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InterContinental Hotels Group recognised as a 2018 Aon Global Best Employer
The Aon Global Best Employers programme evaluates employee opinions to measure engagement, leadership, performance culture and employer brand

LONDON (6 September 2018) – Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions, has today announced that IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been recognised globally as an Aon Global Best Employer for the second year in succession. IHG’s family of hotel brands includes Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

Michael Burke, CEO of Talent for Aon, said:
“I am pleased that IHG has achieved Global Best Employer status for the second year running. This recognition underscores the key strengths that led to IHG’s successful recognition last year, which included excellence in the workplace, alongside the consistent delivery of strong, sustainable business results. We congratulate the team at IHG for achieving and maintaining such high standards.”

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 programme compares organisations, in order to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice. This is the second consecutive year in which IHG has achieved Global Best Employer status, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to employee engagement and excellence in the workplace. In addition to being globally recognised, IHG is also accredited as a 2018 Aon Best Employer in 32 other countries.

Ranjay Radhakrishnan, Chief Human Resources Officer, IHG, said:
“People are at the heart of our business, so it’s critical to ensure that they are highly engaged with our company values, which are so fundamental in bringing to life our purpose of providing True Hospitality for everyone. Achieving Aon Best Employer accreditation for the second consecutive year underlines our commitment to our people and we continue to focus on driving performance by creating an engaging environment built on trust and shared values.”

To achieve recognition through the Aon Best Employers programme IHG® was assessed on four measures:

1.    Engagement Index: 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: leaders clearly define the vision for the future, recognise employees’ critical importance and lead them to success.
3.    Performance Culture Index: employees are aligned to company goals and are rewarded and recognised for their contributions.
4.    Employer Brand Index: employees are proud of the company they work for and know what makes their company distinctive as a place to work.


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Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon announced in May 2018 that it will retire the business unit brands of Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions, which follows the retirement of the Aon Hewitt business unit brand in 2017. This move was designed to increase the rate of innovation across the firm and make it easier for colleagues to work together to bring the best of Aon to clients. Aon has five specific global solution lines: Commercial Risk Solutions, Reinsurance Solutions, Retirement Solutions, Health Solutions and Data & Analytic Services.

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