TORONTO — Marriott Hotels of Canada has been named a 2017 Aon Best Employer in Canada for the 12th year in a row, it was announced Nov. 10.
“Being a Best Employer doesn’t just happen – it takes teamwork and a commitment to excellence from leaders, managers and employees alike. It means that the organization inspires strong commitment and superior performance from its people, and drives business results through effective people practices. Not only has Marriott Hotels of Canada achieved this, but also its parent company, Marriott International Inc., who is currently the only employer to hold the title of Global Aon Best Employer,” said Neil Crawford, partner and Canada leader, talent, rewards and performance at Aon Hewitt.
Marriott’s programs and resources to attract and retain employees include:
The Marriott Voyage program, which is a 12- to 18-month global leadership development program for recent university graduates that combines hands-on, discipline-specific training at a Marriott managed hotel with online leadership training accessed through a life-like virtual environment.
Access to free and low-cost development and learning tools, including Rosetta Stone, to encourage Marriott associates to learn another language.
The Marriott Explore Program of hotel and food and beverage discounts for Marriott associates, as well as their friends and families, to encourage them to travel the world and experience Marriott’s 30 global hotel brands.
The Aon Best Employer in Canada study is the country’s premier benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of workplace excellence using global standards. It reflects more than 20 years of learnings and best practices from Aon Best Employer and employee engagement studies conducted all over the world, relying on data collected in more than 150 markets from over 5,000 organizations in 68 industries, including over 735,000 employees and more than 600 companies of all sizes in Canada. Using the stringent global standards, each participant’s employee survey scores on engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand were assessed against Aon’s Canadian Survey Database and the opinions of Canadian employees.