Is an Aon-Willis Merger Coming?


Aon confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that it is in the “early stages of considering an all-share business combination with Willis Towers Watson,” adding that there’s “no certainty that any transaction will take place nor as to the form or terms on which any transaction might be pursued.”

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Aon Hewitt Think Tank: Let’s Talk Leadership


Panelists discuss leadership trends at Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders Think Tank event. 2 spots on Aon’s latest Top Companies for Leaders list, respectively.). Photo courtesy of Frank Mari.

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The Leadership Linchpin – Insights from AONE 2014

Cielo HR Leader

This past week, a congregation of those capable executives descended on Orlando to attend the AONE 2014: Inspiring Leadership conference. As a healthcare executive who was fortunate enough to attend, I was particularly impressed with AONE’s approach to inspiration this year.

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Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Communicate Meaning & Value of Work


Today, I’m following up with how to increase employee engagement based on the latest from Aon Hewitt. Last week Aon Hewitt released its 16 th Annual Best Employers in Canada list. What mechanism does Aon Hewitt use to determine employee engagement? by Derek Irvine.

Q&A with Aon and WeWork: How an Agile Financial Management System Impacts Their Businesses


While there, we had the opportunity to talk to Christopher Klimek, vice president of global finance and HR technology at Aon plc, and Mike Hite, director or finance technology at WeWork, about the business impact of their Workday Financial Management deployments, and why you shouldn’t replicate your current business model in a new financial management system. Aon is a leading insurance and professional services firm with 70,000-plus colleagues in 120 countries.

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Are Your Employees’ Student Loans Hurting Their Ability to Save for Retirement?

HR Daily Advisor

While student loans can be a drain on short-term finances, a new survey from Aon Hewitt , the global talent, retirement, and health solutions business of Aon plc, reveals that workers with student loans can also potentially feel the strain into their retirement years.

This may be the key to increasing employee productivity: Financial education at work

HR Morning

Financial stress contributes to lost productivity, increased absences and healthcare claims, higher turnover and costs associated with workers who cannot afford to retire on time, the report also found. In this week's e-newsletter Pay and Benefits benefits education productivity

Employee Engagement: How to Measure What Matters


Aon Hewitt, in their 2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement Study , found that engagement levels have dropped for the first time in five years and Gallup recently reported in its State of the American Workplace report that a full 70% of U.S.

Understanding Change and Its Impact on Engagement


Too much top down change at once can result in disengaged employees, which equates to a loss in productivity. According to an Aon Hewitt research study , the number one driver of employee engagement during times of change is the ability to be involved in decision making.

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How to Empower Leaders to Become Engagement Champions


Engaged employees positively impact retention, absenteeism, productivity, customer ratings, profitability, and many other business outcomes – as outlined by Gallup. By: Mike Vickers. Customer Training Manager, Achievers. Creating an engaged workforce is critical to business success.

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How to Establish an Effective Employee Recognition Program that Delivers Results

HR Cloud

Rather, it’s proven to be a very real business metric in areas such as productivity, employee retention, and financial performance. Employee engagement is so much more than just a “nice-to-have” item on HR’s wish list.

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The 10 Best Pieces of HR Content in 2019


As products like Visier for mid-market have entered the arena, small to midsize businesses are becoming aware that it’s time to start investing in proper HR data analysis. Caitlin Bigsby, Director of Product Marketing at Visier, states, “This is where democratizing data can help.

Are Employees More Engaged?

HR Daily Advisor

The report, from global professional services firm Aon, is based on analysis of more than five million employees at more than 1,000 organizations around the world. According to Aon, improving engagement can pay dividends.

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What Drives Employees to Say, Stay, and Strive


Recently, Aon released its 2018 Trends in Global Employee Engagement. So per Aon, two out of three employees are engaged. In Aon’s research, each of these areas improved. You read one report about employee engagement, and it says it’s never been lower.

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Are Some of Your Employees ‘Hard Wired’ for Engagement?

Cornerstone On Demand

According Anthony Boyce , organizational psychologist and product developer at Aon, these aspects predict who will work to overcome obstacles and show commitment to their organization and their teammates. To learn more about Aon’s Culture & Engagement practice, please go to and to learn more about Adept-15 please click here.

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Retirement Planning: The Gender Gap Persists


As I sat this morning reading a press release summarizing new Aon Hewitt research, it felt like Prost’s story could have just as easily been written in 2016. Aon Hewitt projects that women will need 11.5

HR Tech 2019: PILOT coaching platform wins Pitchfest


Customers include MetLife, CBS, Aon, Thomson Reuters, Pandora Radio and more. As the founder of PILOT , one of just a few LGBT-owned HR tech startups, Ben Brooks is used to being in rare company. Now he’s in ever rarer company as HR Tech Conference’s 2019 Pitchfest winner.

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Guide: Burnout Prevention and Recovery


Burnout could be driving away your top talent — potentially costing your company millions of dollars in lost productivity and turnover. They enjoy their work, help boost productivity, performance, morale and growth. Aon Hewitt, 2009, SHRM, 2006, Hay Group, 2010).

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Why High Salaries Can Be Bad for Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Consultants Aon Hewitt describe it as “ people who stay at their jobs despite feeling unmotivated, disengaged and generally negative about their employers.” Most employees who become dissatisfied with their job move on, but some stay, and those people are a drag on productivity and morale. One company that Aon looked into, found that among those who fell into the “prisoner” category, 61 percent received salaries above the market rate.

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Today’s workforce mindset – employees want a human experience


Aon Hewitt recently surveyed 2,539 employees at companies of 1,000 or more across several industries, and Raymond Baumruk, partner and leader in the firm’s Next Practices/Employee Research & Insights group, shared top findings with attendees of Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) 2015.

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Retirement Success Starts with Financial Well-Being

HR Daily Advisor

According to a recent survey from Aon Hewitt, employers are generally happy with participation rates in their workplace retirement plans. Maximizing Productivity Through Finances. The 2017 Aon Hewitt survey revealed a focus on more than retirement saving.

Determine the Right Employee Salary Increase Using People Analytics


According to Aon’s 2017 U.S. When a top performer leaves the company , the indirect costs in the form of lost client relationships or stifled product innovation can be staggering.

Chad Atwell Podcast – What you wish someone had told you…

What is Paul Thinking

Chad is the Director, Product Strategy – Human Capital Management at Oracle leading the strategy for Oracle’s Compensation Cloud working with clients and prospects to help create future product functionality.

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How to Communicate About Your EAP More Effectively

Winston Benefits

Your employees face a lot of stresses at work — deadlines, production quotas, interacting with co-workers. They may also be facing all kinds of problems that don’t have anything to do with work but that affect the quantity and quality of their production.

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Do You Feel Overpaid For the Work You Do?

Workplace Diva

A 2017 Aon Hewitt survey titled "Actively Disengaged and Staying" found fabulous paychecks can make employees lose the motivation to ever leave an employer -- even as they grow ever more demotivated in their jobs over time! I'm back from a very long, self-imposed hiatus.

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Do You Feel Overpaid For the Work You Do?

Workplace Diva

A 2017 Aon Hewitt survey titled "Actively Disengaged and Staying" found fabulous paychecks can make employees lose the motivation to ever leave an employer -- even as they grow ever more demotivated in their jobs over time! I'm back from a very long, self-imposed hiatus.

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Don’t Make Your Employees ‘Prisoners’


As I write on the Compensation Cafe , this group of employees was the subject of some recent research: A report in the Wall Street Journal highlights a study by Aon Hewitt that looked at this group of employees. For employees who are either unwilling or unable to become more motivated and productive performers, the business and HR need to have processes in place to identify and move those employees out. By Derek Irvine. Recognize This!

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The Importance of Helping Employees Visualize Mission When Implementing Change

Something Different

He then laid out the general framework of a large scale change management effort that would re-define the way the business operated – from the organizational and decision making structure to its quality controls to the production schedules and beyond.

RX for EX

HRO Today

According to the Aon Global Employee Experience Research 2018 report, 21 per cent of organisations are already measuring employee engagement, with 41 per cent planning to do so by 2020. Improving the employee experience is a key consideration when attracting and retaining top talent.

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7 Actionable Tips: How HR Programs Can Foster Employee Engagement During Tough Times


An Aon Hewitt study found that the number of actively disengaged employees rose by more than 50 percent during situations where job duties were impacted by their company being acquired. When your company is undergoing change, you already face plenty of challenges.

Mental Health Check

HRO Today

According to Sophie Hennekam, professor of management at Audencia Business School in France, the World Health Organisation has estimated that mental health conditions cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity each year.

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Employee Engagement Impact on Revenue Growth


Highly engaged employees lead to positive outcomes on key performance indicators such as: increased retention, customer loyalty, safety, productivity and overall revenue growth within an organization.

5 Industries that Desperately Need Financial Wellness Solutions

Best Money Moves

Stressed employees are found to be less productive, take more time off to deal with financial matters, are more likely to leave the company for higher compensation, and are more likely to cite health issues caused by financial stress,” the survey reported.

Top Traits You Should Look For When Hiring An HR Manager


HR Managers impact the cost of health care, employee productivity, engagement and absenteeism. Healthcare That is Easy to Access In an effort to increase productivity and employee retention, more companies are seeking to build cultures which are focused on health and safety.

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

HR Examiner

SilkRoad Technology Announces Lilith Christiansen as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Product Officer Link ». Aon Buys Willis Towers Watson: Another Waypoint In The Demise of Employer Pensions Link ». From a product perspective.

9 simple employee engagement ideas


There seems to be more evidence than ever before to support the long-suspected belief that an employee who's engaged in their work is more productive than one who isn’t. Consider this: A Gallup study estimated that lower productivity due to disengaged workers costs the U.S.

A Word to the Wise, Once Again!

Compensation Cafe

With Aon Hewitt' s assistance, The New York Times has laid it on the line. Especially informative is the Aon Hewitt visual about the share of companies' payrolls devoted to bonuses vs. the share devoted to salary increases. "If