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Research Results

2018 Global Medical Trends Rate

November 2017

Aon is pleased to present the results of its 2018 survey of average medical trend rates from countries around the world. The survey was conducted among 98 Aon offices that broker, administer, or otherwise advise on employer-sponsored medical plans in each of the 98 countries covered in this report, including Ireland.

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The Era of Wellbeing - Key Focus Areas

August 2017

As part of our Journey to Greatness Thought Leadership Series to celebrate our partnership with Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, Aon brought together a select group of key HR leaders, Aon experts and members of the Irish Women's Rugby Team to discuss the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing and how this drives elite performance for business and sport.

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2017 Trends in Global Employee Engagement

March 2017

Employee engagement is falling and the rise of populism is presenting new challenges. This report examines how engagement has changed over the last year and how organisations can successfully navigate the ambiguity of 2017.

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Continuous Listening

March 2017

It’s time to change the way employers understand the employee experience (not just engagement) and how to manage it - and Continuous Listening is the answer. To accurately measure and manage the level of psychological investment employees put in an organisation, employers must change the way they get that information.

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Managing Engagement in Times of Change

March 2017

Despite these pressures of a rapidly evolving environment, leaders and companies are still expected to engage their employees and preserve healthy cultures. It important, therefore, to understand that the rules of engagement are altered in the face of disruption. This report examines what happens to engagement during times of change and what can be done to manage employee engagement throughout the change.

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Getting Real About Creating a High-Performance Culture

March 2017

This whitepaper discusses the importance of developing high-performance cultures within organizations. Drawing on Aon’s extensive research from employees around the world, Ken Oehler, Aon’s Global Culture & Engagement Practice Leader, identifies the culture challenges facing organisations, and outlines the strategies leaders can use to turn their culture into significant organisational value.

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FocusOn - Keeping you financially informed

March 2017

2016 saw both equities and bonds reach new highs though markets were more volatile than seen in previous years. At Aon Financial Planning, we are committed to keeping you financially informed on investment market performance.

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Actively Disengaged and Staying: Dealing with Prisoners in the Workplace

November 2016

This whitepaper examines “Workplace Prisoners,” a subset of employees that are actively disengaged and intend to stay at their organisation. Rooted in real client examples, Christopher Adair and Don MacPherson discuss the fundamental causes of “Workplace Prisoners” and the strategies that managers, CEOs, CHROs and Prisoners themselves can use to eliminate this problem.

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Employees are looking for New Value Proposition

September 2016

Our survey results show what employees want in a workplace is not what they are experiencing. They want a more human experience, grounded in loyalty, recognition, respect, and honesty. Not surprising, these gaps are having an impact on employees’ intent to stay—of the 52% who would leave their current company for another job, 44% are actively looking.

Do you know what will make your work environment attractive to potential candidates as well as to your own critical talent?

Aon Hewitt’s 2016 Workforce Mindset™ Study asks employees to share what will inspire the hearts and minds of today’s employees.

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To discuss the findings of this study or any employee benefit issues please contact letstalkbenefits@aon.ie

FocusOn - Keeping you financially informed

August 2016

This quarter’s bulletin focuses on the impact of Brexit on long term financial planning. At Aon Financial Planning, we are committed to keeping you financially informed on investment market performance.

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EMEA Health Survey

May 2016

In the first quarter of 2016, Aon carried out its Health Benefits Survey. The survey aims to identify health trends within Ireland and EMEA, and highlight where practices differ across countries, regions and EMEA as a whole.

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Health Challenges in EMEA

May 2016

Many leading employers are increasingly integrating health into their core business strategies in recognition of the close relationship between employee wellbeing, a more engaged workforce, and improve results.

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FocusOn - Keeping you financially informed

May 2016

Welcome to the first issue of a new quarterly update providing economic and investment performance analysis and individual financial planning advice and insights.

At Aon Financial Planning, we are committed to keeping you financially informed on investment market performance.

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Take control of your financial future

March 2016

One of the biggest challenges in getting people engaged in their retirement planning is a lack of understanding about how it all works. Where does that money actually go every month when it disappears out of your bank account or pay packet? Joanne Smith discusses how you can start to take control of your financial future.

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The case for Flexible Benefits in Ireland white paper

February 2016

With the economic recovery well under way and many employers focusing on a differentiated approach to reward and benefits, the growth in adoption of the flexible and online benefits model is now established and seemingly set to continue at a faster pace as more and more employers look to the model to empower choice, raise awareness of total reward and drive better engagement around benefits.

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Global Medical Cost increases in 2016 expected to be 2.5 times higher than inflation

January 2016

A new report from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), estimates that the average cost increases for employer-sponsored medical plans globally will be 9.1 percent in 2016.

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One Magazine: Q4 2015 — Aon's Publication on Risk and People Issues

December 2015

Addressing the most pressing risk and people issues businesses face, One Magazine contains perspectives from top company executives, case studies involving global companies and insight from industry experts.

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Health and Wellness in the Workplace – An Irish perspective on the key health and wellness issues

November 2015

The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview of the key health and wellness issues that we believe employers across Ireland will have to consider over the short and medium term.

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Flexible Benefits as a tool to harmonise Reward

November 2015

The use of flex as a tool to assist the integration of reward post acquisition, merger or group consolidation as a means to ensure a cost efficient and more effective approach to dealing with harmonisation issues.

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One Magazine: Q3 2015 — Aon's Publication on Risk and People Issues

June 2015

How are business goals and the ability to reach them affected by the culture that exists at your organisation? How much do you need to attend to the relationship between the two? Leaders in some of the world’s top companies have realised the intermingled relationships among talent, engaged talent, and their connections to positive business results.

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2015 Trends in Global Employee Engagement

June 2015

How are business goals and the ability to reach them affected by the culture that exists at your organisation? How much do you need to attend to the relationship between the two? Leaders in some of the world’s top companies have realised the intermingled relationships among talent, engaged talent, and their connections to positive business results.

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Aon Global Benefits Survey 2015 A European Perspective

June 2015

Aon's European study of Global Benefits practices had participation from over 180 multinationals and provided rich insight into how organisations are managing employee benefits around the world.

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Workforce Mindset™ Study

March 2015

In Aon Hewitt’s Workforce Mindset™ Study we examine this question and look to discover what really matters to employees—and what you can do to deliver a compelling experience. The key findings are presented along three key areas.

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2015 EMEA Employee Benefits Communication Survey now available

February 2015

Although just under three quarters of UK employers communicate their employee benefits packages to staff - either in-house or via an external provider - many are disappointed with the impact. Our 2015 EMEA Communication Survey has tips for employers wanting to address this.

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Employee Benefits and Trends Survey 2014

September 2014

The fifth annual Benefits and Trends Survey builds on our previous years' studies to provide an overview of the key issues impacting the benefits world today. An essential read for all benefit professionals, the report covers a breadth of topics across the benefits spectrum, including flexible benefits, pensions and auto-enrolment, employee communications, health, risk and wellbeing solutions, and total reward. This is your opportunity to get an insight into how companies are dealing with the challenges of an industry currently faced with immense change, and how this is impacting benefit strategies.

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Employee Benefits and Trends Survey 2013

2013

The fourth Aon Hewitt Benefits and Trends Survey provides an authoritative picture of today's UK benefits landscape. Covering DC pensions, including auto-enrolment, flexible benefits, health and risk benefits and communications, the survey paints a picture of evolving benefits provision within an environment of changing legislation, and of employers struggling to convey the value of the benefits they provide.

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Whitepapers

Improving Employee Resilience

August 2015

Improving employee resilience requires a strategic and sustained campaign rooted in the collective wellbeing needs of the workforce, says Charles Alberts, Senior Consultant at Aon Employee Benefits.

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Aon Hewitt 2015 Global Medical Trend Rate

December 2014

Aon Hewitt is pleased to present the results of its 2015 survey of medical trend rates from around the world.

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The Future of DC Pensions

November 2014

Get an overview of the key challenges facing the pensions industry, find out how the changes will affect you and learn how we can help.

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The case for Flexible Benefits in Ireland white paper

Many employers are now focusing on a differentiated approach to reward and benefits. The growth in adoption of the flexible and online benefits model is now established and seemingly set to continue at a faster pace. Read more.

The Era of Wellbeing - Key Focus Areas

As part of our Journey to Greatness Thought Leadership Series to celebrate our partnership with Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, Aon brought together a select group of key HR leaders, Aon experts and members of the Irish Women's Rugby Team to discuss the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing and how this drives elite performance for business and sport. Read more.