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Aon Consulting Offers Clients New Pre-Employment Assessment Platform

G.A.T.E. allows users to take tests from any smart device or computer; takes guesswork out of building qualified candidate pool

Apr 8, 2010

CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Consulting, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), announced today the Human Capital Practice is offering its proprietary pre-employment assessments on a new platform: the Global Assessment and Talent Engine™ (G.A.T.E.).

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Adapting to the quick pace of today's job candidates and the ever-changing business environment, G.A.T.E. provides an on-the-go, global platform for job applicants and hiring managers.  This new system allows users to take assessment tests from any smart device or computer, from anywhere in the world. It also reaches more bilingual candidates than ever before, allowing users to toggle between test items written in different languages.  Additionally, G.A.T.E. enables hiring managers to quickly and accurately select the best candidates, by providing instant individual candidate results and a dashboard of predictors, tagging the candidate qualified or not qualified.

"Studies have shown well-designed pre-employment tests reduce costs, enhance retention, and improve on-the-job performance. It is critical that organizations identify the right candidates from the beginning of the pre-employment process," said Elizebeth Varghese, senior vice president and Talent Solutions Practice leader with Aon Consulting.

"G.A.T.E. is an innovative platform, ensuring the selection of the most qualified, job-ready candidates to help move an organization forward," she added.

To learn more about G.A.T.E., visit http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting/human-capital/talent-assessments.jsp.

About Aon Consulting's Pre-employment Tests

Aon Consulting has been a world leader in the design and implementation of pre-employment tests for over 30 years.  The Human Capital Practice has implemented pre-employment testing for a wide range of the jobs found in today's private and public sector organizations, from entry-level to executive. Our tests, taken by more than 7 million candidates annually, objectively measure the abilities, skills, and personal attributes that predict job performance, behavior and retention. Developed and validated by our worldwide staff of industrial-organizational psychologists, these tests serve as a strong foundation for effective selection.  For more information, visit  http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting.

About Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with more than 6,300 professionals in 229 offices worldwide. The firm works with organizations to improve business performance and shape the workplace of the future through employee benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions. Aon Consulting was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. For more information on Aon Consulting, please visit http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting.

About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 36,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 and 2009 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com.

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