Global consulting companies Mercer and Saville Consulting have announced an agreement to work together to provide sophisticated leadership assessment and development tools to corporate clients operating in increasingly complex, cross-border markets.

For the first time, companies will be able to conduct standardised, global leadership assessment in multiple languages that specifically address the dynamic needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.

The two companies have signed a formal agreement in response to growing demand from corporates in emerging markets, for tools that help them accurately predict the future effectiveness of their senior leaders in a rapidly changing, global context.

Together, Mercer and Saville Consulting will deliver a suite of leadership solutions. In particular, they will launch a Global Leadership Profile Tool, which brings together Saville’s cutting edge psychometric testing with Mercer’s unparalleled insight into how companies can develop global leadership capabilities among senior executives.

“Mercer’s research and experience with large corporate companies around the world demonstrates an ever-increasing need for leaders with a global mindset and an understanding of cultural and geographical sensitivities. This is now a must have for modern businesses. Traditional leadership competencies are no longer enough,” said Kate Bravery, partner and leadership & organisational performance practice leader, growth markets for Mercer.

“We are very pleased to work with Mercer and to join our industry-leading approach to assessing individual performance potential, with their proven consulting experience. Together, we will build and deliver world-class leadership assessment,” said Gabby Parry, CEO of Saville Consulting.

Christopher Johnson, senior partner and global practice leader for leadership & organisational performance, Mercer UK, said: “We are delighted to announce this joint project with Saville and to be able to extend to clients the support they need via our unified capabilities.”

Mercer predicts that developing a truly global leadership capability will continue to become even more critical in sustaining economic success and competitive advantage across growth markets.

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