US - Mercer Human Resource Consulting has opened a new office in San Juan, with the aim of better servicing clients in Puerto Rico and other countries in the Caribbean.
Mercer said the new office would allow the company to more efficiently reach clients on several of the Caribbean islands, particularly the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands.
As part of the move, former director of human resources for Colgate-Palmolive in Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulin Cruz, has been appointed to head up the new office.
Cruz, who has 18 years experience in human resources in Puerto Rico and the US, said: “I believe that Mercer will have an immediate impact in the region, for we have the technical expertise as well as the human resources knowledge necessary to help our clients be more efficient and effective.
“I’m very happy to be joining Mercer, and look forward to partnering with our sibling company Marsh Saldana, which is the leading insurance broker on the island.”
Mercer’s head of HR operations in Latin America, Lawrence Woerner, commented: “We are very happy that we now have a dedicated Mercer staff on the island of Puerto Rico. We know that Yulin will help expand Mercer’s presence and build upon our already-excellent relationships with businesses in the region.”
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