Starwood Asia Pacific named Best Employer India 2013

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On 15th January 2014, Starwood Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. was named Best Employer India 2013 by an India study carried out by Aon Hewitt. First conducted in 2001, the ‘Best Employer Study’ carried out in Asia Pacific aims to provide insights into how to companies can create competitive advantage in its people practice and identifies the best employers in the region.

Organizations are evaluated in four areas :

• High employee engagement

• A compelling employer brand

• Effective Leadership

• High performance culture.

Since its launch, the study has been conducted in China, Honk Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The 2013 India Study had wide participation across 22 industries, and collected viewpoints from 74,000 employees (representing the views of a workforce of over 360,000) and numerous HR leaders and business heads.

Three programs helped Starwood AP stand out in India :

1. Cross Exposure & International Work Experience Programme: The program provides local talent an opportunity to work abroad and gain valuable international work experience, thereby building a quality pipeline of talent resources across regions and divisions.

2. Graduate Management Associate Programme (GMAP): Starwood Careers Graduate Management Associate Programme allows South Asian Management associates to undergo world-class training, development and career advancement. This combination of practical experience, formal and informal training, coaching and mentoring provides the Management Associate a unique opportunity to develop within the company.

3. CSR - Youth Career Initiative (YCI) and IIMPACT: The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is a six-month education programme that provides disadvantaged young people with life and work skills, and seeks to improve their employability and enhance their long-term social and economic opportunities. A second CSR initiative is our partnering IIMPACT to provide primary level education to disadvantaged girls through over 600 learning centres spread across eight states of India.

The prestigious Best Employer India 2013 title further brands Starwood as an Employer of choice and will help Starwood to continue to attract the best talent to build a career with us.


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