers associates to live their best lives,” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International.
During Journey Week, across Asia Pacific, each Marriott International hotel will host activities to engage their existing associates and attract external talent. Highlights include career coaching sessions, hotel open houses, local school engagement, resume and interview preparation workshops, as well as diversity celebrations. Associates in senior leadership roles will also share their own career journeys to inspire others to reach their own career destinations. There will also be a focus on women in leadership roles, where inspiring associates will showcase and emphasize their progression and journey throughout each stage of their career.
“Putting people first has been Marriott International’s core value since the company’s founding more than 90 years ago. Asia Pacific is the company’s fastest-growing region outside the U.S., and in 2018, it is set to expand further with 80 new hotels across 16 markets. As our company expands in Asia, we will continue to place our associates at the very heart of our business by giving associates opportunities to grow and succeed,” said Craig S. Smith, President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Marriott International.
In addition to associate wellbeing, Marriott International offers a rich variety of career and personal development tools and resources tailored for associates at every level including a robust performance management process and professional learning and development programs from the Global Voyage Leadership Development Program for recent university graduates to GM Elevate which helps prepare aspiring and new general managers for leadership roles. As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Marriott also focuses on promoting and developing women leaders. In 2017 alone, the group saw a near 20 percent increase in female general managers across Asia Pacific.
Our ongoing commitment to associates has been rewarded with awards and recognition from around the globe. The company has been a winner of “100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR,” for nearly 20 consecutive years by FORTUNE magazine. Recently, the company’s commitment to excellence in the workplace saw Marriott International 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 and territories across the region.