Hot topics

The superannuation gender gap – how can we do better?

01 Mar 2018  by   Saffron Sweeney

With the ‘Global Gender Gap Report’ highlighting the continued existence of a gender pay gap in Australia, it isn’t just women’s current remuneration and lifestyles which may be impacted. Disparities in pay – along with other factors such as a higher propensity to work part-time or a pause in career to care for children or relatives – can significantly reduce the superannuation balances of women, ultimately affecting their quality of life in retirement. In this Hot Topic, we review the impact of the gender pay gap upon superannuation for women and propose strategies to address the imbalance.

Aon Best Employers integrate the customer and employee experiences

05 Dec 2017  by   Haya Alomari

Employees at Aon Best Employers feel valued because they are treated like a customer themselves. How can you integrate the customer experience with the employee experience to engage and motivate your employees?

Early intervention approaches to mental health in the workplace

01 Dec 2017  by   Paul Gordon

Mental health in the workplace is undeniably an extremely important, yet complex and often misunderstood issue. With both workplace and individual risk factors playing a role in the emergence of mental health disorders, how can organisations provide the right support to their employees? This Hot Topic looks at the positive new techniques and tools which are emerging to support employers and employees with early intervention, prevention and treatment for mental health issues.

Aon Best Employers connect their people to purpose and vision – even in times of change

28 Nov 2017  by   Haya Alomari

Although many organisations aim to connect employees to their purpose and values, Aon Best Employers take this a step further by sustaining these connections during times of change. We examine how Aon Best Employers make their mission and values a meaningful tool for equipping their employees to cope with change.

2017 Aon Best Employers Hot Topic series

28 Nov 2017  by   Haya Alomari

This series of Hot Topics explores how 2017 Aon Best Employers connect their people to purpose and vision, integrate the customer and employee experiences and renegotiate the employee deal. Each Hot Topic provides practical tips for how organisations can incorporate practices exemplified by Aon Best Employers.

Employee engagement tips from our 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ employer

20 Jul 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With 100% of Aon Best Employers rating their strong culture and employee engagement as a core competitive advantage to help drive business outcomes, what can we learn from Cisco – Aon’s 'Best of the Best' employer in 2016? In this hot topic, Cisco share tips for how they have evolved their organisational culture and workplace to engage and motivate their employees, by building on their strengths and harnessing the power of their teams.

Empowering leaders to act

01 Feb 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With employee engagement often regarded as being the responsibility of HR, it’s common for leaders (and employees) to only focus on engagement once a year when the big annual engagement survey comes around. So how can leaders become empowered to learn, adapt and engage their people on a more regular basis?

The delicate art and science of executive incentives

15 Dec 2016  by   Jairus Ashworth

When it comes to executive incentive plans, there are as many detractors as there are advocates. Even many of those who support the principle of incentivising executives find shortcomings in popular incentive plan arrangements. So how can organisations find the right way to motivate their executives, while aligning the incentives with shareholder interests?

Continuous listening

27 Oct 2016  by   Haya Alomari

In today’s fast-moving business environment, it’s likely that the annual engagement survey may not provide full visibility of employee sentiment throughout the year and throughout the employee lifecycle. By implementing a continuous listening approach, organisations are empowered to identify key insights and proactively intervene in a more timely and relevant manner.