New game-based approach delivers better, faster, cost-effective hiring and expands talent pool to uncover hidden talent
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has launched Mercer MatchTM, a game-based job and career matching digital platform that takes a scientific approach to help employers find untapped talent while helping candidates find roles where they are most likely to succeed.
Mercer Match is the latest solution from Mercer’s Innovation Hub and the first from its alliance with Pymetrics, announced in December 2015.
Using digital games based on decades of neuroscience research, Mercer Match can rapidly identify more than 80 different cognitive, emotional, and social traits that impact job performance (see Figure 1). By understanding traits known to achieve success in a specific role, the Mercer Match platform is able to more accurately source the best candidates for right-fit jobs.
“Companies worldwide continue to be challenged by hiring talent with the right skills set to grow their business in today's fast-paced environment,” said Barb Marder, Senior Partner in Mercer’s Talent business and Team Leader in Mercer’s Innovation Hub. “Unlike other job boards or job matching services that are designed to produce a high volume of candidates, Mercer Match delivers fewer, higher quality candidates who are more likely to succeed based on traits of top-performing employees. Plus, our approach can find hidden, more diverse talent for employers that they might not otherwise find.”
For candidates, Mercer Match can help them discover career paths in which they are more likely to succeed based on their cognitive, emotional, and social profile. While many different career paths are covered in Mercer Match, the solution is initially focused on matching candidates to different types of sales jobs.
“Mercer Match presents a ‘win-win’ opportunity for both employers and candidates with sales roles,” said Ms. Marder. “Companies have reported that sales jobs are among the hardest to fill and retain. With Mercer Match, employers reduce their risk with candidates who are quantifiably more likely to succeed in sales roles, while employees find the sales jobs in which they will most likely be successful.”
Mercer Match was developed in cooperation with Pymetrics, and late last year Mercer announced an investment in the company. Mercer’s understanding of the talent marketplace and Pymetrics’ predictive hiring science and technology make for a ground-breaking way of thinking about the workforce of the future.
Mercer Match will continue to be updated with new enhancements. Candidates can download the Mercer Match App for an iPhone or iPad at the iTunes App store. To use Mercer Match on a desktop or laptop computer, visit http://www.mercermatch.com.
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 57,000 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.
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Figure 1: Mercer Match Games