We recognized time away from work makes a positive difference in overall colleague wellbeing. Additionally, feedback from our annual Global Colleague Survey confirmed the importance of work / life balance to our colleagues.
Aon made significant enhancements to our U.S. time-off programs to better enable work / life balance. Key enhancements include: increasing paid paternal leave benefit from 1 week to 8 weeks with the inclusion of all parents and all paths to parenthood (e.g., birth, adoption, surrogacy, foster care); adding more vacation days sooner in the year; and aligning our paid holiday schedule to better reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
We’re committed to supporting the emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing of our colleagues while providing resources and support to help them thrive on and off the job. Overall colleague response to these benefit enhancements has been positive. They align with our values around diversity and inclusion and ensure those who become parents have more time to bond with additions to their families.