Marsh Partners with Executive Search Firm to Increase Diversity

May 20, 2009

  • May 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Scott says:
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    How exactly would they know a candidate’s sexual preference? Do they ask candidates that question and if so is that legal?

    If not, are they making assumptions about candidates based on appearance and is that legal?

    Sexual preference should not be a factor in the employer’s decision to hire or not hire a candidate.

  • May 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Marsh is dead says:
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    Gee, whatever happened to selecting the “most qualified” job candidate. Geez, this is the end of Marsh. Let’s hire Mercer to study this – NOT!!

  • May 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    Diverse says:
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    OK dead man, I get what you’re saying. However, insurance is a white man’s gig. Ever see any black or female faces at an insurance conference unless they are clearing the dishes? You people need to stop denying us decent opportunity. Hiring minorities is sweet justice to your prejudice even if they ARE less qualified. How else will they learn?

  • May 20, 2009 at 1:29 am
    Big Dog says:
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    Marsh is simply following Aon’s lead with their “diversity initiative”, which was simply a ploy to advance the GLBT agenda. Aon’s “initiative” as all but died on the vine, mostly from lack of interest. It did server, however to alienate many of the white hetrosexual males, and generally piss off almost everyone else for the division that their various “business groups” created.

    Diverse is correct that insurance has generally been a “white man’s gig”. We used to refer to Aon’s management as the “good ol’ boys club”. However, referring to it as “sweet justice” is somewhat of an oxymoron. If you put people in positions of management and leadership that are less qualified, it will only harm the organization.

    Personally, I don’t care what a person’s skin color is. If they know what they’re doing, can do their job effectively, and are qualified, great.

  • May 20, 2009 at 3:28 am
    Roc says:
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    Opportunity in insurance is available to all regardless of race, color etc. The bottom line (which has been proven over and over) giving jobs to ANYONE that is not quaified for it results in failure. Those that get jobs because of their color etc. too often feel entitled to advancement etc. even when it is not earned. You apparently believe that someone not qualified or prepared should be hired over someone that has prepared themselves by education or experience. It’s incredibly disappointing to see this attitude still exists when there is ample opportunity for everyone to prepare for jobs. Too many people still play the old, “gee I’m being kept down because I’m whatever” and the fact is they do not have the initiative to prepare themselves. Very hollow and tired words you are using Diverse.

  • May 20, 2009 at 4:34 am
    Jjam says:
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    What sweet justice are you referring to Diverse? Someone actually prepares for a career and you believe it to be justice to deny them and give a job to someone that doesn’t prepare? It’s very difficult to give any credence to a racist rant like yours, poor little thing.

  • May 20, 2009 at 4:50 am
    Laid off from Marsh says:
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    I can’t believe Marsh is paying money for this when they are still laying off significant numbers of employees. I –and many others –have been laid off in the past couple of years. Many of us women. Women who are highly qualified with years of experience. Once you got to a certain position at Marsh (VP?) you were vulnerable due to your salary. And if a white guy had the same qualifications (or even less qualified), he kept his position and we lost ours. But how can Marsh initiate anything for future hiring when they are laying off????

  • May 20, 2009 at 4:52 am
    Chronic says:
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    seems it’s always easier to blame someone else for your failure, isn’t it?

  • October 2, 2009 at 10:51 am
    hahaha says:
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    C’mon..most qualified…We hire relatives, friends, and client children in the insurance industry!



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