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How Competitive Are Your Salary Increase Budgets in the Financial Services Sector?

How are banks and financial services firms based in the United States differentiating their merit increases? Find out in this infographic.

Published: March 2020
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Insights from Aon’s 2020 S&P 1500 Board of Directors Compensation Trends Report

As an Aon CG Pro subscriber, you have exclusive access to executive compensation and corporate governance data, as well as added-value reports like our annual S&P 1500 Board of Director Compensation Trends Report. In addition to reporting on overall pay levels for directors, this in-depth report covers trends in board equity awards, committee composition, meeting prevalence and more. Read on for key findings from this year’s edition.

Published: March 2020
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at U.S.-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. As of Q4, overall turnover is down more than 3% among pre-commercial companies. At commercial companies turnover is relatively unchanged from Q3, though we are seeing a significant uptick in the prevalence of companies shifting to selective hiring plans as they hit the brakes on headcount growth.

Published: February 2020
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How Competitive Are Your Salary Increase Budgets?

Retaining and attracting talent in today's market requires companies across the board to pay competitively. Differentiating your overall budget is a critical step. See how technology and life sciences companies in the United States are differentiating their salary increase budgets to stay in the lead in the race for talent.

Published: February 2020
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.S.-Based Technology Companies as of Q4 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. In the hardware industry, hiring data remain relatively unchanged vs. Q3, while companies in the semiconductor industry are seeing dramatic reductions in selective hiring as the industry resumes normal hiring.

Published: February 2020
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q4 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter, the prevalence of companies with aggressive hiring plans declined in almost every major market shown. The tech sector saw steady growth in the first half of 2019, but the latter half of the year shows slower growth.

Published: February 2020
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. Hiring rates for life sciences companies shows some dramatic shifts as of Q4 2019. Companies in Brazil and India have seen spikes in aggressive hiring vs. the previous quarter, while Russia, Germany and the U.K. are moving away from their formerly optimistic growth plans in Q3.

Published: February 2020
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Reimagining Rewards

The way companies think about rewards is undergoing a fundamental shift. As societal norms and business models continue to evolve, our clients are quickly discovering they need to change both the design and delivery of rewards programs. At Aon, we’re facilitating this change by empowering clients to forge a new path forward in rewards― one designed around themes of flexibility, transparency, pay equity and compelling career paths and experiences for employees.

Published: February 2020
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Develop an Agile Mindset in Your Workforce

How ready is your organization to compete in a fast-paced, digitally enabled world? Do you have the structures in place to respond to this rapidly evolving business environment or is your organization tied down by rigid policies and outdated processes? Here are five steps to take to create an agile, digitally ready workforce.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. Hiring rates for life sciences companies this quarter are mixed. India has seen a dramatic decrease in aggressive hiring vs. the previous quarter, while the U.K. and China are also slowing their hiring plans.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Q3 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. In countries like China, though the changes are small, a healthy percentage of companies are hiring normally and aggressively, indicating a healthy market for employment opportunities.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Q3 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. In many countries throughout the region, aggressive hiring has declined, most notably in India, where the demand for technology talent has typically remained robust in previous quarters.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter, the prevalence of companies with aggressive hiring plans has risen in key markets like China and the U.S. and their voluntary turnover remains high.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.S.-Based Technology Companies as of Q3 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. In the hardware industry, we see a significant uptick in selective hiring, as well as a a reduction in the amount of companies hiring aggressively in the semiconductor industry vs. last quarter.

Published: December 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at U.S.-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. This quarter, companies in the pre-commercial space are reporting more increases in voluntary turnover rates, while commercial firms hiring selectively has decreased to 9% from 14% last quarter.

Published: December 2019
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2019 Checklist for Executive Compensation Planning

With 2020 around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure you stay ahead of year-end planning activities to set your company up for success next year. Our executive compensation experts have compiled this checklist so you can ensure your compensation programs are effective going into the performance period and close out the year strong.

Published: December 2019
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Are You Ready? Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season Starts Now!

Don’t wait! Proactively preparing for 2020 meeting and filings will mean a less chaotic and (dare we say) stress-free proxy season. To get you started, we’ve created a list of a few key items to consider to help your company avoid surprises and ensure the best possible outcome at your upcoming shareholder meeting.

Published: November 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Financial Services Companies by Industry

The insurance industry saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that some investors are unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices. Nonetheless, average say-on-pay support is still very strong for banks, diversified financial services and insurance companies.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology Companies by Industry

Technology industries that saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies include retail, semiconductors, software & services, and technology hardware. Additionally, software & services and technology hardware companies also saw declining average year-over-year support. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Life Sciences Companies by Industry

The life sciences sector saw an increase in the percentage of companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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2019 Checklist for Compensation Planning

Fall is the start of compensation planning season at most companies, a time to evaluate whether you have the processes in place to make your compensation program truly stand out and get ready for year-end decision making. To help you prepare, we have developed a quick checklist, along with key questions to ask, that can keep your pay programs up to date.

Published: October 2019
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Rewards and Compensation Leaders: Do You Know Your Biggest HR Risks?

Reimagining your rewards programs can help you manage some of the biggest business risks facing rewards leaders today.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.K.-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.K.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Most software companies remain in a cautious hiring state as of Q2, while companies in the semiconductor industry have seen a slight rise in selective hiring with turnover remaining virtually unchanged.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.S.-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. In the hardware industry, we see significant in voluntary turnover, as well as a significant uptick in aggressive hiring in the semiconductor industry vs. last quarter.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at U.S.-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. This quarter, companies in the pre-commercial space are reporting slight increases in aggressive hiring. Commercial firms, however, are more cautious about headcount growth, reporting plans to scale back aggressive hiring plans by 8% in Q2.

Published: August 2019
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Contingent Workforce Trends at U.S. Technology Companies

As Millennials make up a greater portion of the workforce and look for flexibility in their working arrangements, more companies are hiring contract, gig and freelance workers. An impressive 94% of U.S. technology companies currently hire contingent workers, and over 21% of those plan to increase the number of contingent workers this year. Organizations will need to rethink their total rewards packages as well as how they attract and retain such workers.

Published: August 2019
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Contingent Workforce Trends at U.S. Life Sciences Companies

Contract and freelance workers increasingly make up a greater population of the workforce as life sciences companies turn to outsourcing to save on overhead costs. 92% of U.S. life sciences companies currently hire contingent workers, and more than 35% of those plan to increase their contingent worker population this year. This trend may also signify that companies are more cautious about full-time employee buildout until they have a solidified product to bring to market.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. The hiring environment data reveal mixed results among technology companies in Europe, as the number of firms with hiring freezes inched up slightly in many countries.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. This quarter, Ireland saw the biggest spike in companies hiring aggressively, and Poland and the U.K. continue to grow more optimistic about planned headcount growth.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Q2 data reveal a steady hiring environment as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans continues to rise across the region.

Published: August 2019
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