Salt Lake City-based Employers Council and Denver-based Mountain States Employers Council announced a merger to create the nation’s largest employers association, effective Oct. 1, 2015.
As a result of the merger, members of both associations will have access to 130 attorneys, human resource (HR) consultants, organizational development professionals, and survey practitioners across the west with five offices in Salt Lake City, Denver, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, and Scottsdale.
The merger creates substantial value for employers in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and other western states by allowing organizations access to a broader array of services and resources as they confront HR and employment law challenges. The combined strength of EC and MSEC will provide greater value and depth for Utah’s expanding business community.
“This merger is great news for our members, potential members and EC employees as we continue our mission of providing professional, cost-effective resources for employers,” said Monica Whalen, EC President & CEO. “Our organization is now in a better position to deliver real-time assistance to employers across multiple states, so they can navigate the continuously evolving HR issues of today’s demanding environment. Nothing is being lost in this change. In fact, Utah businesses are gaining a tremendous amount.”
Benefits of the merger include:
More than 30 new or expanded service offerings relevant to the entire western region
A pool of 52 attorneys and 56 HR consultants available to guide employers through challenging employment law and HR topics impacting the western region, including immigration, talent shortage, recruiting, and ever-increasing government regulation
Regional surveys with geographically-specific data from Utah, Colorado, and Arizona including wage and benefit information to help member organizations benchmark and stay competitive
“Combining and maximizing the strengths of both associations offers a tremendous advantage to our members and enables us to be a stronger and more knowledgeable partner as we remain committed to our local business communities,” said Mike Severns, President & CEO of MSEC. “As employers across the western region tackle challenging issues like immigration and wage and hour changes, our collective team of experts will be able to share insights and provide sound advice to member organizations.”
“Employers Council will continue to operate under the same name and from the same office with the same experts our member organizations have grown to trust and rely on. I will remain at the helm in Utah. In coming months, we’ll begin to roll out new services, processes and a new, consolidated website to reflect our powerful organization,” said Whalen.