Marriott Australia has been named the Best Employer in Australia & New Zealand by Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study – the largest employee research project and market practice audit in Australia and New Zealand.

Crowned “Best of the Best”, Marriott Australia outperformed 19 accredited companies in the study that included data from a survey of more than 100,000 employees from 125 organisations. This is the first time that a hospitality company has been awarded this honour.

The study found that 91 per cent of Marriott Associates responded that given the opportunity, they tell others about the great things associated with working for the company. Compared to other High Performing Best Employers, Marriott Australia Associates are 14 per cent less likely to leave the organisation and 14 per cent more likely to believe that their organisation motivates them to contribute more than what is normally required to complete their work.

In overall engagement, all companies scoring above 65 per cent were accepted into the High Performance category. Marriott Australia boasted a score of 88 per cent.