Oliver Wyman Announces Plans to Recruit Qualified Refugees Arriving in Europe

London – September 9, 2015 – Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), announced today that its Europe-wide Human Capital function, which oversees recruitment for the firm, will design a recruitment process to identify qualified applications from refugees arriving in Europe.

“We are watching thousands flee violent conflict and danger in search of a future for their families. While we understand the situation and solutions are complex, we want to do our part and plan, where we can, to recruit qualified candidates from the refugee populations in Europe into Oliver Wyman,” said Oliver Wyman Group President and CEO Scott McDonald.

Oliver Wyman also plans to tap into its network of non-profit partners in the education, micro-finance, youth- and adult-literacy, and job-readiness spheres to explore solutions for enhancing entrepreneurial activities and instilling job-related skills in the refugee populations.

“We are only at the early stages of what will require long-term solutions and interventions to address the core issues, but as we wait for these solutions, we and our colleagues around the world want to act now,” McDonald added. “We have offices in many of the European countries most affected by the arrivals of refugees. We also plan to raise the issue of providing employment with our clients in Europe as well as those outside who have operations in Europe.”

Oliver Wyman has identified a few organizations to which any employer can reach out in case they have an interest in investigating employment of or providing jobs skills to the refugees. These organizations help steer refugees who have necessary clearances towards companies interested in hiring them. In addition, they work with those refugees waiting for permissions on enhancing their job readiness through providing training, coaching, and other employment-related services like resume writing and interview skills. These organizations focus on explicitly helping refugee populations.

The list of these organizations, which will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Oliver Wyman is not associated with nor does it endorse any of these organizations.

 

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