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Aon Hewitt Launches Talent Insight and Analytics Solution to Help Clients Make More Effective Data-Driven HR Decisions

06/04/2014
New Offer Combines Consulting Services, Analytics Expertise and a Partnership with Cloud-Based Technology Provider Visier, to Solve Complex HR issues

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today launched a new Talent Insight and Analytics solution to help organizations better understand their HR data and adopt fact-based decision-making to create more effective people, compensation and career development strategies.

Aon Hewitt's Talent Insight and Analytics solution features a comprehensive suite of services, including access to Aon Hewitt talent consultants, who work directly with clients to align their unique business issues with human capital metrics and develop a roadmap for implementing and adopting an analytics-based HR strategy. Clients also have access to Aon Hewitt's team of data scientists in the Aon Center for Innovation and Analytics to conduct additional research, provide more complex data analyses and create actionable strategies. The solution also provides ongoing support for monitoring metrics, as well as coaching and consulting advice for HR leaders.

"One of the largest investments organizations make is in their people, yet often their human capital strategies are based on assumptions and not factual data," said Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt.  "Our new solution combines Aon Hewitt's extensive consulting expertise, intuitive technology provided by Visier and deep analytical capabilities, which strengthens our role as trusted advisers to help clients better understand their workforce and quickly make fact-based decisions around their HR strategies."

Recognizing that technology plays a critical role, Aon Hewitt and Visier, a leader in workforce analytics and planning, are partnering to deploy a cloud solution for clients that brings together workforce data from all their sources and transforms it into valuable insight leaders can use to make informed decisions. Visier enables clients to access hundreds of workforce metrics and analytics immediately, and to predict how certain workforce behaviors within their organizations, such as future employee recruitment, promotion and turnover patterns, will change. Working closely with Aon Hewitt, organizations can use these analytics to create, analyze and collaborate on strategies to optimize HR strategies tailored to their unique workforce.

"With Visier, organizations are able to transition from ad hoc operational reporting to strategic analytics in a matter of weeks – and transform the strategic impact of HR at their companies," said John Schwarz, chief executive officer of Visier. "Our customers are asking for the thought leadership to help support them in this evolution, and Aon Hewitt has deep expertise in HR transformation, using information to guide decisions and shape workforce plans. This partnership will help our customers adopt analytics and planning throughout their organizations so they can achieve their business objectives."

"We partnered with Visier because of their HR-centric approach to analytics and our shared philosophy around data—approach companies with the right questions they should be asking, and then give them answers instead of drowning them with information," said Paul Rubenstein, leader, Aon Hewitt Talent Solutions and Strategies. "While talent analytics has been widely recognized to hold great promise for the HR function, Aon's partnership with Visier now makes it possible for companies to realize its value by turning data into better every day human capital decisions."

Among the first customers to benefit from Aon Hewitt's new solution and partnership with Visier is McGraw Hill Financial. 

"McGraw Hill Financial recently revamped its HR strategy and during that process, we imagined what our HR work would be like if we had clean data and tools that would enable us to have better insights into our people, their motivations and what engages them," said John Berisford, executive vice president, Human Resources, McGraw Hill Financial. "We wanted to look around the corner to see what's going to happen, not just analyze what's already happened. Aon Hewitt's scalable solution, coupled with Visier's leading edge technology, provides us with the right mix of solutions and tools to help us achieve this goal."

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About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.  Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

About Visier
Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Jose, CA., Visier delivers workforce analytics and planning solutions in the cloud, designed to empower teams with the insights they need to better see, understand, and make decisions about their business. Visier achieves this by delivering intuitive analytics and planning solutions, built to answer key business questions, predict future events, and optimize operational efficiency. Founded by business intelligence experts—including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz—the company's leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational, and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP, and Oracle. With over 2 Million customer employee records in the cloud and counting, Visier is experiencing significant growth.

Aon Hewitt Media Contacts:
Roxanne Pipitone, 847-442-1317, roxanne.pipitone@aonhewitt.com
Maurissa Kanter, 847-442-0952, maurissa.kanter@aonhewitt.com

Visier Media Contact:
Sarah Grant, 514-436-5100, sarah.grant@visier.com

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