Mercer Acquires Sirota Consulting LLC

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Dubai - MENA Herald: Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), announced today that it has acquired the business of Sirota Consulting LLC (Sirota), a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organisational assessments, surveys, technology, and analytics. The acquisition builds upon Mercer’s consulting strength and capabilities in talent management and reinforces its commitment to employee engagement globally, including Middle East.
Nuno Gomes, Principal, Talent Leader at Mercer Middle East said: “Employee engagement has never been more relevant in the Middle East as it is right now. Economic uncertainty, geopolitical instability, nationalisation agendas, talent scarcity and many other factors require greater emphasis on understanding what drives people to perform at the highest standards in organisations across the region. This acquisition is a great opportunity to create significant added value for companies across the region in the area of employee behavioural research."
Sirota, a well-established global brand with more than 40 years of experience, conducts surveys with more than one million employees annually across 130 countries and 80 languages. As specialists in organisational research, Sirota’s advisory capabilities and technologies span all aspects of the employee experience, including engagement, team effectiveness, leadership, and culture. Combined with sophisticated analytics and data mining tools, Sirota’s surveys help clients get real time insight from engagement data. Sirota then uses advanced analytics to help HR identify where leaders, employees, strategy, and culture are misaligned, uncovering hidden factors that drive performance and support positive change.
Employee engagement is widely regarded as one of the most important human capital issues facing business leaders in the Middle East, and Mercer’s acquisition of Sirota will strengthen the company’s consulting insights by ensuring its clients have access to leading expertise and data-driven employee survey research programs. With Sirota’s highly regarded intellectual capital, global normative database and assessments, the acquisition will furnish Mercer with a set of specialized tools to bolster its strong track-record in employee engagement.

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