TORONTO — For the 12th year in a row, Marriott Hotels of Canada has been awarded the title of Aon Best Employer in Canada. 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.
“Our associates are truly our greatest and most valued asset,” says Don Cleary, president of Marriott Hotels of Canada. “We strive to be true to the principle established by our founder, J. Willard Marriott, to always take care of our associates, as they in turn will then always take care of our hotel guests. This recognition shows that Marriott still takes this to heart. It makes me enormously proud of our company and our team of associates across Canada.”
According to Neil Crawford, partner and Canada leader, Talent, Rewards & Performance at Aon Hewitt, “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.”
Marriott provides several best in class programs and resources to attract and retain employees, including access to free and low-cost development and learning tools to encourage Marriott associates to learn another language; a global leadership-development program for recent university graduates; and hotel, food and beverage discounts for Marriott associates, as well as their friends and families.