April 2, 2010 – Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) and Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International have named six minority-, LGBT- or women-owned search firms to their "Inclusion Network," a new diversity recruiting initiative the two firms announced last spring. Designed to attract a broader and more diverse talent pool to MMC the Inclusion Network program is managed by Heidrick & Struggles as part of a full suite of talent solutions the company offers. The six firms participating in the Network are The Hollins Group Inc. and Youngblood Executive Search, both based in Chicago; CREW Advisory Services, Quinn & Associates, and Wesley, Brown & Bartle, Inc. (WB&B), all based in New York; and McCormack & Associates, based in Los Angeles. Under the program, when Heidrick & Struggles receives assignments from MMC, it then works with the network members, who are generalist search firms with diversity practices, to fulfill these searches. Two of the firms have been engaged for search assignments since the program began in January. "After we announced the initiative last year, we received more than 40 inquiries from firms interested in participating in the network," said Billy Dexter, partner at Heidrick & Struggles. "We rigorously reviewed and interviewed the firms, and identified six superior firms whose complementarity with Heidrick's own services makes them ideal partners in our Inclusion Network." Marsh & McLennan is a professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.
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