Marriott launches new career campaign following pandemic staff shortage crunch

Marriott International has launched an Australia-wide program offering their 2,500 employees flexible access to personal and professional development opportunities as it looks to fill over 230 positions across Australia.

The “Life With the Works” campaign is being rolled out nationally, led by Marriott’s local head of human resources Natasha Rasheed.

“At Marriott, we believe a great career is a journey of discovery and inspiration, we empower our people to discover their own journey,” she said.

“Marriott Programs also enable our associates to experience greater freedom to create the work/life balance that works for them. With more leave, more benefits and more perks than ever before. We pledge to put associates first and to help open their eyes to the true power of travel and our incredibly upbeat industry.”

Marriott’s internal training and development program, Marriott Development Academy (MDA), is integral to the roll out as its Australian properties return to full operations.

The integrated program adopts a blended learning technique that allows participants to take charge of their career development through a self-paced learning approach.

During the challenging pandemic, Marriott promoted five high-performing employees who were all part of MDA into first-time general manager roles.

“One of the major challenges the pandemic has presented as we re-start operations is the industry-wide staff and skills shortages,” said Sean Hunt, Marriott’s local boss.

“This presents opportunities for aspiring hoteliers. We’re offering the chance to embark on a career with us that will open new doors and unlock limitless possibilities.”