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Aon Hewitt Announces the Best Employers - Indonesia 2015 Awards
It’s indisputable: Best Employers lead the way with better business results

Jakarta, Tuesday 11 March 2015 – Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced its list of the Best Employers - Indonesia 2015 in an Awards Ceremony & Learning Conference. The agenda of the conference covered key market insights, benchmarks and case studies and a Leaders’ panel that explored what Best Employers do better.

Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study was first conducted in Asia in 2001. The purpose of the program is to gain insights into companies that are creating real competitive advantage through their people, to explore what makes a workplace of choice and to identify the Best Employers in the region.

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers program is the most comprehensive study of its kind in Asia Pacific. It is run in 12 markets: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. The study’s research methodology involves a rigorous process, conducted over a nine-month period that culminates in a solid, credible list of Best Employers.

Being recognized as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer means that:

The organization inspires strong commitment and superior performance from its people;
It drives business results through effective people practices; and,
It manages its business in ways that build long-term success and sustainability.

“Best Employers clearly achieve better business results compared to market. We found that Best Employers in Indonesia achieve significant higher growth in their income profits when compared to market average, said Jeremy Andrulis, Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia, for Aon Hewitt Consulting and Managing Director of its Singapore operations. “This makes becoming a Best Employer a business agenda and not just an HR agenda.”

The following organizations were recognized as Best Employers in Indonesia

Aon Hewitt Best Employer – Indonesia 2015 Awards

Company Name

Best of the Best

PT Birotika Semesta (DHL Express Indonesia)

Best Employer Indonesia 2015

Aditya Birla Group Indonesia

Best Employer Indonesia 2015

Monsanto Indonesia

Best Employer Indonesia 2015

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta

Best Employer Indonesia 2015

PT Wijaya Karya Beton, Tbk

Best Employer – Commitment to Engagement

PT Birotika Semesta (DHL Express

Indonesia)

Best Employer – Generation Y

Marriott International - Indonesia

Best Employer – Women

PT Asuransi Jiwa Manulife Indonesia

The most noticeable trends that emerged in this year’s Best Employers – Indonesia 2015 research were:

Business and People Challenges

- CEOs see Market factor as their top business challenge (64%) followed closely by People issues (55%).
Best Employers have 57% lower attrition compared to market average.
Best Employers retain 97% employees hired over the past 12 months compared to market average at 82%.

Employee Engagement

- Best Employers engagement score (90%) is significantly higher than market average (73%).
- Gen Y* engagement score is the lowest age category at 68% although for Best Employers, their engagement scores are distinctly higher at 89%.
- Nearly half (48%) of Best Employers employee workforce is highly engaged compared to market average at 21%.
- Employee engagement scores in Indonesia have gradually improved from 64% in 2007 to 73% in 2015.

Compelling Employer Brand

- 55% of organizations have a clearly defined employer brand. However, only 5% of CEOs and HR are aligned on its nature.
Learning and Careers and Teamwork & Empowerment are the two most prevalent employee value proposition themes for Indonesia organizations.
79% of employees at Best Employers believe their organization delivers on promises, compared to only 55% of employees at participating organizations.
89% of employees at Best Employers would recommend their company, compared to 75% at a participating company.

Lusi Lubis, Country Leader for Aon Hewitt Consulting in Indonesia , highlighted: “There is a significant gap between 79% employees at Best Employers believing their organization delivers on promises compared to only 55% of employees at participating organizations. Best Employers clearly walk the talk and fulfill their commitment.  This goes to reinforce the value of their employer brand for Indonesia employers when it comes to attracting and engaging the best performing talent.”

Effective Leadership

- 80% Best Employers train their managers on career conversations, compared to 36% participant average.
- 83% of employees at Best Employers believe that senior leadership treat them as the organization’s most valued asset, compared to only 63% of employees at participating organizations.
100% Best Employers integrate their high potential program to talent management processes compared to 68% participant organizations.
- 100% Best Employers develop their leaders through mentoring programs compared to 64% participant average.

High Performance Culture

- 60% Best Employers include the engagement scores of teams in their people manager performance ratings, compared to 36% participants.
- Only 57% of employees feel they receive appropriate recognition (beyond pay and benefits) for their contribution, compared to 78% at Best Employers.
- 85% of employees at Best Employers believe their organization offers excellent career opportunities to strong performers, compared to only 68% of employees at participating organizations.

While the Best Employers study recognizes organizations that display standards of excellence, the journey to get there is one that Aon Hewitt recommends for every organization to embark upon.

“For organizations that don’t make it to the Best Employers list, but are aspiring to become Best Employers, we want to reinforce that this is a journey. Becoming a Best Employer doesn’t happen overnight, said Ms Lubis “It is possible for everyone to become a Best Employer, if you’ve articulated the destination you want to head to and have planned your journey wisely.”

Participation in the program brings a wide range of benefits for organizations, such as finding out how employees perceive and rate their employer, the reasons why they are attracted to certain employer brands, and the type of organizational culture they value sufficiently to “stay and strive”. The study also provides a benchmark against company competitors in the market. Participating organizations gain access to Aon Hewitt’s latest market research insights, along with the best and most innovative people practices of Best Employers.

To find out more about the Aon Hewitt Best Employers Asia 2015 Study, please visit http://www.bestemployersasia.com   

To find out more about the Aon Hewitt Best Employers –  Indonesia 2015 Awards or to inquire about the next edition of the Best Employers program starting in soon, please contact Cheryl Widjaja, Best Employers Indonesia Project Manager at cheryl.widjaja@aonhewitt.com .

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About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.  Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

About Aon
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