How will employers’ reward strategies change when furloughed employees return to work?

Aon's Stuart Hyland shares his perspectives on how companies are shifting their rewards strategies in response to the return-to-work movement.

Source: Employee Benefits
Published: August 2020
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Fee cuts for outside directors: Tread with caution

For most listed companies, Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are just around the corner, and the topic of how to address fees for non-executive directors will be on the agenda. Aon's Kumar Subramanian walks readers through how to balance shareholder alignment and fairness.

Source: Forbes India
Published: August 2020
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Make this downturn your springboard

For the best companies, a downturn is not just a time to hatchet down and survive – it’s an opportunity to set themselves up to thrive in the subsequent upturn. Nitin Sethi, India CEO at Aon's Rewards Solutions practice, writes that moments like these should be used by leaders to pause, reflect, learn and reposition where required.

Source: People Matters
Published: August 2020
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Tell it like it is podcast

What should I pay and what is my market worth are top-of-mind questions for any CEO and employee. The fact is rewards are personal, complicated and difficult to measure. Or are they? Join Manisha Kadagathur from the Tell it like it is podcast for a chat with one of Asia's top experts on reward, Tzeitel Fernandes, Partner at Aon.

Source: Apple Podcasts
Published: July 2020
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The future of pay in the new normal

Covid-19 has moved the future of work forward significantly. Organisations need to stay agile as they rethink their pay principles and shape their strategies towards long-term drivers of pay and performance. Data from Aon’s latest Covid-19 Southeast Asia Pulse Survey highlights approaches under consideration.

Source: The Edge Singapore
Published: July 2020
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‘Options’ on the Table – Dealing with Underwater ESOPs in the Current Scenario

Aon’s Executive Compensation Survey 2019-20 revealed that over 70% of the organisations in India have some form of Long-Term Incentive (LTI) as part of their management compensation package.

Source: The Economic Times
Published: July 2020
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Working from home? You might be able to expense a new desk

Data from Aon's COVID-19 Pulse Survey is referenced in this story about the steps companies are evaluating to  make the work-from-home transition smoother for their workers.

Source: CNBC
Published: June 2020
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Employers Are Doing Their Best to Avoid Layoffs

Employers are using everything in their disposal to keep the world at work during the difficult times brought on by COVID-19. Aon's Brooke Green and Liz Synder share insights from Aon's COVID-19 Pulse Survey on the impact to the workforce on this global pandemic.

Source: Workspan magazine
Published: May 2020
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More than 60% companies ready to go back to work: Survey

Aon’s Pulse Survey, Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 - Getting Back to Business, reveals that more than 60 percent of Indian companies say they have planned for the opening of business operations once the lockdown ends on May 3 and that that a third of companies are planning to bring back as many employees to work as allowed under the new MHA guidelines.

Source: The Economic Times
Published: May 2020
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Influence: The future workplace

Alexander Krasavin, Partner for APAC and MEA, Human Capital Solutions at Aon walks Michelle Martin through Aon's two surveys conducted in March and April to study how rewards and strategies have altered in response to Covid-19 and which strategies could be part of a new normal.

Source: Money FM 89.3
Published: May 2020
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Employers Adjust Pay and Incentives Amid Economic Turmoil

Insights from Aon's COVID-19 pulse surveys are referenced in this article discussing how the pandamic is prompting employers to upend their compensation plans for 2020 and beyond.

Source: SHRM
Published: April 2020
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Sharing Ownership

Aon’s Dan Kapinos provides insight into this PLANADVISOR article about advisors working with plan sponsors to limit participant use of company stock. He also speaks to the positive impact on ESG scores that comes from educating employees about responsible investing. (Subscription required)

Source: PLANADVISER
Published: February 2020
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Aon Predicts Lowest Hike in 10 Years

Using data from Aon's Salary Increase Survey, this infographic by The Economic Times highlights key salary trends for India.

Source: The Economic Times
Published: February 2020
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Decoding salary increases across sectors

Listen to Aon's Navneet Rattan discuss the results of the firm's Salary Increase Survey for India with Fortune India.

Source: Fortune India
Published: February 2020
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Indians Set For Smallest Salary Increases in a Decade

Despite leading the Asia-Pacific region in pay rises, Aon's Tzeitel Fernandes tells Bloomberg that pay increases across India's organized sector will probably grow at the slowest pace since 2009.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: February 2020
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Aon’s Governance Practice Appoints Meredith Jones to Lead Its Environmental and Social Corporate Consulting Capabilities

The governance services practice within Aon’s Rewards Solutions business is excited to announce the addition of Meredith A. Jones to lead a newly launched Environmental and Social Corporate Consulting team. Her expertise allows the governance services team to expand their offerings to provide holistic ESG consulting to both corporations and investment managers.

Source: Press Release
Published: February 2020
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MSCI Rolls Out Climate Risk Tool

Meredith Jones was quoted about the reach of climate change among investments, in a FundFire article about MSCI’s new climate risk tool. (Subscription required)

Source: FundFire
Published: February 2020
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Digital Gone Wrong: Mistakes Corporate Leaders Make

Pete Bentley was quoted in this DirectorCorps article about digital transformation and upskilling the workforce.

Source: DirectorCorps
Published: February 2020
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Delta workers to receive profit-sharing payouts worth 2 months’ pay

Aon’s Ken Abosch discusses the prevalence of cash profit-sharing plans in this The Washington Post article announcing Delta Air Lines’ largest employee profit-sharing pool on record.

Source: The Washington Post
Published: January 2020
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Complete training, get paid: Aon proposes skill-based compensation

HR Dive discusses our article, Why More Companies are Turning to Skill-Based Compensation, which is about the merits of rewarding employees for acquiring new skills to meet current and future skills gaps in their workforce.

Source: HR Dive
Published: January 2020
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Want to recruit tech talent in the APAC? Aon has some advice

Aon's Alexander Krasavin shares trends in the tech talent market for 2020 and provides advice for those looking to recruit in this Tech Wire Asia article.

Source: Tech Wire Asia
Published: January 2020
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Is It Time to Pay Executives To Do The Right Thing?

Executive Compensation Advisory Partner Richard Harris was interviewed by DirectorCorps about executive compensation and its changing ties to shareholder value and other stakeholders.

Source: DirectorCorps
Published: November 2019
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Mega-Pensions Lead Shareholder Charge to Say Nay on Pay

Laura Wanlass, partner and head of corporate governance consulting, quoted in this FireFund story about proxy voting on executive compensation packages. Subscription required.

Source: FundFire
Published: November 2019
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Hot Job Market Creates Challenges for Companies, Opens Doors for Workers

Aon's Rob Surdel is quoted in this article from HR practitioners at leading life sciences companies about how biotech firms are attracting and retaining employees in a tight labor market. Click here to view the PDF of the article. 

Source: Timmerman Report
Published: September 2019
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Will you see a raise next year? One survey says 'yes'

WJFW Newswatch 12 discusses findings from Aon’s Salary Increase Survey, which indicate that salaries are expected to rise in 2020.

Source: WJFW Newswatch 12
Published: September 2019
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2020 Wage Forecast

Findings from Aon’s Salary Increase Survey was featured in KSL 5 News at Noon’s 2020 wage forecast.

Source: KSL 5 News
Published: September 2019
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2020 Wage Forecast

Aon’s Salary Increase Survey data showing that wages are expected to rise next year was featured in WLBT News’ 2020 wage forecast.

Source: WLBT News
Published: September 2019
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2020 Wages Expected to Rise

KSBY-SBA News reports that wages are expected to rise next year per data from Aon’s Salary Increase Survey.

Source: KSBY-SBA News
Published: September 2019
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Wage Increases

Data from Aon’s Salary Increase Survey is highlighted in this WFLA-TB News segment.

Source: WFLA-TB News
Published: September 2019
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Aon’s Rewards Solutions Practice Welcomes Jacqueline Condron to Its Governance Services Team

The governance services team within Aon’s Rewards Solutions practice is excited to announce the addition of Jacqueline “Jackie” Condron to our staff. Jackie joins Aon as a director where she will advise clients on shareholder engagement strategies in all areas related to Say-on-Pay and executive compensation and ESG-related topics.

Source: Press Release
Published: September 2019
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Will you make more money in 2020? One survey says ‘yes’

Consumer Affairs quotes data from Aon's Salary Increase Survey suggesting that 2020 paychecks - both base and variable pay - could get bigger.

Source: Consumer Affairs
Published: September 2019
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Employers are planning record-breaking bonuses for next year

Ken Abosch is quoted in this article highlighting data from Aon's 2019 U.S. Salary Increase Survey predicting that companies expect to pay a record-setting amount in employee bonuses next year.

Source: Human Resource Executive
Published: September 2019
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CStone leads Hong Kong-listed biotech companies' CEO pay in 2018

Aon's Alexander Krasavin explains the structure of compensation for pre-commercial biotech firms and how companies are benchmarking their executives' pay in China and Hong Kong. 

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence
Published: August 2019
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Aon’s Rewards Solutions Practice Welcomes Blake Eisenberg to Its Equity Services Team

The equity services team within Aon’s Rewards Solutions practice is excited to announce the addition of Blake Eisenberg to our staff. Blake joins Aon as an associate partner in our Chicago office where he will serve as the Midwest Practice Leader.

Source: Press Release
Published: August 2019
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Aon’s Rewards Solutions Practice Welcomes Jim Kroll to Its Governance Services Team

The governance services team within Aon’s Rewards Solutions practice is excited to announce the addition of Jim Kroll to our staff. Jim joins Aon as an associate partner in our San Francisco office, where he will advise clients on their corporate governance strategies related to executive compensation.

Source: Press Release
Published: August 2019
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Aon adds Conrad Lee to its Rewards Solutions team to expand its offerings for private company clients

Aon announces Conrad Lee is joining the Rewards Solutions team as a director where he will partner with venture capital firms and their portfolio companies to deliver market-leading rewards data and insights. Conrad joins the team at a time of tremendous growth for our Private Market Practice, which now serves more than 1,000 private companies annually across the globe.

Source: Press Release
Published: August 2019
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Singapore Job Outlook

With Singapore cutting its forecast for economic growth this year, Glenn van Zutphen speaks to Alex Krasavin, Partner and Chief Commercial Officer for Aon’s Human Capital Solutions in Asia, who shares more about how the economic risks are affecting technology jobs in Singapore.

Source: Money FM 89.3
Published: August 2019
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Do activists really care about remuneration?

Karla Bos, director of governance consulting and rewards solutions at Aon, shares insights aboout why some shareholder activists are targeting executive compensation and governance issues more often.

Source: Activist Insight
Published: July 2019
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Global Compensation Considerations

Aon's Derrick Neuhauser and Kavita Maharaj write about how developing a smart compensation plan that supports a long-term global strategy is a central component of corporate success for WorldatWork's June/July 2019 edition of Workspan magazine. (membership required)

Source: Workspan magazine
Published: June 2019
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The future of rewards

In this interview, David Knopping, Partner and President, Rewards Solutions at Aon and Alex Cwirko-Godycki, Partner and Chief Commercial Officer, Rewards Solutions at Aon, look at the changing paradigms of rewards landscape.

Source: People Matters
Published: June 2019
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Vanguard Splinters Off Engagement, Voting Responsibilities

One of the world’s largest asset managers has announced it will allow investment managers looking after the firm’s actively managed funds to take on proxy voting and engagement responsibilities. The move by Vanguard will involve 25 subadvisory firms that manage $471 billion in equity assets for 27 Vanguard funds. Karla Bos, Director, Corporate Governance, highlights how this move is part of a greater evolution of the role of investment managers. (subscription required)

Source: Agenda
Published: May 2019
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Here's how to get on a board of directors

Aon data regarding board of director compensation of S&P 1500 companies is cited in this CNN Business article.

Source: CNN Business
Published: March 2019
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Finding and keeping tech talent needs more thought says Aon

Aon's Alex Krasavin shares his thoughts on how so-called "digital newcomer" companies can attract new types of skilled talent. 

Source: Tech Wire Asia
Published: February 2019
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Quantifying Value: How to Use Analytics to Calculate the ROI of HR Programs

Aon's Stefan Gaertner and Ada Guan write about how to use workforce analytics to measure the value of a company's HR programs for WorldatWork's February 2019 edition of Workspan magazine. 

Source: Workspan magazine
Published: February 2019
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Massachusetts doctors going the startup route

The Boston Globe cites Radford data in an article about a trend in medical doctors taking jobs at biopharmaceutical companies right out of medical school. 

Source: Boston Globe
Published: November 2018
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A positive hiring and salary outlook for tech companies in APAC: Report

Radford's Q3 2018 workforce data for the technology sector across Asia-Pacific is highlighted in this news article.

Source: People Matters
Published: November 2018
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In the red-hot race to fill biotech jobs, benefits abound

Radford's Rob Surdel is quoted in this article about how biotech companies are attempting to attract and retain employees in the super-charged Boston market.

Source: Boston Globe
Published: October 2018
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APAC Tech Companies Are Upping Their Hiring Game in 2018

This article discusses Radford's latest data on aggressive hiring in the technology sector in Asia-Pacific and how companies are upping their game to recruit new talent.

Source: Entrepreneur Asia Pacific
Published: August 2018
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When Your Sales Mobility Program Is Stuck in a Compensation Rut

Radford's Scott Barton and Rachel Bedford discuss compensation strategies for sales departments to promote internal mobility among their employees. 

Source: Workspan Weekly
Published: August 2018
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4 Ways To Build The Right Rewards Culture For Your Employees

In this guest post, Radford's Kyle Holm and Kelsey Owen discuss the importance of establishing a compensation philosophy early on to attract and retain talent in a the high stakes startup environment.

Source: CB Insights
Published: August 2018
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Hiring plans for tech firms in 8 key APAC markets look optimistic

Radford's Alex Krasavin discusses our latest workforce trends data showing an optimistic hiring environment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: Human Resources Online
Published: August 2018
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Tech firms in 8 key APAC markets to increase hiring: Report

Radford's quarterly workforce trends data for the Asia-Pacific region is featured in this news report.

Source: People Matters
Published: August 2018
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Technology Companies in Asia-Pacific Raise Hiring Expectations

Radford's quaterly workforce trends data for Asia-Pacific is highlighted. 

Source: Business Insider (Singapore)
Published: August 2018
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The Era of Pay Transparency is Here. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Radford's Stefan Gaertner identifies what the pay transparency movement is and how it's impacting organizations today and in the future.

Source: HR Executive magazine
Published: July 2018
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The Rise of Non-Proxy Advisory Firm Compliant Share Requests with Laura Wanlass and Kristen Williams

In this podcast, Aon's Laura Wanlass explains why we're seeing a rise in the number of companies putting share plans to a vote that are not compliant with proxy advisory firm standards.
 

Source: National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)
Published: July 2018
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Executive Compensation: Will the New Pay Ratio Disclosure Help Curb What CEOs Make?

Radford's Ken Wechsler is quoted in this article about executive compensation trends in the Southern California business market.

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Published: July 2018
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Aon’s Equity Services Group Launches EquiTV

Companies providing equity compensation to employees now have access to a cost-effective library of videos to help educate participants on their awards.

Source: Radford Press Release
Published: June 2018
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Looking To Enter The AI Race? Be Prepared To Hand Out Some Hefty Equity

Radford’s Kyle Holm and Kelsey Owen present Radford’s latest data on equity premiums companies are paying for employees with expertise in artificial intelligence.  
 

Source: CB Insights
Published: May 2018
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Wringing Out Your Merit Budget

Radford’s Aria Glasgow and Cindy Edwards provide four tips on ways to get more out of your merit budget to maximize the investment in your people.

Source: Workspan Magazine
Published: May 2018
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5 Ways to Do Comp Better

Compensation Café cites our recent article, Three Big Questions to Ask Yourself When Benchmarking Pay at Life Sciences Companies,  for providing “tips that are practical, wise and to the point.”

Source: Compensation Café
Published: March 2018
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Keep It Fresh: Don’t Let Stale Survey Data Keep You from Being Competitive

Radford’s Tim Brown discusses the benefits of an evergreen compensation survey and how it differs in important ways from annual or crowdsourced survey providers.

Source: Workspan Magazine
Published: February 2018
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Five Strategies To Retain Your Sales Talent And Reduce Costly Turnover

Forbes references an article from Radford’s Scott Barton on sales force turnover in the technology and life sciences sectors.

Source: Forbes
Published: December 2017
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Cutting Pay Complexity by Bucking the Performance Share Trend

Radford’s Ed Speidel discusses why some companies in the UK and US are trading their performance share plans for restricted stock with longer holding periods in order to reduce complexity.

Source: Agenda
Published: November 2017
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