The latest thinking in workplace resilience
Read the latest thinking on the key areas that will help you build a rising, resilient workforce.
Becoming a rising, resilient business
Employers are used to investing in benefits packages and health insurance as tools for attracting and retaining the right talent, but in the modern day, employees and society expect intelligent alignment with their needs, from social wellness to professional development and mindset growth. And those who do invest in their teams may stand to gain so much more.
Navigating ESG: A practical guide for human resources
As businesses show an increased focus on environmental, social and governance topics, there is a growing opportunity for HR functions to support their organisations in achieving their ESG goals.
International Mobility Survey 2022
The impact of COVID-19 on international mobility has been huge, resulting in far less travel. But that’s not all. The pandemic has driven lasting changes in business travel and international postings. In our report, we discuss the trends and developments that have emerged from our survey. The report also includes some tips which may help you when updating your international travel policy.
Prevention is better than cure: Are employers up for the challenge to change behaviours in the workplace?
Our new whitepaper explores how the use of data insights can empower employers in making a sustainable impact on the health of their workforce.
Transforming energy starts with people
Many firms within the energy and power sectors are developing their vision for the future and prioritising a move towards decarbonisation and renewables. As they go through this transition, they have to navigate a multitude of new challenges. One issue connects all of these factors: people — more specifically, workforces.
2022 Global Medical Trends Rates Report
Is the global average medical trend rate for 2022 forecasted to rise or fall? Aon surveyed 108 of its offices that broker, administer, or advise on employer-sponsored medical plans to understand the average medical trend rates from countries worldwide.
2021 Global Medical Trend Rates Report
The 2021 Global Medical Trend Rates Report is based on the insights across 107 Aon offices that broker, administer or otherwise advise on employer-sponsored medical plans throughout the world. We asked Aon professionals for their expert insights on how they expect medical rates to change, based on their interactions with clients and the carriers represented in their medical plan portfolio.
Why does workforce resilience matter in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)?
People are the core of every organisation and savvy deal makers know that a strong focus on people is paramount to the success of any transaction. As a result, human capital Due Diligence has become a critical part of any M&A process.
Take a break: why it is important to create some distance between you and your work this summer
The summer is traditionally a time to take a well-deserved break from work – to recharge the batteries, to get a fresh perspective, and to maintain your resilience in the face of a continuously challenging world.
Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
Championing diversity, equity and inclusion (‘DE&I’) is not a new theme for many organisations – but external factors are reinforcing the need for a robust DE&I strategy and accelerating pressure on organisations to act and report on DE&I goals.
Long hours and burnout
Long working hours, increased workload and the pressure to perform elevate the risk of work-related stress — threatening to undermine the resilience of both individuals and organisations in the financial services sector.
What does your workforce really want from the employee experience?
Our Employee Mindset Study explores the preferences and attitudes of 550 Irish employees, towards total rewards, employee benefits and financial wellbeing. Are employers really meeting their expectations in this space?
The aging population: why its time to take notice
The aging population is a demographic megatrend that employers need to understand and act upon. Our employer guide covers a range of challenges this trend presents for employers and employees alike and provides a checklist of actions to consider.
2020 Gig Economy report
Financial security or greater control? Uncover the tough decisions driving the Gig Economy and how businesses can redress the benefits balance.
The mental health crisis: supporting employees through turbulent times
In our employer guide to the mental health crisis, we take a look at how mental health has been impacted by COVID-19 and how employers can provide support at a critical time.
2021 UK Benefits & Trends Survey
Our 2021 Survey has the latest insights on employee benefits, based on responses from over 300 participants. Discover emerging trends and predictions for the future, supported by real-world data.
2021 Global Medical Trend Rates Report
Despite the pandemic, the high prevalence of employer-sponsored medical plans is expected to continue and provisions offered by these medical plans continues to expand. But how?
Future of pay: enabling workplace change through rewards
Organizations that reimagine how they deploy, reward and listen to their people will be ready for the future. In this guidebook, we explore how employers can future-proof their workforce by offering flexible and holistic rewards programs.
DC Pension and Financial Wellbeing Employee Research
To explore the reality of defined contribution (DC) pension provision and wider financial wellbeing today, Aon and YouGov surveyed over 2,000 employees across a wide range of age groups, incomes and industries.
Investing in the future – increasing engagement in pensions
How do you get the most from your pension? What else do you want from it? For some people a changing world is changing their priorities. Embracing the climate agenda is one of the ways pension providers are improving engagement.
2021 Global Wellbeing Survey
Until now, the link between wellbeing and company performance has been unclear at best, but Aon’s 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey looks at the direct link between employee wellbeing and business performance.
How your diversity and inclusion strategy can help to build employee resilience and wellbeing
Diversity and inclusion; D&I; diversity, equity and inclusion; inclusion and diversity – there are several ways to describe the steps firms are taking to deliver a more equitable employee experience.
Global mobility and remote working: how to build a resilient mobile workforce
Until recently, the concept of global mobility was taken for granted. The potential to experience different cultures, and to share employee experience within a global workforce, was something many employees enjoyed and many companies benefited from.
Continued lifestyle risks drive up medical costs and increase the need for resilience
Medical costs are continuing to rise, and demand for medical services is predicted to return to normal in 2021. What can employers do to manage their medical, health and wellbeing costs?
How great coaches build brilliant habits
Positive habits are not built overnight. But with inspirational leadership, can organisations play a more fundamental role in improving the health and wellbeing of their employees? We explore the role managers can play in coaching their people to achieve personal and professional ambitions, and in doing so, build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Using digital technology to ensure strong social and team connections
In an age of information and unprecedented change, digital technology is increasingly being used to create social connections. As a result, employees are demanding more from their employers, in the hope that digital technology can help them to manage their home and work lives with more autonomy. So just how can employers ensure these channels are effective?
The cost of staying fit
When it comes to your retirement, what do you want your life to look like? We are guessing that whatever your plans, health and wealth are an important feature of your vision for the future. With these crucial aspects so interconnected, we explore why maintaining a healthy approach to both fitness and finance today can positively impact your future plans.
9 tips to help your employees combat workplace pressures
Work-related pressure is not always a negative force in the workplace it can actually help to boost productivity, build resilience, and enhance focus and motivation. However, it can also become an issue when the demands placed on people exceed their resilience threshold, having a detrimental impact on their productivity, performance, and overall wellbeing. To strike the right balance follow our nine tips to help your employees handle pressure.
Making fitness fit — physical health for high performers
In high-pressure environments, exercise could be the key to greater productivity and increased wellbeing but how can you support time-impoverished employees to make fitness fit? We explore different approaches to ensuring that your workforce can find time to improve their physical performance, alongside their employee performance.
When is the right time to talk about money?
In many cultures and for many individuals money is not something that is discussed openly. Yet learning how today’s decisions can affect tomorrow, and what long-term saving strategies are available can have a hugely positive impact on an employee’s state of mind, as well as helping to create a productive and happy workforce in the long run.
Why wealth benefits are a prerequisite to health benefits
As wealth disparity increases, economic crises abound, and unemployment is always a possibility, employees are becoming more in need of financial support. Getting the fundamentals of prevention, intervention, and education in place can reduce the health and wealth gap, as well as creating an employer brand people potentially flock to.
Fostering an emotionally rewarding environment in the workplace
Emotional wellbeing is a personal topic, and the causes of poor emotional wellbeing are as unique and diverse as the individuals affected. In a world of increasing worry, and the wide and varied knock-on effects of this, it is vital that leadership and line managers are poised and equipped to deal with these threats and create a culture that nurtures relationships and emotional safety.
The benefits you would never think of
An above-average pension package, a subsidised gym membership, and maybe if you are lucky, a ping pong table. It is safe to say that many benefit packages are suffering from a homogeneity that leaves little differentiation. So organisations are reimagining their traditional benefits package in order to attract and, more importantly, retain the best talent.
Uncovering how to support the emotional wellbeing of a global workforce
The impact poor mental health can have on a workforce is increasingly well recognised. The role employers can play has huge potential in supporting emotional wellbeing and offsetting its negative effects, but as businesses grow their workforces globally, how can employers provide cross-cultural health and wellbeing solutions that are inclusive and support diversity?
Stepping back, or stepping up? Getting the right financial support to employees
While the long term financial impact of COVID-19 is not yet known, in the short-term it has had far reaching effects for employees. We explore how employers are uniquely positioned to help their workforces manage their financial wellbeing, and how employees need to understand the key drivers that will ensure they are able to support themselves.
Using technology to reach those most in need of benefit
As the ways used to send information to employees increase, how do we break through the noise and distractions to ensure they are engaged with the right benefits and support? Find out how behaviour change can help employees and employers alike, and the apps available that can enable more productive lifestyles.