13 January 2015

Singapore, Asia

Global consulting companies Mercer and Saville Consulting today announced that they have agreed to work together to provide sophisticated leadership assessment and development tools to corporate clients operating in increasingly complex, cross-border markets.

For the first time, companies will be able to conduct standardised, global leadership assessment in multiple languages that specifically address the dynamic needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.

The two companies have signed a formal agreement in response to growing demand from corporates in emerging markets for tools that help them accurately predict the future effectiveness of their senior leaders in a rapidly changing, global context.

Together, Mercer and Saville Consulting will deliver a suite of leadership solutions. In particular, they will launch a Global Leadership Profile Tool, which brings together Saville’s cutting edge psychometric testing with Mercer’s unparalleled insight into how companies can develop global leadership capabilities among senior executives.

“Mercer’s research and experience with large corporate companies around the world demonstrates an ever-increasing need for leaders with a global mindset and an understanding of cultural and geographical sensitivities. This is now a must have for modern businesses. Traditional leadership competencies are no longer enough,” said Kate Bravery, Partner and Leadership & Organisational Performance Practice Leader, Growth Markets for Mercer.

“We are very pleased to work with Mercer and to join our industry-leading approach to assessing individual performance potential, with their proven consulting experience. Together, we will build and deliver world-class leadership assessment,” said Gabby Parry, Chief Executive Officer of Saville Consulting.

Christopher Johnson, Senior Partner and Global Practice Leader for Leadership & Organisational Performance, Mercer UK, said: “We are delighted to announce this joint project with Saville and to be able to extend to clients the support they need via our unified capabilities.”

Mercer predicts that developing a truly global leadership capability will continue to become even more critical in sustaining economic success and competitive advantage across growth markets. 

About Mercer
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries and the firm operates in more than 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

About Saville Consulting
Saville Consulting is an international occupational psychology assessment business helping organisations identify, select and develop talented individuals and teams.

Our vision is to transform assessment around the world with a portfolio of leading edge assessments underpinned by extensive research. Our team comprises psychology, business consulting and IT specialists, all of whom share a passion for innovation and exceptional customer service.