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Vault Ranks Mercer as the #1 Human Resources Consulting Firm for the 16th Year in a Row


In its annual survey of almost 9,000 practicing consultants in North
America, the website Vault
has ranked Mercer number one in Human Resources Consulting for the 16th
consecutive year. Mercer is one of a select few organizations with such
a long track record of leadership in its category, which places it among
the gold standard of professional services firms.

"The recognition by our peers and competitors is a true testament to the
continued success, hard work and dedication of our 23,000 colleagues
around the world, who are committed to helping our clients advance the
health, wealth, and career of their employees," said Julio Portalatin,
President and CEO of Mercer. "We remain vigilant about improving and
enhancing the services and solutions we offer to meet the needs of our
clients and to help them build their workforce for the future."

Vault, a provider of career planning research for professionals and
recent graduates, sources all of its rankings and reviews from surveys
of verified practitioners. For the Consulting Practice Area Rankings,
Vault asked consultants to vote for up to three firms (excluding their
own) considered the best in each business focus area, including HR
consulting, management consulting, economic consulting, and energy

The complete ranking of HR Consulting Practice Areas is found at the
following URL:

Mercer was named one of the Most Prestigious Consulting Firms, in
addition to being recognized in the categories of Operations Consulting,
Health Care Consulting, Financial Consulting and Energy Consulting.

About 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 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the
firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Marsh
& McLennan Companies
(NYSE:MMC), the leading global
professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people.
With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion,
through its market-leading companies including Marsh,
and Oliver
, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly
dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit
Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

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