Mercer consults with clients to build diverse workforces and inclusive workplaces in support of compliance, talent optimization, and business growth through innovation. Mercer’s distinct approach to diversity and inclusion combines the latest scientific research with workforce analytics, world-class expertise in leadership and organization performance, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for our clients.
Three Elements of a Diverse Workforce
Mercer has found the most successful starting point for meaningful conversation with executives is to bring together three elements.
While ‘diversity and inclusion’ has been an area of increasing investment and energy for many organisations over the past few years, most continue to struggle to demonstrate meaningful success. At Mercer, we encourage clients to avoid typical programmatic diversity initiatives to create forward-looking, strategic programs that integrate with the broader people and business strategy.
Our expert consultants have a wealth of experience from working with hundreds of employers to measure and optimise diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusion consulting can help you to:
A professional services organisation praised for its diversity programs was not making any progress against its representation goals—and numbers looked weak relative to external benchmarks.
Analysis of its own workforce data and direct engagement with business leaders led to a series of interventions driven by HR to enable diversity:
These combined actions put the organisation back on its critical path, dramatically improving retention of diverse talent and accelerating its leadership pipeline.