Aon plc is committed to creating a winning and inclusive culture with growth and development opportunities for everyone. Diversity is the foundation on which we have built our world-class organization, unparalleled in delivering distinctive value to clients in insurance brokerage, risk management and human capital consulting services.
Inclusion at Aon can be defined as a sense of belonging, feeling respected, valued for who you are; the achievement of a work environment where all colleagues can do their best work, have fair and equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success. It is the power to align and integrate Inclusion concepts and offerings into all areas of Aon that ultimately drive business, create opportunities, and serve our clients internally and externally.
Harnessing the multiplicity of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of our talent will increase the quality of work yielding greater innovation and business results, ultimately shifting the organization from awareness to understanding.
Aon's Inclusion strategy aligns with our overall business and talent goals, Aon Leadership Model (ALM), and leading workforce priorities in key areas including Unmatched Talent, Workforce Diversity, Cultural Competence, and Inclusive Culture.
Cultural Competence: build differentiated capability through innovation
Workforce Diversity: live our values
Inclusive Culture: deliver distinctive client value
Unmatched Talent: attracting, developing, and retaining top talent is at the core of our inclusion vision
By embedding the Inclusion strategy into the Aon Leadership Model and the Aon Colleague Experience, we continue to leverage and maintain strong leadership support, a compelling business case, and action plans that lead to attraction, engagement, retention, and advancement for colleagues.
Through inclusion, we are able to increase colleague engagement and career growth opportunities at Aon, serve our clients better by providing them unique and effective solutions to help them address their diverse issues, and strengthen our global business through understanding cultural nuances and others' interpretations of values and worldviews.
Aon prides itself on fostering a work environment where opportunity and success are defined by one's character and ambition not race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or citizenship.
- Greg Case, President & CEO, Aon plc
Diversity has been a major component of our talent agenda – strengthening our firm with colleagues of many backgrounds and with diverse experiences. But it’s not enough to be diverse. What’s truly important – to us, to the firm, to our clients and communities – is inclusion. At Aon, we are creating a global inclusive culture where everybody is in, and nobody’s out.
- Nichole Barnes Marshall, Global Head of Inclusion, Aon plc
Aon's supplier diversity program provides diverse and women-owned businesses with equal access to purchasing and sourcing opportunities. We advocate the development and growth of minority and women businesses by developing partnerships and providing educational opportunities that will help them meet our purchasing and service standards. Our dedication and commitment to supplier diversity benefits our suppliers, Aon, our business objectives, and our communities.
Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions
In 2009, Aon pioneered a unique approach to support a growing client need for broader diverse-spend fulfillment opportunities. Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions fosters project collaborations between business professional services firms that are minority-owned or small-businesses and Aon's industry experts to deliver high-impact risk management and human resource solutions to our clients. Such efforts support minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) participation across large market opportunities (Fortune 500 and public sector), local community success, and innovative client solutions.Read more
Aon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We ensure that equal opportunity is given to qualified individuals in recruiting, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation practices, and all other employment opportunities. Aon prohibits discrimination based on an individual's sex, color, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics or conduct. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans, and other covered veterans.
To see additional information, please read the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies or the EEO is the Law document.
Entrepreneurs in Residence Program
As part of its global strategy to empower human and economic possibility for clients, colleagues, and communities, Aon launched its Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program in partnership with Springboard 2000 Enterprises Inc., a leading entrepreneurial expert network dedicated to supporting high-growth, women-led businesses.
With a goal of helping women-led startups build and establish their companies in the business community, the EIR program will serve as a platform for Aon and Springboard to leverage their networks and business expertise to empower female entrepreneurs in the risk and human resources industries. Aon and Springboard have selected two entrepreneurs from the Springboard community and will provide them with direct and ongoing access to business support and solutions for a one-year period.
For 2014, Aon and Springboard have chosen Australia-based Switch Automation, a provider of building automation and energy management solutions and Canada-based Plum.io, a human resources solution that seeks to improve a company's hiring efficiency, to participate in the EIR program. Switch Automation's CEO will be mentored by an Aon Risk Solutions' global practice leader in cyber insurance. Plum.io's CEO and co-founder will be mentored by an Aon Hewitt partner and talent practice leader. Both companies will be partnered with their respective mentors for a year-long period.
Learn more about the EIR program by contacting Nichole Barnes Marshall.
At Aon, we believe in delivering long-term value and sustainable improvement to the communities where we work and live. We partner with global organizations across the various spectrums of diversity to empower human potential and strengthen communities at risk.
A few of our diverse corporate partners include:
Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. They are dedicated to creating more inclusive workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive.
With tools, insights, events and opportunities to connect with others, Catalyst helps Aon address the causes of talent management gaps to create sustainable change within the organization.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes
As part of Aon's continued commitment to recruiting veterans, Aon launched a new partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Program in 2014. HOH is a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment in hundreds of communities across America.
The cornerstone of HOH is hiring fairs. Now in year four, the US Chamber will host 250 hiring fairs in communities across America this year. In addition to supporting HOH's ongoing initiatives, Aon will officially sponsor three hiring events in 2014 in Chicago, Houston, and Washington DC. We will also present workshops to help veterans understand how to effectively translate their military experience into skills and experience that are relevant to the private sector.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world's largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
At Aon, we believe that people should be judged by their work, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Through the available programs and services offered by Out & Equal, we provide our colleagues with opportunities to attend educational workshops that focus on LGBT issues in the workplace.
Building an inclusive culture is an essential component of the firm's talent strategy. At Aon, our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are critical in bridging the opportunity gap and creating a space where differences thrive.
Our BRGs are voluntarily organized by fellow colleagues around shared interests and experiences. These colleagues have historically been underrepresented at the firm and work together to help Aon achieve its Diversity & Inclusion vision. Our BRGs have a significant impact on improving the firm's culture and environment, ability to hire, ability to develop and retain diverse colleagues, and capacity to connect to the diverse communities in which our colleagues live and work.
Aon currently has 12 BRGs, three with a global footprint:
Aon Link is a BRG for colleagues who are in the early stages of their careers or new to Aon and are seeking professional career growth. Events throughout the year provide opportunities for colleagues to enhance occupational knowledge, share best practices, and build relationships with peers and leaders across all of Aon's business units. Aon Link aims to foster a sense of unity, philanthropy, education, and career development for Aon colleagues worldwide.
Aon Pride Alliance
Pride Alliance is a global BRG for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender colleagues and allies (LGBTAlly).
Pride Alliance colleagues desire to go above and beyond and are key contributors to client quality and excellence. Members have a drive and passion to own and develop their career paths and give back to the community through volunteer opportunities. Pride Alliance works to incorporate the LGBTAlly experience in developing innovative ways to serve Aon's clients and grow the business.
Aon Veterans United (AVU)
To recruit, develop, and retain the best Veteran talent, Aon Veterans United's mission is to deliver professional development programs and services to the veteran community within and outside Aon.
AVU recently partnered with Hiring our Heroes to better address the systematic employment issues facing veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses today.
Additionally, through their networking events and partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), AVU provides Aon veterans opportunities to engage with senior leadership to inspire visions of growth.
AVU's work with both local and national veteran non-profit organizations, including the Commercial Club of Chicago, allows members to connect with industry leaders to promote best practices. It also strengthens relationships with Aon clients through collaboration on connecting veterans in need with AVU solutions.
Asian American BRG
The Asian American BRG's mission is to enhance the professional development and leadership opportunities for Aon colleagues, raise awareness of Asian culture and heritage and their impact on the workplace, and bring that diverse perspective to Aon and its clients. The group strives to make Aon the first choice employer for Asians.
Through corporate sponsorship, the BRG supports multiple national organizations such as the National Association for Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), the Asia Society, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ). This provides Aon colleagues access to multiple leadership development, networking, and celebration events across the country. The BRG also participates in volunteering efforts, supporting causes closest to our local communities.
Blacks United in Leading Diversity (BUILD)
Blacks United in Leading Diversity (BUILD) was created to address the interests of all colleagues throughout the organization, while raising awareness of the culture and heritage of people of African descent.
BUILD advocates for professional opportunities and advancement of its members within Aon. BUILD also seeks to raise the visibility of Aon within our various communities globally.
BUILD will partner with the firm to ensure representation and presence of colleagues of African descent throughout all levels of the organization. BUILD believes our rich history, diverse cultures, and many perspectives enrich the workplace for all colleagues.
Empowering Abilities Group
The Empowering Abilities BRG represents all Aon colleagues who consider themselves to have some form of disability, are affected by a relative or friend who has a disability, or have an interest in disability issues.
The Empowering Abilities BRG aims to create an environment where:
The Generations BRG values life experiences and addresses the needs of colleagues in mid- to late career stages. Generations welcomes, leverages, and develops the experience and professional skills of colleagues age 40 and over. Generations promotes strong working relationships across all generations and collaboration among other BRGs and the general Aon colleague population.
Latinos Embracing Aon Diversity (LEAD)
The Latinos Embracing Aon Diversity (LEAD) BRG provides a forum to address the opportunities and challenges faced by Latino and Hispanic colleagues. LEAD contributes to the firm's goals to create a winning and inclusive culture where everyone has opportunities for growth and development. Through diversity and inclusion, LEAD members can better serve Aon's clients while empowering fellow colleagues to fully realize their potential.
Multicultural Diversity Group (UK-based)
The Multicultural Diversity Group recognizes the many advantages of a multicultural colleague base and celebrates distinct cultural differences stemming from personal traits such as race, ethnic origin, background, and religion.
This BRG represents all colleagues, regardless of their multicultural background, and aims to create an environment where:
Virtual Connections helps virtual colleagues (those who work 50 percent or more outside a traditional Aon office) become better connected to each other and with Aon. They provide support for managing virtual teams and working and networking effectively as a virtual colleague. Virtual Connections also provides tools to help improve work/life balance and time-saving tips for working virtually.
Women's International Network (WIN)
The Women's International Network (WIN) is a global community of women and allies at Aon, providing support for personal and professional growth and help with career advancement for women colleagues. WIN also focuses on supporting clients through knowledge sharing. This BRG helps Aon remain a destination of choice for high-quality professionals by enhancing its ability to attract, develop, and retain talent.
Working Parents Group
Working Parents' is a BRG formed to support Aon's business goals through the professional development of Aon's working parents. Working Parents' was formed by a group of colleague volunteers to increase awareness of the unique challenges faced by working parents. This is a forum where parents at Aon can stay informed, connected, and supported. We advocate for maternity and paternity leave, parenting resources, work/life balance, professional development, and community involvement, including impactful partnerships with Court- Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation (JDRF), and others.
Aon is committed to ensuring our online application process is accessible by all, including those individuals with disabilities, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. The alternative method is only available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation. Aon provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.
If you are in need of assistance due to a disability, please contact Aon Recruiting by email: email@example.com
Please do not use this alternative method for general inquiries, status on applications, or other non-access questions, as you will not receive a response.