What this episode is about and why you should care
For the first Future of Work Podcast for 2016, I speak with David Rodriguez the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Marriott International. The topic of this podcast is all around the business impact of employee health and wellness. This is a huge theme that we will see an increase in investment for 2016 and beyond. David provides insight on why Marriott is investing in health and wellness promotions, and the benefits of healthy employees who participate in these programs.
With over 400,000 employees in their managed locations, Marriott spans 31 brands, across 100 countries all over the world. They are the largest hotel company in the world, knitted together by their people centric culture. David has been with the company since 1998, holding the Global CHRO title since 2006. Marriott was founded on the principles that if you take care of employees, they will in turn, take care of customers; employees feeling good about themselves will be inspired to serve others. It is this belief that is utilized for business effectiveness. David shares what Marriott has implemented, and gets personal as he shares how their programs literally saved his life after his battle with leukemia. Tune in to hear that story and much more!
What you will learn in this episode
- How Marriott takes care of its people
- How Marriott became a Best Employer
- Attracting and Obtaining Top Talent
- How Health and Wellness Programs Are Used to Blend Generations
- The Role of Leadership in Health and Wellness Programs
- The Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry
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