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InterContinental Hotels Group Recognised as a 2017 Aon Global Best Employer
Global Study Evaluates Employee Opinions to Measure Engagement, Leadership, Performance Culture and Employer Brand

LONDON (August 3, 2017) –Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, today announced that IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been globally recognised as an Aon Global Best Employer. IHG’s family of hotel brands includes InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®,

“The Aon Best Employers program recognizes the outstanding achievements of organizations that demonstrate excellence in the workplace and consistently deliver strong, sustainable business results,” said Michael Burke, CEO of Talent for Aon. “Exceptional organizations like IHG stand above the rest because they empower results through high employee engagement, a compelling employer brand, effective leadership and a high performance culture. We congratulate IHG on achieving this distinct honor of global recognition.”

With almost 20 years of experience in best employer studies across the world, and backed by more than 40 years of experience in employee research, the Aon Best Employers program compares organisations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice. In addition to being globally recognised, IHG is accredited as a 2017 Aon Best Employer in 46 other countries.

Ranjay Radhakrishnan, Chief Human Resources Officer, IHG said: “As a company that provides true hospitality for everyone, people are at the very heart of our business. Listening to both our guests and our colleagues is a key part of our culture, so creating a workplace environment where our colleagues are highly engaged is intrinsic to how we operate our business. We are truly delighted to have been accredited as an Aon Global Best Employer, which demonstrates a genuine commitment to our people and our continued focus on creating an engaging environment built on trust and shared values.’’

To achieve global recognition through the Aon Best Employers program, IHG was assessed on four measures:

  1. Engagement Index: IHG’s employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated by their employment experience to do their best work every day.
  2. Leadership Index: IHG’s leaders clearly define the vision for the future, recognise employees’ critical importance and lead them to success.
  3. Performance Culture Index: IHG’s employees are aligned to company goals and are rewarded and recognised for their contributions.
  4. Employer Brand Index: IHG’s employees are proud of the company they work for and know what makes IHG distinctive as a place to work.



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