Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, and Pinnacle HR Consulting Services, a leader in providing affirmative action planning solutions, announced today at the National Industry Liaison Group annual conference in Indianapolis that the two firms will collaborate to provide clients with access to end-to end diversity and compliance related consulting services. This collaboration will enable both Mercer and Pinnacle to provide access to a comprehensive suite of Affirmative Action Planning (AAP) services, from plan development through proactive assessment, including compensation analysis. Mercer is an industry leader in the areas of workforce analytics and compensation, with specialized expertise in workforce planning, diversity, and pay equity assessment. Given the increased emphasis by regulatory agencies on compensation fairness as well as the continued high-level risk of related litigation, clients can leverage Mercer’s proven regression-based approach and its Pay Equity Calculator TM tool and obtain proactive, enterprise-wide assessments of pay equity and associated remediation processes. Pinnacle provides a wide array of compliance consulting services, including an outsourced AAP solution, support for Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reviews, and consulting services related to implementing a compliant recruitment process. By engaging these services of Pinnacle to complement the services provided by Mercer, clients have access to a complete, robust AAP solution. “We have been talking with the Pinnacle leadership team for some time about how we can work together to help our clients with more comprehensive support, with the ultimate objective of driving better outcomes on Affirmative Action Plans and broader concerns related to workplace fairness and diversity management,” said Orlando Ashford, President of Mercer’s Talent business. “We are excited to work with Pinnacle to coordinate for our clients a true end-to-end solution. In turn, this successful collaboration will benefit clients of both firms.” “Working with Mercer will help us to provide our clients with the ability to obtain a comprehensive solution for addressing their pay equity objectives,” said René Martinez, President and Founder of Pinnacle. “The government’s focus on compensation has continued to increase over the past several years. Our collaboration with Mercer therefore also reflects Pinnacle’s commitment to providing our clients with access to the most thorough compliance offering available.”
About MercerMercer 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 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 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. About Pinnacle HR Consulting Services Headquartered in New Orleans and with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Bozeman, Pinnacle’s consultants provide exceptional customer service and expert consulting for AAP development, recruitment compliance, and OFCCP audit support. They provide clients with complete, audit-ready AAPs that are guaranteed technically accurate, then present the findings along with implementation recommendations, and offer a wide variety of training solutions. In addition, Pinnacle’s Recruitment Compliance Practice Group partners with corporate Staffing Directors to complete a comprehensive audit of the processes and technologies utilized by their recruitment team. Leveraging expertise built over 20 years, Pinnacle enables clients to successfully and cost-effectively achieve their compliance objectives for both AAP development and their entire recruitment process. Pinnacle is based in New Orleans, and can be found on the Web at www.Pinnacle-AAP.com.