Prestigious publications have cited Mercer among the best consulting firms and best places to work in new rankings released in recent weeks. Forbes Magazine named Mercer among the 12 Best Management Consulting Firms for 2017, while The Times of London placed Mercer among its Top 50 UK Employers for Women. In addition, the online executive job search site Ivy Exec included Mercer in its listing of the best companies to work for among 2017 Top Ranked Large Consulting Firms. Mercer CEO Julio Portalatin noted the accolades with pride during his recent Global Town Hall employee presentation.
The Forbes list ranked 234 firms from different industry sectors. It was built by first surveying over 7000 partners from consulting firms, inviting them to name the consulting firms they held in high regard (excluding their own). Then a survey to over 1000 business executives who worked with those consultancies asked them to recommend the best consulting companies in the industries they worked in. Not only was Mercer ranked by Forbes among the top 12 management consulting firms in the US, it also received the highest ranking a firm can get in the HR consulting sector.
“We are setting ourselves apart in our brand, and in what it means to work at Mercer,” said Mercer CEO Julio Portalatin in announcing the recognition in a video message to employees. “We’re moving into new peer groups and competing at new levels. Clients, along with the talent of the future, are paying attention.”
The Times of London annual list, published in partnership with Business in the Community, acknowledges and celebrates employers who actively promote gender equality and diversity in the workplace.
“I am absolutely delighted that we have been named among the Top 50 Employers for Women,” said Siobhan Martin, Mercer UK and Ireland HR Director. “We are constantly working to challenge ourselves on how we can be truly inclusive, and provide appropriate workplace initiatives to help women at every level. This includes our leader and management training on inclusivity, our Partnership Sponsor Programme to increase gender diversity at senior levels, and our rigorous scrutiny of all compensation decisions.”
The Ivy Exec list, developed annually from a comprehensive survey of current and former employees of over 300 global consulting firms, spotlights the top firms to work for in the coming year. Firms awarded with this honor, including BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, and others, excel across key areas of culture, compensation, leadership, work, and prestige.
“Our people are Mercer’s key differentiator," said Mercer Chief People Officer Marcelo Modica."The talent of our colleagues and their passion for the work they do is what makes Mercer a great place to work. We are thrilled to be on the Ivy Exec Top 20 list again this year and will continue our focus on making Mercer the employer of choice for top consulting talent.”