Human capital

Mercer’s Human Capital business helps organizations globally to optimize their performance by meeting their most critical needs around managing, rewarding, and engaging talent; ensuring responsible executive remuneration; and enhancing HR effectiveness.


To help clients drive value through people and produce measurable business results, Mercer combines:


  • high-impact strategic advice


  • deep technical insights and knowledge


  • credible facts and data


  • proprietary technology and decision support tools


  • implementation services


Mercer’s Human Capital business is built on the premise that firms that effectively and efficiently manage human capital will achieve a strategic competitive advantage.

The tools, analysis and guidance that we provide management and boards of directors are designed to help organizations influence and focus behavior as well as contribute significantly to the creation of shareholder value. We are differentiated by:

Our innovative approach

  • Rigorous, fact-based analytic approach and proprietary tools to objectively support our recommendations for shareholder-sensitive outcomes
  • Apply business economics and strategy to determine implications for human capital strategies and organizational alignment

Our global depth and breadth

  • Mercer’s Human Capital business has more than 2,000 employees working in 92 cities located in 40 countries/territories in the world
  • Together with Mercer’s other lines of business and sibling companies, Mercer is a total solutions provider for clients’ improved resiliency, profitability, sustainability and performance

Our strong global client base

  • Our Human Capital business provides consulting services to almost 50% of the Fortune 100 companies and over 40% of the Fortune 500. We also include a high percentage of the leading companies in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia, among our strong global client base

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Mercer insights

Read Mercer's latest thinking on Human capital issues in Insights

Our country businesses

Mercer has developed local services to better suit each country.



Mercer’s Patricia Milligan on The Bill Kutik Radio Show - Oct. 27 


Patricia Milligan, President of Mercer’s Human Capital business, will be the featured guest on this week’s The Bill Kutik Radio Show, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12 noon eastern.


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