New integrated business for digital solutions, establishes the foundation for the workforce of the future, connecting the enterprise to new ways of working
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), is introducing Mercer Digital. This is the firm’s innovative approach to empowering organizations for the workforce and workplace of the future. Mercer Digital offers creative and tested approaches for digital organization and workforce solutions. Leveraging Mercer’s world-renowned expertise in data and technology along with its legacy as a global consulting leader in the areas of talent, health, retirement, and investments, Mercer Digital is uniquely positioned to be the preeminent provider for helping organizations transition to a digital future while ensuring their workforce thrives.
The potential of a truly digitized working environment continues to be a much talked about trend, yet only 7% of executives globally consider their organization to be digital today. According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends research, executives view technological disruption and enablement as the trend likely to have the most critical impact on their organization over the next two years. Still, most admit that they are not doing enough to be proactive in addressing the challenges of technology or in realizing the benefits, putting the longevity of their businesses at risk.
“This move to a digitized environment is far greater than evolution, it is about transformation with a keen eye toward the future of work,” said Ilya Bonic, Senior Partner and President of Mercer’s Career business. “As digitization continues to reinvent the way organizations operate, we will continue to advance the capabilities of Mercer Digital through new technologies and relevant partnerships.”
The breadth and depth of Mercer Digital’s capabilities are unparalleled. They extend across the full value chain from digital strategy to organization design, workforce change, and ultimately, enabling the workforce of the future through technology. Mercer brings unrivaled strategic thinking to the C-suite through its partnership with its sister company, Oliver Wyman.
“Mercer has been a trusted advisor to our clients for more than 70 years, providing sound advice and counsel about their workforce, the external labor market, changing benefits, new technologies, and future trends that impact every part of the organization,” said Jacques Goulet, Senior Partner and President of Mercer’s Health & Wealth businesses. “With Mercer Digital, we’re taking that relationship to the next level by helping clients transition to a technologically-driven environment to streamline work processes and make data analytics, AI, and advanced technologies part of the business.”
By providing fully integrated digital business and technology solutions across people, process, strategy, and the C-suite, Mercer Digital redefines the way organizations are operating, leveraging technology, accessing analytics, and transforming their business. The launch of Mercer Digital follows a number of significant developments which will play a fundamental role in helping Mercer transform the workforce for its clients:
• The acquisition of CPSG Partners, which enables Mercer to help organizations transform their HR and finance businesses by partnering with Workday for cloud-based services with Workday Financial Management and Human Capital Management.
• The acquisition of Thomsons Online Benefits, a leading global benefits and employee engagement software business. Powered by Thomsons’ award-winning software DarwinTM, we enable multinational employers to offer a common yet locally tailored employee benefits platform that delivers the latest in engagement, design, analytics and administrative efficiency and support.
• The acquisition of Sirota Consulting, which builds upon Mercer’s consulting strength and capabilities in talent management by including a full array of employee engagement solutions.
• An investment in Talent Tech Labs, which provides Mercer a front line view of the most promising new firms and emerging technologies in talent acquisition.
• A strategic alliance with CareerArc, which offers social, on-demand transition services for today’s workforce via social recruitment and virtual outplacement.
Relationships with technology leaders allow Mercer to implement cloud-based technologies that enable digital organization design. With Mercer’s core HR capabilities, the health, wealth, and careers needs of the workforce are prioritized as a critical element of an organization’s digital journey.
Backed by a global force of more than 20,000 people whose mission is to enhance the health, wealth, and careers of more than 110 million people worldwide, we help make lives better tomorrow through the actions taken today. Mercer Digital embraces digital solutions that focus on helping corporations be prepared for the future while assuring the health and financial wellbeing of employees and aligning workers with changing workforce needs.
To learn more about Mercer Digital, visit Mercer Digital.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.