Proposed Aon-WTW merger about being ‘better,’ not ‘bigger’

HRExecutive

When Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson recently announced a mega-merger of an all-stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $30 billion, the merger, among other things, continued an ongoing HR consulting-consolidation trend. About a year ago, talks regarding a potential marriage between Aon and WTW fell apart. Primarily, the new Aon will focus on the areas of risk, retirement and health, according to the merger announcement.

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Solving Global Business Challenges with Workday: Q&A with Aon’s VP of Finance Solutions

Workday

In Gaelic, the word Aon means “Oneness,” a fitting name for a company that has grown through more than 500 acquisitions to become one of the leading professional services firms in the world. Operating in 120 countries with 50,000-plus colleagues, Aon is united in its most important goal—to serve its clients. Increasing challenges led Aon to a big decision: It was time to make a global technology change. What drove Aon’s technology change? Why did Aon choose Workday?

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HR Expert: Shanyn Payne, Online Education Services

CultureAmp

Today, she’s Executive Director, Human Resources at Online Education Services , an Australian business that has been recognized as an Aon Hewitt Best Employer for the last three years running. Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leadership HR Expert ProfileShanyn Payne’s HR career started at the cash register of her local supermarket.

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Workday Rising Daily: Welcoming the Workday Community

Workday

In the past 20 years, global professional services firm Aon Corporation has acquired more than 500 companies. Christa Davies, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Aon (and a Workday board member), said that all those acquisitions have highlighted the importance of company culture. Aon has also worked hard to make everyone proud of working there. “We’ve The most important thing is culture and being an Aon company first.”.

HR Tech 2019: PILOT coaching platform wins Pitchfest

HRExecutive

Customers include MetLife, CBS, Aon, Thomson Reuters, Pandora Radio and more. “Diversity and inclusion has been a big theme this year,” Brooks said, “and you have to get development out to a lot of people to level the playing field and that’s what our product is all about.” As the founder of PILOT , one of just a few LGBT-owned HR tech startups, Ben Brooks is used to being in rare company.

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Credential platform aims to be game-changer for HR, employees

HRExecutive

The 15 founding members, Cameron notes, represent a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, including HR- and education-tech vendors, gig platforms, background-credentialing organizations, recruitment firms and more. The inaugural members are Aon’s Assessment Solutions, Cisive, Cornerstone, HireRight, Korn Ferry, National Student Clearinghouse, Randstad, SAP, SumTotal Systems, SHL, Ultimate Software, Unit4, Upwork, Velocity Career Labs and ZipRecruiter.

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Advancing Analytics: The Path Forward for Finance Leaders, Part One

Workday

Jim Kendall, vice president of finance solutions at Aon, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, describes how managing disparate finance systems in locations across the globe impacted Aon’s ability to analyze the business. As we’ve grown through acquisitions, the diversity of our systems and processes became a real issue for us,” he says. “It Kendall describes the benefits of moving to a global cloud-based system for finance and HR at Aon.

Mental Health Check

HRO Today

Charles Alberts, head of health management at global professional services company Aon , says his company’s mental health strategy aims to create an “inclusive and supportive culture where people can be honest about their mental health.” Aon has trained 120 “Mental Health First Aiders” (MHFAs)—double their original target. Organisations are starting to prioritise the holistic well-being of their employees, adapting their cultures and benefits to support mental health wellness.

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HR Tech Weekly: Episode #257: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Topics: Fears for Dublin jobs as Oracle believed to be cutting 1,300 roles, Mercer’s When Women Thrive 2020 Global Report, SilkRoad Announces Lilith Christiansen as SVP Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Alight deploys AI to improve Employee Experience, Paychex Enhances new Integrations and Enhancements, Paycor Announces Industry-First Open Enrollment Wizard Tool, and Aon Buys Willis Towers Watson. Topics: Oracle, Mercer, Silkroad, Alight, Paycor, Paychex, Aon, Willis Towers Watson.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – November 19th, 2018

PlanSource

Companies like Amazon, Aon, Cigna, Dell, Facebook, General Electric, General Mills, PepsiCo, Prudential, Unum and Willis Towers Watson are joining forces with the National Business Group on Health to launch the “Leave Optimization Forum”, which aims to look for solutions that will enhance leave management programs to better meet the needs of a diverse and changing workforce. Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news.

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Chances Are You’re Buying Too Much Talent. It’s Time to Build and Borrow.

Degreed

People allocation is as powerful as financial allocation,” said Aon CEO Greg Case , whose close partnership with his CFO and CHRO ensures the company has the right talent to meet the challenges of the future. The lifespan of large, successful companies has never been shorter.

Engagement Isn’t the End Variable

Silkroad

Per Aon Hewitt, teams of engaged employees saw an additional 25 percent growth in Net Promoter Scores. When it comes to increasing engagement itself, far too often HR professionals think that it’s simply a matter of fixing one area that’s broken – like sourcing, recruiting, training, or diversity. For another, we must promote employee growth the development as well as diversity and inclusion. (Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work ). .

It is Time to Tell Our Truth

Biddle Consulting

Despite the fact, we are part of the largest diversity population in the country and in my estimation, the largest subsection of Americans with disabilities. Julie’s portfolio of client projects includes PepsiCo (Pepsi ACT), DB Schenker and P&G (Project WIN), Synchrony Financial (PDN Hire), American Express, Aon, and Aramark. Disability Solutions works with employers to help strengthen their workforce through diversity and inclusion.

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5 Tips to Master Employee Engagement in 2017

HR Daily Advisor

The bad news is that today’s diverse workforce creates a difficult environment for developing engaged employees. AON’s 2016 global employee engagement trends report found that “rewards and recognition” is one of the top three engagement drivers around the world. by Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack. Every day, Human Resources departments worldwide are placing increased emphasis on employee engagement. To understand why, we need to consider the true meaning of “engagement.”.

5 Pillars of Great Leadership

Achievers

Employee engagement, according to Aon , Deloitte , Gallup , and thousands of scholarly articles, is one of the greatest game-changing mechanisms for companies looking to accelerate performance, exceed desired results and outperform their competitors. Despite the vast diversity of effective leadership experiences recounted, there were certain common threads in how people define great leadership that were repeated time and again. By: Stephen de Groot President, Myriad Consulting.

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The World of Pre-Employment Assessments is Changing

HRExecutive

Moving from paper-and-pencil assessments to a new, mobile-enabled one that utilizes gaming and artificial intelligence has not only greatly improved P&G’s candidate experience, it’s also given the company greater access to diverse talent, says Dan Bologna, P&G’s global assessment leader.

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Jump into the Talent Pool

HR Daily Advisor

Since specific future needs can change over time, the talent pool approach brings the advantage of flexibility by providing a broader diversity of talent earlier in the careers HiPos who can be developed to meet needs as they emerge. A 2013 white paper by Aon consultants recommends assessing a candidate’s potential along specific dimensions, such as cognitive, personality, learning, motivation, leadership, performance, and cultural fit.

HR Trends 2020: Top Insights of what’s to come.

Sergio Caredda

AON adds the concept of Resilience as an additional trait for the workforce of the future, capable of coping with an increased rate of transformation (something we have seen as well ). Intergenerational conflict is also seen as an emerging trend: we are witnessing not least than five generations at work, although we know that stereotyping will not help , thinking in terms of this diversity element is critical.

HR Trends 2020: Top Insights of what's to come.

Sergio Caredda

AON adds the concept of Resilience as an additional trait for the workforce of the future, capable of coping with an increased rate of transformation (something we have seen as well ). Intergenerational conflict is also seen as an emerging trend: we are witnessing not least than five generations at work, although we know that stereotyping will not help , thinking in terms of this diversity element is critical.

leadership development: solving australia’s leadership woes

O.C. Tanner

A recent study by Aon Hewitt found that senior leadership over any other factor has the biggest impact on creating a high performance work culture, but 40% of survey respondents believe their leaders lack the skill to build and sustain a healthy corporate culture. Along with very little ethnic and cultural diversity within Australia’s business leadership, there is a large gender representation gap. A Dire Situation.

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How 13 organizations climbed the best employers lists

CultureAmp

Apple’s Fortune 500 profile also includes information on how Apple is creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Fortune also recently released an inside look at Google’s diversity efforts. Business Insider also highlights gender diversity at Bristol-Myers Squibb, reporting that 54% of employees are female and 46% male. They believe that their diversity fuels innovation.

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People with Disabilities: An Underutilized and Growing Talent Pool

HR Daily Advisor

The reality is that the talent pool of people with disabilities remains underutilized, even though it includes job seekers with a wide and diverse range of education, degrees, professional certifications, work experience and skills. Ranging across industries and business lines, our clients include some familiar brands such as PepsiCo, Synchrony Financial, American Express, Aon and Staples. People with disabilities are no different and cut across all dimensions of diversity.

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Future-Proof Your Organization with Talent Pools

HR Daily Advisor

Since specific future needs can change over time, the talent pool approach brings the advantage of flexibility by providing a broader diversity of talent earlier in their careers who can be developed to meet needs as they emerge. A 2013 white paper by Aon consultants recommends assessing a candidate’s potential along the specific dimensions such as cognitive, personality, learning, motivation, leadership, performance and cultural fit.

The Incredibly Shrinking Carrier Market

HRExecutive

We believe that this transaction will allow us to enhance our competitive position and be better positioned to apply the insights and access of a broad network and dedicated local presence to the health care challenges of the increasingly diverse markets, membership, and communities we serve. It’s official: Anthem announced this morning plans to purchase Cigna for more than $48 billion.

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Next Generation Classroom: Adapting to Generational Learning

Effortless HR

So how do you train a widely diverse workforce? According to Aon One , the best combination of methods for learning are as follows: 70% on-the-job. Employee education is essential to the long-term success of every business. As needs and trends change, training must be in place and adapt to both new and seasoned employees for higher productivity, effectiveness and self-fulfillment. A clear understanding of how training contributes to employee motivation and business ROI is critical.

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The 8 Key Components Of Employee Engagement

Vantage Circle

Ken Oehler of Aon lays down the benefits of having engaged employees. Team projects, working with diverse sets of employees helps resolve miscommunication and builds trust among peers. Employee engagement levels reached their all time high of 65 percent in 2017. Organisations are finally taking into account that employee engagement is more than just a corporate buzzword.

Why UK Organisations Need to Support Employee Career Progression

Saba

Research by Aon Hewitt and others show that formalising career management and employee development has a direct impact on employee engagement. Organisations also need to think about providing a breadth of diverse opportunities and experiences for employees – such as cross-functional working, special projects and short work secondments that help to boost their employability going forward.

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The Six Steps To Build A Remarkable Workplace

TalentCulture

By prioritizing people-centric initiatives, their companies achieve on average at least four times the profit growth (Aon Hewitt People Practices Inventory 2011) and three times the share market returns (Russell Investment Group 2011) compared to average companies. This shows that there’s an enormous upside for CEOs who embrace people practices and realize that building a remarkable workplace is no longer a business diversion.

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Engage Your People

Root

In fact, a recent report by AON Hewitt notes that just 24% of global employees are highly engaged. And this requires dialogue with a diverse group to provide lots of different perspectives. When you gather people from different functions, or even different levels across the business, the perspectives can be quite diverse. Employee engagement is a perennial challenge facing leaders in all industries and organizations of all sizes.

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“Gender Roles in Childhood.”, with Sheila Ronning and Candice Georgiadis

Thrive Global

Recognizing her expertise on gender diversity, numerous worldwide corporations have recruited her as well, including KPMG, Kirkland Ellis, Aon, NewsCorp, L’Oreal, and Thomas Reuters. To help close the gender pay gap, Women in the Boardroom is assisting women in their corporate advancement while establishing diversity in the boardrooms of today’s companies. Gender Roles in Childhood.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

Above all there are performance benefits, for example, being able to respond quickly to local customers, bringing together diverse disciplines to address complex problems, and being able to draw on the limited expertise of the organization. . Identify who needs to be in the conversation – ensuring diversity. Trends in HR and employee benefits: Employers’ try to ease workers’ commuting pain." From AON Hewitt Associates online (2008). .

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Hard times and poor responses in Recruiting

Strategic HCM

It’s not good news, and in fact if contrasts strongly against other research which I’ve already referred to in my workshop – for example this study by Aon Hewitt for the European Club for HR which found that: “HR professionals across Europe expect revenues and investment to grow at a much better pace in 2011 than in the last two years with only 2% of respondent organisations forecasting a decrease this year.