Mercer's Commitment to our Nation's Veterans


Across Marsh McLennan, we value the service, sacrifice and dedication of our veterans. We are committed to helping with one of the major challenges veterans are faced with as they return home: employment.

Companies like ours have the resources to facilitate veterans’ transition to the civilian workforce and help them build successful careers as private citizens. Mercer is proud to join efforts across operating companies to hire from this talented pool. At Marsh McLennan as a whole, we are proud to currently employ 600 self-identified veterans, with 185 building their careers at Mercer.


Our Executive Sponsorship


Our senior leaders are deeply committed to honoring our nation’s veterans through meaningful employment. 


 “Veterans have served our country with distinction, and it is important that we show our support for them. It is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do, for our company, clients and colleagues.” — Dan Glaser, President and CEO, Marsh McLennan


Our Commitment in Action


Hiring Manager Training


Our hiring managers understand the importance of hiring veterans, and they complete training courses that help them connect military skills to open roles at Mercer.


Support Before and After Hiring


Throughout the application process, we coach, train and provide feedback to veteran candidates.

Our support for veterans continues after they are hired. We have a nationwide Veteran Colleague Resource Group that:


  • Promotes and supports veteran hiring activities
  • Mentors and offers transition assistance to veteran colleagues
  • Integrates the unique skills, experience, values and knowledge of veterans into our business
  • Supports the broader veteran population by raising awareness and supporting community events


Our Veteran Colleagues


Our veteran colleagues across Marsh McLennan put the hard-earned skills they gained in the military towards a fulfilling career. Hear from our veteran colleagues below about how they successfully made the transition.



Veteran Talent Initiative


On Veterans Day, 2013, Marsh McLennan President and CEO Dan Glaser announced that the company was making a commitment to hire 500 veterans by that same holiday in 2016. We are proud to say that we continue to make steady progress toward our goal.


“We know that employing veterans is more than just the right thing to do in helping to acknowledge their service; it’s just as much the smart thing to do for our organization and our business partners. Veterans bring their proven strengths — leadership, skilled- team building, resiliency, cross-cultural fluency, and dedication to mission and to each other. All of these qualities and more are what we expect, and what we get from, our veteran colleagues.” — Ken Haderer, Chief Operating Officer, Mercer


Our Advice


As a global professional services firm, we seek the best talent through a competitive application process. We recommend you:

  • Thoughtfully evaluate your skills and experience before you apply
  • On your application, voluntarily identify yourself as a veteran
  • Request a video interview when contacted by the recruiter
  • Articulate your transferrable skills, attributes and experiences, using “civilian speak” whenever possible
  • Provide clear examples of your work and the results you achieved both quantitatively and qualitatively  
  • Emphasize your unique leadership ability to set you apart



  • On May 30, 2017, MMC reached its hiring goal (set by MMC President & CEO, Dan Glaser) of hiring 500 military veterans.