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IHG recognised as a 2019 Aon Global Best Employer
The Aon Global Best Employers programme evaluates employee opinions to measure engagement, agility, engaging leadership and talent focus

LONDON [4 July 2019) – Aon plc (NYSE: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.

This is the third consecutive year in which IHG has achieved Global Best Employer status, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to employee engagement and excellence in the workplace. More than 125,000 IHG colleagues participated in the survey, and with an overall engagement score of almost 90%, results stand at 11% above Aon’s top quartile benchmark. In addition to being globally recognised, IHG has been accredited as a Best Employer within 37 countries, including the US, China and Germany

Michael Burke, CEO of Talent for Aon, said:
 “I am pleased that IHG has achieved Global Best Employer status for the third year running. This recognition underscores the key strengths that led to IHG’s success 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.”

Ranjay Radhakrishnan, Chief Human Resources Officer, IHG, said:
“IHG is defined by the more than 400,000 people who work in our hotels and corporate offices and it’s only by listening to these colleagues that we can continue to deliver our purpose of providing True Hospitality for the millions of guests we welcome each year. Achieving Aon’s Best Employer accreditation and recognition for our approach to diversity and inclusion shows that we’re creating an environment where people feel like they really belong and can deliver their best work.”

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.

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. Agility Index: employees see that the organisation is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.

3. Engaging Leadership Index: leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and exert strong personal values.

4. Talent Focus Index: employees feel that the organisation is highly focused on attracting and retaining talent and accelerating people’s potential to the extraordinary.

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About Aon
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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About IHG
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,600 hotels and nearly 843,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.   

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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