64 posts categorized "Employment"

The Ritz-Carlton Kicks-Off Right

February 4, 2014
The recent Super Bowl game had me thinking about the importance of kick-offs. In football, kick-offs help set the tone for each team’s possession. They can either give a team great advantage or put a team behind before they even start a play. Before the grand opening day of every...

Ben Voogd: Navigating Amsterdam by Bike

December 9, 2013
During my travels, I meet a lot of associates around the world. I’m often impressed not just by how well they serve our guests, but how much they love it. They take a lot of pride in being able to make our customers happy. It makes me feel great knowing...

Noella has it right, "It's kinda fun"

November 4, 2013
Noella Abijuru in Dubai Listen to how Noella Abijuru a resident of Kigali, Rwanda describes working for Marriott. “It’s kinda fun. Though it’s a business, it’s kinda fun.” Noella is one of fifteen women hired about a year ago from the Akilah Instutute for Women. She’s been training in Dubai...

Bridges … A Solid Foundation for Opportunity

August 19, 2013
Years ago, when our company was first beginning to add hotels to our business, my dad would scout locations for new hotels by watching the traffic across the bridges of Washington. He would say they would never move the bridges. He knew that a hotel built near a bridge or...

Job Hunting Sure Has Changed

July 9, 2013
Listen to Blog Technology Puts the Job Search in the Palm of Your Hand From placing a sign outside our hotels to posting on a Facebook wall – my, how the job hunt has changed! Searching for jobs these days is a lot different than it was 50 years ago....

Marriott … It’s Where I Belong

March 11, 2013
In the past year when I’ve done interviews with the press, I’ve received the question repeatedly about how it feels to have a non-family member for the first time as CEO. Arne Sorenson is as much a member of our family as everyone else. I’ve always considered each and every...

Creating a World of Opportunity That Spans Generations

November 30, 2012
Siu Lam has worked for Marriott at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel for 22 years. Her first nine years at the hotel were as a housekeeper making up 15-plus rooms per day. Her last 13 have been spent as a senior housekeeper, supporting, deep cleaning, inspecting and covering any...

Don't Outkick Your Coverage

August 6, 2012
The Challenge of Growing Globally - Recruiting Great Talent In a recent blog, I indicated that in the next two years we would be opening one hotel per month in China. This, of course, represents a huge challenge to hire and retain some 40,000 new associates. We are working closely...

Around the World in a Day

May 29, 2012
Many years ago my favorite movie was Around the World in 80 Days. I just experienced around the world of Marriott in 8 hours by video conference. I started my day with our president & CEO, Arne Sorenson, and our senior team with a call to Simon Cooper, who is...

ExecuStay on the Move

May 21, 2012
You may have heard that Marriott recently announced it was selling its corporate housing brand, ExecuStay, to Oakwood Worldwide. That transaction became effective May 1 and represents yet another step we’ve taken to ensure our company can focus entirely on managing and franchising our lodging brands. The move was good...