TORONTO, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Aon Hewitt, the global human resources
solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced it has
launched 360° Absence Solutions, an innovative and comprehensive approach that combines risk analysis,
design, planning and delivery to help companies more effectively manage
their absence-related costs, compliance risk, administrative burden and
Aon Hewitt's research and experience show that undermanaged employee
absences can account for a significant amount of payroll. However, many
companies, including those that have absence management solutions in
place, say they are unable to calculate the total cost of absence in
their organization. Other organizations report that they do not have
the appropriate resources to measure or transform all of the dynamics
that cause absence. In fact, recent Aon Hewitt research finds that 87
percent of employers surveyed do not measure the impact or cost
associated with absences.
Aon Hewitt's 360° Absence Solutions combines Aon Hewitt's world-class
data and analytics tools to analyze employers' existing absence
management programs and assess their absence-related risks such as
regulatory compliance, attributed costs, administrative burden and lack
of employee engagement. Armed with this data, Aon Hewitt's more than
700 absence management consultants across North America provide
companies with a holistic framework for developing and implementing
integrated solutions that can help transform their absence dynamics.
"An effective absence management strategy is critical for employers,
since having employees away from work is costly and disruptive.
However, the design, compliance and administration of these programs
have become so complex that even the savviest organizations have
trouble managing them," said Cindy Keaveney, executive vice president
of Aon Hewitt's Absence and Productivity Management practice. "360°
Absence Solutions combines our specialized expertise and sophisticated
tools into a single integrated solution and takes the complexity of
managing, tracking, quantifying and successfully administering employee
absences. It addresses absence problems comprehensively, so companies
can compete more efficiently and enhance workforce productivity."
As part of its new solution, Aon Hewitt also recently launched the 360°
Absence iPhone App™, which enables workers to access information
associated with their leave of absence or short-term disability in real
time. Employees can use the app to perform a number of absence-related
tasks, including submitting new claims, reporting time lost from work
on an existing claim, accessing their current balance of available time
and uploading documentation using the iPhone's camera.
"Managing absence programs can be confusing and cumbersome for both
employers and employees," added Tom Gergely, senior vice-president and
national practice leader for Aon Hewitt's 360° Absence Solutions in
Canada. "By leveraging our deep expertise and world-class platforms, we
can empower clients with a comprehensive absence solution that drives
better awareness and program outcomes, and gives employees an easier
way to effectively manage their absences."
To learn more about Aon Hewitt's 360° Absence Solutions, visit www.360absence.com.
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About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions. The
company partners with organizations to solve their most complex
benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business
performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and
administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment
management, health care, compensation and talent management
strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon
Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their
employees. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.
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 65,000 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.
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