In its latest survey of more than 5,000 practicing consultants, the website Vault.com, a premier provider of career planning research for professionals and recent graduates, has ranked Mercer number one in human resource consulting. “We are very pleased that our professional peers ranked Mercer number one in this third-party industry survey,” said Julio Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer. “This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of some 22,000 of our employees, who are committed to helping our clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. At Mercer we will continue to work hard at earning the confidence of our clients each and every day by providing both innovative and practical value-added solutions.” For the Consulting Practice Area Rankings, Vault asked currently practicing consultants to choose up to three firms (excluding their own) that they considered best in the areas of HR consulting, management consulting, economic consulting and energy consulting. Mercer’s affiliate, NERA, also a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, was ranked first in economic consulting. The full ranking is found at the following URL: http://blogs.vault.com/blog/job-search/the-2013-vault-consulting-rankings-are-here/ About Mercer Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 52,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.