Marriott International is set to kick off Journey Week, a series of events that aim to attract new talent while inspiring current associates to “aim high”.
Running from 16 – 20 April, 2018, Journey Week will take place at more than 600 Marriott properties across the Asia Pacific, and will 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.
Commenting on the week-long program, Marriott International Chief Human Resources Officer Regan Taikitsadaporn said: “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”.
Marriott International President and Managing Director APAC Craig S. Smith agreed with the sentiment, adding: “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”.
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.