Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the third time. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.
The alphabetical and unranked list celebrates UK employers that are building gender equality into their business strategy and have committed to creating inclusive workplace cultures and women’s progression at work. The listing involves a comprehensive submission process managed by the gender equality campaign of Business in the Community.
In 2015, Mercer embedded diversity objectives in its business strategy and now works to achieve a 50/50 gender split at all job grades. To enable this split Mercer takes a number of actions, including ensuring flexible working practices are available for all roles (including for managers), added focus on getting females into roles that traditionally have been more male dominated (such as sales leadership) and diverse shortlists for all senior hires to increase representation in key roles. All activities are measured so focus can be placed where it is most needed.
“Diversity is cherished at Mercer and our mission is to ensure all colleagues can contribute fully to the business and reach their own potential,” said Fiona Dunsire, Mercer’s UK CEO. “Many of our initiatives to improve gender diversity, such as ‘All Roles Can Flex’, benefit all our employees and through feedback we know they are highly valued by our colleagues. We also know from our work with clients that we need to maintain strong leadership focus and accountability to continue to progress and meet our diversity and inclusion goals.”
The full list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2019 can be found online at: https://www.bitc.org.uk/sites/default/files/bitc-gender-report-tt50-2019.pdf
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 75,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $15 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer. In the UK, Mercer Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.