We believe Inclusion and Diversity drives the best insights, advice and outcomes for our clients, our firm and our communities. That’s why we’re committed to a workplace culture where colleagues are comfortable being their authentic selves, feel a full sense of belonging and are empowered to reach their highest potential.
At Aon, our commitment starts with mutual respect. It is the responsibility of all our colleagues to act with integrity, trust one another and encourage others to share their unique perspectives. Together, we hold ourselves accountable, where every colleague feels accepted for who they are and valued for the insights they bring.
We know an inclusive culture drives diversity, which makes us a better, stronger company. We value the diversity of ideas, experiences and perspectives that come with having colleagues from different cultures, nations, genders, age, sexual orientation and physical ability. Embracing differences is key to our distinctive Aon United culture.
By having a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, we attract and retain the best talent, which develops high-performing teams, enables innovation, creates client value and delivers positive business results.
Our Inclusion Commitment
Whether related to accessibility, gender, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation, it’s important to find intentional ways to grow in our understanding and support of others. Aon’s commitment to fostering an inclusive culture is top on our agenda. We believe identifying ourselves as visible and voluntary allies is vital amidst the challenges we face, as it signifies an environment where all colleagues feels supported to bring their whole selves to work.
In support of this allyship, we encourage our leaders and colleagues to pledge 'I'm in.' This inclusion commitment gives each individual the opportunity to demonstrate their personal dedication to an inclusive culture, while visibly identifying their allyship to others. We also offer ongoing recommendations on how they may share, participate, discuss, act and continuously learn in support of their commitments.
Our Business Resource Groups
Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are essential in bridging opportunity gaps while creating spaces where differences thrive. Our BRGs are a collection of Aon colleagues who voluntarily work together to help us advance our diversity and inclusion commitments. We focus on four key integration areas: professional development, recruitment, engagement and retention, and community and client.
Our Apprenticeship Program
Launched in 2012 in the UK and now available in the U.S., Aon's apprenticeship program provides opportunities for young professionals to develop vital skills in the workplace while earning a competitive salary as they learn. Apprentices are offered permanent positions with competitive salaries and full support for professional study and qualifications.
The apprenticeship program has helped Aon build an alternative talent pipeline of young, highly-skilled and diverse professionals (i.e., 90% of participants come from under-represented groups). This program helps us attract the best and brightest, while providing young professionals with advanced education and work experiences.
Our Pro Bono Legal Program
Aon's Global Pro Bono Initiative, launched in 2014, provides legal counsel to immigrants and refugees often fleeing terrible danger and seeking asylum in the U.S. Many of the individuals we represent face grave risk of persecution in their home countries due to race, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Since 2015, colleagues in the law department have taken on 9 asylum cases in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center. We’ve secured asylum in 5 cases, with 4 still pending trial.
Aon has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 11 straight years (2006-2017). In 2017, Peter Lieb, General Counsel, accepted the Human Rights Corporate Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) on behalf of the Aon Law Department in recognition of the team's dedication to offering pro bono legal services to refugees in need.
Aon’s supplier and business diversity program, Aon Diversity Solutions (ADS), fosters opportunities for diverse business enterprises through both internal projects, as well as, across external engagements. Our mission is to advance good corporate citizenship by engaging stakeholders, advising decision makers, and driving accountability through supplier diversity best practices, processes and governance initiatives. The business case for supplier diversity is simple – increasingly clients expect us to work with diverse suppliers, supplier diversity accelerates the economic cycle and helps us grow and enhance our performance. Through these efforts, Aon advances innovation, creates sustainable impact benefitting clients, communities and diverse suppliers.
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Aon strives to maintain a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We ensure that equal opportunity is given to qualified individuals in our recruiting, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation practices, and all other employment opportunities. Aon does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. 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.
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 15 BRGs, a number of which have a growing global footprint:
Aon Link, Global
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, Global
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), US
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, US
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.
Black Professionals Network (BPN), US
The Black Professionals Network (BPN)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.
BPNadvocates for professional opportunities and advancement of its members within Aon. BPNalso seeks to raise the visibility of Aon within our various communities globally.
BPNwill partner with the firm to ensure representation and presence of colleagues of African descent throughout all levels of the organization. BPN believes our rich history, diverse cultures, and many perspectives enrich the workplace for all colleagues.
Empowering Abilities Group, US
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:
- Everyone feels valued and where their talents are fully utilized
- Our clients' needs are understood and our products and services are accessible to all
- Everyone feels supported by the business
Gender IQ, UK
Gender IQ 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. Gender IQ 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.
Generations (US) and Linking Generations (UK)
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), US
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.
Mental Health Network, UK
A colleague led group which, as part of Aon UK's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) agenda, strives to drive awareness and support mental health issues both in and out of the workplace.
Multicultural Diversity Group, UK
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:
- Everyone feels valued and where their talents are fully utilized
- Our clients' diverse needs are understood and our products and services are accessible to all
Virtual Connections, US
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, Global
The Women's International Network (WIN) provides a global community for women at Aon to support personal and professional growth, help with career advancement at Aon as well as benefit our clients through knowledge sharing. This Business Resource Group helps Aon remain a destination of choice for high-quality professionals by enhancing its ability to attract, develop and retain talent.
The Aon disability group is a colleague led group which is part of Aon UK's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) agenda. We can be seen as a support function to any Aon staff member who feels affected by related matters (this includes having a disability or being the carer of someone with a disability).
Working Parents Group, North America and UK
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 an accessible online application process for all candidates, including individuals with disabilities, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. The alternative application method is only available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or other 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.
For assistance applying for a job in the UK or to discuss reasonable adjustments please email our Inclusive Recruitment Champion. For assistance in other geographies please email Aon Recruiting.
Please do not use this alternative method for general inquiries, status of applications, or other non-access questions.
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