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Aon Hewitt Announces Best Employers India 2016
It’s indisputable: Best Employers lead the way with better business results


India, 7 April 2016 –Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced its list of Best Employers – India 2016.

The Aon 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 Best Employers program is the most comprehensive study of its kind in Asia Pacific. It is run in 12 markets: Australia & New Zealand China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand as well as in the Middle East.

A total of 113 organizations representing 12 key industries, cumulatively employing approximately 950,000 employees, participated in the 2016 Aon Best Employers India study.

The study research methodology involves a rigorous process, conducted over a nine-month period that culminates in a solid, credible list of Best Employers decided by an external panel of independent jury. The jury for the 2016 edition comprised eminent business leaders and academicians including:

Prof Rajan Gupta, Professor at MDI.

Mr. Raman Roy, BPO industry pioneer and Chairman and Chief, Quattro

Ms. Renu Sud Karnad Managing Director, HDFC Limited

Dr. Santrupt Misra , CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group HR, Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, CEO, Pepscio India

The following organisations were recognised as the 2016 Aon Best Employers in India:

Accor Hotels India

Reliance Capital Asset Management Limited

AGS Health

Saint-Gobain India Private Limited – Gyproc Business

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited

SKS Microfinance Limited

Bajaj Finance Limited

Starwood Hotels & Resorts India Private Limited

Becton Dickinson India Private Limited

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited

Bharti Infratel

TATA AIA Life Insurance Company Limited

Blue Dart Express Limited

Tata Chemicals Ltd.

DHL Express (India) Pvt. Ltd

Tata Communications

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd

The Oberoi Group

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India

Whirlpool India Limited


WNS Global Services Private Limited

Lupin Ltd

YASH Technologies Pvt Ltd

METRO Cash and Carry India


Tarandeep Singh, Partner Aon Hewitt Consulting in India said:

“We congratulate the Aon Best Employers India 2016! It is encouraging to see that Best Employer organisations are focusing on not only creating a winning workplace today but futureproofing their organisations against the possible talent risks of tomorrow.,

This year’s research indicated Rising salaries, Inadequate leadership pipeline, Inability to retain employees and Critical skills shortage as the top emerging talent risks, as quoted by the CEOs of participant organizations.

We witnessed some unique practices across Best Employers on their intent and ways to address these challenges thereby continuing to indicate their commanding position as an employer of choice.”

Yamini Maheshwari Sapra, Senior Consultant Aon Hewitt Consulting India and Project Manager Aon Best Employers India Study further said:

“The 2016 Aon Best Employer India Study threw some sharp insights around Best Employers getting ready for what’s to come by:

-- Preempting and solving team conundrum: Best Employers are creating networked structures through unprecedented focus on collaboration, creating nimble teams through providing differentiated career opportunities to the deserving and leveraging from collaboration of the multifaceted by building a diverse and inclusive work environment.

-- Creating a work culture to deliver 10X impact: Best Employers are enabling quicker actions by having fixed the basics around providing the right enabling infrastructure, talent and resources; while creating a culture that empowering and autonomous to drive the high performance culture as well as creating a user-anchored organisation through a well-integrated work environment.

-- Managing the young, the old and the connected: Best Employers are doing this through simple ways of brining in transparency in thought and action through raising the bar on the Employee promise and delivering on the same; through the leaders who inspire and connect and taking the Employee promise beyond just getting the right people towards pushing the pedal on rewarding and recognising the well deserving.”

The Aon Best Employers India 2016 edition is in partnership with BW BUSINESSWORLD. Bloomberg is the TV media partner.

To find out more about the Aon Best Employers – India 2016 Study or to inquire about the next edition of the Best Employers program starting soon, please contact Yamini Maheshwari, Aon Best Employers Study India Project Manager at


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