Under the terms of the agreement, DHR will provide assessment, career guidance, and talent development & leadership solutions for Mercer’s clients in Middle East, Turkey, India and Africa. DHR will also deliver executive recruitment, mid-management recruitment, leadership advisory, board assessment, board restructuring, and board recruitment to Mercer Middle East.
As a global consulting leader in health, wealth and careers, Mercer Middle East will provide its general service capabilities in health, retirement and investment. The company will also deliver career-specific services, including provision of rewards data and rewards survey compilation, rewards design, executive remuneration, performance management and competency design for DHR’s clients in Africa, Turkey, India, and the Middle East. These career-related services extend across career frameworks, succession planning, organizational design & HR transformation, workforce planning & analytics, employee engagement, wider talent strategy services and data.
Mapping the Talent Market
“I am looking forward to the new DHR International and Mercer relationship,” said Ayman Haddad, managing partner, Middle East and Africa, at DHR. “We are confident the new partnership will offer our clients a unique and comprehensive consulting and talent solution and will add value for both firms. Bringing the two firms services together will strengthen both companies’ offerings across a large number of emerging markets across the Middle East, Turkey, India and Africa.”
Cameron Hannah, senior partner and leader of Mercer’s Multinational Client Group (MCG) for growth markets, said: “This partnership with DHR will enable both Mercer and DHR to bring a broader array of solutions to our respective clients.”
Mr. Haddad said Mercer Middle East utilized DHR to help it map the talent market across the region in support of its efforts to grow its senior leadership team. “During this assignment we were able to identify areas of synergies between the services of our two organizations and decided to enter into a partnership agreement for the IMETA region (India, Middle East, Turkey, Africa),” said Mr. Haddad. “This agreement will allow DHR to provide its services to Mercer clients and vice versa.”
Mr. Haddad said the partnership launched in Middle East and Africa will roll out globally in the later part of 2017.
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Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media