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Aon Wins Artificial Intelligence Accolade at Workplace Excellence Awards

Aon Wins Artificial Intelligence Accolade at Workplace Excellence Awards

Melbourne, 7 November, 2019 – Aon (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has won the 2019 APS Workplace Excellence Awards in the category Emerging Directions in Organisational Psychology.

The awards recognise organisational psychologists and organisations for their efforts in supporting employee health and psychological well-being, while enhancing organisational performance.

Aon’s Assessment Solutions was presented with the award for their vidAssess-AI product in Australia. vidAssess-AI combines AI and video interviewing for unbiased and fair hiring.

Stefan Hinrichsen, Principal Consultant and Head of Sales, Aon’s Assessment Solutions Pacific, praised his team for its dedication to an innovative and ground-breaking product:

“Winning the award is so important because our approach to AI and video interviewing is a true innovation in the market. The important question is “What should AI do?” not “What can AI do? which opens up a new world of opportunities for employers.

“By focussing on speech to text only, and using a natural language processing Artificial Intelligence, we eliminate human bias and ensure a legally defendable, fair and transparent process.

“This is setting new standards in the assessment industry and ensures clients receive a valid and scientifically proven recruitment process, while reducing the time to hire.”

Other finalists in the category were:
  • Raw Mind Coach: RAW Mind Coach for Fire and Rescue New South Wales
  • Suncorp Group: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ – Using data, technology and psychology to save young drivers’ lives.
The award is designed to recognise emerging specialties in organisational psychology and new and innovative approaches to applying principles of psychology in the workplace.

Winning this demonstrated excellence in the criteria of:
  • Innovation in design and application
  • Utilisation of psychological knowledge
  • Impact on the organisation
  • Sustainability
In addition to the four core criteria, entrants needed to also show both demonstration of thought leadership, influence and impact with the intention of using psychology to create new, different and novel organisational interventions as well as demonstration of uptake, buy-in and acceptance of implementation amongst internal and/or external stakeholders.

About the Workplace Excellence Awards

The APS Workplace Excellence Awards are the only awards in Australia that recognise the application of principles of psychology in advancing organisational performance and outcomes.
 
Psychologists and other professionals apply psychology in the workplace every day to develop organisations and their people, not just in human resource management, but in other aspects of organisational life including: strategy, planning and governance, economics and finance, research and development, marketing, organisation, work and workplace design, and technology.

Previous award winners have included Telstra, Medibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, EY, ANZ, the Mandala Foundation, Disability Services Australia, the Attorney-General's Department of South Australia, Worksafe Victoria, University of Queensland, and South Australia Health.
 
 

Editors’ Notes
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

About Aon’s Assessment Solutions 
Aon’s Assessment Solutions is part of Aon’s global Human Capital solutions, helping clients achieve sustainable growth by driving business performance through people performance. Aon’s Assessment Solutions undertake 30 million assessments each year in 90 countries and 40 languages.

About the Awards:

The Workplace Excellence Awards are proudly presented by the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the leading organisation for psychologists in Australia, representing over 23,000 members. 

The APS strongly advocates for the discipline and profession of psychology, supports high standards for the profession, promotes psychological knowledge to enhance community wellbeing, and is dedicated to providing benefits to support members’ professional lives.

About Organisational Psychology

Organisational Psychology is the science of people at work. Organisational psychologists specialise in analysing organisations and their people, and devising strategies to recruit, motivate, develop, change and inspire.
 
A psychologically healthy workplace equals a successful organisation, and organisational psychology provides the solutions to achieve this.

More information about the awards, judges, finalists and winners please see https://www.psychology.org.au/Workplace-Excellence-Awards/2019

A video capturing the celebratory evening is also available at: https://youtu.be/ozXolsW1WDI
 

For further information please contact:

Neeley Williams
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Aon
+61 2 9286 1242
+61 434 742 551
neeley.williams@hkstrategies.com 
AonAUS@hkstrategies.com

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