LONDON, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
In 2011, the global consultancy Mercer, part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, started a partnership with the executive search firm eg.1 to help cultivate, establish and support a more diverse pool of talent within EMEA for immediate hiring and for longer-term succession planning.
Through the success of this work, Mercer has proudly received an Award of Excellence in Diversity Journal's "Annual International Innovations in Diversity Awards", which honours organisations that have demonstrated unique, out-of-the box thinking and produced exciting initiatives that enhance workforce diversity and inclusion.
Dr Siobhan Martin, Global HR Business Partner and key architect of this innovation, commented, "Through the dedication of all involved we have demonstrated that with a better approach you can realise major organisational benefits by fully integrating the diversity and inclusion agenda into everything you do. By changing the culture of our firm, we are creating a better environment for our employees and ensuring we are delivering the very best services to our clients."
Unlike typical engagements with more traditional executive search firms, eg.1 collaborates throughout an entire talent-planning process which links seamlessly with the Mercer's Diversity and Inclusion strategy. By changing the way it approaches the sourcing of candidates, Mercer is now able to promote quality talent within the firm and also think dynamically about the key hires it might make. Michele Gibson, Senior Associate at eg.1, added, "By thinking creatively about integrating talent-planning into its Diversity and Inclusion plan, Mercer has been able to be more proactive when hiring. This sends a positive message to the market, not only about Mercer as an employer of the very best talent from all backgrounds, but as a progressive place to work in general."
As a pioneer of the new era in executive search, eg.1 has developed innovative, simple yet effective approaches to identify, engage and maintain relationships across the talent spectrum.
Nathan Ott, CEO of eg.1, added, "We are proud that Mercer has won this award. It all started with wanting to address the broad and emotive topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace a little bit differently. eg.1 is all about pushing the accepted limits of what an executive search firm can do and this shows how a real partnership can positively impact our clients and our clients' clients."
eg.1 is a multi-disciplined executive search firm dedicated to the identification, engagement and integration of senior leaders into its clients - globally. Through a unique model which combines bespoke market intelligence, client understanding and clinical rigour, eg.1 ensures its clients attract and retain the best people. The measure of eg.1's success is its clients; through enabling them to make informed decisions eg.1 decreases uncertainty, mitigates risk and increases the long term prospects that result from the people they hire and employ.
SOURCE eg.1 Limited