Diversity, equity and inclusion

Engaging our people: a great place to work

In 2021, we conducted our first global employee engagement survey. In 2022, we once again asked employees for their perspectives, and over 3,000 people shared their thoughts.

The survey revealed that the top three factors related to employee engagement were:

Work life balance

Professional career opportunities

Compensation and benefits


of respondents find their work environments physically safe


of respondents feel people of all cultures and backgrounds are respected and valued at AY


of respondents feel able to take time off when necessary


of respondents think that our facilities contribute to a good working environment


of respondents feel encouraged to balance their work and personal lives

The survey also revealed that two-thirds of people want to feel more supported in terms of health and wellness.

Avison Young is a brand powered by people. And 9 out of 10 employees said that people really care about each other, and that they can be themselves.

90% agree that people of all cultures and backgrounds are respected and everyone is treated fairly regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

For two-thirds of Avison Young’s people, working here is more than just a job. They feel as though their work has special meaning.

There’s always room for improvement, and people shared comments around breaking down siloes, enhancing communication and collaboration.

This article is part of our 2022 Impact Report

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