Marriott International bags the Kincentric Best Employer in APAC for the 6th time

Marriott International achieved the regional Best Employer status along with being recognised as the Best Employer in three new markets New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

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Marriott International has again bagged the title of Kincentric Best Employer in Asia Pacific 2019 for the sixth year, as part of Kincentric’s global Best Employers program, formerly a part of Aon. Marriott International is the only company to have received this recognition consecutively since the inception of the program.

Marriott International achieved the regional Best Employer status. In addition, it has also been recognised as the Best Employer in three new markets New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In total, sixteen eligible markets received the honor across Asia Pacific: Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

With 20 years of experience in Best Employer research across the world, backed by more than 50 years of experience in employee research and a robust global database, the Best Employers program compares organisations to identify those that strive to continuously spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.

Craig S. Smith, Group President, Asia Pacific, Marriott International said, “We are tremendously proud to be recognised as a Kincentric Best Employer in Asia Pacific for more than half a decade and counting. It is a testament to our founding principle of putting people first. We built our 92-year old business by taking care of our associates and it will continue to be the best investment we make.”


To achieve recognition through the Kincentric Best Employers certification, Marriott International was assessed on four measures:

  • Employee engagement: Employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work.
  • Organisational agility: Employees see that the organization is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
  • Engaging leadership: Leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values.
  • Talent focus: Employees see that the organization is focusing on attracting and retaining great talent and creating an environment where people can thrive.

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