Aon Hewitt launches best employers Middle East 2016

January 9, 2016 2:15 pm

Dr. Markus Wiesner, Chief Executive Officer at Aon Hewitt Middle East..

Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), will kick start the year with the launch of its influential Best Employers Middle East 2016 study.

The largest of its kind globally, the study is unique in terms of empowering organizations to improve talent acquisition and retention by enhancing the employer brand, as well as ultimately helping organizations drive high performance and achieve strategic objectives through organizational excellence.

The study identifies Middle East best-in-class organizations that exemplify high levels of employee engagement, a culture of high performance, effective leadership and a compelling employer brand.

It goes beyond recognition for qualifying participants, by providing insights into organizational success and outlining a roadmap for enhancing organizational performance.

“The timing of this year’s Best Employers Middle East study is crucial for businesses in the region. With 2016 shaping up to be the most competitive 12 months of recent times, the need for organizations to invest in talent, engagement, leadership and develop strong brand advocacy has never been so great. There is no longer a debate about the power of these factors on the organization bottom line; rather, the conversation around the boardroom today is how can we leverage our best people to take us to new heights and give us a competitive edge,” said Dr. Markus Wiesner, Chief Executive Officer at Aon Hewitt Middle East.

Since its launch, Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study has become an international benchmark for businesses. Reflecting the opinions of an unprecedented number of employees, it provides corporations with a unique opportunity to harness their greatest resource – their people.

“With unparalleled experience in conducting intensive reviews of HR best practices, Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study is by far the most robust study of its kind. Launched in 2009 in the Middle East, the study has evolved to meet the changing needs of corporates and now offers a deeper insight to help participants achieve strategic goals. With hundreds of businesses participating in our study combined with an impressive clientele of 20,000 worldwide, it has universally gained momentum and became an important asset for multinationals, SMEs and local organizations alike, looking to maximize their employee engagement levels,” said Elias Dib, Partner and Study Director at Aon Hewitt Middle East.

Best Employers Middle East 2016 is helping to drive organizational performance with a series of high impact packages which focus on four measurable business performance areas: High Employee Engagement; Effective Leadership; High Performance Culture and Compelling Employer Brand. Participating organizations will receive different types of reports based on their participation level thus ensuring they have an advantage in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Package options
Base package: Includes the Best Employers Results Summary Report, comparing organization scores against named Aon Hewitt Best Employer organizations and identifying key success factors.

Insight package: Includes the Best Employers Results Detailed Report, comparing organization scores against named Aon Hewitt Best Employer organizations. In addition, organizations will also receive a People Practices Benchmark Report, which provides information on philosophies, policies and practices that directly affect the people within the business in comparison to the market.

Action package: The Action package provides organizations with both the Best Employers Results Detailed Report, The People Practices Benchmark Report along with a detailed Engagement Report, comparing overall company scores against the Best Employers and other participants, identifying 14 engagement drivers and highlighting the most impactful engagement method to facilitate action planning. This also entails an outcome presentation, whereby an Aon Hewitt Consultant takes selected executive team members through the data, insights and benchmarks from the study.

Additionally an Action+ package is available, providing organizations with an online tool to analyze data, generate tailored reports based on their organizational structure and employee demographics.

Both the Action and Action+ offerings are only available to organizations with less than 500 employees.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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