SOURCE: Aon Hewitt

Aon Hewitt

July 14, 2016 23:00 ET

Aon Hewitt Announces 7 Best Employers in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2016) - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) -

  • Best Employers in Hong Kong lead the way with 25 points higher engagement score than market average
  • Gen Y (those born from 1979 to 1990) engagement scores are 23 points higher for Best Employers, compared to market average
  • Best Employers achieve 19 percent higher growth in revenue
  • Three special recognitions also announced -- Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement, Best Employer for Generation Y, and Best Employer for Women

Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has named seven organisations as Aon Best Employers -- Hong Kong 2016.

Despite a challenging business environment, where 62 percent of CEOs identify critical skills shortage as well as poor availability and selection of talent in the external labour market as the top two key People Risks, Best Employers in Hong Kong have proven to be leaders in driving employee engagement to accelerate business results. On average, Best Employers scored 22 points higher than market average across employee engagement, employer brand, leadership, and high performance culture indices.

The Aon Best Employers in Hong Kong for 2016 are:

Organisation (listed alphabetically) Category
AIA International Limited Best Employer - Hong Kong
American Express International, Inc. Best Employer - Hong Kong
Baxter Healthcare Ltd Best Employer - Hong Kong
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Best Employer - Hong Kong
DHL Express Hong Kong Best Employer - Hong Kong
McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong) Limited Best Employer - Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Best Employer - Hong Kong

In addition, three organisations received special recognition:

Organisation Category
American Express International, Inc. Best Employer for Commitment to Engagement
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Best Employer for Generation Y
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Best Employer for Women

AIA Group, DHL Express Asia-Pacific, and McDonald's Asia High Growth and Foundational Markets were also named Aon Regional Best Employers for Asia-Pacific 2016, while Marriott International, Hong Kong was named Aon Global Best Employer.

When asked about what stands out among this year's Best Employers, Mary Yu, Head of Talent Solutions, Aon Hewitt Hong Kong, said: "Culture is the binding force between the what and the how, bringing together the aspirations of the workforce with those of the business. Best Employers actualise their culture by linking their employer brand promises to their core values in order to drive high performance. This empowers the organisation to deliver a culture that is easily embraced at all levels, and supports delivery of business outcomes."

Tzeitel Fernandes, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt Hong Kong, added: "Business is changing at the speed of light, which creates new challenges in talent management. Talent expectations and aspirations are evolving with each generation, and more than ever, organisations must be adaptable to survive -- and succeed."

Fritz Yeung, Best Employers -- Hong Kong Programme Lead, Aon Hewitt Hong Kong, added: "Best Employers realise that engagement levels are badly affected when employees don't have visibility on their career path in the organisation. It's no longer enough to have performance conversations just once a year, which is why Best Employers take the time to train their people managers to communicate a vision around how team members can transform their careers and grow in the organisation, as well as equip managers to communicate rewards effectively. As a result, Best Employers in Hong Kong record employee engagement scores 25 points higher than the market average -- which delivers direct and positive impact on business performance, with 19 higher growth in revenue than the market average."

Company Logo

About the Aon Best Employers programme
The Aon Best Employers programme is the most credible and comprehensive survey of its kind in Asia-Pacific, and serves as a diagnostic tool designed to help organisations identify areas of improvement in employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, employer brand, and culture to drive high performance. The survey leverages on Aon Hewitt's professional assessment tools and includes participants from a variety of industries -- including finance, F&B, hospitality, pharmaceutical, and more. For 16 years, Aon Hewitt has conducted this survey across 12 markets in Asia-Pacific: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: and

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Farah Bagharib-Kaltz
    Aon Hewitt
    T: +65 6221 8222
    M: +65 9767 1412
    E: Email Contact