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Marriott International Recognised as a 2015 Global Aon Best Employer (16 December 2015)

Marriott International Recognised as a 2015 Global Aon Best Employer

Aon Hewitt’s Global Study Evaluates Employee Opinions to Measure Engagement, Leadership, Performance Culture and Employer Brand

LONDON, December 15, 2015 – Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), recognizes Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), a leading global hotel brand with more than 4,300 properties in 85 countries and territories, as a 2015 Global Aon Best Employer.

The Aon Best Employers program measures and recognizes organizations that create a competitive advantage through their people by building outstanding workplaces. Marriott International is the only organization to be recognized as a Global Aon Best Employer for the second consecutive year.

This year, Marriott International was recognized in 49 out of 65 eligible countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Africa-Middle East and North America in which Marriott International operates. The company has also achieved Regional recognition in all five of these regions. Marriott International stands alone as the only organization to achieve Global recognition in the Aon Best Employers program.

“The Aon Best Employers program recognizes the outstanding achievements of organizations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results,” said Neil Crawford, partner and Aon Best Employers Program leader at Aon Hewitt. “Exceptional organizations like Marriott International stand above the rest because they empower results through high employee engagement, a compelling employer brand, effective leadership and a high performance culture. We congratulate Marriott International on being the only organization to achieve this distinct honor of Global recognition for the second year in a row.”

With more than 15 years of experience in best employer studies across the world, and backed by more than 40 years of experience in employee research, the Aon Best Employers program assesses organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice.

To achieve global recognition through the Aon Best Employers program, Marriott International was assessed on four measures in all 65 countries where they operate:

1. Engagement Index: Marriott’s employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated by their employment experience to do their best work every day.

2. Leadership Index: Marriott’s leaders clearly define the vision for the future, recognize employees’ critical importance and lead them to success.

3. Performance Culture Index: Marriott’s employees are aligned to company goals and are rewarded and recognized for their contributions.

4. Employer Brand Index: Marriott’s employees are proud of the company they work for and know what makes Marriott distinctive as a place to work.

Across Marriott, the global TakeCare Wellbeing program provides associates with easy and fun new ways to build a culture of wellbeing and help them learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. The program includes wellbeing champions at each location who coordinate local activities, national wellbeing challenges, a toolbox of mini challenges to roll-out at any time, Healthy Hotel Certification, TakeCare Wellbeing Day, Financial Wellbeing Seminars, TakeCare Cookbook, and much more.

“Marriott International is excited and honored to be the only organization named as a 2015 Global Aon Best Employer by Aon Hewitt,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer, Marriott International. “We have long been committed to creating and cultivating a positive culture for our associates around the world, and we are thrilled that Aon Hewitt, through their valued research, has validated that Marriott International remains a wonderful place to work.”

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