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Five tips from Cisco – Aon’s 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ employer

21 Jul 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With 100% of Aon Best Employers rating their strong culture and employee engagement as a core competitive advantage to help drive business outcomes, what can we learn from Cisco – Aon’s 'Best of the Best' employer in 2016? In this hot topic, Cisco share tips for how they have evolved their organisational culture and workplace to engage and motivate their employees, by building on their strengths and harnessing the power of their teams.

Engaging for performance

14 Mar 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

For many organisations it would be unheard of to only monitor financial and customer performance once a year. But with employee engagement also a strong contributor to overall organisational success, why wouldn’t we put the same focus on one of our most valuable assets – our people? Advances in technology provide new opportunities for organisations to enhance the way they engage their teams and help realise their full potential.

Empowering leaders to act

07 Mar 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With employee engagement often regarded as being the responsibility of HR, it’s common for leaders (and employees) to only focus on engagement once a year when the big annual engagement survey comes around. So how can leaders become empowered to learn, adapt and engage their people on a more regular basis?

Using predictive analytics to guide action

18 Jan 2017  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Our behaviours and opinions are shaped by our own emotions and experiences, and as a result it can be challenging to translate these cognitive biases into meaningful employee insights and actions. Predictive analytics can support management to interpret qualitative and quantitative data points (and it doesn’t require a degree in advanced analytics).

A full view of the people experience across the talent lifecycle

15 Nov 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With the big annual engagement survey typically providing a gauge of employee engagement at a set point in time, what if you could get a clearer view of employee sentiment throughout their tenure – instead of just once a year? By monitoring throughout the talent lifecycle, organisations can effectively benchmark engagement and proactively intervene when necessary, contributing to greater employee engagement and performance.

The future of engagement

01 Nov 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Advances in technology are providing organisations with unprecedented access to data and insights. With the ongoing digitisation of the work experience, can technology be employed to monitor and analyse employee engagement? This hot topic looks at how technology and data can be harnessed to approach employee engagement in a new way, allowing organisations to improve insights, engagement and overall performance.

Employee Engagement Hot Topic Series

01 Nov 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

The Aon Hewitt Employee Engagement Hot Topic Series provides insights and best practices about the latest developments in employee engagement strategies, including how you can leverage the latest technology advancements, predictive analytics and continuous listening approaches to empower your leaders and positively influence engagement and performance.

Millennial engagement – how can organisations get it right?

31 May 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and their expectations of employers are different to those of older generations. Yet, many organisations have traditionally had a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to employee engagement. How should we address millennial engagement and what roles do managers play?

The Best do change better

02 Jul 2015  by   Gerhard Diedericks

The overwhelming insight from the 2015 Best Employers study is once again, that organisations with high engagement are better at navigating change and delivering results in spite of tumultuous times. In fact, an additional 22% of employees at Best Employers believe that changes within their organisations are well managed and help to deliver a better performing company.

Trust in Action: Act on feedback to increase engagement

17 Mar 2015  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Trust is at the heart of employee engagement. Recent Aon Hewitt research shows that employees who trust their organisation to act on feedback have a higher level of engagement. So when organisations conduct an engagement survey, it’s critical that they act on the results, and when leaders promise change, they must follow through. We call this Trust in Action.