Two of Australia’s premier hotel groups have been named in the list of top ten best places to work in the nation.
The Best Workplaces list, announced at an industry event at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour yesterday, ranked 90 organisations in four different categories. The companies were shortlisted using rigorous analytics and confidential feedback from over 100,000 employees across different industries.
Both hotel groups were in the large company category, open to businesses in any sector employing more than 1000 people.
Accommodation Australia CEO Michael Johnson congratulated both hotel groups for their win
“To have two hotel groups, and two of our members, in the top ten is great news for our industry and I congratulate both companies,” said Mr Johnson.
“Hotels are fun and dynamic places to work. They offer much more than just stop-gap jobs, they are large businesses with endless variety and ample opportunities for promotion, travel and job satisfaction.”
The 2023 results saw companies who supported their employees through the tough times of COVID rank higher than those who did not. Other companies in the top ten included Atlassian, Spec Savers and DHL.
“What separates our hotels from some of the other companies is the fact 75 percent of our staff are on award wages,” Mr Johnson said.
“People like working for our hotels because they are fun, supportive and interesting places to work, not because they are getting bonuses.
“Our industry is still facing skills shortages at the moment and I trust this type of recognition will help lure potential employees to a career in hotels.”
Sean Hunt, Area Vice President for Marriott International Australia, New Zealand and Pacific said the recognition reflected Marriott’s founding philosophy that when you take care of your people, they take care of your business.
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