Mercer acquires ORC Worldwide, creating an unparalleled provider of human resource information
We are pleased to inform you that on 30 July 2010, Mercer finalized our purchase of ORC Worldwide.
This combination further enhances Mercer's market position as the provider of choice for solutions around global workforce management. ORC Worldwide's solid reputation and capabilities complement those of Mercer and together we have strong positions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. This transaction demonstrates Mercer's commitment to invest in businesses that provide long-term strategic growth and to enhance high-quality services that benefit clients.
For our clients, this acquisition will bring enhanced information, analytics and insights in three key areas:
What can you expect?
- Mobility: Mercer is the global market leader in mobility services, providing a full and broad array of services from data to information to consulting.
- Industry compensation and benefits information: Building on Mercer’s strong market presence, ORC Worldwide enhances Mercer’s portfolio in industry-focused compensation and benefits information by providing more in-depth information and analytics around key industry groups, including high-tech, consumer products, life sciences and aerospace, just to name a few.
- Networks: Leveraging ORC Worldwide’s investment in building Network communities, Mercer will provide a secure environment that will enable HR professionals across a wide variety of areas, including environmental health and safety, rewards and labor relations. These groups will offer Mercer clients a unique opportunity and a confidential setting in which to solve problems and brainstorm, stay current in the field, share best practices and gain insights on some of today’s most difficult workforce management issues.
In the short term, we will continue to work with you as we always have, with the same team and the same tools. As always, we are committed to providing you the best possible HR information services and solutions. Now that the transaction has closed, we will be able to mobilize a wider range of tools and resources.
Longer term, we are working to integrate the two businesses to provide you with the best intellectual capital, tools and methodologies to create even stronger offerings to meet the needs of our clients. This may also afford Mercer the opportunity to provide additional types of products, services and offerings that enable you to choose from a wider variety of options. We understand you value consistency and quality. We understand you value thought leadership and proactive service. We will keep you informed of our plans and be sensitive to your needs.
Mercer announces plans to acquire ORC Worldwide
On 23 June 2010, Mercer announced plans to acquire ORC Worldwide.
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