Mercer and Thomsons Online Benefits have formed an alliance. Mercer will provide global employee benefits brokerage and consulting to multinational organisations, while Thomsons will provide administration, automation and benefits communications through its SaaS platform, Darwin.
Jacques Goulet, Mercer’s president, retirement, health and benefits, said:
‘The HR environment is transforming at a global level; it’s difficult for clients operating in many geographies to consistently manage their global employee benefits in line with local legislation and workforce expectations. Together with Thomsons, we can meet those needs.’
Michael Whitfield, CEO of Thomsons Online Benefits, said:
‘Over the last ten years we have built up a strong relationship with Mercer with a host of global enterprise clients. It’s a natural next step to formalise our collaboration and offer multinationals the best of both solutions. By implementing a consistent global benefits approach, our shared clients have already seen increases in employee engagement of benefits. We’ve also significantly managed our clients’ benefits spend through Mercer’s powerful global broking and consultancy, alongside Darwin’s reduction of benefits administration time. This is freeing up HR leaders to work on strategic initiatives delivering more business impact to the wider organisation.’