Mercer and Oliver Wyman join forces to prepare workforces for the digital era

New York, October 31, 2017

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and Oliver Wyman, a global leading strategy consulting firm, today announced that they have joined forces to help organizations prepare their workforces for the digital era. Workforce for the Future offers companies success for the digital era through smarter workforce strategies.

According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends report, 93 percent of business executives plan to make a design change in their company within the next two years. The powerful combination of Oliver Wyman’s business model and industry capabilities, Mercer’s market-leading people strategy capabilities, and Mercer Digital’s breakthrough solutions provide every organization the ability to connect business aspirations to their employee value proposition.

“To succeed in the Digital Economy, organizations are transforming structures and jobs for increased efficiency, agility, and customer intimacy,” said Julio A. Portalatin, CEO of Mercer. “These two pieces—business strategy and people strategy—brought Oliver Wyman and Mercer together to deliver essential solutions in digital workforce transformation.”

In its Future of Jobs Report, the World Economic Forum predicts 35 percent of core skills will change by 2020. For executives, it is a top priority to plan for a digital workforce now. Organizations can avoid skills instability and prepare for the proficiency required tomorrow. Workforce for the Future provides a holistic and integrated view, enabling organizations of all sizes to transition to a technology-enhanced environment, while ensuring that their workforce thrives.

“Our world is changing; technology and politics are key drivers. Workforce planning has become even more critical for leaders,” said Scott McDonald, CEO of Oliver Wyman. “Success involves a deep strategic focus on re-training, hiring of  different types of talent, and understanding the new nature of work. Oliver Wyman’s collaboration with Mercer delivers a unique perspective on these complex issues. By mapping the talents of the current workforce with the projected needs of the future workforce, skills gaps can be identified and addressed through change management and employee engagement programs.”

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About Mercer and Oliver Wyman

Mercer and Oliver Wyman are wholly owned subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in risk, strategy and people. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 4,500 professionals around the world who help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. For more information, visit and Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer and Oliver Wyman @OliverWyman.

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