Mercer & Saville Consulting announce leadership deal

20 January 2015 2 min. read
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HR consulting firm Mercer has formed a partnership with occupational psychology assessment firm Saville Consulting to provide cross-border market leadership solutions. Under the partnership, the firms will launch a Global Leadership Profile Tool that brings together their expertise and will help their corporate clients develop global leadership skills.

Global consulting firms Mercer and Saville Consulting* have signed a formal agreement to provide global leadership assessment and development tools to corporate clients operating in increasingly complex, cross-border markets. The partnership is the result of the growing demand from corporates in emerging markets for tools to predict the future effectiveness of their senior leaders. “Mercer’s research and experience with large corporate companies around the world demonstrates an ever-increasing need for leaders with a global mind-set and an understanding of cultural and geographical sensitivities. This is now a must have for modern businesses. Traditional leadership competencies are no longer enough,” explains Kate Bravery, Partner and Leadership & Organisational Performance Practice Leader, Growth Markets for Mercer.

Together the two firms will deliver a suite of leadership solutions; most specifically they will launch a Global Leadership Profile Tool. This new tool combines Saville’s psychometric testing with Mercer’s insight into how companies can develop global leadership capabilities among senior executives.

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Commenting on the agreement, Christopher Johnson, Senior Partner and Global Practice Leader for Leadership & Organisational Performance for Mercer UK, says: “We are delighted to announce this joint project with Saville and to be able to extend to clients the support they need via our unified capabilities.” Gabby Parry, Chief Executive Officer of Saville Consulting, adds: “We are very pleased to work with Mercer and to join our industry-leading approach to assessing individual performance potential, with their proven consulting experience. Together, we will build and deliver world-class leadership assessment.”

* Saville Consulting is an international occupational psychology assessment business that helps organisations identify, select and develop talented individuals and teams.