Aon Hewitt has strengthened its alliance with Russian Axes Management to provide talent solutions in Eastern Europe, with an extension of its in 2009 established contract with Axes. The relationship allows the consulting firm to expand its research range into the wider East European landscape, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, as well as access to local expertise and best practices to help employers improve employee engagement.
Axes Management is a HR services firm that started operations in 2005, in Moscow, Russia. The firm offers companies in Eastern Europe services in areas of assessment, training and development, motivation, performance management of staff. Axes specialises in research, covering the fields of staff involvement, construction of systems of motivation and reward, staff evaluation and HR-analytics.
The new contract will see Aon Hewitt and Axes Management continue their working relationship which was established in 2009, with Axes Management fulfilling the role of provider of the Aon Best Employers Study in Russia. Since the beginning of their alliance, the two partners have conducted 300 engagement studies and approximately 1,000,000 employee surveys.
The renewed relationship further provides Aon Hewitt with access to local knowledge and best practice, thereby creating a collaborative environment to develop local improvements to employment engagement. While many of their engagements are in Russia, the partnership also gives Aon Hewitt access to Best Employers Studies in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
“Eastern Europe is a key market for many of our multinational clients, and partnering with Axes Management strengthens our ability to serve our increasingly global client base with a top-tier presence in major countries around the world,” explains Edward Stanoch, European Talent Practice Leader of Aon Hewitt. “As the leading provider of HR consulting services in Russia, Axes Management understands the insights that come from employees in the country and is successfully transforming them into actionable impact that is changing the labour market and creating engaging workplaces. Their depth and breadth of experience, coupled with Aon Hewitt’s global reach, data-driven insights and expanded offerings, enables us to provide our clients with global HR consulting solutions and services that are unmatched in the region.”