Mercer's human capital consultants help clients, including
top-level executives, board members and HR professionals, optimize
business performance by addressing their human capital issues.
Specifically, consultants and analysts help clients manage, reward
and engage talent to drive business performance. We stay ahead of
the competition by providing best-in-class information, unsurpassed
global reach, dedicated support services and innovative solutions.
Mercer's ability to compete is driven from powerful tools,
intellectual capital, high quality of work, leveraged resources and
The first step in your career with Mercer's Talent segment is to
work as a Consulting Summer Associate in our Rewards, Leadership
& Organization Performance and/or Workforce Analytics &
Planning pactices. In this role, you will work with a broad range
of clients and industries in a stimulating environment,
participating as an integral member of project teams to diagnose
issues and design strategic solutions that support clients'
For MBA and master's degree-level candidates with relevant prior
work experience, the first step in your career with Mercer's Talent
business is to work as a Consulting Summer Associate. Consulting
Summer Associates will have the opportunity to:
• Serve as a project manager in collaboration with senior
consultants, developing project timelines and budgets and managing
members on project teams for client and research projects.
Understand project components and processes to make sure analyses
• Use Mercer's proprietary tools and public filings to gather pay
practices and policies. Review clients' compensation packages,
corporate performance and performance management practices.
• Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis and draw meaningful
conclusions. Perform data analysis using advanced, dynamic
Microsoft Excel modeling. Write and structure client
presentations/reports, including the development of recommendations
presented to senior management, executives and boards of directors.
Draw conclusions from the data for project managers' and senior
consultants' review. Work closely with project managers and senior
consultants to determine which exhibits should be included in final
client presentations. Client presentations typically involve a high
level of customization.
• Help write and structure client presentations, including
development of recommendations presented to HR leaders, senior
management, executives and boards of directors
• Apply computer and research skills to understand financial
performance, talent management trends, and pay practices and
policies for particular clients and within the broader marketplace.
Use proprietary tools and public filings to gather financial data.
Develop and review client peer group lists.
• Research other sources to solicit industry knowledge, company
news, competitor reports on industry trends, etc.
In addition, you may be asked to:
• Design base, short- and long-term incentive pay programs,
performance measurement frameworks and performance management
• Evaluate clients' strategic business objectives and their
implications for rewards and other HR policies
• Participate in client meetings, including fact-finding interviews
and presentations, and manage smaller projects and work streams of
larger client projects
• Help clients achieve responsible executive remuneration by
translating business strategies and shareholder expectations into
talent management systems
Internships are paid on an hourly basis. Internships are hosted for
10-12 weeks during the summer, typically beginning in early
2014 Human Capital Summer Associate internships are projected to be
available for summer 2014 in:
Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San