New Absence Management Solution from Aon Hewitt Helps Clients Effectively Design and Manage Complex Absence Programs

New Absence Management Solution from Aon Hewitt Helps Clients Effectively 
Design and Manage Complex Absence Programs 
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 lost productivity. 
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 
To learn more about Aon Hewitt's 360° Absence Solutions, visit 
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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 
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 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 for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt 
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