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Aon Hewitt


Washington, DC, United States

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0-1 Year



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Industry, Gov., Consulting

Associate Selection and Assessment Consultant, Ph.

About the Organization

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.


About Aon Hewitt

Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.  Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.


We currently have an exciting career opportunity for an Associate Selection and Assessment Consultant in our Performance, Reward and Talent  group.  This position could be located in any of the following locations:  New York, Chicago, Atlanta or Washington, DC.




This position is on the Research and Innovation team and will focus on developing, validating, and implementing Aon Hewitt’s cutting edge assessments.  The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative skill set and great interest in assessment development.


-  Assessment Development:  Developing computer adaptive, work simulation, situational judgment, personality, biodata, and cognitive assessments.

-  Assessment Research and Validation:  Designing, implementing, and analyzing the results of construct, criterion-related, content, and synthetic validity studies for both US-based and global markets.  Writing technical documentation according to legal and professional guidelines.

-  Data Analysis:  Performing complex data analyses.

-  Research:  Conducting literature reviews and developing white papers on cutting-edge assessment practices and research findings, to include computer adaptive testing. 

-  Other Potential Duties:  Competency modeling, job analysis, and supporting business development efforts (e.g., help develop proposals, presentations, etc.).



-  Knowledge: Ph.D.-level understanding of selection and assessment is a must.  Working understanding of current I-O methods, principles, guidelines and legal principles.  Working understanding of computerized adaptive testing and Item Response Theory.

-  Skills: Interpersonal skills, technical proficiency, problem solving/analytical skills, statistical analysis.

-  Abilities: Work with SPSS (required), Excel (required), SEM software (preferred), and IRT software (preferred).

-  Other Characteristics: Integrity, team orientation, self-development focus, high level of good judgment with moderate amount of autonomy.


Key Requirements:

-  Completion (or ABD) of a Ph.D. graduate program in I-O Psychology or related field, with a special focus on quantitative methods or selection.



 A career with Aon Hewitt offers high potential candidates:

-  Extensive opportunity for client interaction with the world's leading companies.   We work with many of the Fortune 100 and large federal agencies in the development and implementation of innovative and high-impact talent solutions.

-  World-class Colleagues.   You will be joining a team of highly talented I-O Psychologists, with expertise in the areas of Talent & Performance Management, Leadership Development, Workforce Training, and Assessment & Selection. We are committed to giving our consultants broad exposure across the range of our products and services.  We operate as a national practice so no matter where consultants are located, they have the opportunity to work on a broad range of assignments for a broad range of clients with a large set of colleagues.

-  Professional Excellence.  You will be part of an organization that is a thought leader in the field.  You will be encouraged to remain active in our profession with opportunities to publish and present your work.  Our team has won numerous professional and scientific awards, presents regularly at numerous SIOP sessions, publishes in both academic and business journals, and appears at a range of practitioner conferences and seminars.

-  World-Class Resources.  We offer our clients an extensive set of validated, ready to implement employment tests, the award winning LEADeR virtual Assessment Center, and a newly designed and robust web-based platform that delivers assessments, multi-rater surveys, job analysis inventories, engagement surveys, performance management tools, culture diagnostics, and development resources.

-  Opportunity to Innovate.  Aon Hewitt is unique in our ability to offer flexible, highly tailored solutions that truly fit client needs.  We are focused on designing and delivering a solution that best meets client needs.




Aon offers competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, continuing education & training, a unique internal advancement program, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.


All positions at Aon require an applicant who has accepted an offer to undergo a background check. The checks run are based on the nature of the position. Background checks may include some or all of the following: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that you will be required to undergo a background check should you be made an offer. You also understand that the offer is contingent upon successful completion of the background check and results consistent with Aon's employment policies. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.


Aon's professionals are unwavering in their client focus and integrity. We promote diversity, professional development, frugality and stewardship, applying a disciplined non-bureaucratic approach to help our clients realize their business potential. Drawing on our experienced team as a competitive advantage, Aon employees have the freedom to take risks, foster innovation, champion for change and replicate best practices.


For more information about Aon Corporation, visit our website at http://www.aon.com.


Aon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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