Magazine article Workforce Management

Hewitt, Mercer Stress Variety of Client Services

Magazine article Workforce Management

Hewitt, Mercer Stress Variety of Client Services

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CONSULTING

Hewitt Associates and Mercer have long been well-known brands in the human resources arena, but now it appears both companies are upping their efforts to make sure the market knows everything they do.

In a September 12 announcement, Lincolnshire, Illinois-based Hewitt Associates announced a reorganization of its defined-contribution plan consulting service so it is more integrated with its benefits administration.

On the same day, Mercer Human Resource Consulting announced a name change to Mercer to better convey the breadth of services the company offers.

Hewitt is forming the new group to be more proactive with offering its consulting and administrative services in a more integrated manner, says Alison Borland, who is leading the new group.

Similarly, Mercer dropped the HR from its name to better convey its full array of offerings, spokeswoman Stephanie Poe says.

"Many of our clients and prospects weren't aware that we are heavily involved in things like investment management, investment consulting and benefits outsourcing," Poe says. "Those services don't intuitively fit under the HR brand."

Mercer now will be the only Marsh & McLennan Cos. …

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