Mercer acquires authoritative mining salary surveys and consulting services of Hall Consulting Limited

  Mercer acquires authoritative mining salary surveys and consulting services
  of Hall Consulting Limited

  *Hall Consulting’s Mining Industry Salary Survey is widely recognized as an
    authoritative source of compensation practices for the mining industry in
    North America
  *The acquisition expands Mercer’s portfolio of compensation surveys and
    enhances its industry-specific consulting expertise in the global energy
    and mining sector

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 13, 2013

Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and
investments, announced today that it has acquired the salary survey database,
client relationships and consulting services of Hall Consulting Limited (HCL),
a leading provider of expertise and information services for the mining sector
in North America. HCL’s Coopers Mining Industry Salary Surveys have been the
hallmark of salary survey initiatives dedicated to mining industry for many
years. As a result of the acquisition, Mercer strengthens its suite of survey
data and positions itself as a pre-eminent authority providing research,
analysis and consulting services to the energy and mining industry.

“Mercer continues to add to our expertise in specific industries, and we
believe that our experience in talent management can be of particular value to
the mining and extractive industries as the sector grows and competition for
talent heightens,” said Orlando Ashford, President, Talent, at Mercer.

Mercer’s Talent business, which includes compensation and benefits and human
resources policy benchmarking data, software, tools and consulting services,
provides HR information to many of the world’s largest organizations. The
addition of survey data specific to the mining industry – covering some 150
positions collected from more than 200 mining operations in the US and Canada
– expands Mercer’s overall service offerings and supports a growing sector.

“Programs designed to enhance attraction and retention of scarce talent must
be based upon good data,” said Brian Brown, Mercer Senior Partner, Western
Canada. “Building on Hall’s resources, Mercer has the breadth of expertise to
advise clients in the mining industry on talent management and rewards
programs essential to maintaining a competitive advantage.”

There are more than 2,000 publicly traded mining companies in Canada and the
US. This provides an excellent opportunity for Mercer to grow it is talent
information and consulting services in the industry.

“Mercer is recognized as a leader of information solutions around the world,”
said Lou Vujanich, the founder of Hall Consulting. “Their HR knowledge,
resources and global capabilities combined with comprehensive data on
compensation practices for North American mining operations will greatly
benefit the industry.”

Mr. Vujanich, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, will work closely with
Mercer colleagues to ensure the smooth transition of HCL clients to Mercer. In
addition, he will provide advisory services in relation to Mercer's Mining
Industry Salary Surveys.

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 19,000
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 Follow Mercer on
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About Hall Consulting

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hall Consulting Limited is a
leading niche provider of human resource expertise and salaried staff
compensation practices for the North American mining industry.


Stacy Bronstein
215 982 8025
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