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Aon announces 10 Best Employers in Korea for 2017
Aon announces 6 Best Employers in Taiwan for 2017
Aon announces 5 Best Employers in Japan for 2017
Aon announces 5 Best Employers in Indonesia for 2017
Aon announces 10 Best Employers in the Middle East for 2017
Aon announces 6 Best Employers in Singapore for 2017
Aon partners with Sasin to announce 14 Best Employers in Thailand for 2017
 

 Aon announces 10 Best Employers in Korea for 2017

  • Aon Best Employers in Korea lead with 73% engagement score compared to 57% of market average

  • Non-Monetary recognition tops as key differentiator in engaging employees< >hree special recognitions announced—Best Employer for Women, Best Employer for  Generation Y, and Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

Seoul, 20 October 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named ten organisations as Best Employers Korea 2017.
 
Amidst political and economic uncertainty, 70 percent of CEOs identified people issues as one of the top challenges inhibiting their organisation’s success. Key people risks include rising salaries and the inability to retain talent.
 
Yet, Aon Best Employers in Korea continue to achieve exceptional engagement score of 73 percent (market average, 57 percent), have lower attrition score at 57 percent, and fill in 60 percent leadership positions internally compared to market average.
 
The study further revealed that although 90 percent of organisations use monetary recognition – differentiating pay based on performance — as a method of motivating employees, what differentiated Best Employers from the market was their use of non-monetary recognition. For instance, 90 percent of Best Employers offer structured organisation wide recognition programs as well as people manager driven recognition programs for their individual teams (market average, 78 percent), and 61 percent of employees at Best Employers believe they receive appropriate recognition for their contributions and accomplishments (market average, 45 percent).
 
On average, Aon Best Employers in Korea scored more than 12 points across the other three indices of Best Employers that is Compelling Employer Brand, Effective Leadership, and High Performance Culture compared to market average.
 
The Aon Best Employers in Korea for 2017 are:

Organisation

Category

LG Display

Best of the Best Employers Korea

DHL Express

Best Employer Korea

Dongwha Enterprise

Best Employer Korea

FedEx Express Korea

Best Employer Korea

HanmiGlobal Co., Ltd.

Best Employer Korea

KLA-Tencor Korea

Best Employer Korea

KT

Best Employer Korea

Lam Research Korea

Best Employer Korea

Roche Diagnostics Korea Co., Ltd.

Best Employer Korea

Roche Korea

Best Employer Korea

Special Recognition

Organisation

Category

DHL Express Korea

Best Employer for Women

FedEx Express Korea

Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

Lam Research.

Best Employer for Generation Y

 

Marriott International, Korea was named Best Employers Korea 2017 through the Global programme.

Anthony Chung, Engagement Leader, Aon Hewitt Korea, said: "Despite the competitive business environment, Best Employers continue to focus on their people by emphasising on an employee-first philosophy. Through regular two-way communication, they are able to understand their workforce and successfully meet changing employee expectations. As a result they are able to outperform other organisations on the four indices of Best Employer organisations with higher scores for employee engagement, effective leadership, compelling employer brand and high performance culture.”

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Aon announces 6 Best Employers in Taiwan for 2017

  • Best Employers in Taiwan lead with higher engagement score of 76% compared to the market average of 61%

  • Best Employers fill in two times more top leadership openings internally compared to market average

  • Three special recognitions announced— Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement, Best Employer for Women, and Best Employer for Gen Y.

Taipei, 18 October 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named six organisations as Best Employers Taiwan 2017.

With the recovery of global trade and increasing government stimulus in infrastructure, business outlook in Taiwan looks upbeat. 64 percent of CEOs estimate steady growth for business performance, but are concerned that key people risks such as poor availability and selection of talent, inadequate leadership pipeline, and critical skills shortage will inhibit their organisation’s success.
 
Despite the challenging talent landscape, Aon Best Employers in Taiwan achieved exceptional engagement scores of 76 percent (market average, 61 percent), with 1.8 times more highly engaged employees, fill in two times more top leadership openings internally, and enjoy 8 percent lower attrition than the market average.
 
On average, Best Employers also scored in excess of 17 points as compared to market average across employer brand, leadership, and high performance culture indices.
 
The Aon Best Employers in Taiwan for 2017 are:

Organisation

Category

DBS Bank (Taiwan) Limited

Best of Best Employers Taiwan

American Express International (Taiwan) Inc.

Best Employer Taiwan

DHL Express Taiwan

Best Employer Taiwan

FedEx Express

Best Employer Taiwan 

Roche Diagnostics Ltd., Taiwan

Best Employer Taiwan

Taiwan Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Best Employer Taiwan

 In addition, two organisations received special recognition:

 

Organisation

Category

DBS Bank (Taiwan) Limited

Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

DHL Express Taiwan

Best Employer for Women

DHL Express Taiwan

Best Employer for Generation Y


DBS Bank was also recognised as Regional Best Employer 2017 for Asia Pacific, after being named Aon Best Employer in three other markets across the region including Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
 
Ingrid Chung, Senior Consultant and Best Employers – Project Manager, Aon Hewitt Taiwan, said: “Best Employer organisations have been successful in creating an employee experience that scores high around the four indices of high employee engagement, effective leadership, a compelling employer brand, and high performance culture.  As a result, compared to market these organisations have twice more highly engaged employees who strive harder in their jobs, retain the exceptional talent that they already have, and develop a strong leadership pipeline for the future.”
 
Louis Yen, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt Taiwan, added: “Changing expectations as well as quicker speed of business require a deeper and continuous understanding of employees’ work experience to fully realise the benefits of engaging the workforce.  By using digital technologies, and data and talent science, leading organisations are implementing a continuous feedback, insight, and action loop to measure and manage employee experience to solve business issues around innovation, performance and productivity.”

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Aon announces 5 Best Employers in Japan for 2017

Tokyo, 12 October, 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has announced five Best Employers in Japan for 2017.
 
Engagement scores for Aon Best Employers Japan jumped by 9 points to 63 percent this year. With the market average score increasing by 1 point to 37 percent, Best Employers are further ahead than the market compared to last year. Higher engagement levels are a direct result of an enhanced work experience for employees that translate into higher retention and productivity levels. 
 
Furthermore, in a competitive talent market, Best Employer organisations also ranked high on the indices of Effective Leadership with Best Employers scoring 65% (market average, 38%)  and Compelling Employer Brand score of Best Employers at 69% (market average, 42%).
 
Key insights revealed Aon Best Employers Japan continue to lead with 47 percent lower attrition levels while filling in 30 percent more openings internally compared to the market average.
 
The Aon Best Employers in Japan for 2017 are:

Organisation

Category

FedEx Express

Best Employer Japan

LG Display Japan

Best Employer Japan

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Best Employer Japan (Global Programme)

Marriott International, Japan

Best Employer Japan (Global Programme)

Swiss Re, Japan

Best Employer Japan (Global Programme)

Mr. Steven Kusumi, Rep Director and President, Aon Hewitt Japan, said: “As progressive organisations and leaders look to accelerate business growth through their people, they are combining rigorous data and survey science with powerful technology, and gathering feedback at frequent intervals. Through continuous listening, they have a clearer picture about how their employees feel about working in their organisations around specific experiences and incidents, helping leaders make confident people decisions for business advantage.”
  
Ms. Jee-Young Yang, Senior Consultant and Project Manager Best Employers 2017, Aon Hewitt Japan, added: “Best Employers in Japan focus on building a unique and credible employee value proposition by embracing digital technology to deliver new and meaningful employee experiences across the entire employee life cycle, from pre-recruitment to exit. This in turn enables them to outperform other organisations on a range of critical business and talent metrics including revenue, profits, talent attraction and retention, and productivity creating a sustainable and difficult to replicate competitive advantage for their business.”

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Aon announces 5 Best Employers in Indonesia for 2017

  • Best Employers in Indonesia continue to lead with 86 percent higher engagement score vs. 61 percent for rest of the market

  • Millennials (1977-1998) at Best Employers have higher engagement score of 85 percent vs. 59 percent of the market average

  • Three special recognitions announced—Best Employer for Commitment to Generation Y, Best Employer for Commitment to Women in the Workforce, and Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 October 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named five organisations as Best Employers Indonesia 2017.

With half of the 250 million Indonesians in the 18-34 age-groups and a low unemployment rate of 5.6 percent the talent landscape trends demonstrate that Indonesia is moving away from the traditional work environment. CEOs cite critical skills shortage, poor availability and selection of talent, and rising salaries as key people risks. Yet, Aon Best Employers in Indonesia excel with 17 percent higher retention levels than the market average and continue to achieve exceptional engagement scores of 86 percent (market average, 61 percent).  

The top drivers for employee engagement in Indonesia

Aon Best Employers in Indonesia achieved 25 points higher engagement scores than the market average by exceling in these areas:

  • Senior Leadership: Employees at Best Employers are 11 percent more likely to be aligned with their senior leadership in terms of their vision, and faith in the organisation’s future (Best Employers score 78 percent, market average 67 percent)

  • Rewards & Recognition: Employees at Best Employers are 27 percent more likely to feel rewarded and recognised (monetary and non-monetary) for their contribution and accomplishments (Best Employers score 76 percent, market average 49 percent)

  • Career Opportunities: Employees at Best Employers are 10 percent more likely to have a clearer and more optimistic outlook with respect to their careers and the assurance that opportunities will be awarded to stronger performers (Best Employers score 77 percent, market average 67 percent)

  • Employer Brand: Employees at Best Employers are 12 percent more likely to believe in their organisation’s reputation and credibility, as these organisations deliver on employee expectations through their work experience (Best Employers score 90 percent, market average 78 percent)

In addition, Best Employers target specific programmes towards key workforce segments including millennials and women employees, and consequently report higher engagement of millennials (Best Employers score 85 percent, market average 59 percent) and the women employees in their workforce (Best Employers score 88 percent, market average 63 percent) compared to the rest of the market.

The Aon Best Employers in Indonesia for 2017 are:

Organisation

Category

PT Bank DBS Indonesia

Best of the Best Employers

PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

Best Employer Indonesia

PT Birotika Semesta (DHL Express Indonesia)

Best Employer Indonesia

Nu Skin Indonesia

Best Employer Indonesia

Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare Indonesia

Best Employer Indonesia

In addition, three organisations received special recognition:

Organisation

Category

PT Bank DBS Indonesia

Best Employer for Women in Workforce

PT Birotika Semesta (DHL Express Indonesia)

Best Employer for Commitment to Gen Y

PT Trakindo Utama 

Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

Clariant Indonesia, Home Credit Indonesia, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International Indonesia, and Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services Indonesia, were also named Best Employers Indonesia 2017 through the Global programme.

Saurabh Mittal, Associate Partner, Aon Hewitt, said: “Indonesia’s diverse and mobile workforce spends about five hours a day on the internet, is tech savvy, and has access to a lot of information.  They know what they want and have access to different opportunities. Employee expectations in this environment therefore are diverse and changing. By understanding their different workforce segments, their preferences, and successfully measuring and increasing the scores of employee experiences around the four indices of high employee engagement, effective leadership, a compelling employer brand, and high
performance culture, Best Employer organisations are able to adapt and transform quickly in creating a people strategy that drives business impact on an ongoing basis.”

Vikas Verma, Principal, Talent and Performance, Aon Hewitt, added: “Leading Organisations are increasingly using evidence based talent solutions and digital technologies. We see similar trends when it comes to measuring and delivering a differentiated employment experience.  The Aon Best Employers programme enables organisations to measure and manage employee experience—a difficult to replicate competitive advantage, to drive business results while leveraging a robust methodology and cutting edge continuous listening technology platform.”

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Aon announces 10 Best Employers in the Middle East for 2017

  • Most comprehensive employer benchmarking study in the Middle East sees 10 organisations stand out across various markets

  • Best Employers Middle East demonstrate 20% higher engagement scores compared to the rest of the Market

  • Best Employers Middle East filled 47% more openings internally and have 17% lower attrition compared to market average

Dubai, UAE, 2 October 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has announced the Best Employers  Middle East for 2017.

In the most comprehensive employer benchmarking programme of its kind  in the region, participating organisations were assessed against Aon’s regional database consisting of more than 350 organisations and 275,000 employees, and Best Employers Middle East 2017 were selected based on achieving high levels of employee engagement, a culture of high performance, effective leadership and a compelling employer brand.

The Aon Best Employers in the Middle East for 2017 are:

Organisation (Listed alphabetically)

 Category


DHL

Best Employer in the Middle East (Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon)

Emirates Fast Food Company – McDonald’s

Best Employer UAE

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Best Employer Middle East (through the Global programme)

Jumeirah

Best Employer UAE

Marriott International

Best Employer Middle East (through the Global programme)

Marriott Vacation Club

Best Employer Middle East (through the Global programme)

Mundipharma

Best Employer UAE

Novartis Levant

Best Employer Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine)

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

Best Employer Iraq and Lebanon

Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services, Tunisia

Best Employer Middle East (through the Global programme)

Key insights revealed Aon Best Employers Middle East continue to lead with exceptional engagement scores of 81 percent—a lead of 20 points over the rest of the market (market average, 61 percent), and excel with 17 percent lower attrition levels while filling in 47% more openings internally compared to the market average. Best Employers also scored in excess of 20 points as compared to market average across employer brand, leadership, and high performance culture indices. Furthermore, in a competitive talent market, wherein learning and development and collaboration ranks high on employees’ list for a workplace, 87% of employees at Best Employers believe their organisation strongly supports employee learning and development (market average, 62%) and 85% of employees at Best Employers feel there is effective cooperation between different groups/departments in the organisation (market average, 62%).

Khalid Youssef, Employee Engagement Lead, Middle East, Aon Hewitt said: “Aon Best Employers measure and deliver extraordinary employee experience, around the four Best Employer indices of high employee engagement, effective leadership, compelling employer brand and high performance culture. This in turn enables them to outperform other organisations on a range of critical business, and talent metrics including revenue, profits, talent attraction and retention, and productivity creating a sustainable difficult to replicate competitive advantage for their business.”

Christopher Page, CEO Middle East and Africa, Aon Hewitt, added: “Increasing technological capabilities and the need to more frequently connect with employees make measuring and tracking the employee experience easier and quicker throughout the employee life cycle. By combining rigorous data and survey science with powerful technology that provides deeper insights into the results, Best Employer organization have a continuous visibility of how their employees feel about working in their organizations. By implementing a continuous feedback, insight, and action loop they have the right data to measure and manage employee experience that has a direct impact on business outcomes.”

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Aon announces 6 Best Employers in Singapore for 2017

  • Employee engagement score of Aon Best Employers create greater gap with market average, compared to 2016

  • Aon Best Employers also lead the way in employer brand with perception scores ranging from 83 to 92 percent across employee tenure

  • Five special recognitions announced, with a Best Employer for Startups named for the first time

Singapore, 5 September 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named six organisations as Best Employers Singapore 2017.

Engagement scores for Aon Best Employers increased by 2 points to 82 percent this year. With the market average score lowering by 3 points to just 60 percent, Best Employers are further ahead than the market compared to last year.

Higher engagement levels are a direct result of an enhanced work experience for employees. 80 percent of Aon Best Employers enable a high performance culture (20 points higher than market average; 81 percent provide their employees with better infrastructure (23 points higher than market average); and 85 percent offer more opportunities for collaboration (21 points higher than market average).

While Best Employer CEOs named Operational/Organisational Efficiency and Effectiveness as well as Market Factors as the top two challenges impacting the organisation’s ability to succeed, CEOs of other participating organisations chose Market Factors and People Issues. This demonstrates the importance of having the right talent strategy in place, which will in turn, bring about a more productive workforce that delivers business results.

The Aon Best Employers in Singapore for 2017 are:

Organisation

Category

DBS Bank

Best of the Best Employers

American Express International, Inc

Best Employer Singapore

DHL Express Singapore

Best Employer Singapore

FedEx Express Singapore

Best Employer Singapore

OCBC Bank

Best Employer Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Best Employer Singapore

In addition, five organisations received special recognition:
 

Organisation

Category

CashShield Pte Ltd

Best Employer for Startups

The Lo and Behold Group

Best Employer for Small & Medium Enterprises

SUN-DAC

Best Employer for Social Service Organisations

Far East Organization’s Corporate Real Estate Business Group

Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement

American Express International, Inc

Best Employer for Generation Y

American Express Company, DHL Express Asia Pacific, and FedEx Express Asia Pacific were recognised as Regional Best Employers 2017 for Asia Pacific, after being named Aon Best Employers in at least three other markets across the region such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Marriott International, Singapore and InterContinental Hotels Group, Singapore were also named Best Employers Singapore 2017 through the Global programme.

Vikas Verma, Principal, Talent and Performance, Aon Hewitt, said: “The digital era is opening up a great opportunity to seamlessly listen to employees across the talent life cycle in order to provide the promised people experience. However, this transition to continuous listening is not about another technology implementation. It’s a paradigm shift in listening and responding to employee experiences in near-real-time. For this to positively influence employee engagement, organisations must drive more empowerment and development of their people managers—as we see in this year’s Aon Best Employers Singapore.”

Jeremy Andrulis, CEO Southeast Asia, Aon Hewitt, added: “HR makes many decisions every day, both tactical and strategic, and they add up to create an overall employee experience and impact the value delivered to business. The Aon Best Employers programme gives organisations a clear view of where they stand in the market when it comes to employee engagement, leadership, employer brand, and culture to drive performance—and with access to this data and insights, HR can make better people decisions that achieve organisational goals while meeting employee expectations.”

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Aon partners with Sasin to announce 14 Best Employers in Thailand for 2017

  • Aon Best Employers lead the way with 22 points higher engagement score, and 30 points higher percentage of employees who would recommend their company to someone seeking work

  • For the first time in Thailand, two Small Enterprises are named Aon Best Employers

Bangkok, Thailand, 5 September 2017—Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has named fourteen organisations as Best Employers Thailand 2017.

While the overall engagement level in the country has risen since 2016, Aon Best Employers continue to lead the way with 88 percent engagement score compared to the market average of just 66 percent. Furthermore, 86 percent of employees at Best Employer organisations would recommend their company to someone seeking work, compared to 56 percent market average.

At the same time, CEOs name Product/Service Innovation and Customer Service as most important to long-term business performance but cite Critical Skills Shortage and the Inability to Attract Talent as their top challenges. Inadequate Leadership Pipeline remains the top concern for CEOs as organisations set their targets for Thailand 4.0.

The Aon Best Employers in Thailand for 2017 are:

Organisation Category
McThai Co., Ltd. Best of the Best Employers
Advanced Contact Center Co., Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited Best Employer Thailand
DHL Express Thailand Best Employer Thailand
Fitness First (Thailand) Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Food Passion Co., Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Mitr Phol Bio Fuel Co.,Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Mitr Phol Sugar Mill (Kalasin) Best Employer Thailand
Panel Plus Co., Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
SAP Systems, Applications and Products In Data Processing (Thailand) Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Tesco Lotus Best Employer Thailand
The Siam Cement (Kaeng Khoi) Co., Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. Best Employer Thailand
Phyathai  Hospital Best Employer Thailand

McDonald’s APAC was also named Regional Best Employer for Asia Pacific. Marriott Vacation Club Thailand; Marriott International, Thailand; and InterContinental Hotels Group, Thailand were named Best Employer Thailand 2017 through the Global programme.

Dr. Adisak Chandprapalert, Country Leader, Aon Hewitt Thailand, said: “The next 12 to 24 months are critical for HR in Thailand, as they’re now put in a position where they must develop creative solutions to the prevailing people issues. The Aon Best Employers programme helps HR and business leaders to focus on talent needs throughout the employee life cycle, thus creating real impact on both talent and business outcomes.”

Mr. Panuwat Benrohman, Partner, Managing Director of Aon Hewitt Thailand, added: “When organisations have higher engagement levels, their employees say good things about working there, strive harder in their jobs, and look to stay for the long-term. Not only does this help organisations retain their best talent, it also gives them the confidence to invest in their high potential employees and strengthen their leadership pipeline.”

Assoc. Prof. Siriyupa Roongrerngsuke, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, said: “Aon's Best Employers programme integrates world-class principles and practices in selecting, developing and retaining employees. The panel of judges provides valuable Thailand context and local perspectives using a rigorous selection process to ensure transparency and fairness to all participating companies. Participating in this programme is not only about being number one or winning a prize but a learning journey—to become better every year.”

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