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ESG Groups Form Partnership to Create Framework for Corporate Disclosure of Sustainability Metrics

With ESG issues gaining prominence among institutional investors, there is a need in the market for standards to evaluate how organizations are addressing these issues.

Published: September 2020
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New SEC Rule Requires First-Time Disclosure of U.S. Companies’ Human Capital Management

The new rules are principles-based, but the SEC did give examples of what could be considered material and worth including. Companies will be well-served to start preparing for disclosure now.

Published: September 2020
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Top Five Trends in Board Leadership and Pay at Public Companies

Board leadership structures and compensation can vary greatly depending on company size. Our research reveals key data, such as trends in stock ownership guidelines, types of perks that are declining and differences in how pay is structured for CEOs and executive chairs.

Published: September 2020
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Addressing Location Strategy in Europe With a Rising Virtual Workforce

As remote work becomes the new reality, companies across Europe are assessing geographic pay differentials and the impact of location strategy on total rewards.

Published: September 2020
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Aon’s 2020 Mid-Year Salary Increase Report for China Shows Lower Wage Growth Across Most Industries

While nearly all industries are reporting lower salary increases for 2020 compared to last year, some industries are showing signs of recovery. We explain how different industries have been impacted and what they need to consider as they plan for 2021. 

Published: September 2020
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How Your Workforce and Rewards Strategy Can Make or Break Your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

Many firms have DEI programs that fall short of stated goals, partly because they often don’t track the right metrics — which is even more relevant as firms explore flexible working models. Here’s how to establish programs that produce meaningful, lasting change by examining a new way to look at pay equity, along with our framework and recent case study.

Published: September 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: Wie sieht MULTIVAC die digitale Zukunft von HR?

Ian Karcher, Associate Partner im Bereich Rewards Solutions bei Aon, sprach kürzlich mit Lulzim Gojani, Executive VP HR bei Multivac darüber, wie die Digitalisierung Human Resources in einer der führenden Firmen der Verpackungsindustrie verändert.

Published: September 2020
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A Year Unlike Any Other for the European Banking Industry

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are bringing about new compensation challenges for banks in Europe, further highlighting the importance of data to make informed decisions.

Published: September 2020
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How to Effectively Tackle the Most Unusual Compensation Cycle Ever

With immense economic challenges in today’s environment, here are three key steps to guide your year-end compensation plans, while preparing for continued uncertainty ahead.

Published: August 2020
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Performance Rating Systems in the Middle East: To Remove or Not to Remove

Is the removal of performance rating systems for financial services firms in the GCC a feasible solution? This article discusses resulting challenges and factors to consider.

Published: August 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: How Technology is Changing HR at Johnson & Johnson

Ian Karcher, associate partner in the Rewards Solutions practice at Aon, recently spoke with Thorsten Eger, head of HR in Switzerland at Johnson & Johnson, about how technology is transforming human resources at the pharmaceutical giant. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Published: August 2020
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2020 Pay Trends: First Look at CEO Compensation

During times of uncertainty, carefully reviewing your CEO pay decisions for the 2020 fiscal year is more important than ever before. This article offers a first look at key data points to help serve as a guide.

Published: August 2020
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New SEC Rules Could Alter the Proxy Voting Process; Here’s What Companies Should Know

Although uncertain, there are several potential implications of the new SEC rules — from raising the importance of company statements in response to a proxy firm’s recommendations to a lag in proxy voting, resulting in less visibility of potential voting outcomes. In any case, effective shareholder communication will be more important than ever.

Published: August 2020
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Addressing Gender Pay Gaps in the U.K.: Looking Backward to Move Forward

As the economy and businesses in the U.K. head towards COVID-19 recovery, many firms are reviewing their rewards strategies, including reassessing their approach to gender equality and pay gap reporting.

Published: August 2020
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Business Conditions in China Show Signs of Recovery, but Job Opportunities Remain Limited

Companies in China are showing an improved outlook for growth in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic became more contained. However, employee turnover and college recruitment remain much lower.

Published: August 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: Challenges and Solutions for a Virtual Workforce

For many industries, the trend toward going virtual has greatly accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing firms to reevaluate the future of work — from having more diverse talent pools to addressing geographic pay differentials and increased competition. This Q&A offers insights and advice for successfully managing remote employees, while also exploring its direct impact on hiring decisions, diversity and pay.

Published: August 2020
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ISS Releases 2021 Policy Survey: Key Topics and Questions to Consider

ISS is collecting shareholder feedback on potential changes for its global voting policies in 2021. Here’s a summary of core topics and questions included.

Published: August 2020
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As European Technology Firms Consider a More Virtual Workforce, They Must Decide How Location Factors Into Pay

Remote working will permanently transform the workforce culture. In the short term, however, rewards professionals need to consider changes to compensation plan design, including whether, when and how to implement geographic differentials to wages.

Published: August 2020
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A Framework for Making Executive Compensation Changes in 2020 and Beyond

With many firms evaluating mid-cycle adjustments to pay given the business uncertainty, boards and executive compensation professionals must prepare now to make decisions on short- and long-term incentives. Learn about our framework for an integrated approach.

Published: August 2020
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Identifying Operational Risk at Financial Services Firms: Common Blind Spots and Cost-Effective Remedies

A holistic effort to assess and address commonly overlooked risk areas can help your firm reduce operational risks, save time and money, as well as focus on key areas for positive business impact and market perception.

Published: August 2020
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Pandemic Salary Cuts are Being Restored – But Not for Every Company

Some companies, seeing a slightly improved business outlook, are lifting temporary pay reductions for senior leaders and broad-based employees. Here are the latest actions businesses have taken and what to consider when determining the right time to restore pay.

Published: July 2020
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Rethinking Equity Compensation in Response to COVID-19: Upcoming Grants

There are many considerations when granting new awards in this environment — changing vehicles, selection of metrics and evaluating performance thresholds. Here’s what companies need to think through when determining when and how to execute upcoming grants.

Published: July 2020
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Egalité salariale – comprendre les enjeux pour réussir

La loi du 5 septembre 2018 « pour la liberté de choisir son avenir professionnel » et son décret d’application du 8 janvier 2019 ont fixé de nouvelles exigences en matière d’égalité salariale entre les femmes et les hommes. Pour réussir votre politique d'égalité salariale entre les femmes et les hommes, certains facteurs doivent être pris en compte.

Published: July 2020
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When It Comes to Pay Equity, Balancing Effective Compensation Policy With Legal Considerations Is No Easy Feat

Using our survey database, we tested several popular approaches for conducting pay equity analyses to determine which models yield more accurate and actionable insights to drive sustainable change.

Published: July 2020
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Back to the Basics: Sustaining Organizations in Asia in the New Normal

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, firms in Asia were adapting their workforce strategies to ensure a better position for the future of work. However, disruption from the crisis has caused many organizations to go back to the drawing board and reset their strategies.

Published: July 2020
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In a Post COVID-19 World, Human Capital Is at the Forefront for Financial Services Firms

Originally published in Bank Director, this article dives into the business challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown, and highlights key lessons and tips to consider.

Published: July 2020
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It’s Time to Update Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines for the Current Environment

During stock market volatility, many executives may find that they are no longer compliant with stock ownership guidelines. However, there are two design provisions you can add that will make ownership guidelines more resilient against an economic downturn.

Published: July 2020
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With Public and Private Firms Competing for Talent, Have Executive Pay Packages Changed?

CEO compensation is vastly different at public and private companies — from the total amount of pay to the way it’s structured. As both types of organizations increasingly compete for talent, understanding these differences is important to attract and retain executives.

Published: July 2020
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Tips to Evaluate Discretionary Action for Executive Incentives in Australia

Examining the role of board discretion in determining executive incentive payouts for Australian firms amid the COVID-19 pandemic and considerations for FY21 incentive plans.

Published: July 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: The Pay Equity Landscape in Europe Continues to Evolve

As the world’s heightened focus on equality and fairness continues to grow, conducting pay equity analyses and implementing more transparent communications with employees over how their compensation is determined is becoming even more important. This Q&A offers insights into what’s new, what we have learned and where pay equity legislation is headed for firms across Europe.

Published: July 2020
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