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Marriott International wins big at Asia Recruitment Awards 2020

Marriott International wins big at Asia Recruitment Awards 2020



Diversified hospitality company Marriott International has come up trumps at Hong Kong's Asia Recruitment Awards (ARA) – beating off a competitive field of 74 finalists in 21 categories to be announced the HR grand winner – with three gold and two silver awards.

Marriott International – best known for its broad portfolio of hotels – struck gold with Best Candidate Experience–In-house Recruiters, Best Employer Brand Development and Best International Recruitment Strategy.

This year’s ARA Awards took on a somewhat different format due to the ongoing social distancing restrictions still in place. But the show must go on. And go in it did – with award winners announced by a live video feed at 5pm on 17 June.

A video recording of the event, including all the winners, can be found here:

Other winners of note included Connectus Group, which picked up to two golds for Best Candidate Experience – Agencies, and Best Executive Search Agency and two silver gongs for Best IT/Technology Recruitment Agency and Best Media & MarComm Recruitment Agency – also a bronze for Best Client Service.

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) took home gold for Best In-house Recruitment Team and two silvers trophies for Best Candidate Experience – In-house Recruiters and Best On-boarding Experience categories.

Romeo Chu, from Talent Pro Recruitment, was recognised with the highest individual award, winning Best Recruitment Entrepreneur.

A panel of 17 judges from a variety of backgrounds, with extensive experience in recruitment, adjudicated on this year’s ARA – now in its sixth consecutive year.

Commenting on the calibre of entries for 2020, one of the judges, Anna Thompson, director of HR at Swire Properties, said: “The entries were of high quality which made the judging a challenging one. I was happy to see there have been so many creative solutions to current HR challenges in employer brand development, campus recruitment, and creating positive candidate experiences.”

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