CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced it has been named to Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies for 2012. Aon was recognized for its flexible work programs and commitment to developing and empowering women across all levels. 2012 marks the second year in a row that Aon has been named to the list.
"Aon is committed to attracting and retaining unmatched talent across the globe," said Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Aon. "We pride ourselves on fostering a work environment and culture that allows mothers to reach their full potential while providing them with the flexibility and resources to help them balance their personal and professional lives."
Companies were selected for the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with over 650 questions that survey the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2012 initiative: workforce profile, benefits, women's issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, paid time off and parental leave, and company culture.Working Mother recognized Aon for its wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement, and paid family leave. Aon also was recognized for its initiatives aimed at empowering working parents and women throughout the firm. Profiles of the 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, will be featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother. Working Mother is a division of Bonnier Corporation. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United. About Working Mother Media Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com ( www.workingmother.com) gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Working Mother's signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the ninth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation ( www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE, www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices ( www.diversitybestpractices.com), and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change About Bonnier Corporation Bonnier Corp. ( www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group ( www.bonnier.com), a 200-year-old, family-owned media. Media Contact: David Prosperi312-381-2485 David.email@example.com SOURCE Aon plc