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Aon. Lockdown and me - Lisa Bennett

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Flexible Working

This is something that has been written due to a devastating, global pandemic. Everyone has been affected in some capacity and we are left with so many unanswered questions. I have tried to prepare myself for so many different scenarios and outcomes. I have asked myself countless “what if” questions. I’ve always counted myself lucky to work for Aon and during this time, that couldn’t be more true. 

From the very beginning, I’ve always felt that Aon have been on the front foot. Travel restrictions were put in place early on. We were all asked to work from home before the Government advised on the lockdown. 

Our leadership have done all that they can to make working from home comfortable and practical. We have been given a budget to buy our essential equipment, which straight away eased my concern about having to work my way through sizeable spreadsheets off of a small laptop screen.

Working from home, with three young children, whilst juggling home schooling…I was daunted to say the least. Every day, it is abundantly clear that we can adjust our hours to make it work for us. Aon have always encouraged flexible working, and now more than ever, they are standing by this. Early starts or late finishes to allow for some hours in the day to focus on phonics, times tables, or making whales out of milk bottles. It all makes the balance that much more achievable. Children unexpectedly make themselves seen, or heard on team calls and no one raises an eyebrow. 

Any conversations I have with my manager, always start with asking how I am and they end with making sure I look after myself and my family. Our team have come together, even more than it already was and we are all looking out for one another. 

Communication from our leaders has always been regular and most importantly to me, honest. There is no denying the challenges that companies are facing. 

I would expect Aon to do all that it can to protect its clients and it’s firm. I hadn’t quite considered the lengths that it would go to, to protect its employees. 

I am in awe of our leaders and how they are guiding us through this unprecedented time. #aonunited has never been more apparent to me and never has it meant more.

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Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett

Talent Acquisition Specialist at Aon

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