Friday, November 8, 2013

Talent Analyst with Mercer

Job Information

Date Posted: 10/31/13 Period of Employment: Post-Graduate Pay Type: Paid
Opportunity Type: Job Job Status: Full-Time Compensation: Competitive

Description & Details

Dallas, Texas
Consulting - Other

Job Function: 

POSITION: Talent Consulting Analyst
Mercer's Talent business segment helps our clients around the world engage their talent to drive business performance.  Talent consultants partner with board members, top-level executives, and HR leaders to optimize business performance through strategies that enable organizations to better manage, reward, and engage their people. We stay ahead of the competition by providing best-in-class information, unsurpassed global reach, dedicated support services, and innovative solutions. We bring clients a range of integrated solutions across five practice areas: Rewards, Leadership & Organization Performance, Workforce Planning & Analytics, Communications, and Mobility.

The first step in your career with Mercer’s Talent business is as a Talent Analyst. As a Talent Analyst, 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’ success.

A Talent Analyst will work across all practice areas. You will provide quantitative and qualitative analytical support to senior consultants and draw meaningful conclusions from client and market data. You also can expect to:
  • Conduct research and analysis to understand industry and organization-specific issues, including business strategy, corporate performance, compensation and rewards practices and trends, global expansion, and best practices in talent management.
  • Analyze clients' strategic, financial, and organizational information to provide insights that will develop into talent strategies and solutions.
  • Collect and examine data relevant to developing solutions in the various practices.
  • Participate in team brainstorming sessions to develop client recommendations.
  • Prepare client presentations, including recommendations presented to boards of directors, executives, senior management, and HR leaders.

Qualified candidates will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, statistics, accounting, mathematics, or HRpreferred
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0
  • Consulting, business, finance/banking, accounting, HR, and/or economics internship experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, and working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in data analysis, financial modeling, and presentation design
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, seeking opportunities to develop new skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work under tight deadlines and changing client needs
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail

To be eligible, candidates must currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States as Mercer does not sponsor work visas with respect to these positions.


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. Clients include a majority of the companies in the Fortune 1000 and FTSE 100, as well as medium- and small-market organizations and government entities. Mercer consultants help clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people.

Mercer’s global network of 20,000 employees, based in over 40 countries, helps ensure integrated, worldwide solutions.

Built on a history of industry leadership that began more than 70 years ago, Mercer helps organizations leverage the power of their people to achieve peak company performance. We work with clients today on current business issues: meeting the challenges of globalization, responding to emerging skill shortages and driving top-line revenue growth. We design strategies that link executive compensation to business goals, manage escalating benefit and pension costs while preserving employee engagement, and deliver on the expectations sought in mergers and acquisitions by successfully integrating diverse workforces. Working with chief executives and HR leaders, our consultants help leverage clients’ greatest resource – their employees.

Mercer is in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary – and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the career opportunities available through Mercer. Our competitive programs, entrepreneurial spirit and team-oriented culture offer a richly rewarding and exciting environment where you can excel and achieve your professional goals.

To learn more about Mercer, visit us at

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.

Mercer is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

Contact Information:
Casi Franklin | University Relations Associate
4400 Comerica Bank Tower
1717 Main Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
United States
Phone: (214) 220-3541

Desired Graduation Month (if interviewing seniors): 
April 2014, December 2013, June 2014

Application Qualifications

Required Attributes Students must have the following attributes in order to apply to the position.
  • Required Work Authorization Status: Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Desired Student Status: Undergraduate Fifth Year, Undergraduate Senior
  • Desired Minimum GPA: 3.50
  • Sponsorship: Only include candidates that do not require sponsorship


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NOTE: Applications for this position are being accepted between 10/31/13 and 12/31/13.

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