Hot topics

Unlocking value with integrated analytics

03 Nov 2016  by   Haya Alomari

What if we could take seemingly disparate data sources from across the organisation – such as employee feedback, customer data and financial data – and use them to gain insights into employee engagement? By integrating analytics, organisations can unlock meaningful insights to help enhance the employee experience and improve performance.

Is personal insurance part of your financial plan?

02 Nov 2016  by   Samantha Mitchell

While many Australians insure their physical assets, personal insurance covering aspects such as life, income, disability and trauma are often overlooked. Such protection can provide a level of comfort and security for you and your loved ones, should an unexpected event occur. However, with many Australians neglecting to consider personal insurance – or purchasing inadequate levels of cover – should personal insurance be part of your financial plan?

Continuous listening

27 Oct 2016  by   Haya Alomari

In today’s fast-moving business environment, it’s likely that the annual engagement survey may not provide full visibility of employee sentiment throughout the year and throughout the employee lifecycle. By implementing a continuous listening approach, organisations are empowered to identify key insights and proactively intervene in a more timely and relevant manner.

A full view of the people experience across the talent lifecycle

19 Oct 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

With the big annual engagement survey typically providing a gauge of employee engagement at a set point in time, what if you could get a clearer view of employee sentiment throughout their tenure – instead of just once a year? By monitoring throughout the talent lifecycle, organisations can effectively benchmark engagement and proactively intervene when necessary, contributing to greater employee engagement and performance.

Mental health in the workplace – marking World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2016  by   Fiona Norris

At Aon Hewitt, we are passionate about mental health. Whether it impacts individuals, communities or workplaces, it is a focus for both our organisation and our charitable contributions. We are proud to partner with Black Dog Institute on community-based programs, as well as workplace education to support this important issue.

Optimising community sector Board performance in strategic planning

05 Oct 2016  by   Jennifer Dean

Community sector Boards should be able to steer their organisations into the future. By adopting better practices and focusing on continuous improvement, their organisations – and the individuals who benefit from their services – will continue to flourish. Our 2016 Governance Evaluator report into community sector benchmarking highlighted some of these important insights to drive better Board performance in strategic planning.

The future of engagement

28 Sep 2016  by   Gerhard Diedericks

Advances in technology are providing organisations with unprecedented access to data and insights. With the ongoing digitisation of the work experience, can technology be employed to monitor and analyse employee engagement? This hot topic looks at how technology and data can be harnessed to approach employee engagement in a new way, allowing organisations to improve insights, engagement and overall performance.

Navigating aged care

21 Sep 2016  by   Wendy Barnham

Australia’s ageing population is most certainly a topic we hear about regularly. As a result of this trend, we know that many families are likely going to be faced with decisions about aged care. Unfortunately, it’s a topic of life that can – and regularly does – cause all sorts of family tension. We take a look at the financial implications of decisions made about aged care, to lift the veil on this emotional topic.

M&A deal-makers and deal-breakers: People issues determine organisational change success

17 Aug 2016  by   Ashley Palmer

In today’s world, where human capital is widely acknowledged as one of the few remaining sources of a sustainable competitive advantage, people issues matter more than ever. This is especially true when a business is undergoing change. While acquisitions and mergers are typically focused on financial gains, the people implications can be significant and should be at the focus of any organisational change initiative to be successful. This hot topic outlines simple, yet effective tips for ensuring a smooth and successful change process, which adequately identifies, retains and engages employees that are critical to success.

Moving from art to science: Evolving remuneration benchmarking

10 Aug 2016  by   Sabrina Rabbani

With a large number of organisations using remuneration benchmarking to determine employee pay levels and structures, the importance of reliable data is paramount. But with limited survey data often making it difficult to develop adequate sample sizes, the process of developing an ideal sample size can become subjective - and therefore less consistent and reliable. Can a more scientific approach be applied?