At Marriott, Associate Happiness and Wellbeing Drive Business Results
Marriott International Named One of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
Marriott International is one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. The list, now in its 19th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Ranking #83, Marriott maintains its “All-Star” status as one of only 12 companies that have appeared on the list every year since it started in 1998.
“We are deeply honored to be recognized among the Fortune 100 Best Companies again this year,” says David Rodriguez, Marriott’s executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “At Marriott, we strive to maintain an inclusive and engaging environment where all of our associates know they are valued for the unique talents and contributions they bring to work every day. Fostering that kind of workplace is essential to Marriott’s business success.”
Putting people first is a core value of the company. This is evident through TakeCare, Marriott’s global commitment to associate wellbeing and happiness. TakeCare offers holistic programs focused on mind, body and spirit, such as financial planning, fitness events and challenges, career development and Spirit to Serve Our Communities. When associates feel they are on the path to better personal health and financial security, and are engaged with co-workers and have pride in the company, they are inspired to create great experiences for customers and serve their communities.
Marriott was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”