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New Aon assessment platform improves candidate experience
Prelude helps companies enhance their employment brand and increase retention of new hires


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (April 25, 2017) – Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today announced the launch of the Prelude™, an online assessment platform that personalizes the candidate experience and offers a significant return on investment for employers.   

The Prelude platform streamlines the candidate experience by integrating Aon’s multiple scientifically-proven assessment tests into a single immersive, engaging, online experience. Organizations can customize the experience to align with their employment brands and provide candidates with a fuller understanding of the hiring organization and position. Available via mobile devices, Prelude makes the assessment process more accessible to a broader pool of job candidates. 

“It’s not enough for companies to simply fill open jobs, it is critical that they match the right talent with the right positions,” said Ernest Paskey, partner and Assessment leader at Aon. “The technology of Prelude, combined with the broad range of Aon’s assessment tests and our leading industrial-organizational psychologists and consultants, provides companies with a way to create an engaging candidate experience quickly and efficiently to identify the best talent.” 

For employers and candidates, the Prelude platform delivers: 

•    Positive impact on the business: Clients that have beta tested Prelude collectively saw more than $5 million in savings as a result of reduced turnover of new hires. One client even achieved $120 million in increased sales per quarter attributed to identification of better sales talent. 
•    Enhanced candidate experience: In testing, 95 percent of candidates found their experience using Prelude to be uplifting and engaging and 90 percent would encourage others to apply for similar positions based on their experience. Nearly all applicants (96 percent) said they had better insights into the types of situation they would encounter on the job, increasing the likelihood for a correct match between position and candidate. 

For more information about Aon’s assessment and selection solutions, visit: 

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