SOURCE: SelectMinds

SelectMinds

June 16, 2009 09:16 ET

International Consulting Firm Oliver Wyman Launches New Corporate Social Network for Alumni and Employees

SelectMinds Streamlines Multiple Networking Programs Onto a Single, Integrated Corporate Social Network

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - SelectMinds, the leading provider of corporate social networking solutions, today announced the launch of Oliver Wyman's corporate social network, Oliver Wyman Connect. With more than 2,900 employees, Oliver Wyman is an international management consulting firm operating in more than 40 cities in 16 countries across the globe.

Already a SelectMinds client prior to the launch of a new brand identity in 2007, Oliver Wyman decided to bring multiple alumni networking programs together to serve all current employees and all alumni of its legacy businesses. Current and former employees can access the network at https://www.oliverwymanconnect.com.

Oliver Wyman Connect is a private, secure corporate social network and contains multiple resources, including a social network engine that connects alumni and employees to each other, events and news pages, forum discussions, a resource center, professional and personal groups, and more. The firm utilizes its corporate social network as a way to build lifelong relationships with current and former employees.

"Our alumni are ambassadors of Oliver Wyman and support our brand in the marketplace every day," said Partha Bose, the firm's Chief Marketing Officer. "The new Oliver Wyman Connect social network is an engaging way for all of our colleagues, past and present, to remain connected with each other and engaged with the firm. This social network is an asset of the firm, and we are pleased to partner with SelectMinds to help us invest in and grow this asset."

"Consultants develop and maintain strong personal friendships and professional relationships throughout their career, which can be extremely important as they move into key positions at prospect, client, or strategic partner accounts," said Anne Berkowitch, CEO, SelectMinds. "Oliver Wyman's corporate social network has been a key contributor to the firm's CRM strategy in the past, and we look forward to growing and strengthening their program under a new, streamlined network and delivering additional value across the firm."

About SelectMinds

SelectMinds is the leading global provider of secure, corporate social networking solutions. Using the power of Web 2.0, SelectMinds helps organizations build connections among and between groups of employees, alumni, retirees, women, and other constituencies. These powerful connections drive increased knowledge sharing and collaboration, enable strategic talent sourcing, and foster employee development and retention. The result is a higher performing organization with the ability to innovate quickly, increase productivity, and hire and retain key talent. SelectMinds clients consist of leading organizations including J.P. Morgan, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Latham & Watkins, Schlumberger, and Deloitte. For more information, visit www.selectminds.com.

About Oliver Wyman

With more than 2,900 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is an international management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. The firm helps clients optimize their businesses, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC). For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com.

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